Work/Life Tools for Success

The Office of Workforce and Lifelong Learning

Office of Workforce and Lifelong Learning

The Office of Workforce and Lifelong Learning


Office of Workforce and Lifelong Learning



The Office of Workforce and Lifelong Learning helps Southern students gain workforce skills for a successful future through non-credited workforce training that is affordable, convenient, and engaging. Earn workforce credentials to add to your degree. Add digital badges to your resume. Secure more job opportunities. Get ahead of your peers. Find new professional interests. Meet new people through networking. Boost your confidence. Improve your critical thinking and creativity.



Career building skills at your own pace, wherever you want, whenever you want.

Southern has partnered with MindEdge Learning to offer a variety of online, self-paced career building courses. Develop a more effective resume and cover letter, prepare for an interview, improve your networking skills, and more.

  • Affordable – Enter discount code SCCB10 for a 25% SCSU discount on any course or the full certificate.
  • Convenient – Log-in anytime, anywhere, from any internet device
  • Self-paced – Learn when it is convenient for you.
  • Interactive – Engaging videos, exercises, games, case studies, and simulations.
  • Rewarding – Complete a class and receive a digital badge.

Courses Include

Ace Your Job Search
Build Your Personal Brand
Finding Purpose in your Career
Networking with Fast Company subscription
Networking for Success
Personal Branding
Personal Finance
Personal Growth with Fast Company subscription
The First 30 Days
Veteran’s Career Advantage (free for all students)

Full Certificate
Fast Company: Future-Proofing Your Career

SCSU Grow with Google Career Readiness Program

Grow with Google

Welcome to the SCSU Grow with Google Career Readiness Program!

Connecticut Is the First State in the U.S. to Offer the Full Suite of Google Career Certificates to their Entire Community College and State University System as Governor Ned Lamont, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Chancellor Cheng, and Google Announce Google Career Certificates Are Now Available Across the Entire CSCU System (Read more here).

Southern Connecticut State University has launched the Grow with Google Career Readiness Program. This new initiative provides an online digital skills program to help students prepare for critical steps in their career journey. 

The program contains interactive learning paths with core lessons that will help you build digital and practical career skills.

Google Career Certificates Overview |  Grow with Google flyer

Earn Your Certificate(s)

The Grow with Google Career Readiness Program allows you to earn a certificate when you complete each of the learning paths below.

Learning Paths

Path 1: Build Your Digital Skills: Explore a variety of Google digital tools and learn how you can use them to increase your productivity in the workplace and in everyday life.

Path 2: Explore Career Paths: Research possible career paths to figure out which career might be right for you. Then create a career plan and start networking to help you find a job in the field.

Path 3: Land a Great Job: Use digital tools to search for a job, write a resume and cover letter, and learn how to stand out in interviews while conveying your personal brand.

Path 4: Succeed at Your New Job: Practice running efficient meetings, managing projects, and presenting to organizational stakeholders.

Path 5: Start Your Own Business: Research business opportunities, write a business plan, and estimate the financing you need to create your own business.

How to Register for the Grow with Google Program

Complete the following form to indicate your interest in participating in the SCSU OCPD Grow with Google initiative. You will then receive a confirmation email with next steps.

SCSU Grow with Google

Life Skills

Life Skills

Life Skills

Take your finances to the next level with the practical tips and step-by-step guidance in our new course! You’ll learn everything you need to know to manage your finances like a pro—and build a solid foundation for your financial future.

SCSU Financial Planning Welcome Packet

Watch the following video to take your finances to the next level.

Be Wi$e with Money


Inside this packet you will find many resources for successful money management throughout your college years and beyond. Let’s start with a few highlights:

  • Create your financial plan using the Paying for College Calculator
  • Complete the FAFSA form and apply for as many private scholarships as possible, if you have not already done so

Contact Lewis J. DeLuca (Director of Financial Literacy and Advising) for an appointment and use this webpage for assistance:
Lewis J. DeLuca, Jr., M. Ed.
Financial Literacy and Advising