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Welcome Students!

Norfolk State University (NSU) Career Services is proud to offer services to first year freshman to doctoral students and alumni. Our office is here to assist you with all aspects of career planning. From identifying skills, interests, and workplace values, to sharpening your interviewing skills and resume and cover letter development. We hope that you find these resources valuable as you begin to embark on internship, cooperative education opportunities, employment and graduate school.  As you begin to partner with our office, each phase of your academic career will help you prepare to be an Ideal Spartan. One that is admired and recognized as being a highly esteemed global citizen. Stay connected to our office and do not miss out on our exciting upcoming events!

We look forward to helping you every step of the way!

Freshman (Exploration)


Students will learn about programs and services designed to gain an early start on career planning that will help achieve personal and academic goals.

Sophomore (Career Development)


Students will participate in career education and experiential programs offering real time exposure to various industries that will help sharpen their communication, decision making, teamwork and collaboration as well as problem solving skills.


Students will develop career and professional goals by choosing a major and engage in organizational, extra-curricular activities, experiential and global experiences that will allow him or her to be given leadership task that will establish a sense of personal, community and global experiences beyond oneself.

Junior (Career Engagement)


Students will identify and use relevant job resources that will assist in enhancing their academic experience, while identifying career options that will outline a clear plan towards post-graduate and career success.

Senior (Career Placement)


Students will be able to translate their NSU experiences, academic, co-curricular, and work-related skills in a manner that will distinguish them while in engaging in their career planning process. Their career development skills (resume writing, networking-link up, interviewing, etc.) obtained during the academic year, will assist students in gaining employment upon graduation.


Students will seek opportunities that excite and inspire them to build a purposeful career by researching and experimenting with opportunities they actually care about. By outlining prospective employers and evaluating location, interest, and salary expectations, students will actively make informed decisions about their career choice.

Norfolk State University Career Services