Completing a degree program and preparing for today's job market requires that students be well prepared, creative, and able to use a variety of programs and services that help them develop the necessary skills. To provide our students with the most up-to-date and comprehensive career development tools, the Office of Career and Professional Development offers an array of career planning programs to help  students decide what major to pursue, what career best suits them, and how to begin the all-important job search process.

All programs and events are open to undergraduate and graduate students. 

Career Fairs

Career Fairs are opportunities for students to connect with employers and organizations about upcoming opportunities. These experiences allow students to connect with local, regional, and national level employers and connect via video chat software.

Workshops and Presentations

Professional Lessons Learned, Virtual 
Alumni Career Panels 

Join our panelists as they share lessons from their career journeys and personal experiences.  Hear from newer alumni and established alumni who are pursuing their passions and how they got there. Gain personal insight on post graduate life and various career paths.

  • College of Education
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • School of Business

Virtual Senior Career Boot Camp

Join OCPD staff as we host three separate workshops covering how to maximize your final semester, how to financially plan for life after college, and hear from recent SCSU alum of how they prepared for life after Southern.

Social Behavioral Science Workshop

Gain more knowledge of the Political Science, Anthropology, and Journalism majors to better understand what career paths you can take.

Campus Recreation and Fitness Resume Workshop

Discuss the benefits of participating in RecFit programming (i.e., Intramural and Club Sports) as they pertain to upgrading your resume for future employment opportunities. 

Social Behavioral Science Workshop

Gain more knowledge of Psychology and Sociology majors to better understand what career paths you can take.

So You Want to Major in Education?

Learn all about SCSU's Education program options.Topics will include a description of Southern's 4 different Education programs, the requirements, applying to the programs, and the academic maps.

What Can I Do with My Degree?

Learn how to utilize your degree. We will share different resources and tools that can guide you on how you can be successful within your major, and all the different opportunities.

Help with Pre-Health

Learn all about the Pre-Health Journey. Topics will include a description of the Pre-Health profession, pre-requisites needed, grades and GPA needed, different majors within Pre-Health and more.

Mock Interview Event

Discuss how to prepare and execute an interview, then practice with our staff present for questions! 

Resume 101

Gain knowledge and quick tips in creating your resume.

How to Job Search from Home

Learn how to outreach to employers and leverage your skills online versus in-person. Gain virtual interviewing skills that you can apply to your job search.

Women’s Summit

Join the Office of Career & Professional Development as we examine critical career components for women and femme identified students. This program will be a mixture of education, conversation, and reflective activities.  

How to Write a Professional Email

Learn tips and tricks in crafting a professional email.

After COVID: What’s Changed in Career Planning

When it comes to the world of job, internships, and graduate school planning, new information, processes, and tasks have emerged. Discuss ways to prepare and set career related goals in the new normal after the effects of Covid-19.

How to Find an Internship

Join OCPD staff as we provide guidance and steps to successfully secure an internship for this upcoming summer.


Submit your resume to JOBSs before 1pm to have it virtually reviewed by a member of the OCPD staff.

Sunday Advising Dates

Do you have a question about your resume, job searching or need general career advising? Drop in during the following dates/times to meet with a Career Coach! RSVP in jobs ahead of time to let us know you’re dropping by to be better prepared!