Alternative Post-Grad Opportunities

Professional development is never a one-size-fits-all. Post-graduate domestic and international gap year opportunities allow SHU students to advance their knowledge of community needs and global/intercultural fluency while fostering civic engagement and establishing a professional network of like-minded individuals dedicated to social impact. Several service programs offer incentives, including but not limited to, health coverage, stipends for living/travel expenses, education awards, federal loan support, and a vast professional network to help launch your career. Whether you are seeking alternative employment, service, fellowships, teaching or research opportunities after graduation, this is your place to explore.

Take the path less traveled and lead a life of impact. 

Check out our Highlighted Programs!

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Community Network

  • Lecturer, Languages and Literatures Sacred Heart University
  • Program Analyst US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Fulbright Recipient, Serbia Peace Corps Volunteer, Kosovo

Michael Kunkel

Community Member
  • Senior Recruiter Peace Corps
  • Lecturer – Catholic Studies Sacred Heart University
  • Associate Professor, Accounting and Information Systems Director, MS in Accounting Sacred Heart University
  • Graduate Assistant Resident Hall Director Sacred Heart University
  • Social Insurance Specialist Social Security Administration
  • Social Innovation Fellow and Mentor, Starting Bloc Food Policy Council Coordinator, City of Bridgeport

Featured Resources

Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Programs

Are you a recent college graduate from a traditionally underrepresented background who is highly motivated to pursue a research career? …

Contact & Location

(203) 371-7971

Linda E. McMahon Student Commons
5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

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Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-4:30pm