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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

Learn to Intern | 11.2.22

Learn to Intern
by Dannia Jadan, Spectrum Newspaper

Student Panelists: Gillian Cunningham ’24, Jackson Tse ’23, Sophia Kostiw ’23 (moderator), Kailey Marottolo ’23, Theresa Ellison ’23

“Once you have confidence in yourself, people around you are going to feel that …

By Amy Novak
Amy Novak Director
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Bigelow Tea Talk | 11.1.22

On Tuesday, November 1st, the Center for Career & Professional Development welcomed Bigelow Tea to Sacred Heart University. Bigelow Tea, which is also located right here in Fairfield Connecticut, brought their trademark mobile tea truck to campus, and handed out …

By Justin Triscari
Justin Triscari Assistant Director
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Using “weak ties” to aid your job hunt: what a giant study can teach us

When you’re job hunting, who’s most likely to help? Top U.S. scholars have tackled this question via a massive study — published today in Science magazine — that analyzes more than two billion LinkedIn connections.

To see their key findings in action, …

By Sheila Lillis
Sheila Lillis Associate Director
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Over the past three-years, Sacred Heart averages a 99.4% overall placement rate, with a 90% overall response rate. Outcome data for Sacred Heart University is obtained through the Center for Career & Professional Development, in accordance with national standards. We extend our First-Destination survey to students who have received Bachelor’s Degrees in the respective year are surveyed from the time of graduation, to 12-months following graduation. We are currently collecting data for the 2021 & 2022 student cohorts. 

Check out our Class of 2019 First-Destination Infographic here!

Check out our Class of 2020 First-Destination Infographic here!

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SHU Pioneers pursue a variety of careers paths after graduation; most recent respondents indicated they are:

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Phone
(203) 371-7971
Address

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

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