Keith Hassell

Executive Director

Keith Hassell

Keith joined Sacred Heart in 2019 as Executive Director bringing 10+ years of experience in higher education– focusing on student career-readiness and expanding the quality and quantity of professional opportunities available to students.  Keith was drawn to the innovative and transformational culture of the SHU campus. In 2018, Hassell was included in Fairfield County Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” listing that recognizes and celebrates rising stars in Fairfield County. Additionally, Keith was one of the founding board members of THRIVE – the Bridgeport Regional Emerging Leaders program, where he accepted the 2016 BRBC Rising Star Leadership Award on behalf of the group.

Hometown: Manalapan, NJ 

Childhood Dream Job: Architect 

Favorite Quote: “Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved”  William Jennings Bryan

Advice for SHU Pioneers: College is one of the most exciting times of your life, enjoy it but make the most of the experience! Don’t leave with any regrets!   

 

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Job Interview Questions, Answers, and Tips to Prepare

Do you have a job interview coming up? Are you prepared? The best way to get ready for an interview is to take the time to review the most common interview questions you will most likely be asked, along with …

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What to Know as a First-Generation College Student

“First-generation college students often deal with financial stress and the pressure of family expectations”, read more here: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2019-05-14/what-you-should-know-as-a-first-generation-college-student

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How to Get to Know Your College Professors

The Scoop: How to Get to Know Your College Professors

Read more here: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges/academic-life/the-scoop-how-to-get-to-know-your-college-professors

 

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8 RESUME BUILDING ACTIVITIES DURING THE HOLIDAYS

The holiday lull is real.

Hiring managers are often on vacation. Job postings reduce in volume as companies go into year-end planning. If you are looking for your next employment opportunity, the holidays make it seem like there’s not much …

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The Nonprofits and Companies Helping to Fight the Pandemic

The pandemic has been a challenging time for us all.  Many charities and non-profit organizations have taken these uncertain times as an opportunity to give back.  See 19 organizations that are helping to fight the pandemic!

https://www.wired.com/story/covid-19-charities-nonprofits-companies-helping/

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Monroe police officers take steps to avoid excessive force

Read about how some Sacred Heart University interns are helping the Monroe, CT Police Department take steps to avoid excessive force:
https://themonroesun.com/monroe-police-officers-take-steps-to-avoid-excessive-force/

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Forbes: Why Waiting To Start Job Hunting Will Prove To Be The Wrong Strategy

Don’t wait until its too late! Presented by Forbes – recommended reading on “Why waiting to start job hunting will prove to be the wrong strategy”.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinryan/2020/05/05/why-waiting-to-start-job-hunting-will-prove-to-be-the-wrong-strategy/#52b3b363f82e

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2020 Education Resume Referral Program

In collaboration with the Farrington College of Education, the Center for Career & Professional Development intended on hosting an on-campus recruitment event, the 2020 Education Career Fair – however ultimately had to cancel due to rising health concerns in our area.  …

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SHU Internship Spotlight: Erin Perotta

Name: Erin Perotta
Year: Senior
Major: Psychology
Company: Seaquest
Found the position: Applied for Internship because of volunteering experience with wildlife
Quote: “I now work as a exotic mammal keeper at seaquest! I have worked with numerous wild animals such as …

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SHU Internship Spotlights: Cody O’Brien

Name: Cody O’Brien
Year: Senior
Major: Finance
Company: Terex
Found the position: School-wide career Fair, WCOB prepared him well
Quote: “Interning in Treasury was invaluable exposure at a multinational corporation. I am grateful to apply my leadership, technical, and communication …

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