Quinnipiac University

College of Arts and Sciences Career Development

In the College of Arts and Sciences, career development is an ongoing process, one in which you are engaged from your first day at Quinnipiac. In addition to a deep well of resources, our unique 360-degree advising structure seamlessly integrates your academic and career advising experiences, while tailoring them to your strengths and career ambitions. Every experience you have —in the classroom, during your internships or elsewhere — is linked throughout your college experience, bridging the gap from student to professional.

360-degree view of your career development

Our CAS360 advising platform is based on the idea that every experience you have can influence your academic journey and your career. The process of exploration, implementation and reflection is central to the idea of 360-degree advising.

Each experience becomes a point of learning that helps you evaluate your development as a student and as a person; understand your values, interests and goals; and make informed choices about your academic and career options during your time here and beyond. As your academic journey progresses, these experiences become the core of your professional story as well.

Employers are looking for candidates who are not only academically accomplished, but who also have tested their skills in the real world and learned from their experiences.

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By the Numbers

400+ Internships

Number of internship opportunities available to our students in the U.S. and abroad.

98% Success Rate

Percentage of the Class of 2019 who were either employed or in graduate school.

7K+ Professional Contacts

Number of employer contacts available to students in the Quinnipiac University Career Connections online job portal.

Career-Building Resources

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Career development resources include:

  • 24/7 support available through our online advising platform, CAS360
  • A robust Office of Career Development that offers assistance with:
    • Resume and cover letter design
    • Interview preparation and polish
    • Planning and executing a job/internship search
    • Graduate school preparation
    • Reviewing your personal statement and developing a personal “brand”
    • Creating or updating your LinkedIn profile
    • Professional networking events
  • 7,000+ employer contacts
  • Annual career fairs with up to 200 employers
  • Our CAS Advising Commons, a central hub for students, faculty members and others to interact in support of academic advising and exploration, experiential learning and career development
  • Bobcat Connect, our platform for informal mentorship, networking and career support for Quinnipiac students and alumni

In Their Words

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Max Henin ’20

“I can’t say enough about my advisers and all of their guidance. They helped me navigate academics, connect with professionals and truly wanted to see me succeed.”

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Sam Chaney ’10

“The critical reading, thinking and writing skills that I developed at Quinnipiac propelled me to positions across the country as a project manager and serve me now in the greatest, most diverse city in the country, NYC. The skills you take from this campus can take you anywhere.”

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James Burnham ’19

“My background in economics and philosophy allowed me to bring a unique perspective to my internship. Throughout my internship in the product management development program at Travelers, I gained firsthand experience analyzing market data, as well as an understanding of industry-relevant issues. My internship turned into a full-time job offer.”

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Jon Hammer ’16

“My CAS-focused undergraduate career taught me to engage all of my knowledge and experiences. My job requires researching various sources to make informed marketing decisions and succeed in financial negotiations; CAS’s approach to interdisciplinary learning improved my efficiency with these responsibilities. Being able to better define a problem and the process by which to solve it is a skill that has helped me succeed in my current field.”

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Mark Fusco ’14

“Quinnipiac encouraged me to go out into the field and get the hands-on experience that helped me in the classroom and my future career. As an industrial organizational psychology major, I was lucky enough to intern in career development and human resources departments every summer. I was able to showcase the skills and knowledge base that Quinnipiac gave me while networking with many professionals. The skills I acquired through my courses and internships helped me secure a full-time position in HR as soon as I graduated.”

A Broad Range of Career Possibilities

The College of Arts and Sciences takes an integrated and interdisciplinary approach that combines knowledge, skills and perspectives from across the humanities, arts, social and natural sciences. Why? So that our students become adaptable, versatile and have the ability to find solutions through multiple lenses — traits that are highly valued by employers in every industry.

Psychology majors, for instance, have a unique understanding of human behavior, making them prime candidates for positions in human resources, while English majors obtain a command of language and abilities of persuasion, making them an ideal fit in creative advertising roles. Medical school and laboratory research aren’t the only destinations for biology and chemistry graduates; they are uniquely qualified for jobs in product marketing at biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

Our graduates are not boxed into choosing any one particular job or field. We have a saying: “Study what you like, and the career will follow.” Below are some examples of the interesting paths taken by alumni.

Innovation and Communications Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility
IBM

Behavioral Therapist
The Institute of Professional Practice

Vice President, Diversity Recruiting & Advancing Black Leaders (ABL)
JPMorgan Chase

Office Manager
Trenton Thunder, Double-A minor league affiliate of the New York Yankees

Senior Commercial Advocacy Manager
Pernod Ricard

RFP Administrator
The Hartford

Head of Programmatic Sales, North America
Spotify

Manager, Music Marketing & Licensing
World Wrestling Entertainment

Senior Intelligence Analyst
Madison Square Garden

Vice President, Public & Labor Sector
UnitedHealth Group

Business Analyst
Walt Disney World

We’ll help you discover all of the possibilities and how to build a bridge to them through our individualized advising process. It may mean adding a second major, or a minor, or changing your major altogether. You may embark on an internship or international program that you’d never considered.

What is certain is that at the end of this journey another one will begin, one with many fulfilling and challenging career paths to take.

Experiential Learning

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Your student journey continues

We offer many opportunities for applied and experiential learning — or putting theory into practice — outside the classroom. Experiential learning can come in the form of an internship, but also a study abroad/away experience, co-curricular opportunities (such as academic organizations on campus), research projects with faculty, or even independent study.

Some examples include:

  • Hands-on research lab and field experience:
    • The Quinnipiac University Interdisciplinary Program for Research and Scholarship (QUIP-RS)
    • Bioanthropology Research Institute
    • The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School
  • Service learning courses
  • Global solidarity trips
  • EuroScholars program
  • Study abroad/study away
  • The criminal justice program’s Inside-Out Prison Project
  • Quinnipiac University in Washington, D.C. (QU in DC) program
  • Quinnipiac University in Los Angeles (QU in LA) program

Alumni Network

Arts and sciences graduates have enjoyed the largest growth in employment and pay in the past three decades. That’s because modern jobs require a diverse mix of skills and technical proficiencies, and that is exactly what we cultivate.

Our alumni find successful careers for diverse employers in a wide range of fields.

Employers include:

  • Aetna
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Bloomberg Finance LP
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • ESPN
  • Estee Lauder
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Madison Square Garden
  • NASA
  • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • PWC
  • Teach for America
  • Tory Burch
  • Unilever
  • Walt Disney World

Our alumni also pursue advanced degrees in business, communications, education, law, medicine, psychology, molecular and cell biology, social work, criminology, public health and other fields.

Some of the graduate schools our alumni attend include:

  • American University
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston University
  • Fairfield University
  • Fordham University
  • George Mason University
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Seton Hall University
  • St. John’s University
  • The London School of Economics
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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