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!


Community Network

Addison Chau ’17

Addison Chau ’17

  • Program Analyst US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Fulbright Recipient, Serbia Peace Corps Volunteer, Kosovo
Michael  Kunkel

Michael Kunkel

Community Member
  • Senior Recruiter Peace Corps
Mahfuja  Malik

Mahfuja Malik

Kiran Swamy ’17

Kiran Swamy ’17

  • Social Insurance Specialist Social Security Administration
Leslie Taveras-Torres ’16

Leslie Taveras-Torres ’16

  • 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

Center Hours

M 8:30am-6:00pm
T 8:30am-6:00pm
W 8:30am-6:00pm
TH 8:30am-6:00pm
F 8:30am-5:00pm