"I feel so well prepared for any career and know Seton Hall has given me the skills, experience and confidence to be successful."
For more than 155 years, Seton Hall University has provided a nurturing, caring and supportive academic community which fosters the intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth of our students.
The oldest Catholic Diocesan University in the nation, Seton Hall was founded in 1856 by Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley, who named the school after his aunt, Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first America-born saint. Bishop Bayley envisioned a university that would be a "home for the mind, the heart and the spirit" — a place that would develop well-rounded, compassionate leaders who are prepared to serve society.
At Seton Hall, we believe in empowering all students to discover their unique calling right from the start. We do this by offering exceptional career development services and opportunities. Our dedicated, 12-member career counseling staff provides guidance and mentorship beginning in your freshman year. They identify the best careers for you, provide workshops, develop your resume, hone your interview skills and help you network.
The Career Center is committed to helping you find — and advance — your career. Together with faculty, employer and alumni networks, we provide a practical learning environment to ensure that our students are prepared for professional success.
We offer more than 15,000 internship opportunities and over 75 percent of our students have an internship or two on their resume before graduation. And 98 percent of these internship providers say they would hire their Seton Hall intern for regular employment if they had an opening. Because of our stellar national reputation, more than 550 employers visit campus every year just to recruit our graduates, including the Big Four accounting firms, ESPN, Barclay's Capital, Johnson and Johnson, the FBI, Verizon and Prudential. This is just one reason we boast a job placement rate that is about 20 percent higher than the national average.
Seton Hall's national reputation and stellar academic programs give us an edge and make us a powerhouse when it comes to job placement. Our alumni are vice presidents, CEOs and CFOs at major multinational corporations like Oppenheimer, Citibank and Merrill Lynch; they fill the halls of the United Nations, the State Department and the FBI; they lead the way in patient care in hospitals across the country; they make a difference as legislators, judges, school superintendents, principals and teachers.
Seton Hall alumni also serve as mentors to our current students. They're in the trenches in the real world — working at Goldman Sachs, L'Oreal, Morgan Stanley, American Express, Toyota, Madison Square Garden, Panasonic, NBC and SiriusXM Satellite Radio to name just a few — so they know exactly what's needed for career success. As a student at Seton Hall, you'll have regular contact with our alumni network; they will guide you in your career endeavors, help you make important connections, build your resume and advise you as you choose internships and ultimately a full-time job. Many of our alumni also recruit Seton Hall students for internships and full-time work after graduation.
Our internship partners include:
|American Cancer Society
American Civil Liberties Union
Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Deloitte and Touche
Goldman Sachs and Co.
Johnson and Johnson
JP Morgan Chase
Madison Square Garden
Sony Music Entertainment
The New York Times
Universal Music Group
U.S. Attorney’s Office
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Wall Street Journal
Today, we remain dedicated to this vision. One of our primary missions is to develop students who will be servant leaders. This means you will not only be given multiple opportunities to develop your leadership skills on campus but you will also learn the importance of possessing integrity, compassion and a commitment to helping others while also helping yourself. Our goal is to help you grow into a leader, guided by a moral compass.
Seton Hall is a diverse and welcoming community. We celebrate that we have students from all 50 states and from 70 different countries. We have a diverse student body, over 40 percent of which are students of color, and we welcome students of all faiths and backgrounds. At Seton Hall, we foster the values of respect, kindness, patience and understanding. We engage our students in a dialogue about the intersections of culture, faith, reason, science, philosophy, religion and more.
To expand our commitment to developing servant leaders and teach lessons that can't be taught in the classroom, we actively encourage our community members to participate in service activities. Through the Division of Volunteer Efforts (DOVE), our students perform more than 30,000 hours of service each year — lending a hand at soup kitchens and after-school programs; getting their hands dirty planting a garden with local school children; giving their time to organizations like the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, the New Jersey Special Olympics and many others. Each year, DOVE also sponsors service-learning trips to orphanages in Haiti and El Salvador. These experiences expand the worldview and develop character of our students — enriching them in heart, mind and spirit.