Overview

It’s not a place. It’s a process.

Career development is not an office you go to a few days before graduation. It is a process that you should be engaged in from the moment you step on campus. Your future career is built not only from your paid work experience. “Career” is everywhere — in the classroom, in your extracurricular activities, in your internships — so every experience you engage in is an opportunity to build your skills. 

The days of a single job, or a single career, are over. On average, the typical college graduate will have 10-14 jobs by the age of 38, and will spend an average of only 18 months in their first position. Our 360 Advising process helps to identify and develop the skills you'll need for both initial success after graduation and long-term success throughout your career.

We’ve built our 360 Advising process based on the idea that every experience you have can have an impact on your career. The process of exploration, implementation and reflection is central to the idea of 360 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.

Our CAS Advising Commons provides a central space for students, faculty and professional staff to interact in support of academic advising and exploration, experiential learning and career development. The Advising Commons offers both informal, drop-in conversations as well as organized virtual and in-person events, and private one-on-one appointments.

When you can’t make it to the Advising Commons, we have 24/7 support available through our online advising platform, CAS360. CAS360 allows students, alumni and faculty to find reliable resources filtered to their exact career needs and academic programs.

By the Numbers

400+


Internships

Number of internship opportunities in the U.S. and abroad that help students deepen their knowledge, gain invaluable work experience

4+


Years

Our advising plan begins in your first year and links academic work with careers throughout your entire college experience and into your working life.

7K+


Professional Contacts

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

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Elyssa Wrubel '20 sits at a table and talks with a female advisor

Pathways to promising futures

Elyssa Wrubel '20 converses with an advisor in the new Advising Commons in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Employment and Internship Resources

All of the elements of success

Regardless of your degree, critical thinking and experience is essential. Inside the classroom, you’ll build a foundation upon extensive theory, sharp instincts and successful habits. Outside of it, you’ll enjoy individualized advising from academic and career development professionals who will assess your strengths and provide you with the tools you need to successfully embark upon a rewarding career in today's competitive marketplace.  

It's not enough to have the skills; you'll need connections. Quinnipiac will afford you the opportunity to secure domestic and international internships, attend career fairs and recruitment events with hundreds of corporations and companies, and obtain introductions to some of our 5000 professional contacts. All of this is to make you part of the 99% of our alumni who have either secured a full-time job or are in graduate school 6 months after graduation. 

If you find yourself in need of career advising and support once you are in the workplace, you can consult with a career professional dedicated to working specifically with alumni.

+23%


More Ways To Experience Your Education

Arts and sciences majors at Quinnipiac participated in an internship or field experience at a 23% higher rate than their arts and sciences peers nationally (NSSE 2017 National Survey).

Internships


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

Graduate Schools


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

Employers


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

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