The office provides individual counseling sessions and referrals to SUNO students, faculty, staff, and alumni. In addition, the office sponsors activities, programs, and workshops for people seeking career advancement opportunities.
Information is maintained and disseminated by the Career Counseling and Placement Office concerning private and public employment opportunities, as well as graduate and professional school admissions. Representatives from businesses, governmental agencies, and industry visit the Office of Career Counseling and Placement, interview candidates, and/or provide employment literature for potential employees and interns. Efforts are made to assist in workforce development by conducting workshops on interviewing, resume’ writing, and “dressing for success.”
The Office of Career Counseling and Placement hosts the Career Day Program, the Graduate and Professional Schools Program, the Teachers’ Fair, and the Mardi Gras Invitational Job Fair annually. These programs allow participants to gain useful information about employment and advanced study opportunities in a more casual and less intimidating environment.
The University has the approval to certify educational benefits to qualified veterans and their dependents under the provision of 38 U.S.C. 3675. The Veterans Affairs Office provides information and assistance regarding educational and training programs. Veterans and veterans’ dependents should obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from their local Veterans Administration Office or Military Unit to be presented to the Veterans Affairs Office.
Those veterans who are eligible for benefits under the legislation must comply with and meet the standards as set forth by the University regarding attendance, conduct, withdrawal, and suspension. In addition, veterans and veterans’ dependents must also take courses that apply to his/her chosen objective and are not allowed to receive educational benefits for repeated courses. The Veterans Affairs Office will notify the Veterans Administration Office within thirty (30) days in all cases of unsatisfactory academic progress and attendance.
All students receiving veterans’ educational benefits must register with the Veterans Affairs Office each semester in order to continue receiving benefits.
Southern University at New Orleans is the only institution of higher learning in the state of Louisiana that offers degrees in Addictive Behaviors Counseling and Prevention. SUNO offers both an Associate of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in this program.