Completing a degree program and preparing for today's job market requires that students be well prepared, creative, and able to use a variety of programs and services that help them develop the necessary skills. To provide our students with the most up-to-date and comprehensive career development tools, the Office of Career and Professional Development offers an array of career planning programs to help students decide what major to pursue, what career best suits them, and how to begin the all-important job search process.
All programs and events are open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Career Fairs are opportunities for students to connect with employers and organizations about upcoming opportunities. These experiences allow students to connect with local, regional, and national level employers and connect via video chat software.
Career & Internship Industry Fair Series
Southern Connecticut State University would like to cordially invite you to our 2023/2024 Industry Fair Series hosted by The Office of Career and Professional Development. All of our fairs will be held in the Adanti Student Center Ballroom.
In partnership with academic departments, our industry fairs provide students and alumni with an intimate setting to discuss and explore career paths with industry experts and hiring managers. It is a platform to connect SCSU talent and community; identifying open and future opportunities.
Students and Alumni Attendees
- All class years, all majors are welcome to join, explore and engage
- Professional dress optional but encouraged
- A list of attending employers and available positions can be viewed on JOBSs
- Workshops will be available to prepare for the event
- You do NOT need to attend the entire 2 hours of your selected event, it is intended to work around your schedule
- Attend as many sessions as you’d like
SCSU Industry-Fair Series
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – University-Wide Part-Time Job Fair
Interim President Dr. Dwayne Smith and OCPD invite you to our University-Wide Part-Time Job and Nonprofit Fair during SCSU's Week of Welcome. This event will be open to all current students and recent alumni seeking part-time employment or exploring a career in nonprofit.
Employers who should attend:
- Local For-Profit businesses that are currently hiring part-time employees
- Local Nonprofit organizations seeking to hire for multiple needs
- On-Campus departments that will have open positions available for the 23/24 academic year
FALL 2023 EMPLOYERS ON CAMPUS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH, Meet & Greet with Unilever [11:30 am - 1:30 pm] - ASC 201
Casually chat with SCSU alumni about Unilever’s Summer 2024 Internship Program. Students across all majors and class years are welcome to join. Food provided.
Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 12TH, Info Session with NBC Sports [12:30 am - 1:30 pm] - Case Study Classroom
Representatives from NBCU will discuss their 2024 internship programs, Olympics opportunities, and information on their SPOT (Sports Production and Operations Trainee) program. Register Here
Monday, October 10th, Info Session with (HACU) National Internship Program [1:00 pm - 2:00 pm] - Case Study Classroom
As part of Career and Major Exploration Week, please join us as we welcome The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program. HNIP offers virtual and onsite paid opportunities for college students to obtain career experience in the federal government. A representative from HNIP will be on-site to share details, discuss upcoming application deadlines, and answer questions. Students across all academic disciplines and class years are welcome to join. Register Here
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm – Nursing Career Fair (REGISTER HERE)
The School of Nursing has identified and selected a small group of partner employers of Southern Connecticut State University to participate in our fall SCSU Nursing Career Fair hosted by The School of Nursing and the Office of Career and Professional Development.
Employers who should attend:
- Invited employer partners (all other inquiries will be reviewed on an individual basis)
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
LEAP (Leadership, Education, & Athletics in Parnership), Tuesday, September 6th - Student Center
Workshops and Presentations
Professional Lessons Learned
Virtual Alumni Career Panels
Join our panelists as they share lessons from their career journeys and personal experiences. Hear from newer alumni and established alumni who are pursuing their passions and how they got there. Gain personal insight on post graduate life and various career paths.
- College of Education
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Health and Human Services
- School of Business
Virtual Senior Career Boot Camp
Join OCPD staff as we host three separate workshops covering how to maximize your final semester, how to financially plan for life after college, and hear from recent SCSU alum of how they prepared for life after Southern.
Social Behavioral Science Workshop
Gain more knowledge of the Political Science, Anthropology, and Journalism majors to better understand what career paths you can take.
Campus Recreation and Fitness Resume Workshop
Discuss the benefits of participating in RecFit programming (i.e., Intramural and Club Sports) as they pertain to upgrading your resume for future employment opportunities.
Social Behavioral Science Workshop
Gain more knowledge of Psychology and Sociology majors to better understand what career paths you can take.
So You Want to Major in Education?
Learn all about SCSU's Education program options.Topics will include a description of Southern's 4 different Education programs, the requirements, applying to the programs, and the academic maps.
What Can I Do with My Degree?
Learn how to utilize your degree. We will share different resources and tools that can guide you on how you can be successful within your major, and all the different opportunities.
Help with Pre-Health
Learn all about the Pre-Health Journey. Topics will include a description of the Pre-Health profession, pre-requisites needed, grades and GPA needed, different majors within Pre-Health and more.
Mock Interview Event
Discuss how to prepare and execute an interview, then practice with our staff present for questions!
Gain knowledge and quick tips in creating your resume.
How to Job Search from Home
Learn how to outreach to employers and leverage your skills online versus in-person. Gain virtual interviewing skills that you can apply to your job search.
Join the Office of Career & Professional Development as we examine critical career components for women and femme identified students. This program will be a mixture of education, conversation, and reflective activities.
How to Write a Professional Email
Learn tips and tricks in crafting a professional email.
After COVID: What’s Changed in Career Planning
When it comes to the world of job, internships, and graduate school planning, new information, processes, and tasks have emerged. Discuss ways to prepare and set career related goals in the new normal after the effects of Covid-19.
How to Find an Internship
Join OCPD staff as we provide guidance and steps to successfully secure an internship for this upcoming summer.
Submit your resume to JOBSs before 1pm to have it virtually reviewed by a member of the OCPD staff.
Sunday Advising Dates
Do you have a question about your resume, job searching or need general career advising? Drop in during the following dates/times to meet with a Career Coach! RSVP in jobs ahead of time to let us know you’re dropping by to be better prepared!