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Career Development Office

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Overview

Across 8 schools and a College of Arts and Sciences, career development is paramount to a Quinnipiac education. We provide all students with the skills, experiences and support to obtain a position in their desired field, while helping organizations choose ideal job recruits. Our decentralized approach provides employers with a highly customized recruiting experience, enabling them to target candidates in specific academic programs or schools.

HIRE OUR STUDENTS

Students and alumni are highly educated and well-rounded, bringing a wealth of skills and knowledge to the workplace. If you are interested in recruiting talent, we will work with you to build a customized program to meet your hiring needs. 

We can assist you with:

·       Posting full-time and internship listings

·       Arranging dates to interview students on campus

·       Obtaining student resumes for specific positions

·       Developing an internship program

·       Arranging site visits for student groups 

·       Participating in our career fairs

Principals for Professional Practice

Our career development and employment professionals help students attain personally rewarding careers while helping employers make effective candidate selections. We believe that the success of this relationship depends on a mutual commitment to principals for professional practice.

Quinnipiac adheres to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principals for Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals. Quinnipiac University Career Development follows the definition of “internship” as articulated by NACE’s standards and criteria. The full definition can be found on the NACE site by following the link below:

NACE positioning statement on U.S. internships   

Posting a job opportunity

To post a job opportunity on QU Career Connections, please follow the instructions below:

1.    Login to your account on our QU Career Connections site

2.    Click ”Create Job Posting”

3.    Complete the required job form field

4.    Press Submit

Our QUCC administrator is available for questions or troubleshooting issues Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. EST at careerservices@qu.edu

Contact Career Development

School of Health Sciences


Cynthia Christie
Assistant Dean for Career Development
Cynthia.Christie@qu.edu 
203-582-3656

School of Business


Jill Koehler
Associate Dean for Career Development
Jill.Koehler@qu.edu
203-582-3655

School of Communications


Lila Carney
Director for Advising and Student Development
Lila.Carney@quinnipiac.edu
203-582-8725

School of Nursing


Debra Fisher
Assistant Dean of Student Services
Debra.Fisher@qu.edu
203-582-7341

College of Arts and Sciences


Rick DelVecchio    
Director for Career Development
Rick.DelVecchio@qu.edu
203-582-3998

School of Business


Grace Peiffer
Director for Employer Relations
Grace.Peiffer@qu.edu
203-520-4909

School of Engineering


Grant Crawford
Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Director for Career Development
Grant.Crawford@qu.edu
203-582-7910

School of Education


Beth Larkins-Strathy
Associate Dean of Education
Career Development for Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) 
Beth.Larkins-Strathy@qu.edu
203-582-3510

Our Unique Approach

Alexandra Mason, an Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MBA (3+1) candidate in her final year, talks with a recruiter during the Spring Career Fair on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Burt Kahn Court on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus.

Making Connections

Alexandra Mason, an Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MBA (3+1) candidate in her final year, talks with a recruiter during the Spring Career Fair on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Burt Kahn Court on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel Campus.

The future of your workforce is found right here

At Quinnipiac, we equip students with what the modern job market requires: a diverse skillset, global perspective, social intelligence and a collaborative mindset. We accomplish this by integrating academic and career development, and by providing numerous opportunities for hands-on experience. These include internships, volunteering and international study.

All of our students are driven to pursue every meaningful job resource and embrace every opportunity to expand their talents and expertise. Our career development professionals work closely with them to find internships that match their unique skillsets and goals. Because of this highly personalized approach, our three campuses are pools of highly talented and driven individuals and future leaders.   

It's no secret why job fairs and other events bring eager representatives from hundreds of companies to Quinnipiac each year—our graduates have the skills and ambition employers are looking for. If you are interested in hiring our students, please contact the appropriate individual below or visit the school's landing page.

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Alumni Connections

Committed to continuing success

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At Quinnipiac, we have a saying: once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat. What that means is that our commitment to student success doesn’t end at graduation. While current students enjoy a range of career development services, we extend many of the same resources to alumni from all of our schools as well.

Our career development alumni lead is dedicated to helping them find permanent jobs and enter new professional networks. She is effectively a liaison for employers and the Quinnipiac alumni community, working closely with both to match the right job candidates to the hiring needs of companies.