Career Services is being revamped

By on November 14, 2006

The Career Service program at Quinnipiac assists students with figuring out their future. Recently, Quinnipiac has decided to make some changes in the program to help benefit students a little more.

“The main change is that the Career Service personnel and functions are being distributed to the four schools with undergraduates, instead of being centralized in one office,” William Clyde, vice president for Academic Affairs, said.

Quinnipiac has already hired two new employees and is currently searching for two more, which it hopes to find by Jan. 1. These four employees will have offices in the four undergraduate schools and will assist students only within their specific majors.

“These four new people will report to the Dean of the School of Communications, the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Business, and the School of Health Sciences,” Clyde said.

Since the change has not fully taken place yet, students can still find Career Services in the same building on Bobcat Alley.

“In this transition year, we decided to have all these people accommodate in one Career Service area to keep it easy for students,” Clyde said.

The final changes will be made in the summer.

“I think the best thing about Career Services is that once this transition is complete, students will be talking to someone with very specific knowledge and networks in their field,” Clyde said.

The Career Services program provides research and planning for students. It can help students choose a major, write a resume, develop relationships with employers, secure internships, coordinate on-campus interviews, maintain alumni networks and assist students with finding a graduate school.

Students of every year are able to use Career Services. Clyde thinks that students should go late in their freshman year.

“If you go as a freshman, you will get a sense of the expectations of employers and can even find a summer job in your field,” Clyde said.


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