For Students

Every student at Southern has an individual and unique career journey. From securing employment, to gaining admission to graduate or professional school, or becoming an entrepreneur, each career path takes a defined approach. To provide our students with a comprehensive and tailored approach, the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) offers an array of career exploration and navigation services to ensure major and career success.

Internship/Job Search Tools

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Free job search help for all SCSU Students. Write the perfect Resume, build Cover Letters, and more with AI-powered job search tools.


Explore Your Interests 

Focus 2 Career

Southern students have access to Focus2, a web-based self-assessment tool designed to assist students in exploring possible majors or career paths.

  • Visit Focus 2 Career's website
  • New users- use your MySCSU email address to register for a new account and the access code "owls"



Connect with OCPD 

Office of Career and Professional Development

Meet one-on-one with an OCPD staff member to explore career paths, internships and experiential learning opportunities, and other areas for career success. Students can schedule an appointment through JOBSs

Student Registration in JOBSs

Explore Opportunities



Take advantage of our online job board available to students and recent alumni looking for full-time or part-time work, co-ops, internships, on-campus student employment, or volunteer opportunities.

Log into JOBSs


SCSU Career Events


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.



Growth Opportunities

Personal Growth


Download Our Career Guide

Whether you are a freshman or a senior, the Career Advising Student Handbook will help you navigate your journey from college to career. Use the Four Year Career Planning Guide to stay on track with career planning activities such as choosing a major, getting career related experience with co-ops or internships, and beginning your first professional job search. In addition, you will find a 5-step plan to help you choose a major, tips to help you with your job search, interviewing strategies, and samples to help you with creating your resume, cover letter, and post interview thank you letters.


Attend our various events throughout the year. View all events.