Career Success Center

Employers

WCSU’s Career Success Center welcomes all opportunity to partner with employers in connecting students and alumni with career-related prospects.   The WCSU Career Success Center adheres to the National Association of College and Employer’s developed and adopted  Principles for Professional Practice Guidelines.

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Senior Recruitment and Cooperative Education Internship Program

Employers seeking candidates for fulltime, professional, entry-level positions are invited to participate in the Senior Recruitment Program where we facilitate the collection of resumes and scheduling of on-campus interview dates (if applicable).   Employers seeking WCSU students for co-ops and internships, please check here.  We welcome employers to conduct interviews and present information sessions on the WCSU campus to heighten their visibility within our university community and meet students first-hand.


Posting an Opportunity – WESTCONN Works

Are you a business owner or a company/organization employee in need of an intern or employee?  Post available internships and jobs for WCSU students and alumni on WESTCONN Works – powered by Purple Briefcase.


Career Fairs

Career Fairs and Expos are a great way to interact with our students. Students of all years are encouraged to attend for recruitment and/or learn about the opportunities available to them, make connections and expand their network.

Fall Career Expo.  This is a low key, fun event held every September where students will “come as they are” to explore different industries in the world of work and learn more about companies in our region.  This event is free of charge and is a great way to get to know our students and help mentor them on their way to a career.

Annual Career Fair.  We host over 75+ employers for a one day Fair for full-time, part-time, and seasonal jobs, as well as internship openings. The next Career Fair is scheduled for March 28, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the O’Neill Center, Westside Campus. Many industries are represented to ensure a wide range of job and internship possibilities for students.

Finance and Accounting Career Fair. WCSU is now sponsoring a specialized Accounting and Finance Industries Fair in the Fall term, hosting about 20 employers from a variety of employers who are looking for many different skills (not just Finance and Accounting!)  This year’s inaugural fair is on October 19th from 11:30 – r pm in the Westside Ballroom.

If you are interested in being a part of our annual career fair please fill out the Career Fair Employer Interest Form and we will review the information for consideration.  Invitations to employers are extended in January/February.


Speaking to Students

There are opportunities to connect with students in various ways:

  • Student Club/Organization & EVENTS – WCSU currently has 80+ recognized clubs and organizations on campus with many incorporating educational and career planning and exploration into their schedule of events throughout the year.  Club President contact information is posted here: http://sga.wcsu.edu/clubs/.
  • Academic Classes – Some faculty members will welcome employers in to their classes to speak on topics related to curriculum.  Faculty contact information is posted here: https://www.wcsu.edu/directory/.
  • Student and Campus Center Tabling – To arrange for an informational table in our Midtown Student Center or Westside Campus Center, please contact Marc Gegeny at gegenym@wcsu.edu or 203-837-8211.

Staying Involved/Connected

We value the support of employers throughout the university.

  • Offer your career-related, industry-specific expertise and advice by volunteering for  events such as Career Panels, Speed Networking, Mock Interviews, Employer In Residence and Job Shadowing organized by The Career Success Center. Contact the office at 203-837-8263 or careersuccess@wcsu.edu for more information.
  • Encourage students to visit The Career Success Center early on in their WCSU career to take advantage of the available resources.