Quinnipiac University

School of Business Career Development

To launch a successful career in a highly competitive business environment, you need real-world experience, industry connections, extensive networking opportunities and a level of polish that helps you stand out as a job candidate. That’s exactly what we provide. Our career development program prepares you for domestic and international internships — our 99.7% placement rate speaks for itself.

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Strong business knowledge and skills will prepare you for the world of business, but we take it a step further.

Regardless of your degree, career development is critical. We provide you extensive career development resources to give you the best chance at success — starting on your very first day in the School of Business.

These resources complement your classroom study and experiential work to create a unique combination that is sure to provide you with a competitive advantage.

By the Numbers

99.7% Placement Rate

Percentage of our 2021 School of Business graduates who have jobs, are continuing their educations or are starting their own companies within 6 months of graduation.

7,000 Professional Contacts

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

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.

Design Your Career Path

Maya Antonelli ’25 meets with employers during a spring career fair.

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 School of Business 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

  • Access to our customized career development and planning tool. This platform is designed to help business students discover the majors and areas of study that align with desired career paths and/or match their skills, interests and personality
  • Required career development classes in the business core curriculum
  • Dedicated Career Development Resource Center for individualized career advising, resume feedback, interview preparation and practice interviews
  • Student mentoring program
  • Business etiquette dinners
  • Access to Bobcat Connect, a private platform for networking, career support and finding mentors designed specifically for Quinnipiac students and alumni
  • Career roadmap with a step-by-step plan for success
  • Dedicated website for career development, job listings and internship opportunities
  • Database with 7,000 employer contacts and an alumni network of more than 50,000
  • Annual Career Boot Camp — The stations include dress for success, personal elevator pitch, navigating your career roadmap, LinkedIn, networking basics and business card design
  • On-site employer visits
  • Regular workshops, speakers and career-focused panel discussions
  • Annual career fairs and on-campus recruiting events

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Develop a personalized career and education plan

The School of Business is committed to helping prospective students, current students and alumni identify the path towards a successful and fulfilling career. Our career development office uses innovative tools and platforms to ignite conversations about what programs of study will allow students to pursue a career that aligns with their interests, skills and personalities.

These planning tools serve as a valuable resource for students at any stage of their education and career development process. With assessments that help identify skills, values and work interests — along with up-to-date trends regarding job growth and salary estimates — students can leverage our career development services to stay on track during meetings with academic advisors, professors or prospective employers. 

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Focused Assessments

Once students request access to our planning platform, they will unlock access to five different assessments: Work Interest, Personality, Leisure, Values and Skills. By taking any combination of assessments, students will received tailored results that match their responses to degrees and programs of study, along with information about the career paths and job placement opportunities that suit individuals who graduate with similar credentials.

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Real-World Experience

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Unique experiential learning opportunities

In addition to a well of internships, the School of Business offers a number of other unique opportunities outside of the classroom to put your knowledge and skills to use and help you kickstart your career. You can:

  • Manage Quinnipiac’s $3 million student-run portfolio
  • Underwrite small business loans with our student-managed microlending program
  • Support the Quinnipiac GAME (Global Asset Management Education) Forum, the world’s largest student-run financial conference that takes place in New York City
  • Participate in the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program
  • Provide professional consulting services to Connecticut businesses, organizations and government agencies
  • Develop viable business ideas in the M&T Bank Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Participate in global business opportunities:
    • A variety of study abroad and student exchange options
    • Short-term international business immersion trips in countries such as Germany, Thailand, France, the Dominican Republic and Ireland
    • International internships in Australia, China, Ecuador, Italy, Japan and many other countries
  • Spend a semester interning and living in Los Angeles or Washington, D.C., in our unique QU in LA and QU in DC programs


Preparing to navigate the complexities of a modern, globalized business landscape requires stepping outside of the classroom and exploring professional environments.

Not only will you develop hands-on experience, you will have the opportunity to earn up to 6 academic credits for your work. Regardless of your major, you'll have access to internships with companies in a variety of industries.

  • Beiersdorf USA
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • L’Oreal USA
  • Ross Stores
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Swarovski
  • Vineyard Vines

  • Boston Bruins Foundation
  • FBI
  • First Realty Management
  • JetBlue Airways
  • New York Mets
  • Politan Marketing
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Tara Expeditions
  • Yale New Haven Health

  • BlumShapiro
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Grant Thornton
  • Ivy Wealth Management
  • Jackson Hewitt
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Pivoton Capital
  • PwC
  • Simione Macca & Larrow

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Hartford Insurance
  • New York Life
  • The Hartford
  • Travelers
  • Vanguard Benefit Solutions

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals
  • Tasly Pharmaceuticals

Our Alumni Network

With a university alumni network more than 50,000 strong, we have connections with thousands of employers around the world. As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with these alumni for mentoring, career advice and networking through our Bobcat Connect platform. 

  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • The TJX Companies, Inc.

  • Delve Labs
  • ESPN
  • Eversource Energy
  • Google
  • Hubbell Incorporated
  • IBM
  • Ogilvy
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • StriveIV
  • U.S. Air Force

  • Athena Health, Inc.
  • Atlantic Health System
  • Becton Dickinson
  • MJH Life Sciences

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • New York Life

  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Prudential Financial

In Their Words

Zsolt Jako

Zsolt Jako, MBA ’22

“My job shadowing experience with Hartford HealthCare was amazing! I managed to speak with everybody who works in the department, and my supervisor, Anthony, was so welcoming and excited to have me. I had the opportunity to sit in meetings with senior management and discuss outlooks for the company. I ended up enjoying compliance so much that I applied to their internship program as well. Earning hands-on experience and seeing the reality of certain companies and jobs is such a great complimentary experience for business studies.”

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Rory McGowan ’23

“The career development team offers a myriad of resources for students to find and attract first-rate employment opportunities. From classes designed to foster success throughout the hiring process to career fairs with leading employers across industries and one-on-one mentoring and guidance, career development supports students with the tools they need to establish themselves as well-qualified candidates in their respective fields.”

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Christopher Roberts ’16, MBA ’17

“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.”

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Ashley Goveia ’20, MS ’21

“Each time I visited career development with a question concerning my career choices, interviews or responses to emails, I always left feeling more confident. I am so happy that I received an internship at Lockheed Martin, and I cannot wait to see where it takes me.”

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Anthony Vinci ’16

“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.”

From Our Employers

Ernst and Young

Abigail Morgan

Talent Attraction & Acquisition, Ernst & Young

“Over the years, we at EY have been very impressed by the top talent found at Quinnipiac University. This is undoubtably in part due to the career development department’s efforts to ensure that students are fully prepared during the recruiting process. We continue to partner with career development and remain committed to hiring Quinnipiac students, building upon their strong foundation and fostering their growth here at EY.”


Debbie Salvas

Talent Acquisition Manager, Ashcroft Inc

“Ashcroft relies on the skills of Quinnipiac students and future leaders. The students are bright, enthusiastic and eager to put their knowledge to practice with hands-on projects. Quinnipiac students play an important part in Ashcroft’s success.”

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