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.

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.


SCSU School of Business is proud to have placed interns with the following organizations. 


  • 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 & Motzer 
  • Bugsy’s Dueling Piano Speakeasy 
  • ACES 
  • Power PDC 
  • Fortress Fiduciary Co. LLC 
  • Beirne Wealth Consulting 
  • Innovative Fitness and Wellness 
  • Public Strategy Group 
  • Joseph A. Miranda LLC 
  • Polished Hair and Beauty Bar 
  • Blum Shapiro



We’re eager to partner with you in finding your next employee or consultant from a pool of talented students. The School of Business works closely with Southern’s Office of Career Services to develop internship opportunities for business students that build a foundation of strategic skills to assist with professional success and respond to employers' workforce needs. Contact us to hire a Southern intern.

Patty Conte, Internship Coordinator
School of Business, Room 016
Phone: (203) 392-5987
Email: ConteP2@SouthernCT.Edu

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

Faculty Expertise

Southern’s School of Business offers innovative seminars and presentations that address critical business topics and offer tools to help businesses meet the ever-changing demands of the 21st century workplace. Members of our business faculty are available as consultants in a wide range of fields and can offer dynamic presentations on topics in the categories of: 

  • Leadership  
  • Motivation 
  • Team Building 
  • Public Utilities Management 
  • Succession Planning 
  • Marketing and Sales 
  • Communication and Public Relations 
  • Business and Strategic Planning 
  • Budgeting

Consultants are available for employee meetings, development seminars, training sessions, board meetings, and other events.  


To work with our students or faculty experts, contact us.

Sue Rapini, Director of External Relations
School of Business, Room 105
Phone: (203) 392-8944
Fax: (203) 392-5674