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Career Services

Spartan Career Planning Guide  - The purpose of the Norfolk State University Spartan Career Planning Guide  is to assist you through the career planning process and, ultimately, to help you prepare your own Career Action Plan.

New Service Delivery

Career Services is working diligently to help navigate students and employers through the COVID-19 pandemic. In keeping with public health guidelines, our service delivery has changed to help you virtually- through phone, email and remote appointments. Find COVID-19 FAQs and reach us anytime at or by phone at (757)-823-8462.

Remote Career Advising

You can still meet with a career adviser. At this time all career advising appointments will be held remotely. To make an appointment, login to Handshake or email us at

Student Resources

We know these times are confusing. Explore these resources put together to help guide you through the changes.

To learn more about Jobs and Internships, please click here.

Request a Workshop

We are eager to facilitate career and professional development workshops to student organizations and classes.  We regularly host workshops on the following topics and would be happy to customize a presentation specifically for your needs.

  • Resume Development
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Internship Successful Tips
  • Emotional Intelligence and Professionalism in the Workplace
  • LinkedIn
  • Elevator Pitch


Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events,  lists all of the upcoming Career Services events, including employer campus visits, workshops, mock interviews and much more.

  • NSU's Virtual Career Fair for Fall 2020 will take place on October 21st from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Student registration information will be posted soon.  Employers should register on Handshake and check for updates:


Graduate & Professional School Fair

Are you considering graduate school?

Graduate level pursuits are often interwoven into students’ career aspirations. Increasingly in today’s society, advanced degrees are necessary for broadening career options. Students can register on Handshake for the upcoming Graduate & Professional School Day..

When:  October 15, 2020
Time:  12:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Virtual

*Students please register to receive the link and directions to attend.  For more information please contact the office of Career Services at


Recruiter Registration

Career Expo

Seeking employment or internship,opportunities in your major?


                                                                                    Fall 2020 Virtual Career Expo List of Employers

You are invited to NSU's Fall 2020 Career Expo. This is an opportunity for students and alumni to network with local, regional and national employers.  Recruiters can register for this event on Handshake.  

When: October 21, 2020
Time:12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Virtual

- Professional attire required
- Have copies of your resume available
- All majors welcome


Employer Registration

JcPenney Suit Up Event

Need Professional Attire?

Save the Date

October 2 - 4
Location:  Online Shopping

JCPenney is partnering with the office of Career Services to provide professional clothing at a discounted price. During this event, students can purchase professional attire, jewelry, and accessories. Your discount can also be used for Sephora products and free beauty consultations are available in store only.  The JCPenney Salon will also provide a 20% discount to all new customers.  Students, Faculty and alumni can receive the 30% discount by texting the code NSU to 67292


JCPENNEY Suit Up Event Flyer

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Handshake? How to request an appointments with Career Services?

    Handshake is the place where students, career centers, and recruiters come to meet, talk, and share opportunities.

    • Schedule Meetings
    • Schedule Interviews
    • Searching for Internships
    • Acquiring Employment & Internship Opportunities

    Register for Handshake


Contact Us

For additional information please contact NSU Career Services by e-mail at or by phone at (757) 823-8462.

Contact Information

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services/International Student Services (OASIS) if you have a disability or think you have a disability.

Location:  James A. Bowser Building, Suite 121
Contact Person:  Mrs. Doral Jackson, Coordinator
Telephone Number:  757-823-8325
Email Address: