Welcome Students! The Center for Career & Professional Development here at Sacred Heart University is excited to work with you to transition from campus to career. Studies show, those students who take advantage of their career center, early on – reported greater satisfaction in their choice of profession. We want you to not only be prepared – but to stand out!

The Center for Career & Professional Development is here to help you with….

  • One-on-One career coaching
  • Major (What Can I Do With This Major)/Career Exploration (DiscoverYou
  • Resume, cover letter, LinkedIn assistance 
  • Interview preparation
  • Job & Internship Search
  • Graduate School Guidance

First Year

First Year

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Sophomore Year

Sophomore Year

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Junior Year

Junior Year

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Senior Year

Senior Year

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Graduate School

Utilize your career resources!

  • Use Handshake to schedule an appointment with your designated career advisor
  • Explore options of how your graduate degree can advance you professionally
  • Update resume, cover letter and LinkedIn to be sure you are marketing skills, experiences, and qualifications
  • Participate in a mock interview to practice interviewing skills
  • Explore Handshake to search for open positions or internships
  • Meet with a career coach to discuss the job search and job search strategies

Network, Network, Network! 

  • It is estimated that over 85% of jobs are found through networking in the United States, so it is important to network!
  • Build your professional network by using Pioneers Connect to engage with SHU students and Alumni
  • Use LinkedIn and the LinkedIn Alumni search to make connections and network with SHU alums all over the world to make connections and network with SHU alums all over the world

6 Things Your College Career Center Can Do for You

Written & Published by Sacred Heart University

Don’t wait until senior year to get major, internship and job guidance

We asked Annie Suffredini, executive director of career & professional development, and Senior Director Amy Novak to explain the many ways …

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What are Companies Looking for When They Hire New Graduates?

Written & Published by Sacred Heart University

You may not have experience at a 9-5 job, but you have skills companies are looking for.

One of the most overwhelming things about being a new graduate is finding that first job. …

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Why Should I Get an Internship?

Written & Published by Sacred Heart University

Experts share the benefits of internships and tips on how to get one

An internship is an invaluable experience. It is an opportunity for students to get relevant work experience to put on …

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Phone
(203) 371-7971
Address

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

Center Hours

Monday 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-1:00pm