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Resources for Students

Completing a degree program and preparing for today's job market requires students to be well prepared, creative, and able to use a variety of programs and services that will help them develop necessary skills. To provide our students with the most up-to-date and comprehensive career development tools, the Center for Career Services offers an array of career planning services that help students decide what major to pursue, what career best suits them, or to begin the all important job search process.
Career FairServices and Resources
One-on-one appointments
Allows the opportunity to meet with a career counselor to address specific concerns regarding choosing a major, career planning, developing your resume and/or cover letter, and interviewing skills. Quick Questions Hours also offer the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a career counselor for a brief consultation without an appointment.

Job Opportunities Benefiting Southern Students is an online job board available to students and alumni looking for full-time or part-time work, co-ops, internships, and on-campus student employment. It is powered by NACElink, DirectEmployers Association, and Symplicity. And best of all, it is designed specifically for Southern Connecticut State University students and alumni.
Click here to learn how to utilize JOBSs.
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Cooperative Education
Gives students an opportunity to try out career options prior to graduation. Students gain valuable career-related experience while earning academic credit and money. After graduation, students usually find that their co-op position makes them more attractive to prospective employers. In addition, they often receive higher salary offers than students without co-op experience.

Majors Expo
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
12-3:00pm in Adanti Student Center Ballroom

The Majors Expo is a unique opportunity to explore the majors and minors that Southern Connecticut State University has to offer, while providing you information about career opportunities that relate to your major.  We hope that you will find this program helpful as you consider academic programs and career opportunities. 
January 25th, 2017, February 22, 2017, March 8, 2017, March 22, 2017 
Wintergreen Building- Conference Room A & B

Resumania is offered several times during the year, and provides the opportunity for students to drop by for a quick review of their résumé.

Informative PowerPoints
Choosing a Major Guide 

Helpful Interviewing Guide
Job Search Help
Resume Help
Professional Presentation Guide
Online Networking Guide

On-Campus Student Employment
To qualify as a University Student Worker, students must be accepted to the university as matriculated and must be enrolled in courses. To apply for on-campus jobs, students should go to and log onto JOBSs using their MySCSU login information. 

Career & Internship Fair
Each year the Center for Career Services host a career fair that brings national and regional employers, representing all fields, to the Southern campus. The fair foster student and employer interaction while offering students the opportunity to explore various careers, learn about organizations and industries, and apply for full-time, part-time, internship, and cooperative education opportunities.

On-Campus Interviewing Program
The Center for Career Services offers students and alumni a direct way to compete for job opportunities through the on-campus interview program. Employers come to campus to interview for positions in a variety of fields. Southern students and alumni who are interested in participating in the on-campus interview program must submit a refined resume at least on week prior to the interview.  Please visit the events page for a schedule of upcoming interviews.

Career Advising Handbook
Use the Four Year Career Planning Guide to stay on track with career planning activities such as choosing a major, getting career related experience with co-ops or internships, and beginning your first professional job search.  In addition, you will find a 5 step plan to help you choose a major, tips to help you with your job search, interviewing strategies, and samples to help you with creating your resume, cover letter, and post interview thank you letters.

is a self-paced online tool that will help you explore career paths and select the major area of study to support your career goals.

Resources by Major
Resources are arranged by academic school. Browse through links that are relevant to your major and related career field.
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