Dr. Michael A. Campbell, a Quinnipiac University alum, meets with patient Natashia Christian at the practice's Chesapeake, VA location Friday, August 21, 2015.  Dr. Campbell performed the groundbreaking surgery on Natashia in an effort to straighten her bowed legs and add three inches of height. Natashia has XLH-Linked Hypophosphatemia, a hereditary bone disease. 

Photo by Khue Bui for Quinnipiac Magazine,Dr. Michael A. Campbell, a Quinnipiac University alum, meets with patient Natashia Christian at the practice's Chesapeake, VA location Friday, August 21, 2015.  Dr. Campbell performed the groundbreaking surgery on Natashia in an effort to straighten her bowed legs and add three inches of height. Natashia has XLH-Linked Hypophosphatemia, a hereditary bone disease. 

Photo by Khue Bui for Quinnipiac Magazine,Dr. Michael A. Campbell, a Quinnipiac University alum, meets with patient Natashia Christian at the practice's Chesapeake, VA location Friday, August 21, 2015.  Dr. Campbell performed the groundbreaking surgery on Natashia in an effort to straighten her bowed legs and add three inches of height. Natashia has XLH-Linked Hypophosphatemia, a hereditary bone disease. 

Photo by Khue Bui for Quinnipiac Magazine,Dr. Michael A. Campbell, a Quinnipiac University alum, meets with patient Natashia Christian at the practice's Chesapeake, VA location Friday, August 21, 2015.  Dr. Campbell performed the groundbreaking surgery on Natashia in an effort to straighten her bowed legs and add three inches of height. Natashia has XLH-Linked Hypophosphatemia, a hereditary bone disease. 

Photo by Khue Bui for Quinnipiac Magazine

Career Development

Overview

Placing you at the forefront of modern health care

Health care is a thriving field that continues to offer some of the most rewarding and challenging career opportunities in the world. However, the advanced facilities, clinical experiences and internship opportunities accessed within the School of Health Sciences do more than prepare you for careers - they develop leaders in the field.

From your very first moment on campus, we’ll help you focus, find your specialty and prepare you to launch a distinguished career. Health care teams in facilities all over the country need the kind of professional with a breadth of clinical expertise and experience, as well as instinct and decision making skills to draw upon. The School of Health Sciences has a national reputation for producing just that. Employers know our name, and soon enough, they'll know yours too.

By the Numbers

16 to 1


Student to Teacher Ratio

Forget big lecture rooms. Here, you’ll not only learn on the latest equipment, but you will have the ability to work one-on-one with our industry-leading faculty.

95%


Success Rate

Six months after graduation, 95% of the Class of 2015 were either employed or attending graduate school.

91%


Satisfying Experience

91% of School of Health Sciences graduates are satisfied with their experience here.

Employment and Internship Resources

Professor Bill Hennessy helps Shannon Ryder simulate radiography projections on classmate Justin Truong during his Radiologic Science class in the Diagnostic Imaging Suite in the School of Health Sciences on Quinnipiac University's North Haven Campus Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

A group effort

Professor Bill Hennessy, Director of Diagnostic Imaging, helps student Shannon Ryder simulate radiography projections on classmate Justin Truong. The class is held on the North Haven campus.

Career Resources

Transformative career resources

Our faculty and Career Development Office work around the clock to boost your confidence, help you gain new skills and make the vital connections you need to thrive in today's quickly evolving health care marketplace. Assistant Dean of Career Development Cynthia Christie maintains an open-door policy and is available for one-on-one counseling, whether you want to explore different health care fields or brush up on interview techniques. Two popular courses  — Introduction to Health Care and Health Care Internship  — also help students move forward with their careers. “The internship class is so popular, we’ve had to add another section every semester,” says Christie. 

Clinical placements are also critical, and set the tone for the rest of your career. Our placement services are some of the most crucial we provide our students. Faculty and staff will do everything necessary to help place you in the environment that best speaks to your skills, progress, temperament and career goals. Thanks to their efforts, as well as our deep network of partnerships, our students complete clinicals in some of the most reputable hospitals, medical centers, nursing homes and extended-care facilities in the state.

Quinnipiac occupational therapy graduate student Amber Emmino ’18 walks with incoming Cheshire-Quinnipiac Transition Collaborative student Brenden Leventhal as they work through a scavenger hunt on the Mount Carmel Campus. Transition students spent a week living independently in Quinnipiac residence halls working with OT students on skills to help them navigate the university experience. These kinds of unique learning experiences give you opportunities to explore potential career paths and exercise your skills in a meaningful way.

Positive strides

Quinnipiac occupational therapy graduate student Amber Emmino ’18 walks with incoming Cheshire-Quinnipiac Transition Collaborative student Brenden Leventhal as they work through a scavenger hunt on the Mount Carmel Campus. Transition students spent a week living independently in Quinnipiac residence halls working with OT students on skills to help them navigate the university experience. These kinds of unique learning experiences give you opportunities to explore potential career paths and exercise your skills in a meaningful way.

Personal Development/Individual Counseling


  • Resume and cover letter preparation
  • Interview prep
  • Exploring jobs/internships
  • Assistance with researching graduate programs
  • Help with writing letters of interest to graduate schools

Professional/Online Resources


  • Annual on-campus career fair every March
  • On-campus speakers, info sessions and panel discussions
  • Comprehensive job and internship database
  • Online mock interview program
  • Comprehensive online career document library
  • Alumni mentoring

Contact Us

Cindy Christie
Assistant Dean, Career Development for the Schools of Health Sciences and Nursing
cynthia.christie@qu.edu
203-582-3656

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