Career Services

Career Services and Resources

Career Services offers career guidance and employment counseling, workshops, events, and resources to students and alumni across disciplines. Career Services collaborates with Alumni Relations, Field Education, and Academic Departments to help guide students and alumni through the many stages of their career development process.

Individual Career Counseling Appointments

Topics Students and Alumni Seek Help with:

  • Career Reflection, Guidance, Decision Making, and Transitions
  • Resume and CV Critiques
  • Cover Letter and Networking Letter Critiques
  • LinkedIn and Online Presence Coaching
  • Interview and Negotiation Coaching
  • Job Search Strategy Coaching
  • Postdoctoral Opportunity Search Coaching
  • Networking Strategies and Connecting with Alumni/Employers

Students and alumni can meet with a career counselor in-person, online, or via phone. To schedule a career counseling appointment, login to CareerLink.


CareerLink is William James College's online career management system that allows students and alumni 24/7 access to:

  • View employer information directory and identify contacts
  • Search work-study, professional job and postdoctoral opportunities
  • Access career development handouts and videos, including resume/CV and cover letter guides
  • Vehicle to schedule career counseling appointments
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photo of shirts hanging in closetOur Dean of Students Office in partnership with our School Psychology ACES has launched the WJC Professional Clothing Closet. This new initiative will provide students who may be in need with free professional attire appropriate for interviews, networking events, and career fairs. Students can access the Professional Clothing Closet by scheduling a 30-minute appointment through CareerLink. Login using your WJC credentials. Once you are logged in, click on Counseling in the upper right-hand corner, then click on Request New Appointment. From the Appointment Type drop-down menu, select Professional Clothing Closet. If these times do not work, contact to schedule a convenient time.

WJC Career Services Goes Virtual

Looking for a job or postdoctoral training opportunity? Need help with your resume/CV, cover letter, online profile, or interview coaching?

WJC students and alumni are most welcome to schedule a career services meeting with Daniel Kason through CareerLink. This system serves as the vehicle for scheduling career coaching appointments and also houses job/postdoctoral listings for new and seasoned professionals, employer contacts, and an online career library. Alumni have the ability to create an account in the system and students can login using their main WJC username and password. Once in the system, click on Counseling Appts on the left nav bar and you will be able to choose an appointment date/time. Daniel will then receive a notification and send you a Zoom link for the appointment. If you are having trouble finding a time that works for your schedule in the system, email Daniel with some days/times that work for you, and he will schedule a meeting at a time that works best. Email address:

NOTE: Employers are hiring our students and alumni for professional positions during this time! They are looking for aspiring LMHCs, LMHCs, Postdocs, early career and seasoned school and clinical psychologists, human services providers, and Organizational Development/HR professionals. Some employers are hiring for virtual/telehealth positions with the option to go in-house at a later date and some continue to hire for in-house positions – really depends on the employer – but they are hiring. In fact, some are hiring for immediate crisis management positions due to the pandemic.

Navigating the job search and remote working during COVID-19 - Resources from

Job Search Advice and Where to find Remote Work in a variety of fields:

Ten tips for online/virtual interviews

  1. Get familiar with the technology and make sure it works – Be sure you have access to any meetings links and codes, so you can login to the interview meeting. Double-check that you have the right date, time, and time zone. Also, be sure to check your computer webcam and microphone ahead of the interview, to ensure that they are working. And, ensure that you have a stable internet connection.
  2. Be mindful of your interview environment – Choose a room that is quiet, well-lit, and free from distractions. Also, be sure that your background is neutral and not distracting. You want the interviewer to pay attention to you and your answers, not the clutter on the floor or wall behind you!
  3. Be on-time, not too early and not late – Login to your online interview 2 or 3 minutes early. Don’t logon any earlier, as the interviewer may be meeting with someone else. And, don’t logon late, as the interviewer may think you forgot about the meeting.
  4. Dress the part – Dress professionally, as you would for an in-person interview. This is very important, as it puts you in the mindset for a professional meeting and helps to create a great first impression. Be sure to wear the full outfit, even though the interviewer may only see the top half of you…better to be safe, than sorry, when a camera is on!
  5. Body languate – Do not get up and walk around during the interview. Sit in one place, avoid tapping on the table, and have eye contact with your interviewer, as this helps to establish rapport and trust. Practice looking into your webcam, as opposed to looking at the video of yourself.
  6. Know yourself – Take an inventory of your strengths and favorite stories from your past jobs, practicum, and internship situations. Think of your knowledge areas, skills, and personal attributes. If you are an aspiring clinician, share about your successful cases, groups, and crisis interventions. Do you have telehealth experience? If yes, be sure to share that, especially if you are interviewing for a position that is currently virtual.
  7. Know the organization – Read their website. Do information interviews with alumni, faculty, staff, and fellow students that may know the organization well.
  8. Write out answers to frequently asked questions – just to help you collect your thoughts ahead of time, not to memorize word-for-word. Best to do this a few days before the interview, as opposed to cramming right before.
  9. Practice! Schedule a mock interview with Career Services – WJC Career Services will do an actual practice interview with you via Zoom and provide you with coaching and feedback.
  10. Send a thank you within 24 hours via email – Always best to send a brief “thank you” email; 4 – 5 sentences. Mention that the interview confirmed your strong interest in the position, reiterate three strengths that make you a good fit for the position/organization, genuinely thank them for taking the time to meet with you, and let them know that you hope to speak with them again in the near future.

Interested in hiring our WJC students and alumni?

Are you a recent or seasoned alum looking to hire WJC students or fellow alumni to work at your organization? Are you an employer looking to hire our talented WJC students and/or alumni?

WJC Career Services will advertise postdoctoral opportunities and professional job opportunities for alumni and current students to view. To advertise an opportunity, you are welcome to create an employer account in CareerLink and post directly into the system, or you can email any job listings directly to Daniel Kason and he will post on your behalf. Email address: This is an easy, convenient, free way to advertise your current recruiting needs.

Example of Topics:

  • Interview Strategies for Counselors and Psychologists
  • Professional Etiquette from Classroom to Practicum and Beyond
  • Find Your Networking Voice

Career Expos and Panels Tailored to Academic Programs

Expos and panels give students and alumni the opportunity to connect with and learn from each other and employers about career paths, organizational cultures, and potential opportunities. Career Expos and panels will be promoted via email to students and alumni.

For current events happening please visit the William James College Calendar.

The William James College LinkedIn Group is the official online network of graduates and current students of William James College. Joining the group is a great way to learn about different career paths that graduates have pursued, get questions answered about organizations and geographic locations of interest, get professional development tips, and to stay connected with the community! To join the group, login to LinkedIn, and click on or enter the group address: At the group page simply click on the Ask to join button in the upper right hand corner. (Before requesting to join any groups, best to have your individual LinkedIn Profile setup. Be sure to include William James College and your degree or certificate program in the Education section of your profile.)

Raise your professional online presence with a Psychology Blog. One of the best ways to direct readers to your blog is by posting articles on LinkedIn and other social media platforms. 

Professional Association and Job Search Sites

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The United State Department of Labor defines NDEAM as a time to “educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.” The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council is always looking for members with a disability or family members of a person with a disability.

How to post Field Site Opportunities

Our Field Education Office would like to work with you to increase the training sites available to our students in the greater Boston, North and South Shore, Worcester, Cape Cod, Southern New Hampshire, and Rhode Island areas. We are looking for information about sites that would be excellent training opportunities at the masters and doctoral intern levels of training. If you or a professional you know is interested in establishing a training relationship with the Clinical Psychology PsyD program at William James College, contact Dr. Mary Ann Mullin, Director of Field Education for the Clinical Psychology Department, at For the Clinical Mental Health Counseling MA program (leading to LMHC), please contact Mrs. Melissa Koen, Director of Field Education for the Counseling and Behavioral Health Department at If you are interested in establishing a training relationship with the School Psychology MA/CAGS program, contact Dr. Elana Wolkoff, Associate Director of Field Education for the School Psychology Department at If you are interested in establishing a training relationship with the Organizational and Leadership programs, contact Dr. Neesha Daulat, Associate Director of Field Placement for the Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department at Learn more about our Field Education and Job Training Department.

How to post Postdoctoral and Professional Opportunities

Career Services will advertise postdoctoral opportunities and professional job opportunities online for students and alumni to view. To advertise an opportunity to William James College students and alumni, post them directly via your employer account in CareerLink - William James College's Online Career Management System. Don't have an account yet? You can register for an employer account on CareerLink. It's easy, convenient, and free! 

Looking to post a childcare or retail opportunity?

Please email those job listings directly to, as we share those opportunities on a separate internal, online jobs bulletin board.

Career Resource Links by Program

Graduates meet the educational requirements for licensure in Massachusetts and health service provider certification of the Board of Registration of Psychologists in Massachusetts. Graduates are eligible to sit for the licensing examination following completion of all mandatory clinical requirements. Although each state determines its own requirements for licensing psychologists, many William James College graduates are licensed in other states.

Licensure Resources

Professional Associations and Job Search Sites

Postdoctoral Resources

Graduates of the MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program will have fulfilled all of the educational and pre-master’s field experience requirements to qualify for the license as a mental health counselor (LMHC) in Massachusetts.

Licensure Resources

*The above exam prep resources are only for the NCMHCE test, which is the only test required in MA. Other states only require NCE or both.

Professional Association and Job Search Sites

Professional Association and Job Search Sites

Alumni Career Story Video

School Psychology Program graduates will be eligible to work in Massachusetts and other states. After working as a school psychologist for two years and meeting other requirements, graduates can apply for Massachusetts licensure as an educational psychologist and practice privately. (Credentialing requirements for private practice vary from state to state.)

Licensure Resources

Professional Association and Job Search Sites

Resources for Career Exploration and Research

  • O*NET – includes detailed descriptions of a variety of professional roles, including; typical knowledge, skills, and abilities needed, work environment overviews, salary information, and job listings by US state.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – includes career information on a variety of occupations, educational requirements, and economic outlook for hundreds of professional roles.
  • What Can I Do With a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology?

Job Search Sites

  • Social Service Jobs – source for Social Service jobs across US. Searchable by degree level.
  • Careers of Substance – A central resource for anyone involved in preventing, intervening in, treating, and supporting recovery from addictions in Massachusetts.
  • CareerLink – William James College Career Management System
  • Indeed – Great resource for finding mental health counseling jobs in various geographic locations.
  • LinkedIn – Great resource for finding mental health counseling jobs in various geographic locations.
  • Idealist – Great resource for finding mental health counseling positions with non-profit organizations.

Graduate School Finders

Part-Time Gig Board

WJC Part-Time Gig Board - This is a part-time job board that lists opportunities submitted by local alumni and employers seeking students to work in part-time/flex jobs that usually pair well with a student schedule.

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