Career Development

Sacred Heart University recognizes that St. Vincent’s College students have unique career goals and supports them in achieving those goals. The university’s Center for Career and Professional Development offers students expert guidance and helpful resources as they prepare for full-time employment or further education after earning an associate’s degree or certificate.

Offerings of the Career Center include:

  • A healthcare career placement advisor located at SVC’s campus
  • Workshops and one-on-one guidance to improve resume and interview skills
  • Job search skills training
  • Access to 300,000 employers in HandShake
  • Networking events
  • A variety of career tools and resources
  • Preparation for licensing exams
  • Planning for continuing education

To schedule an individual appointment, contact Cicely Poggi-Gedacht, Associate Director of Career Placement: 475-210-6465.

Job Opportunities

Many local employers seek to hire Sacred Heart University graduates. Search online job postings through Handshake, the SHU online job bank and job search management website exclusively for Sacred Heart University students and alumni.

SHU also offers students access to Liquid Compass, a robust healthcare job database.



Contact Us

Cicely Poggi-Gedacht
Associate Director of Career Placement

To schedule an appointment, please email in advance.

SVC Alum Spotlight

“In the midst of changing careers, I reflected on my life and the ways I have been helped, and searched for a role … where I [could] return that help to others. I now work in the ER helping a wide range of patients from the community I grew up around, and utilizing the skills I learned while at St. Vincent’s College.”-Steven Hudak, A.S. in Radiography 2015