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
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.
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.
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.
Provide outstanding services and programs to all constituencies in a welcoming and
professional environment within the framework of ever changing global and national
Serve the needs of a diverse community seeking career advice and services.
Facilitate and broaden life-long career development skills, knowledge and abilities
to maximize future successes.
Utilize a variety of media and technology to effectively communicate timely information
to students, faculty, staff and employers.