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Build the Career of Your Dreams

With more than 150 majors, SRU turns your passions into your career.

Career Education and Development

Life is about learning and change; education and development. The SRU Office of Career Education and Development supports students and alumni in their learning and career development through appointments, career management tools, speaking events, networking venues, on-campus employer interviews, and both on and off campus career expos and job fairs.

NEW for 2019-2020 Academic Year

New Career Management System: HANDSHAKE
We've switched from SRU Career Connection to HANDSHAKE, a new system for job postings, events, appointment scheduling, and reporting.  The switch comes from requests from employers who saw success using the system at other institutions and from students who enjoyed the streamlined layout and mobile app.  This new system will also allow for easy on-campus employment postings by departments and student applications.  

Looking for information about your career path?  Not sure what a Forensic DNA Investigator does or what they might have majored in while in college? How about how to become a Genetic Counselor? What does a Project Manager do on a daily basis?  For these careers and dozens of others, check out Candid Career and explore the world of work in a fresh new way!  

BIG INTERVIEW (SRU's Code: 0669)
Need help nailing that first professional interview? Not sure how to negotiate your salary and benefits. Your dream company just called and said they can interview you tomorrow for that summer internship! All of these are great problems to have and we are happy to help! Big Interview is a new system that allows you to research interview questions, record an interview, and then watch your own answers. This allows you to not only prepare your thoughts for an interview but also improve your ability to effectively communicate your knowledge, skills, and abilities (in layman's terms: ace that interview)!

Upcoming Fall 2019 Career events 

Events held on campus have RSVP's on HANDSHAKE

JCPenney Suit Up Event
September 15th, 2019; 2pm-5pm
SRU students are invited to shop for professional wear for upcoming events and at highly discounted prices
JCPenney Clearview Mall; 101 Clearview Circle, Butler, PA 16001

Safety Management Career & Internship Expo
October 3rd, 2019; 10am-2pm
Optional Interview Day: October 4th, 2019; 9am-4pm
Robert M. Smith Student Center Ballroom
Student/Alumni Event Preview Page
Employer Event Preview Page 

Western PA Collegiate Job & Internship Fair
Largest hiring event in Western PA | Open to all majors
October 9th, 2019; 10am-3pm
Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, PA
Find out more information and pre-register at

Business & Computing Career & Internship Expo
October 15th, 2019; 12:00pm-2:30pm
Robert M. Smith Student Center Ballroom 
Student/Alumni Event Preview Page 
Employer Event Preview Page 

Educator Campus Day & Career Expo
October 21st, 2019; 11am-4pm
Robert M. Smith Student Center Ballroom
Student/Alumni Event Preview Page 
Employer Event Preview Page 

About Our Office

Our office serves a broad array of stakeholders including students and alumni, faculty and administrators, employers, parents and even community members. The ways in which we work with each of these groups is relevant and tailored to their needs and the success of our SRU students. Contact our office in 108 Bailey Library at 724.738.2028 or email

Keep watching for updates about on-campus interviews, Application Sessions,  "Bills, Budgets & Benefits", LinkedIn workshops, resume workshops and more.