The Center for Career & Professional Development has gone virtual! Same services, same staff – new method of delivery! Check out our upcoming virtual events and/or to schedule an appointment by visiting Handshake. Additional information below!

Exploratory Pioneers

The Exploratory Career Community is geared towards providing resources and tools to those who are exploring majors and career paths. This community will help students to find their passion and purpose in life. Starting at SHU without declaring a major is a unique and exciting way to begin your college career – there are numerous resources and opportunities to explore. We are here to help you to find the right major and career path for you!

We understand that you may be considering several different career pathways, and we want to help you navigate them! We believe that early-industry exploration is the key to long-term success. This is why we developed Career Communities. You can think of these communities as interest-groups of like-minded individuals that may be considering a similar path, but do not necessarily share the same major as you. For example, English, Marketing, and Sociology majors may all have one thing in common – an interest in Public Relations – and now they can all join the same career community to further explore the PR industry! By joining one (or more) Career Communities will give you VIP access to industry-specific content, including virtual resources, on-campus events, job/internship opportunities, and specialized career advisement centered around your interests – not your major.

By joining a Career Community, we know you will gain confidence in your ability to network and have a better understanding of your options!

8 RESUME BUILDING ACTIVITIES DURING THE HOLIDAYS

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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 …

By Keith Hassell
Keith Hassell Executive Director Keith Hassell
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Here’s exactly what to say in your thank-you email after a job interview

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In a tight job market where there are more people looking for jobs than there are open positions, it’s important to do as much as possible to stand out from the competition.

One element of the process that may get …

By Sheila Lillis
Sheila Lillis Associate Director Sheila Lillis
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2020 Internship and Career Fair

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Sacred Heart University held their annual Internship and Career Fair on Oct. 23 from 1-4 p.m., however, unlike previous years this fair was held virtually.

Read more about the Career Fair in the Sacred Heart Newspaper, The Spectrum here:
https://www.shuspectrum.com/archives/features/2020-internship-and-career-fair/

By Mike Twerago
Mike Twerago Director of Operations, Data & Recruitment Mike Twerago
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Four Year Plan

We understand adjusting to college can be overwhelming, and we want to make one aspect of that a bit easier.  The team at the Center for Career & Professional Development has developed a structured four year career development plan to help you identify the tools and resources to help make sure you have a competitive edge upon graduation!

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Career Outcomes

Outcome data for Sacred Heart University is obtained through surveying of students who received Bachelor’s Degrees in the respective year. The graduating class includes students from December of the previous year, in addition to May and August of that year (the Class of 2018 would include December 2017, May 2018 & August 2018 Bachelor Degree recipients). The data collection occurs from November of the previous year, until the August one-year after the class year (For the Class of 2018, data collection began in November of 2017 and went until August of 2019). Over the past two-years, Sacred Heart averages a 99.5% overall placement rate, with a 95% overall response rate. 

  • First Destination
  • Top Employers
  • Starting Salary
  • Employment Locations
  • Top Universities
  • Degree Types
  • Fields of Study

First Destination

Alumni from across campus the university’s colleges pursue a variety of paths after graduation, most recent respondents indicated working within:

Contact & Location

Phone
(203) 371-7971
Address

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

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