Seton Hall University

Resources for Students

Whether you are a first-year or graduate level student, The Career Center offers a rich and diverse array of programs, services, and networks to assist you in selecting or changing your academic major and pursuing your career aspirations.

While you will find lots of valuable information on this website, you can access more resources through PirateNet: Internship guidelines, pass codes to career assessments and resources such as Handshake (our online job/internship database), Career Shift, instructional videos, Candid Careers and more. These resources are only available to Seton Hall students.

To request a Career Center presentation for your class or club, please send an email to

Self and Career Exploration

  • Utilize "My Plan," an online career guidance system available to all students via PirateNet. Additional career assessments are also available and completed in conjunction with an individual meeting with a career advisor.
  • Attend Career Center programs and career fairs to learn more about the variety of career options.
  • Interview family members and friends who work in career fields that interest you.
  • Research academic majors and career options through face-to-face meetings with a career advisor. Utilize our many online career exploration tools available to all SHU students through PirateNet.
  • Join a campus club or organization of interest to you and take a leadership role whenever possible.
  • Utilize our online tutorials and our staff to develop a professional college level resume.
  • Explore our online database of internships, part-time jobs, and full-time professional positions.
  • Consider enrolling in the "Decision Making and Careers" career exploration course.

Preparing for Experience

We recommend that by the beginning of sophomore year, students should:

  • Meet with a career advisor.
  • Create an updated resume to be used for applying for internships, volunteer or part-time jobs.
  • Utilize the Handshake database to access internships and part-time job postings. (Professional level positions are also posted in Handshake.)
  • Attend Career Center programs, career fairs and networking forums to learn more about careers, practice networking and meet internship recruiters.
  • Connect with professionals in careers of interest.
  • Connect with Pirate Mentors (SHU alumni career mentors).
  • The Career Center also helps student locate both on campus and off campus part-time jobs.

Getting Experience

Experiential Education is highly valued at Seton Hall University. 84% of our 2020 graduates reported participation in either an internship, student teaching or clinical experience. The Career Center manages an extensive internship program, with 17,000 internship opportunities available. We also encourage students to participate in service activities, community projects and service-learning classes to develop valuable workplace skills.

  • Utilize our Handshake career management database to locate and apply for internships and other career opportunities. All students have access to Handshake via PirateNet.
  • Attend career fairs and other Career Center programs to network with professionals who come on our campus to recruit our students.
  • Refine interviewing skills by attending an interviewing workshop, or practice interviews with employers.
  • Assume a leadership role in a campus club or organization of interest to you.
  • Join professional organizations in your area of study or career interest.
  • Seek out summer opportunities that relate to your career interests (part-time jobs, volunteer, shadowing).

Taking Action

Contact The Career Center to schedule a meeting with a career advisor to get started on the following:

  • Develop a job search strategy to help you reach your career goals.
  • Apply for career related post-graduate positions (full-time employment, post-baccalaureate service, graduate school).
  • Utilize Handshake to locate entry level professional positions.
  • Attend Career Center programs, networking forums and career fairs to meet employers and apply for full-time post-graduate opportunities.
  • Participate in as many interviews as possible, including on-campus interviews.
  • Continue to refine your interviewing skills through workshops, practice interviews with SHU alumni or Career Center staff.
  • Work with a career advisor to update and target your resume to specific organizations or graduate school programs.
  • Students who would like to schedule an individual appointment can do so through COMPASS.