Our office will be open virtually on Mondays and Fridays during the summer.
Resume drop-in hours will resume in the fall.
Have a great summer!

Welcome to the Career Champion Resource Page!

Career Champions are faculty and staff who are committed to student success by supporting students’ career development both inside and outside the classroom.   The office of Career and Professional Development created this community to recognize the important role of these faculty and staff and to support them as they advise, teach, and mentor students.
Join today!

Benefits of becoming a Career Champion

  • Be better informed in how to assist students in pursuing their future professional and career goals.
  • Access to training that highlights the latest resources and best practices in career development.
  • Activities and assignments you can use to add career-related content to your classes.
  • Monthly newsletter with curated resources related to current Career and Professional Development opportunities.
  • After completion of the Career Champions Challenge, receipt of a certificate and badge you can display in your email signature.

Take the Challenge

The Career Champions Challenge is a brief and flexible training program that you can do at your own speed.  It includes material to read and demoes of Career Resources you can use with students.  Complete all 8 quizzes to receive a Career Champion Challenge certificate and a magnet to display in your office.  The challenge is available  here as an asynchronous online training program.  We periodically offer a more synchronous version, delivered daily via email over 2 weeks.  Join the Career Champions program to be notified of the next Challenge.


“Careers in Bloom”

The Career Champions Admin Team invites you to a casual celebration of our year. Please come for all or part of the event.

May 14| 10am-12pm

Science library atrium

RSVP no later than May 3rd: https://tinyurl.com/careersinbloom

By Sarah Gelfand
Sarah Gelfand Assistant Director of Career Education
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Women’s Community Page

It’s Women’s History Month, and we want to highlight our community page dedicated to helping women navigate their careers! Check out helpful articles and networking/employer events tailored to empowering women.  

If you need employment advice for additional identities, we have …

By Vincia Phillip (She,Her)
Vincia Phillip (She,Her) Assistant Director of Career Education
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Incorporating Career Topics in Your Class

Are you looking for ways to bring career activities into the classroom? The Career Champions Admin team is focusing on creating more resources and assignments that you can incorporate into your classes.  As new assignments get added we will highlight …

By Cathy Parker (She/Her)
Cathy Parker (She/Her) Associate Director of Career Education
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Appointment Types We Offer

Summer will be here before you know it, and many students are thinking about landing an internship, or about moving the tassel on their graduation cap. We offer an array of appointment types to help the students you work with …

By Sarah Gelfand
Sarah Gelfand Assistant Director of Career Education
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Helping Students Navigate the Career/Internship Fairs

Industry-focused job and internship fairs are fast approaching! Below are some helpful pieces of advice to help students on their journey:

By Sarah Gelfand
Sarah Gelfand Assistant Director of Career Education
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Featured Resources

Career Readiness Competencies

The National Association of College and Employers (NACE) came up with a list of eight Career Readiness Competencies that employers …

This infographic gives tangible advice for first-year students on how to create and optimize their resume (regardless of experience!)

Contact & Location

(518) 437-4900

Science Library - G50
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

CPD Service Hours

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. virtual
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. virtual
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. virtual
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. virtual
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. virtual