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Our Mission


Vision
The Office of Career & Professional Development aims to empower Southern Connecticut State
University students and alumni to define and enact their own definition of career success.
Mission

The mission of the Office of Career & Professional Development is to serve as the primary
institutional conduit for career development services. As a comprehensive and centralized unit,
the office provides timely, relevant, and useful programs and services to students, institutional
stakeholders, external organizations, and community partners. 

Goals 

Student Success
Educate and empower students and alumni to make informed and successful career-related decisions through programs, resources, services and technology as they prepare for life and work in a competitive and global society.

Collaboration
Encourage a cooperative and team oriented work environment within the Office of Career and Professional Development that fosters mutual respect and cultivates and maintains partnerships with our constituencies including employers, faculty and staff to develop collaborative outreach programs and services.

 Excellence
Provide outstanding services and programs to all constituencies in a welcoming and professional environment within the framework of ever changing global and national trends.

Diversity
Serve the needs of a diverse community seeking career advice and services.

Life-Long Learning
Facilitate and broaden life-long career development skills, knowledge and abilities to maximize future successes.

Communication
Utilize a variety of media and technology to effectively communicate timely information to students, faculty, staff and employers.