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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 and during your internships 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

98.5% Success Rate

Percentage of our 2022 College of Arts and Sciences graduates who are either employed or pursuing graduate study six months after graduation.

7K+ Professional Contacts

Number of employer contacts available to students in the Quinnipiac University Handshake online job portal

Design Your Career Path

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Our Holistic Approach to Career Development

iQ, Quinnipiac University’s holistic approach to career development and experiential learning, surrounds every individual with a personalized plan that maximizes their time at Quinnipiac — the top-ranked university for getting a job after graduation.

Our Career and Experiential Learning Lab empowers students to explore new career paths and discover amazing internships and job opportunities. With the help of our career advisers, students will leverage Handshake's comprehensive suite of features to navigate the job market and design a career path that aligns with their interests and aspirations.

With an abundance of career-focused information and resources, the career advisers within the College of Arts and Sciences support students as they expand their professional networks and attract the attention of prestigious employers.

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Additional resources in the Advising Commons

  • 24/7 support through our online advising platform, CAS360
  • Resume and cover letter design
  • Interview preparation and polish
  • Job and internship searches
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Personal statements 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
  • Access to Bobcat Connect, a private platform for networking, career support and finding mentors designed specifically for Quinnipiac students and alumni

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 at IBM

Behavioral Therapist at The Institute of Professional Practice

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

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

RFP Administrator at The Hartford

Head of Programmatic Sales, North America at Spotify

Senior Intelligence Analyst at Madison Square Garden

Vice President, Public & Labor Sector at UnitedHealth Group

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 or choose to pursue advanced degrees in business, law, medicine and other fields at prestigious universities.

  • Amazon

  • Apple

  • Boston Children’s Hospital

  • ESPN

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • Fidelity Investments

  • ID Tech

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering

  • Moderna

  • Pratt & Whitney

  • Scholastic

  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

  • Walt Disney World

  • American University

  • Boston University

  • Brown University

  • Columbia University

  • Dartmouth College

  • Emerson College

  • Fordham University

  • New York University

  • St. John’s University

  • The London School of Economics

  • Quinnipiac University

  • Vermont Law School

  • Yale University

In Their Words

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Rania Bensadok ’22

"Every Quinnipiac class I have taken has proven to be incredibly useful. I’m grateful to Professor Scott Mclean for introducing me to this incredible opportunity [with the Connecticut General Assembly]. It was an extremely competitive process, but he helped me prepare for the interview and worked with me throughout my application."

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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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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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Jon Hammer ’16

“My arts and sciences focus as an undergraduate 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; the College of Arts and Sciences' 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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