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Career Development

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By the Numbers

We’re working toward the same goal

Regardless of your degree, career development is critical — and we get you ready starting on your first day. Inside the classroom, you’ll build a foundation upon extensive business theory, sharp instincts and successful habits. Outside of it, you’ll enjoy individualized advising from 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 business environment.  

It's not enough to have the skills; you'll need connections. Quinnipiac career development advisers will help you to secure domestic and international internships, attend career fairs and recruitment events with hundreds of corporations and companies, and obtain introductions to our extensive list of connections and resources. All this is sure to make you part of the 99.7% of our alumni who have either secured a full-time job or are in graduate school 6 months after graduation.

By the numbers

99.3%


Placement Rate

Percentage of graduating seniors in 2017 who have jobs, are continuing their educations or are starting their own companies within 6 months of graduation. The success rate of business students has remained above 98% for the past 5 years.

150+


Internships

The School of Business helps students find internships at more than 150 companies and organizations in Connecticut, New York and across the country — from Atlantic Records to Merrill Lynch, from the New York Yankees to the Department of Defense.

350


Networking Opportunities

Number of companies who visited School of Business students on campus last year for networking, internship opportunities and job placements.

7,000


Professional Contacts

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

Networking and Recruitment

It’s what you know and who you know

Having strong business knowledge and skills is the price of entry, but it doesn’t guarantee access. To get the right job, you'll need the right partner to introduce you to the right people.

At Quinnipiac, we continually work hard to develop relationships with the best companies — from local hospitals to multinational corporations — to create opportunities to get you introduced.

The career development team organizes a variety of events and workshops throughout the year to prepare you for career success, such as:

  • 3 annual career fairs 
  • Career boot camp
  • Backpack 2 Briefcase Series
  • Etiquette dinners
  • Target Leadership Symposium
  • Resume Review Blitz
  • Corporate information sessions
  • Daily on-campus recruiting
  • Alumni and professional ”Lunch & Learns”
  • Mentor Program
  • Employer workplace visits
  • In-class speakers
  • Mock-interview days
  • Networking career days in New York City and beyond
  • Business alumni and industry leader networking days, where students learn about career paths and participate in panel discussions
Student speaking with a potential employer about employment opportunities during a career fair held at Quinnipiac.

Getting ahead

Through our annual career fairs, hundreds of campus visits and thousands of employer contacts, we help our students get in the door.

“Even as a first-year student, it is important to attend the career fairs just to gain the experience and skills necessary to make a lasting impression when it really counts. Also, you never know what will happen.”
Anthony Vinci '16
Anthony interned with a company he met at the fall career fair for accounting, CIS, economics and finance majors

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Cameron Heydari '17 works in the Career Development Resource Center.

Helpful resources

Cameron Heydari '17 works in the Career Development Resource Center.

Resources

Resources that get you on your way

We provide extensive career development resources to give you your best chance at career success. Our resources complement your classroom study and experiential work to create a unique combination that is sure to provide you with a competitive advantage.

  • Newly renovated Career Development Resource Center that is purposefully designed with interview rooms and networking space
  • Career Roadmap that provides a step-by-step plan for career success
  • Dedicated website for career development and job and internship opportunities
  • Individual career counseling and resume/cover letter feedback
  • Student mentoring program
  • Annual Career Boot Camp — activities and stations include dress for success, professional resume critiques, personal elevator pitch, interview skills, navigating your career roadmap, LinkedIn, networking basics, and business card design
  • Etiquette dinners
  • Mock interview and resume critique days

Internships

Internships build more than resumes

Preparing to navigate the complexities of a modern, globalized business landscape requires stepping outside of the classroom and exploring professional environments. As part of our business programs, we will encourage you to complete at least one internship that helps reinforce your academic learning. Not only will you develop hands-on experience, you can earn up to 6 academic credits for your achievement.

Regardless of major, you'll have opportunities to intern with companies in a variety of industries, from professional sports teams to NASA. Below is a sample of internship opportunities students accepted in each major of the School of Business.

Accounting


  • Amphenol Corporation
  • Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
  • Chemtura
  • CPS Financial Services
  • Deloitte
  • Design Development NYC
  • EY
  • The Hanover Group
  • HB Communications Inc.
  • KPMG
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Oppenheimer & Co.
  • PwC
  • Regional Water Authority

Finance


  • Aflac
  • BGC Partners
  • Castlewood Select Funds
  • City of New Haven
  • Credit Suisse
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Foresters Financial Services
  • LifeCare
  • Middle Atlantic Products
  • MLB Advanced Media
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Prudential Financial
  • PVH Corp
  • Skybridge Capital
  • State Street Global Advisors
  • The Hartford
  • Travelers
  • Waddell and Reed

Computer Information Systems


  • 21st Century Fox
  • Cantor Fitzgerald
  • Deloitte
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Kronos Inc.
  • NASA

Entrepeneurship


  • Blu Midnight Event Productions
  • Checkmate Creations
  • Cigna
  • Enterprise
  • Live Nation Entertainment
  • Pan Capital Holdings

International Business


  • Citigroup Inc
  • DraftKings
  • Lodestar Securities Corp.
  • Mindray DS North America
  • Phoenix Insurance
  • PwC

Management


  • Asics
  • Cross River Network
  • Monmouth Athletics Marketing
  • Nationwide Planning Associates
  • Sims Trading
  • Terex Corporation

Marketing/Biomedical


  • Astoria Active
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Carousel Industries
  • Fenway Sports Management
  • Indeed
  • Kidtivity
  • Millennium Integrated Marketing
  • New Britain Rock Cats Baseball
  • New Hampshire Fisher Cats 
  • Noble Property
  • PwC
  • Target
  • Unilever

In Their Words

An accounting major speaks with Michael Taylor, assistant dean of academic services in the School of Business.

Preparing for the Future

Christopher Roberts, an accounting major in his final year of the Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MBA (3+1) program at Quinnipiac, speaks with Michael Taylor, assistant dean of academic services in the School of Business.

Ernst & Young — and Roberts

Christopher Roberts ’16, MBA ’17, learned how easy it is to go global while part of our Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MBA (3+1) program, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting last year and is now working toward completing his MBA.

“I worked at Ernst & Young last summer in its Manhattan and London offices. I was given a very unique opportunity to spend a month of my internship working in London and living in a fully serviced apartment in the center of the city. I've never had an experience quite like that but it has made me want to travel the world more than ever now,” he said.

Christopher impressed the company so much that he was offered a full-time position in the New York City office a year before completing his MBA.

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Real-world advice

Qaisha Closeil ’18 gets advice on her resume during the career boot camp on the Mount Carmel Campus. It’s one of dozens of career development events the School of Business offers to students.

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Employer Career Development

Students and alumni are highly educated and well-rounded, bringing a wealth of skills and knowledge to the workplace. If you are interested in recruiting talent, we will work with you to build a customized program to meet your hiring needs. 

We can assist you with:

  • Posting full-time and internship listings
  • Arranging dates to interview students on campus
  • Obtaining student resumes for specific positions
  • Developing an internship program
  • Arranging site visits for student groups 
  • Participating in our career fairs

Principles for Professional Practice


Career development and employment professionals are involved in an important process — helping students choose and attain personally rewarding careers and helping employers develop effective college relations programs, which contribute to effective candidate selections for their organizations. The impact of this process upon individuals and organizations requires commitment by practitioners to principles for professional practice.

Quinnipiac adheres to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals and expects employers to do the same.  

Quinnipiac University Career Development follows the definition of ”internship” as articulated by NACE’s standards and criteria. The full definition can be found on the NACE site by following the link below:  

Posting a job opportunity


To post a job opportunity on QU Career Connections, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Login to your account on our QU Career Connections site
  2. Click ”Create Job Posting”
  3. Complete the required job form field
  4. Press Submit

Our QUCC administrator is available for questions or troubleshooting issues Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. at careerservices@qu.edu.

Events

The career development team schedules formal events throughout the year, along with less formal, drop-in events on campus. Examples include resume workshops, on campus interviews, mentorship speed networking, careers fairs, G.A.M.E. Forum in New York, etiquette dinner, and information sessions for opportunities to study in LA, DC or dual-degree programs. Learn more about our events by visiting the QU Career Connections site.

Upcoming career fairs


We host numerous career fairs throughout the academic year. We invite you to meet with hundreds of qualified students at our next career fair for potential internships and employment positions.

Monday, September 23, 10 a.m. to noon in Burt Khan Court
Accounting, computer information systems and finance career fair

Monday, October 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Athletics & Recreation Center
University-wide career fair (all majors)

If you are a company interested in participating, please use the registration links below.