STEM & Research

The STEM & Research Career Community is geared towards providing resources and tools to those interested in working within the IT/Engineering/Research/Tech industries.  Learn about academic requirements, internships, student organizations and other ways to help provide you with a competitive edge upon entering the field.  

A 100-Day Plan for Your First Job Out of College

By Roxanne Calder

You studied and worked hard, got your degree, and secured a full-time job. Congratulations! You’re onto the next stage of adulthood: building your career. But where do you even begin? Anyone who’s been there will tell you …

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#OpenToWork: Are LinkedIn Photo Frames Actually Helpful?

By Alana Chinn

“The biggest red flag on LinkedIn is the ‘open to work’ symbol.” This hot take is brought to you by former Google recruiter Nolan Church.

And the dialogue continues. As I browse through my LinkedIn feed, there …

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LinkedIn Headshots & Reviews

On Wednesday April 24, 2024, The Center for Career and Professional Development hosted a LinkedIn Headshots and Review session open to all students. There were just about 70 attendees who had the opportunity to get their headshot professionally taken so …

By Elizabeth Kilmer
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Success Stories

Community Network

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Tolga Koya

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering Sacred Heart University
  • Associate Professor, Economics Sacred Heart University
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  • Recruiting Project Coordinator, Technology Point72
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  • Team Lead, Executive Search TritonExec
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  • Scientist Pfizer
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Associated Colleges

Career Outcomes

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.


  • 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:

Featured Resources

What Can I Do With This Major?

With 100 major profiles that include information on common career paths, types of employers that hire in the field, and …

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