Career Development Center
We offer full career development services to help our undergraduate and graduate students, as well as our alumni of all programs, learn how to effectively manage and develop their careers.
The Career Development Center provides the full circle of services, including the assessment of career skills and interests, the exploration of career and major options, preparation and assistance in locating internships and experience-based opportunities, and all related career management needs such as résumés, cover letters, interview training and practice, job search assistance, and guidance on graduate school options.
The friendly, professional, and student-focused staff in the Career Development Center will help guide and coach you to career success.
Discover Your Future
Our Career Development Center has been ranked among the best in the country by The Princeton Review. The friendly, professional, and student-focused staff in the Career Development Center will help guide and coach you to career success.
In just one year at the Career Development Center, there were 2,841 jobs and internships posted, 402 mock interviews conducted, 272 employers welcomed to campus, and 152 workshops/career programs offered.
The results? Ninety-three percent of the graduates from the Class of 2015 were either employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating.
We're here to help you succeed
The first step in the career development process is self-assessment. In order to determine what major and career is right for you, a firm understanding of your skills, traits, values, and interests is required.
FOCUS is based on Holland Occupational Theory, which states that since jobs have skills and traits that define them, people with matching skills and traits will likely enjoy and thrive in that career.The FOCUS Career Assessment System Can Help
You will be asked questions related to your skills (things you do well), your work and leisure interests (things you like to do), your personality type, and your work values (things you want from your career). FOCUS then shows you the majors and occupations that match your input.
What can you do with your major? This question poses a challenge to many college students. With careful planning and preparation, your experiences and career-related skills can prepare you to make the most of your degree options in ways you may have never considered.
Based on our degree programs, the Career Development Center has profiled majors from the five colleges and has provided career options correlating to the majors. This information provides an expansive view of potential opportunities available to you.Find Out What You Can Do
The goal of a résumė is to get an interview. A résumé does not get you the job. The résumé is your first impression to a prospective employer, and, therefore, it needs to be well-written, factual, and relevant to the job to which you are applying.
A résumé is a marketing tool, designed to sell you to a prospective employer. It is not for your past; it is to market yourself for the next job.Write A Great Résumé
A cover letter is its companion document – an introductory letter that guides an employer through your résumé. A well-written, well-set up cover letter will encourage an employer to read your résumę the way you want it to be read. The letter will highlight your specific skills and traits for the job, point out your related experiences, and explain how you will perform on the job.
Cover letters are absolutely necessary. You should begin to think of Résumé and Cover Letter as one word: Résumęcoverletter. When someone asks for your résumé, you also provide the cover letter.Write The Perfect Cover Letter
The most important factor in your career development at the University of New Haven is applying your classroom knowledge and career interests in hands-on experiential settings. Our Experiential Education program consists of four main pillars: Study Abroad, Internships, Academic Service-Learning, and Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research. Additional experiential learning opportunities exist in student leadership, clubs and organizations, community service, part-time employment, fellowships, and more.
The Career Development Center is here to help you every step of the way in order to help you find the right opportunity to begin building your career.
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