Dr. Michael A. Campbell, a Quinnipiac University alum, meets with patient Natashia Christian at the practice's Chesapeake, VA location Friday, August 21, 2015.  Dr. Campbell performed the groundbreaking surgery on Natashia in an effort to straighten her bowed legs and add three inches of height. Natashia has XLH-Linked Hypophosphatemia, a hereditary bone disease. 

Photo by Khue Bui for Quinnipiac Magazine

Career Development

Overview

The thriving health care field offers some of the best career opportunities in the world

From your very first moment on our cutting-edge campuses, we’ll help you focus, find your passion and prepare you to launch your successful health care career.  

By the numbers

16 to 1


Student to Teacher Ratio

Forget big lecture rooms. Here, you’ll not only learn on the latest equipment, but you will have the ability to work one-on-one with our industry-leading faculty.

95%


Success Rate

Six months after graduation, 95% of the Class of 2015 were either employed or attending graduate school.

91%


Satisfying Experience

91% of School of Health Sciences graduates are satisfied with their experience here.

Internships

Help your job search with hands-on experience

Internships are a vital part of the college experience. By providing students with valuable educational and clinical experiences, internships often bridge the gap between going to school and landing the job of your dreams. It can also give you the inside scoop on the ups and downs of a particular specialty and help you hone in on exactly what you’d like to pursue post-graduation. An added bonus: nationally, 7 out of 10 internships result in a full-time job offer. 

Quinnipiac University student Shannon Ryder simulates radiography projections on classmate Justin Truong during her Radiologic Science class in the Diagnostic Imaging Suite in the School of Health Sciences on Quinnipiac University's North Haven Campus Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

See the light

Student Shannon Ryder simulates radiography projections on classmate Justin Truong '20 during a radiologic science class on the North Haven Campus.

Stepping stone to success

As an intern, you’ll move beyond the life-size, high-fidelity patient mannequins of the classroom to work with real patients in real clinical settings. You’ll have the opportunity to experience different hospital departments and clinical settings and to shadow a variety of physicians and practitioners. You’ll be exposed to different populations, from the disabled to the elderly to children. You’ll attend grand rounds and patient meetings and you’ll make clinical recommendations. In short, you’ll become a valued member of a real-life team. Your internship will build your resume and help you take an important step toward your dream job.

Health science students have access to an online database of 700+ internships. Our students have recently interned at the following institutions and companies:

"For years I worked with a boy with cerebral palsy, and through my work with him I was able to see the positive impact occupational therapy had on his life. There is no better feeling in the world than helping someone overcome an obstacle in their life."
Micah Cutler '18, MS '20

In the big league

Matt Mills ’11 credits the reputation of Quinnipiac's athletic training program with helping him score a highly competitive internship working with the Stanford University football team. "Quinnipiac was how I got in here," says Mills, who currently works as a fellow for the Stanford team. "It opens a lot of doors. I owe them immensely." 

Matt Mills, an alumnus of Quinnipiac University who is currently employed as an athletic trainer at Stanford University. Photographed November, 2013.

A big win

Matt Mills '11, a graduate of the Athletic Training program, works with the Stanford University football team as an athletic training fellow.

Employment and Internship Resources

Professor Bill Hennessy helps Shannon Ryder simulate radiography projections on classmate Justin Truong during his Radiologic Science class in the Diagnostic Imaging Suite in the School of Health Sciences on Quinnipiac University's North Haven Campus Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

A group effort

Professor Bill Hennessy, Director of Diagnostic Imaging, helps student Shannon Ryder simulate radiography projections on classmate Justin Truong. The class is held on the North Haven campus.

Employment Content

Employment and internship resources

Our faculty and Career Development Office work around the clock to boost your confidence, help you gain new skills and make the vital connections you need to thrive in today's quickly evolving health care marketplace. Assistant Dean of Career Development Cynthia Christie maintains an open-door policy and is available for one-on-one counseling, whether you want to explore different health care fields or brush up on interview techniques. Two popular courses  — Introduction to Health Care and Health Care Internship  — also help students move forward with their careers. “The internship class is so popular, we’ve had to add another section every semester,” says Christie. 

Personal Development/Individual Counseling


  • Resume and cover letter preparation
  • Interview prep
  • Exploring jobs/internships
  • Assistance with researching graduate programs
  • Help with writing letters of interest to graduate schools

Professional/Online Resources


  • Annual on-campus career fair every March
  • On-campus speakers, info sessions and panel discussions
  • Comprehensive job and internship database
  • Online mock interview program
  • Comprehensive online career document library
  • Alumni mentoring

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