From your first day on campus, you can take advantage of the career planning and graduate school resources available through the Career Development Center. Make an appointment with your Career Counselor on the Career Center Online page to explore your career goals, aspirations, and academic interests, and put together a personalized plan to get you on the path to success.
The Career Development Center offers a variety of services for students at each stage of your academic and professional career. As a first-year student, your counselor can help you explore career paths and help you discover which major would be a good fit for you by using career assessment tools.
Your Career Counselor can also help you explore internship and job options, as well as prepare a résumé, cover letter, and a recorded mock interviews. You’ll also receive advice on networking, gathering references, business attire, and other job search strategies. Western New England University also holds career fairs and on-campus recruiting each year, which is open to all students.
Students who will be pursuing graduate studies after graduation can also find valuable information at the Career Development Center. This includes help with program research, personal statements, and prerequisite tests.
Career Assessment Tools
The TypeFocus Personality, Interests, and Values Assessment will help you identify how your own personal traits and strengths can best complement certain career paths.
FOCUS-2 is a self-paced career guidance tool designed to help you discover and explore career options that match your interests, personality, values, and skills.
Once you've narrowed down career options, the Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook will give you a more comprehensive look at your field of study, including job options, salary ranges, and the projected growth of the industry as a whole.
O*NET is another resource with detailed descriptions of various industries, job functions, and long-term prospects.
Career Resources and Guides
Connect with the Career Development Center to obtain helpful resources and guides on the following topics:
An internship provides students with experience in their field and helps them stand out amongst the competition. Employers today look for candidates with professionalism and skills that come from an internship. Western New England University works with a network of businesses and organizations where students can complete field work, conduct engineering design projects, student teach, or work alongside professionals in their industry.
Western New England University works with a network of over 1,500 businesses and organizations where students can complete field work, conduct engineering design projects, student teach, or participate in internships. Opportunities are posted in the CareerCenter Online.
Click here for a list of where our students have completed academic internships.
On-Campus Recruiting and Job Searching
Through the CareerCenter Online students can view and apply for job and internship opportunities. Employers visit campus regularly to recruit students for their open opportunities, some for informational sessions, others for Mall Area Informational Table, and others interview students for the positions on campus. Each semester the Career Development Center hosts a Career and Internship Fair where over 45 employers come to campus to meet and recruit students for their opportunities.
Read our Guide to On and Off Campus Recruiting Policies here.
Career Programs and Networking Opportunities and Collaborations
The Career Development Center cultivates student success and strengthens the professional skills organizations desire. Our effective combination of education and career programs, strengthened by job search coaching is a valuable complement to a student’s academic experience. Resources include, data on labor market trends, employer contacts and connections, social media audits, recorded practice interviews, and the CareerCenter Online database of jobs, internships, events, and on campus recruiting.
- Sophomore Career Connections
- Golden Bear Career Certificate Programs
- AlumniLINKS Program
- Board of Trustees Career Panels and Networking Opportunities
- Career Fairs and Events