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.
The staff welcomes the opportunity to assist our students with any career-related questions as they embark upon future endeavors. Visit us early — freshman and sophomore year is an ideal time to begin this journey.
Services and Resources
Offer the most customized experience, allowing you 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. "Walk-in" hours are during specified times Monday-Thursday.
Job Opportunities Benefiting Southern Students is a robust online job board available 24/7 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 JOBS.
Having trouble accessing JOBS? Check out our FAQs for Troubleshooting
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.
Resumania is offered several times during the year, and provides the opportunity for students to drop by for a quick review of their résumé. Resumania is held at different locations throughout the campus.
Click below to view the PowerPoint:
- Choosing a Major
- Successful Interviewing
- Job Search 20/20
- Resume 20/20
- Say, Wear, Convey
- Professional Social Networking
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 Careers.SouthernCT.edu and log onto JOBSs using their MySCSU login information. Once the profile is completed, the student will be able to apply directly to departments looking for student help.
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- Whether you are a freshman or a senior the Career Services Handbook will help you navigate your journey from college to career. 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. This Handbook is designed specifically to address the unique needs of Southern students. Get started with the Handbook today, and follow up with an individual appointment with a career counselor.
Computer Lab and Library
Includes traditional and multimedia resources. A variety of career development tools to enhance awareness and comprehension of career planning.
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.