Career Services & Leadership Development Center

The SSU Career Services & Leadership Development Center provides SSU students and alumni a platform for personal  and leadership development, career explorations, and professional networking to help SSU Tigers transform their degree into the career of their dreams.

Career Services Office

The Career Services Office provides professional preparation counseling for all students and alumni seeking employment, graduate school information, cooperative education and internship opportunities. Career Services acts as a liaison between employers, academic programs and students. Additionally, the office maintains placement files of students and alumni entering the work force or considering a career change. 

Fall 2023 Career & Graduate School Fair

Join us for the Fall 2023 Career & Graduate School Fair 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Wednesday, September 27, 2023 in the Student Union Ballrooms. We are expecting a broad range of recruiters from over 90 corporate, government, non-profit, and other professional career opportunities as well as graduate and professional schools. Students and employers can register using the links below for SSU Handshake.

SSU Handshake Portal

SSU Handshake is a web-based career connections database that allows SSU students and alumni to establish and regularly update their detailed profile with their resume and career interest to create professional networking and career opportunities. Students can also register for career and graduate school fairs as well as attend special training sessions offered by SSU and our corporate partners.

Employers and University partners can post career and internships opportunities as well as view student resumes and schedule interviews. They can also post special events and panel discussions.

 Student Login   Employer Login

S.T.R.I.P.E.S. Program

The STRIPES Program provides students the opportunity to participate in community/volunteer services and attend extracurricular seminars to assist with academic, personal, professional, and leadership development. STRIPES participation is documented and archived allowing students to retrieve a co-curricular transcript detailing their commitment to community service and personal development outside the classroom. Approved STRIPES events are posted on the @SSUSTRIPES social media pages (Instagram).

Leadership Development

The CSLD Center provides learning opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills and professional preparation throughout their enrollment.  Students can schedule appointments to complete leadership assessments, receive advisement on leadership decisions, or to participate in self-directed leadership activities. The CSLD Center also sponsors a variety of leadership trainings and extended leadership institutes throughout the year. 

Alumni Engagement

Services are also available to SSU alumni for assistance in job searches, career coaching, and additional professional resources for professional development. The CSLD Center also works in collaboration with the Alumni Relations Office to provide a network for future graduates and to call upon alumni to speak on panels and in classes. Alumni are often called upon to assist with mock interviews and other extracurricular programming and to represent their corporations and agencies at the Career & Graduate School Fair each semester.


Savannah State University

SSU Career Services 

PO Box 20004

Savannah, GA 31404