Welcome future Pioneers!
As you continue to explore your list of potential colleges, I am sure you are also curious about how the academic experience at SHU, translates to employment post commencement. We here at SHU pride ourselves on a three year 99% average placement rate, and being able to support our students and alumni not only while a student, but for a lifetime. Through Sacred Heart’s Center for Career & Professional Development, students have access to:
Career advisors working alongside students and faculty to formalize a strategic career development plan, ensuring you make the most of your college experience, while developing a strong competitive edge upon entering the job market. Begin your college career with assistance in major/career exploration – and if undecided, no problem! Participate in Discover You, an exploratory program designed to help you try new things, learn about new careers, and help you feel confident with your liberal arts degree.
Mentorship & Job Shadow
Providing you experiential experience is our focus – internships, project based learning and remote work certifications, along with our formal programs such as the alumni job shadow and MVP mentorship program, ensure that upon graduation, you have an extensive professional network that you can rely on!
Partners representing diverse industries, SHU strives to connect students to employers around the globe. Dedicated employer partners, along with an extensive alumni network of over 48,000+ strong, CPD provides industry specific panels, meet ups, career fairs and on-campus interviews – a consistent opportunity to network and engage with employers within your field of interest. Additionally, along with various in-person and virtual events, students are immediately provided access to Handshake, our online job portal which houses over 3.5 million jobs/internships, covering 50 states and over 165 countries!
Notable Students & Alumni working as interns and employees at competitive organizations such as:
Diageo, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Probation Office, IBM, Lockheed Martin, American Red Cross, Estee Lauder, Nike, PepsiCo, Walt Disney Company, A&E Network, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Save the Children, Sikorsky Aircraft, State of CT Judicial Branch, The Hartford, ESPN and Aflac to name a few.
The Center for Career & Professional Development is here for you, from day one, assisting with:
- One-on-One career coaching
- Major/Career Exploration (Discover You)
- Resume, cover letter, LinkedIn assistance
- Interview preparation
- Job & Internship Search
- Graduate School Guidance
- Job Skill development
- Specialized programming & panels
- Mentorship/job shadow
- Industry specific career/internship fairs
- Online job portal Handshake
- And many more resources!
Learn to Intern
by Dannia Jadan, Spectrum Newspaper
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