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.

We’re working toward the same goal

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.

The career development program offers:

  • Required career development class in the business core curriculum
  • Dedicated Career Development Resource Center for individualized career advising, resume feedback, interview preparation and practice interviews
  • Student mentoring program
  • 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
  • Business etiquette dinners
  • On-site employer visits
  • Regular workshops, speakers and career-focused panel discussions
  • Annual career fairs and on-campus recruiting events

By The Numbers

96% Placement Rate

Percentage of graduating seniors in 2020 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 Career Connections 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.

In Their Words

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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.”

Chris Roberts works with Michael Taylor, assistant dean of academic services

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.”


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

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

Sample internships our students have accepted

  • Aetna
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals 
  • Beiersdorf USA 
  • BlumShapiro 
  • Boston Bruins Foundation 
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
  • Cigna
  • ConnectOne Bank
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Deloitte
  • Educational Testing Services
  • Ernst & Young 
  • FBI
  • First Empire Securities
  • First Realty Management
  • FPN Strategic Wealth Management
  • Fritz & Hawley 
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Grant Thornton
  • Hartford Insurance
  • IBM
  • Indeed
  • Ivy Wealth Management
  • Jackson Hewitt
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • KPMG
  • L’Oreal USA
  • Live Nation Entertainment
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Marcum LLP
  • Middlesex Health
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NBC Sports
  • New York Life
  • New York Mets
  • Nielsen
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Pacira Pharmaceuticals
  • Pivoton Capital
  • Politan Marketing
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Progressive Benefits Solutions
  • PwC
  • Ross Stores
  • SCS Direct Inc
  • Seachange International
  • Seward and Monde, CPAs
  • Simione Macca & Larrow
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Swarovski
  • Tara Expeditions 
  • Tasly Pharmaceuticals
  • The Bank of New York Mellon 
  • The Hartford 
  • Touchstone Research 
  • Travelers
  • U. S. Probation Office
  • United Technologies Corporation 
  • UPS
  • Vanguard Benefit Solutions
  • Veroscience
  • Vineyard Vines
  • Yale New Haven Health

Real-World Experience

A student speaks at the podium at the GAME Forum in Manhattan

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 People’s United Center for Innovation & 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

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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. 

Sample companies where our 2019 graduates work

  • Aetna, a CVS Health Company
  • Anheuser-Busch 
  • Athena Health, Inc. 
  • Atlantic Health System 
  • Becton Dickinson 
  • Cigna 
  • Deloitte & Touche, LLP 
  • Delve Labs 
  • Epsilon
  • Ernst & Young
  • ESPN
  • Eversource Energy 
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Hubbell Incorporated 
  • IBM 
  • Indeed.com 
  • Johnson & Johnson 
  • Merrill Lynch 
  • MJH Life Sciences
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New York Life
  • Neilson
  • Ogilvy
  • Pratt & Whitney 
  • Prudential Financial 
  • StriveIV 
  • TEKsystems
  • The TJX Companies, Inc. 
  • Underwriter Laboratories 
  • U.S. Air Force
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • Zynex Medical

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