Patti Moran

Director of Career Programming & Experiential Learning

Patti Moran

Patti has been with the university for 11 years, previously serving the Undergraduate Admissions Office as Associate Director before transitioning to Career Development in 2014. During her years in undergraduate admissions, Patti has successfully orchestrated a robust junior planning night program for local high schools, managed the Student Ambassador program, developed a higher education internship program, and served on The New England Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NEACAC) Annual Conference Committee.  Since her transition to Career Development, Patti has fostered faculty and employer partnerships leading towards intentional professional development including graduate school readiness and alumni-centric programming. Patti is dedicated to exploring and increasing experiential learning opportunities and increasing career readiness competencies for SHU students across all disciplines. Patti has her M.Ed. in Higher Education from The Pennsylvania State University where she researched modernized approaches to the college student experience, employability of future generations, and advancements towards greater societal success through higher education. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Merrimack College. She is a certified professional resume writer through the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARWCC) and completed NACE’s, Career Coaching Intensive training.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling and boating with her husband, daughter, and two Goldendoodles. 

Hometown: Shelton, CT 

Childhood Dream Job: Astronomer 

Favorite Quote: Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts – Winston Churchill 

Advice for SHU Pioneers: Pursue your passions and success will come naturally. Seek the advice of others, early and often. 

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Business-to-Student Mentoring Program Continues to Grow

Even the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop the interaction between industry mentors and students

Sacred Heart University’s Mentoring Visionary Pioneers (MVP) program, which matches industry mentors with students, just completed its second successful cycle, despite the shutdowns and social distancing resulting …

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Boost Your Career With Credentials – Here’s How to Pick the Right Ones

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Here’s What You Need to Take a Gap Year After College

https://www.goabroad.com/articles/gap-year/gap-year-after-college

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The Top Post Graduate Volunteer Opportunities

https://www.thebalancecareers.com/post-graduate-volunteer-opportunities-2059849

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30 Alternative Career Paths for Recent College Graduates

https://stacker.com/stories/2346/30-alternative-career-paths-recent-college-grads

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21 Things Nobody Tells You When You Graduate College

https://time.com/3849142/life-after-college-graduation/

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Event Recap: Post-Graduate Leadership Recruitment Week

Thinking about going to grad school after graduation? Are you also thinking about where to start when looking for your first job?

You can find all of these answers and more through Sacred Heart University’s Post-Graduate Leadership Programs Recruitment Week.

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SHU Job Spotlight: Emily Spellman

Student Name: Emily Spellman

Class Year: 2020

Employer: Lawrence General Hospital

Location: Lawrence, MA

Job Title: Emergency Trauma Technician

Student Quote:

“As an alumni of Sacred Heart University with a degree in Health Science and minors in Biology, Chemistry, and …

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U.S. Medical School Applications Soar in Covid-19 Era

Medical schools are reporting record application numbers as the coronavirus sparks a new wave of prospective students to become doctors. Read more here…

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-medical-school-applications-soar-in-covid-19-era-11600688871

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Milford (CT) Police Department Panel & Recruitment Session 2020

We had the privilege of hosting the Milford Police Department for a virtual recruitment event yesterday. The recruiting officers shared the benefits of working for the City of Milford; but also took the time to discuss the benefits of a …

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