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Welcome Faculty & Staff

The Career Success Center(CSC), offers numerous services for our CCSU faculty and staff. 

Workshop Request

Interested in having a Career Workshop for your class, club, residence hall, program or event?

Workshops help you develop new skills that can help you get ahead. There are lots of different topics of professional significance. These workshops can address common problems or issues that face many jobs on a regular basis. Participants can share their insights and thoughts on how to have anticipatory skills to resolve potential problems, also providing fresh perspective when dealing with the potential roadblocks.

Career Success Center Overview – 15 Minute Presentation
Learn about who we are and what we do.

Choosing a Major/Career Path – 30 Minute Presentation
Learn what you need to know about yourself and the world of work when making decisions about your major and career path.

Writing Your Resume and Cover Letter – 45 Minute Presentation
Learn how to effectively present your experience and qualifications to potential employers.

Effective Interviewing – 30 Minute Presentation
Learn about the employment interview process, the types of questions asked, and tips to help you interview with confidence.

Special Topics

Our staff will work with you to develop a workshop on a topic of special interest.

  • Allow two weeks advance notice when selecting your program date
  • A minimum of 5 participants is requested

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s going on at the Career Success Center?
Click here to view our current events

What resources are available at the Career Success Center to Students/Alumni & Staff?
Our resources page presents a majority of our offices information you need to use as tools for students.
Click Here For Our Resource Page 

Are there any Assessments to help students?
Our Focus2 Assessments allows students with the following:

  • Search for occupations and create options based on your values, interests, skills, and personality 
  • Obtain up-to-date information on hundreds of occupations
  • Determine education and training requirements for each occupation 

More information can be located on our resource page: Click here

How can I write a strong letter of recommendation?
Letter Requirements

  • Refrain from comments regarding candidate's race, color, gender, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, medical condition, or political affiliations, beliefs or activities.
  • Letters should indicate the candidate’s full name. Preferably in the 1st paragraph.
  • Letters should be typewritten or word-processed. Handwritten letters do not scan clearly.
  • Letters should be printed on professional letterhead.
  • Letters require the writer’s signature. Please use blue or black ink as lighter colors do not scan well.

For Graduate School: Indicate how long you have known the applicant and in what capacity. Graduate schools are primarily interested in recommendations that come from professors who know the applicant their academic work as well as from employers. The more the recommendation reflects real knowledge of the applicant and their performance, the more useful the letter is to the graduate school admissions committees and thus to the applicant. The letter should address the following questions:

  • Knowledgeable characteristics:  How well does the applicant learn and retain information? What is your assessment of the applicant's skill in analysis and logic? Does the applicant show evidence of creativity? Has the applicant's academic record been affected by special circumstances such as work, social or academic background?
  • Understanding in field of study: What is the applicant's depth of knowledge in the field? Does he/she know how to use the methods in the field of study or have the experience in research?
  • Ability to communicate: Is the applicant an effective writer? Is the applicant articulate in oral expression?
  • Industry and self-discipline: To what extent is the applicant persistent, efficient and motivated? Is the applicant able to work independently?
  • Potential for graduate study:  Does the candidate have any specialized skill or studies in the field? How does this applicant rate with other candidates who have been evaluated?
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