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!

Event Recap: Coffee & Conversations – How the Pandemic has Shifted our Workplace and Hiring

The Center for Career & Professional Development delivered another event in their Coffee & Conversations series on the evening of March 23rd.  The virtual roundtable discussion focused on How the Pandemic has Shifted our Workplace and Hiring, and the Impact …

By Sheila Lillis
Sheila Lillis Associate Director Sheila Lillis
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8 RESUME BUILDING ACTIVITIES DURING THE HOLIDAYS

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

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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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

Over the past two-years, Sacred Heart averages a 99.5% overall placement rate, with a 95% 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-Desintation 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 2020 & 2021 student cohorts. 

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

First Destination

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

Contact & Location

Phone
(203) 371-7971
Address

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

Center Hours

M 8:30am-5:00pm
T 8:30am-5:00pm
W 8:30am-5:00pm
TH 8:30am-5:00pm
F 8:30am-1:00pm