Career Success Center

Students

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 Counseling

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 Fair

The Annual Career Fair offers an opportunity to meet with 75+ potential employers on one day for full-time, part-time, and seasonal jobs, co-op, and internship openings. The year’s Career Fair is scheduled for April 2017 in the O’Neill Center, Westside Campus. Many industries are represented to ensure a wide range of job and internship possibilities for students. All students are encouraged to attend.


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 the Colonial Career Connection, 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 online career resources such as WESTCONN Works, Vault, What Can I Do With This Major, Going Global, Art Search and more. We have lots of information to help you with your career exploration, planning and job search! Learn more on about the resources on this page.