Career Services and Advising Center

Support in finding a major and career path that is the right fit for your goals.
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Services and Resources

We would love to meet with you, but below is more information about services and resources available. 

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For Undergraduate Students

Learn about the advising and career services we offer to help you find a major and career path that's right for you. 

For Graduate, Online and Continuing Education Students

Learn about the advising and career services we offer to help you as you seek career advancement during the day, in the evenings or online.

For Alumni

As an alumnus of Fitchburg State University you have access to three 30-minute career advising sessions free of charge for up to five years post-graduation as well as additional online resources found here.

For Faculty/Staff

Find advising and career development resources to support your students.

For Employers

Whether you are looking to hire a full-time or part-time employee or a student intern, we can connect you with well-qualified applicants to meet your needs.

The Career Services and Advising Center’s mission is to guide and support students in identifying academic and career goals, developing a plan, and implementing action steps to achieve success, however they define this. In collaboration with on and off campus partners, we aim to create an environment where students can actively engage with career exploration, opportunities for experiential learning, and connect their academic experiences with life after Fitchburg State. 

Career Services and Advising serves all undergraduate, graduate and recent alumni (up to 5 years after graduation).

Handshake is our online recruiting portal for students, employers, and alumni. Looking for a job on campus? Check out Human Resources' job site for on campus employment.

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CSA Staff and Peer Assistants

Career Services Staff Group Photo outside on quad
Lindsay Carpenter Connors outside on quad

 

 

Lindsay Carpenter Connors
Director
Hammond 318A
978.665.4925
lcarpen7@planetballroomonline.com

Diane Maynard CSA outside on quad

 

 

Diane Maynard
Administrative Assistant
Hammond 318
978.665.3151
dmaynard@planetballroomonline.com

Susan Beddes CSA outside on quad

 

 

Susan Beddes
Associate Director of Internship Coordination and Employer Relations
Hammond 318B
978.665.3321
sbeddes@planetballroomonline.com

Danibel Peralta CSA outside on quad

 

 

Danibel Peralta
Academic and Career Advisor
Hammond 306E
978.665.3872
dperalta@planetballroomonline.com

Michelle Giordano CSA outside on quad

 

 

Michelle Giordano
Academic and Career Advisor
Hammond 306E
978.665.3150
mgiorda2@planetballroomonline.com

Peer Career Assistants (PCAs) are here to support you. They can help you with writing or revising your resume or cover letter, job and internship search strategies, or navigating Web4.

Stop by Hammond 318 during drop-in hours to meet with a PCA. Monday - Thursday 1-3 p.m.

Interested in becoming a PCA? Contact Career Services and Advising at 978.665.3151 or careercenter@planetballroomonline.com for more information on how to apply.

PCA, Kris L'Heureux headshot

Kris L'Heureux

I'm Kris and I'm from from Worcester. I'm majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with plans to become a Physician's Assistant. A fun fact about me is when I was 6 years old I jumped off a moving train, and still have a scar from it. My favorite place on campus is the ceramics room. My advice for first year students is make sure to use your resources, such as advising and study rooms. You'll be surprised at how much they might help! Everything is trial and error, but if you're having a problem, it's very easy to find help on campus. Don't be shy to ask for help because it will bite you in the end.

 

Brett Houck

My name is Brett and I grew up in Leominster and currently live in Orange, MA. I'm majoring in Human Services with a minor in Psychological Science. Ever since my first job working at the Leominster Boys and Girls Club, I've had a strong interest in working with, and servicing students that are in need. It is my career plan to continue a similar path I started so many years ago - working with youths that are potentially at risk. My advice for first year students is to get involved around campus, whether it is attending events, joining a club, or meeting with your professors.

 

Brett Houck, PCA Career Services
Paige Littizzio, PCA Career Services

Paige Littizzio

I'm Paige and I'm from Rutland, MA. I am studying Psychology and looking to one day become a Behavioral Psychologist and work with young kids. A fun fact about myself is I have two nephews and I love to babysit and play with them. One of my favorite places on campus is the dining hall because my friends and I go to dinner together and have great conversations while we eat. My advice would be to join groups, clubs, or a campus activity that may spark you interest. It’s always nice to get out of your dorm and see what the campus has to offer because there is always something for everyone. Always ask questions even if you’re only a little bit lost or confused, your professors and tutors/advisors are always here to help you succeed.

Rita Pires

I'm Rita Pires, I'm from Brockton, MA. I'm currently a Public Health major student, with a minor in Biology and Chemistry. As of right now, I'm not sure what I want to do with my degree but I'm very passionate about Health and wellness. A fun fact about me is that I'm bilingual. My favorite place on campus is my dorm, specifically the common area on my floor, it's a relaxing place to just vibe and chat with floormates. Advice I have for first year students is to try and put yourself out there each day, it really does make a difference!

Rita Pires CSA Peer Assistant
 Nashani Swain CSA Peer Mentor

Nashani Swain

My name is Nashani Swain, and I am from Brockton, MA. I am majoring in psychology with a minor in criminal justice. With my degree, I would like to go into counseling, although I am not sure if I want to work with children or adolescents. I am still trying to figure that out. My favorite place on campus is my room because it is nice and cozy. A fun fact about myself is that my favorite animals are butterflies. Some advice I would give a first-year student is to stay open-minded to all the new experiences college has to offer. You will have the time of your life if you are open to trying new things.

Drop-In Hours (No Appointment Necessary)

Hammond Hall - Third Floor - Room 318

During Fall (September-December) and Spring (January-May) semesters

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 1 - 3 p.m.

Set up a virtual or in-person appointment

Follow us on Instagram @FSU_CareerandAdvising for more information on programs, opportunities and services.

Accessibility: Career Services is committed to providing equal access to all users and is working with vendors and partner organizations to improve our platforms. Should you encounter any challenges when using these tools, please contact us at 978.665.3151 or careercenter@planetballroomonline.com and we will assist you.

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Have questions? Get in touch!

The Career Services and Advising Center (CSA) will provide assistance to all constituents Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make an appointment with a member of our team please contact us by phone 978.665.3151 or via email at careercenter@planetballroomonline.com. If you should require immediate assistance please contact Diane Maynard at 978.665.3151.