CEEL

Frequently Asked Questions

How does CEEL assist students in finding jobs and internships?
When should students register with CEEL?
Should Liberal Arts and Science Majors register with CEEL?
How does the on-campus recruiting program work?
Who can attend the Career & Internship Fairs?
How long does CEEL assist students with their job search?
What is the Focus 2 Career Assessment?
What is required to participate in the Internship & Co-op Program?
Will participation in the Internship & Co-op Program delay graduation?

How does CEEL assist students in finding jobs and internships?

We have a number of resources and programs to support students in their job search. We offer individualized resume help, interview coaching, weekly career preparation workshops, on-campus recruiting opportunities, and two Career & Internship Fairs per year. In addition, we train students on how to use SaintPetersLink (SPLink), our Virtual Career Center, to find internships and jobs.

When should students register with CEEL?

Students are encouraged to register with CEEL at the start of their freshman year. CEEL provides students with a Four Year Career Plan that outlines the steps they should take in their Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Year to be career ready by graduation.

Should Liberal Arts and Science Majors register with CEEL?

Yes, all students should register with CEEL! There are many internship and career opportunities for liberal arts and science majors. CEEL helps students identify career paths related to their majors, plan for graduate school, and develop transferable skills important for success in their chosen career.

How does the on-campus recruiting program work?

Our on-campus recruiting (OCR) program runs from September to November and February to April. Employers visit campus to interview juniors and seniors for a number of internships and entry-level positions. To be considered for OCR, a student must be registered with CEEL and have a resume posted on their SPLink account. CEEL works with employers to identify suitable candidates and collect resumes. Employers then select candidates to interview and we contact students to schedule their interview.

Who can attend the Career & Internship Fairs?

The Career & Internship Fairs are open to all Saint Peter’s students and alumni. Professional business attire is required. CEEL also promotes regional and state-wide Career Fairs that are open to Saint Peter’s students and alumni.

How long does CEEL assist students with their job search?

CEEL works with students from the beginning of the job search process until they find suitable employment. It is the students’ responsibility to follow-up with us and take the recommended steps to achieve their professional goals. We also offer career counseling and resources for alumni. Click here to visit our Alumni Services page.

What is the Focus 2 Career Assessment?

Focus 2 is an interactive online assessment program that helps students identify majors and careers that suit their interests and skills. Students can also use it to see how their majors align with different career paths and to learn the education and skills required for their chosen professions. Please contact CEEL to schedule a Focus 2 assessment.

What is required to participate in the Internship & Co-op Program?

There are no requirements other than being enrolled at the University. Any student, freshman through senior, in any major, is eligible to participate. In addition, there is no minimum grade point average requirement.

Will participation in the Internship & Co-op Program delay graduation?

Generally no. The vast majority of students at Saint Peter’s work no more than 20 hours per week and enroll for 12 to 18 credits per term. This means that as a Co-op & Internship student you will continue to make normal progress toward your degree and can graduate in four years.