For Students

Every student at Southern has an individual and unique career journey. From securing employment, to gaining admission to graduate or professional school, or becoming an entrepreneur, each career path takes a defined approach. To provide our students with a comprehensive and tailored approach, the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) offers an array of career exploration and navigation services to ensure major and career success.


Southern students have access to Focus2, a web-based self-assessment tool designed to assist students in exploring possible majors or career paths.

Explore Interests

Meet one-on-one with an OCPD staff member to explore career paths, internships and learning opportunities, and other areas for career success. 

Connect with OCPD


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.

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Take advantage of our online job board available to students and recent alumni looking for full-time or part-time work, co-ops, internships, on-campus student employment, or volunteer opportunities.

Explore Opportunites

Free job search help for all SCSU Students. Write the perfect Resume, build Cover Letters, and more with AI-powered job search tools.

Internship/Job Search

Job Market Insights


Job Market Insights Tool

Personal Growth



Download Our Career Guide

Whether you are a freshman or a senior, the Career Advising Student Handbook will help you navigate your journey from college to career. Use the Four Year Career Planning Guide to stay on track with career planning activities such as choosing a major, getting career related experience with co-ops or internships, and beginning your first professional job search. In addition, you will find a 5-step plan to help you choose a major, tips to help you with your job search, interviewing strategies, and samples to help you with creating your resume, cover letter, and post interview thank you letters.

Career Advising Student Handbook