Career Success Center

Students

Click for our brochure which provides more detailed information about our services and resources.


WESTCONN Works

Access opportunities, post resumes and apply for positions.  Full-time, part-time, and seasonal jobs are posted along with internships.  Utilize the Mentoring Network of WCSU Alumni who have volunteered to be career resources for current WCSU students. Listen to podcasts and read career-related tip sheets.  Sign up to attend workshops and events.


Co-op/Internship

Gain experience in your field of study while earning credit and usually a competitive salary. Students need 45 credits and be in good academic standing to apply for this undergraduate program. Visit here for an application and additional information.


WCSU Senior (Graduating) Students

WCSU Career Success Center offering designed to connect graduating seniors with employers who have fulltime, professional, entry-level career opportunities and more. Employers may present information sessions, conduct interviews with students on the WCSU campus during the fall and spring semester and solicit resumes from graduating seniors for current opportunities. Seniors who wish to take advantage of opportunities should attend a Senior Focus Seminar and can sign up in WESTCONN WORKS. Graduating students are also encouraged to visit the Career Success Center, Room 300, at the Westside Campus Center, to receive information on employers, job opportunities, the recruiting process, resume uploads, interview schedules and much more.


Senior Recruitment

December 2016, May 2017, and August 2017 graduates are eligible to participate in the Senior Recruitment Program which connects graduating seniors with employers who have full time, professional, entry-level job opportunities. Employers may present information sessions and conduct interviews with students on the WCSU campus during the fall and spring semester. Seniors who wish to participate in the Senior Recruitment Program should view the online orientation. Information on employers, job opportunities, the recruiting process, resume uploads and interview schedules is provided.


Workshops & Career Coaching

Workshops on Resume Writing, Interviewing, Job Search Strategies, Networking, LinkedIn Profiles and more are scheduled on both campuses. Click here for the updated workshop schedule. Individual appointments are available to explore educational and career planning. Call 203-837-8263 to setup an appointment.


Career Fairs

Career Fairs and Expos are a great way to activate your career plan. Students of all years are encouraged to attend and 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 YOU are the one asking questions of employers! This is your chance to “come as you are” (no dress up and no resume required!) to explore about 30+ industries, discover opportunities, learn about careers, ask questions, make connections and meet employers.  There is a chance that a few employers might have some position openings, so if you are open to work or get an internship, consider asking!

Annual Career Fair.  This big event offers an opportunity to meet with 75+ potential employers on one day 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.

Virtual Fair.  The Career Success Center recommends that students consider discovering more about certain industries and activating new career opportunities through Virtual Fairs that represent many different industries across the U.S.  Click here to see what virtual fairs might be in your interest areas.


Special Career Events – Panels, Networking, Etiquette Dinner, Dress for Success

Every semester, a number of career-related events are scheduled and can include the following:

  • Alumni and Industry-Specific Career Panels
  • Cooperative Education Internship Panels
  • Etiquette Dinner
  • Dress for Success
  • Speed Networking
  • Mock Interviews
  • Employer-In-Residence
  • Employer Information Sessions

Please check Facebook page and Twitter account for additional event information.


Resources

Career Success Center maintains a small hard-copy library of career information, employer literature, graduate school information, and job search materials. Two computer stations are available for students to create and print resumes, conduct company research, and access job search information. Please utilize our on-line career resources such as WESTCONN Works, Vault, Going Global, Art Search and more. We have lots of information to help you with your career exploration, planning and job search!


 

“Am I Job Ready?” Video simulations and real life situational judgement tests, this platform provides a platform to learn your strengths, discover your career fit and develop the skills it takes to get the right job. www.wcsu.edu/careersuccess/ amijobready

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Comprehensive list of all businesses by state/nationwide that are mapped to our majors/concentrations; data provided by Dunn & Bradstreet’s 18 million U.S. businesses in 18,000 industries.             www.wcsu.edu/careersuccess/ buzzfile
Thousands of current career videos. Valuable advice on how to get hired in hundreds of industries, hear ideas and get advice.             www.candidcareer.com/WCSU
Entertainment Career Center and Entertainment Careers are premier databases with content to help find industries and jobs & internships in the entertainment (fashion, film, gaming, music), media, publishing, educational & communications industries.  https://www.entertainmentcareercenter.com

https://www.entertainmentcareers.net/

Assessment tool to match interests, values and skills with the best jobs suited for your personality Explore occupations, majors; jump start your career path to reach your goals. www.wcsu.edu/careersuccess/ focus2

 

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Liquid Compass
 Indexes and analyzes healthcare job openings nationwide on a daily basis. Real-time database helps jobseekers find jobs National and local market intelligence tools, benchmarks and reports.             www.liquidcompass.com/wcsu
            Optimal Resume An amazing one-stop shop software for creating résumés, cover letters, thank you letters, do practice interviews, building a portfolio and creating a personal website.          http://wcsu.optimalresume.com
Insider information and guidance on a variety of careers, schools, and industries. Learn what works and what doesn’t when conducting a job search    www.wcsu.edu/careersuccess/vault
Westconn Works Logo Customized WCSU job board and support for finding part-time/full-time jobs and internships. Research employers, schedule appointments with the Career Center, view/sign up for workshops and events.           www.wcsu.edu/westconnworks