On Thursday, March 4, more than 30 employers across a variety of industries and arenas – from finance to nonprofits, education, healthcare, technology, government, insurance, law, real estate and others – will connect with Suffolk students and recent alumni about job opportunities, including full-time entry-level positions and internships.

The Center for Career Education & Professional Development’s annual Connections: Full-Time Job & Internship Fair will feature representatives from Eastern Bank, Lahey Health, the Museum of Science, Mutual of Omaha, The Massachusetts Executive Office of Technology Services and Security, and many other employers. Recruiters will meet with students as well as alumni from the classes of 2019 and 2020 in groups and in one-on-one sessions.

And it will all take place virtually – through Handshake, the career platform that connects college students with employers and job and internship opportunities.

While the pandemic has necessitated many changes, it has not impacted Suffolk’s core commitment to career preparation. We are committed to fostering career success across all schools and degree levels. Doing so is at the core of our mission. Our programs and activities, inside and outside of the classroom, in person and virtual, are structured to foster critical thinking, analytical abilities, and the power skills of human interaction such as oral and written communication, cultural sensibility, and emotional intelligence – tools that are increasingly valued by employers in today’s work environment.

We also work to harness the power of Suffolk’s networks in support of the professional and personal goals of our students and alumni. We connect students and alumni to one another and to a broad network of companies. Networks matter, and they can be built, nurtured, and accessed virtually.

With this in mind, starting today and leading up to the main event on March 4, the Center for Career Education & Professional Development has created a series of fun, informative and interactive career-focused events. There will be opportunities to network with alumni, develop and improve that elevator pitch, prepare a resume – all designed to ensure that students are at the top of their game for the career fair. It’s called Career Weeks, with events and activities that include:

  • A Career Center Resources Virtual Scavenger Hunt from Feb. 22-26. A random winner selected from all completed submissions will win a $50 gift card.
  • Open Mic Night: Practice Your Elevator Pitch with Suffolk Alums on Feb. 24.
  • Coffee Hour with the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion (in person) on Feb. 25.
  • Create Your Career Virtual Expo Event on Feb. 25: interactive “speed networking” with alumni & career advisors.
  • Politics, Civil Rights, COVID-19, and Employee Expression in the Workplace conversation with Suffolk University Law School Professor David Yamada on Feb. 26.
  • Job Fair Prep extended drop-in hours on Feb. 23, March 2, and March 3.

You can learn more, view participating employers, and register for specific Career Weeks events via the Career Weeks webpage.

In this challenging economy, we are especially focused on supporting students and alumni in their career development and in accessing career opportunities. The Connections: Full-Time Job & Internship Fair and the many Career Weeks events leading up to it are collectively a wonderful opportunity to advance towards the achievement of your professional goals. Jump in and sign up!

Wishing you success,


Marisa J. Kelly