Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Center for Advising and Career Exploration

The Center for Advising and Career Exploration (CACE) assists students in developing and implementing academic and career plans. For new, undeclared students, the center provides pre-registration advising on University requirements and coordinates the advising of all continuing students who have not chosen a major. For students who are uncertain about their majors or their career plans, the center offers several self-assessment instruments to clarify values and to identify interests and career options. Advisors can help students select experiential learning opportunities and refer them to the proper departments to participate in community service, student activities, internships, and cooperative education.

The Center for Advising and Career Exploration assists graduating students with making the transition to employment through workshops on resume writing, interviewing techniques, job search strategies, and information on employment. Recruiters from major area corporations, government agencies, and school systems visit the campus as a part of the year-long campus recruiting program. In addition, the office maintains listings of full- and part-time jobs that can also be accessed through the CACE website at www.ccsu.edu/cace. Career fairs offer opportunities to meet with employers regarding all types of employment opportunities, co-ops, and internships. Experiential education is a major focus, and CACE coordinates the University's Cooperative Education Program, which is described in detail on the webpage linked here. Through this program, students work at six-month, paid positions that are related to their major field of study and provide them with real world experience. CACE also helps students to access paid and unpaid internship opportunities through which students develop professional skills and test out their career goals.

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