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Make the Most of Your Time at UB!

College is not solely about getting your degree, but also about what you make of your college experience. The next four years are a crucial time in your overall career and professional development because at the end of your education, what is the goal? To get a job!

The University of Bridgeport's Center for Career Development is available to help students in every step of their career and professional development! From resumes, to mock interviews, a Career Advisor is available to help students prepare to apply and interview for open positions. Adhering to the timeline and using the available resources will help you to gain a competitive edge that will allow you to stand out in a competitive job market.

Freshman Year

  • Knowledge of the Center for Career Development and getting started on a resume
  • Register for Handshake and start student profile
  • Complete Focus2 Assessments and research top 5 careers
  • Join a group or club and get involved
  • Apply for an on-campus position or continue employment to gain soft skills as an employee
  • Make the connection with Career Advisor with a professional email including resume, LinkedIn, and Handshake to start Career Development Plan (CDP) → Email sbeach@bridgeport.edu

Sophomore Year

  • Update Handshake and LinkedIn profiles, continue connections to build a network
  • Meet with Career Advisor to update CDP
  • Continue involvement in group or club to gain leadership skills
  • Apply for an on-campus position or continue employment to gain soft skills as an employee
  • Gain knowledge of the internship process to start searching and applying

Junior/ Senior Year

  • Start an internship or continue searching and applying for potential internships using Handshake, Indeed, or LinkedIn
  • Meet with Career Advisor to update CDP, resume, and cover letter
  • Take on a Leadership role in groups or clubs
  • Expand professional network on LinkedIn
  • Research potential graduate programs and schools to start the application process
  • Meet with Career Advisor for a Mock Interview
  • Participate in career fairs, networking workshops, and recruitments to practice skills and be more prepared in meeting with employers and professionals, plus learn more about a potential position and employer!

Contact Career Development

The Heckman Center
Wahlstrom Library, 2nd floor
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

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