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.
Workshops and Presentations
Professional Lessons Learned
Virtual Alumni Career Panels | 6:00-7:00pm
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, Tuesday 1/25
- College of Arts and Sciences, Thursday 1/27
- College of Health and Human Services, Tuesday 2/7
- School of Business, Thursday 2/10
Virtual Senior Career Boot Camp
Saturday, February 5, 2022 | 10am-1pm
Are you a senior who is graduating during the Spring 2021 or Summer 2021 semester? 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
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | 1:00pm
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
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | 6:00pm
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
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 1:00pm
Gain more knowledge of Psychology and Sociology majors to better understand what career paths you can take
So You Want to Major in Education?
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm
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?
Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 11:00am-12:00pm
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
Monday, March 7, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm
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
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 | 1:00-2:00PM
Discuss how to prepare and execute an interview, then practice with our staff present for questions!
Tuesday, March 22 | 11:00am-12:00pm
Gain knowledge and quick tips in creating your resume.
How to Job Search from Home
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 1:00-2:00PM
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.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 | 11:00am-1:00pm
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
Thursday, March 31, 2022 | 1:00-2:00PM
Learn tips and tricks in crafting a professional email.
After COVID: What’s Changed in Career Planning
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 | 1:00-2:00pm
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
Monday, April 25, 2022 | 12:00-1:00pm
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.
- Wednesday, February 23, 2022
- Monday, February 28, 2022
- Wednesday, April 14, 2022
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!
- March 26, 2022 | 5:00-8:00pm
- April 24, 2022 | 5:00-8:00pm
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.
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Internship, Career & Job Fair
Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 1:00-4:00pm
545/555 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT
The fairs foster student and employer interaction while offering all students the opportunity to explore various careers, learn about organizations and industries, and apply for full-time, part-time, internship, and cooperative education opportunities. This career fair occurs off-campus in the New Haven community. OCPD will provide transportation to students to and from the career fair site. You must RSVP to receive link for transportation reservations.
Southern Hybrid Career and Internship Showcase (All Majors Fair)
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 | 1:00-4:00pm
Adanti Student Center Ballroom AND Online
The career fairs foster student and employer interaction while offering all students the opportunity to explore various careers, learn about organizations and industries, and apply for full-time, part-time, internship, and cooperative education opportunities. Employers will have the choice to participate either in-person or virtually through engagement rooms. RSVP to receive continuous program updates.