Career Development

Seize your opportunity

The study of arts and sciences is truly an open door to your future. Courses in all arts and sciences disciplines promote the development of highly attractive, transferable skills such as problem solving, effective communication and analytical thinking. Along with these skills comes career-focused preparation including internships and experiential learning, research opportunities with faculty, professional development workshops, career fairs and networking events all designed to prepare students for life after graduation.

Some of the services we offer to both undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences include:

  • Individual career advising and counseling sessions
  • QU Career Connections database of jobs and internships
  • Assistance with resume and cover letter writing
  • Interview preparation and practice
  • Academic advising sessions
  • Networking and job search strategies (email, face-to-face, telephone and social media)

By the numbers


Success Rate

Percentage of Class of 2015 students either employed or in graduate school six months after graduation.



Advising plan begins in your freshman year and links academic work with careers throughout your entire college experience.


Opportunities to Advance

Number of 1st Semester Carrer Development Events (September through December) hosted by College of Arts and Sciences Career Development Office.

Success Stories

Political science grad reflects on powerful experiences in Washington, D.C., and South Africa

Asia Skyers made the most of her time at QU. The political science major participated in an unforgettable two-week seminar at The Washington Center in Washington, D.C., where she met senators and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. She also had a moving experience during a service trip to South Africa.

Moving experiences

Eye-opening experiences in Washington D.C. and South Africa prompted Asia Skyers ’16 to pursue a career in law, and focus her efforts on issues of social justice and human rights.

"I found myself going through deep reflections during my trip that challenged me to think very critically about what I was seeing and how I was feeling," she said. "After coming back from South Africa, I felt even more the need to fight for social justice in my domestic and global communities."

She values the support she received over the past four years. "I am so grateful to Quinnipiac and its faculty for guiding me and molding me into the student I am, the young woman I've become and future professional I intend to be," she said.

Skyers plans to attend law school.

"I was pushed to be better consistently, every semester, and I couldn't have imagined a better way to spend four years at an academic institution."
Asia Skyers
Political Science, Class of 2016

Your future, your plan

We take your professional development seriously. Our approach is individualized, tailored to your particular interests and career goals.

Your four-year development plan is designed to help you identify and grow your strengths, interests and values during your time here. A major component of this is your e-portfolio, which you’ll begin as early as day-one of your freshman year. This resource paints a picture of your entire undergraduate experience, and shows potential employers all that you have to offer.

Quinnipiac University sophomore Kristina Leider records measurements Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, during a chemistry lab in the Clarice L. Buckman Center on the university’s Mount Carmel Campus in Hamden, Connecticut. Leider expects to graduate in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in health sciences. (Autumn Driscoll/Quinnipiac University)

Career-focused skill development

Health sciences major Kristina Leider '18 records measurements during a chemistry lab.

Employment and Internship Resources

Pathways to promising futures

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to showing students where their talents and passions fit in the world at large, and to ensuring that they arrive there, post-graduation.

Employment & Internship Resources

Employment Content

Personalized career preparation

Whatever your plans entail following graduation, we’ll supply you with all the tools necessary to execute them. You’ll have access to individualized career counseling and advising sessions, as well as workshops dedicated to effective resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation and social media networking.

Nearly two-thirds of CAS students pursue post-graduate study. The CAS Career Development office is committed to preparing you for graduate school admission. You’ll receive advisement on program selection and career paths, as well as guidance during the application process. 


  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Department of Justice
  • Amgen
  • Make-A-Wish
  • Deloitte
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb


  • Creative Artists Agency
  • ESPN
  • Playworks
  • Time, Inc.
  • AmeriCorps
  • MetLife

Graduate Schools

  • New York University
  • The University of Chicago
  • Yale University
  • Cornell University
  • Columbia University
  • Darmouth College

“Game design and development is one of the newest majors available anywhere. It's a big industry, and Quinnipiac is keeping up with the times.”
Greg Rava '14
Game Design and Development

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