Business Success Center

The Business Success Center at the Southern Connecticut State University School of Business, generously supported by Wells Fargo, is dedicated to strategically match Southern’s resources with the needs of our students and those in the local business community.

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The Center provides professional development programming and services to students and alumni, including:

  • Internship development and placement
  • Professional development workshops
  • Career-related seminars to enhance graduates’ readiness to enter the workforce
  • Our dedicated internship coordinator, Patty Conte, helps organizations find qualified interns and helps students find robust, experiential internships that will help qualify them for excellent post-graduation careers.
A woman standing in front a logo of Alexion


Career Readiness Resources

Handshake is a free, web-based recruiting system which allows the School of Business to connect students with recruiters and job postings.

Big Interview is a software program that provides free, online interview practice for School of Business students. Practice tough interviewing questions with the ability to record, review, and share your answers.


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According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers "52.6 percent [of recent graduates] reported that they obtained their current positions directly from their internships or internship contacts."

Our SCSU School of Business faculty and staff work hand-in-hand to prepare our students for a rapidly changing business environment. Whether students’ internships take place in a company or non-profit organization, they bring creative thinking, problem-solving skills, and innovation to the workplace. Southern students value hard work and don’t take their college experience for granted. Our students and staff speak over 30 languages and are focused on impacting the New Haven community, the State of Connecticut, and beyond.

Southern Connecticut State University has provided Modern Plastics with top-notch student interns that have evolved into full-time employment roles at our company. We are beyond pleased with the caliber of education that is provided to the students we hire who have enlightened our company with a fresh approach, new ideas and initiatives, elevating the overall success of our business

Bing Carbone, President, Modern Plastics

IMPACT Greater New Haven Internship Program

This innovative internship program places students in a 150-hour paid, for-credit internship at a local nonprofit organization at no cost to the nonprofit. Students gain real world business experience while developing an appreciation and value for the important work of our nonprofits, and nonprofits benefit from adding a Southern student to their team for a semester.

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Employer Resources

The academic experience of our students is greatly enhanced by the close relationship the SCSU School of Business maintains with the business community, and the business community benefits from its relationship with the School of Business. We are happy to partner with businesses who may be interested in: 

  • Participating in class assignments, from one-hour topical business discussions to semester-long consulting projects
  • Partnering on a research project
  • Enlisting the help of student groups in developing business plans, or plan to create an internship program

Contact Sue Rapini, Director of External Relations, for more information at


Internship Partnerships

SCSU School of Business is proud to have placed interns with may organizations including the following:

Disney, PwC, Deloitte, Ernst and Young, Yale New Haven Health, Webster Bank, Marcum LLP, City of New Haven, Enterprise, Northwestern Mutual, Yale University, Alexion, REI, Travelers, Toyota, Forester’s Financial (now Cetera), GNHCC, Regional Water Authority, Collins Aerospace, GAP, Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, Lake Financial Services, LLC, Edge Fitness Club, MBD Beauty, KPMG, Civvies Vintage Clothing Store, Beers, Hamermann, Cohen & Burger PC, Mascola Group, Wiley, REX Development, Hobson & Mot