St. Bonaventure University

Developing Students into professionals

The Career and Professional Readiness Center offers innovative programming and comprehensive services that help students explore and clarify career goals, prepare and compete for the opportunities they seek and establish a foundation upon which to build their careers.

Remember to begin search and preparation for a rewarding career by meeting with a CPRC career counselor. To schedule an appointment, log into your Handshake account using your credentials and click on the Career Center tab.

Explore majors & careers

Student listening attentivelyEveryone goes about choosing a major or career differently. Some students prefer to choose a major first, whereas others choose a career first, then a major that helps them prepare for it.

What's most important is that you choose a major that you will enjoy studying. Don't be afraid to ask for help. We can help you find that major that's just right for you. To schedule an appointment with a career counselor, log into your Handshake account and click on the Career Center tab.

Prepare Yourself

Students taking notesThere are myriad things to do before you set out to secure that coveted internship or the job of your dreams. These things don't happen by accident. It's the students who take the time to build an impressive portfolio, hone their presentation skills, and establish connections on and off campus who land the big opportunities. 

Job & internship search

Student at a computer keyboardYou'll find lots of competition out there as you begin your search for an internship or job opportunity. The CPRC offers an array of resources to give you a leg up on the competition.

  • Internship resources
    • Web-based resources
    • On-campus Recruiting Program
    • Intern Spotlight Program
    • Where our students serve as interns
    • Opportunities via Handshake
  • Job search resources
    • job search checklist
    • Employment resources for diverse populations
    • Job search resources for veterans
    • Salary calculator

Furthering your education

Student in a classroomIs graduate school your best option for attaining your career goals?

We can help you answer that question on our Is Graduate School Right for You? page.

And if your answer to that question is "yes," the page a number of resources you'll find helpful:

  • Is graduate school right for you?
  • Graduate school application timeline
  • Evaluate graduate programs
  • Craft your personal statement
  • Secure letters of recommendation