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.
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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.


Peer Career Advisor Trainee Applications are Open!

If you are working with undergraduate students who are looking for a way to build their resume and earn money, we are accepting applications for the fall 2024 Peer Career Advisor Trainee position!

As a PCA Trainee, they will:

Trained …

By Vincia Phillip (She,Her)
Vincia Phillip (She,Her) Assistant Director of Career Education
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Congratulations to our new Career Champions!

The Career Champions Team is excited to announce our newest Career Champions!

Sari Khatib, Zakhar Berkovich, Lisa Clarke, Kim Taylor, Olivia Mihalko, and Rebecca Seavey all recently completed the Career Champions Challenge!

Did you know we run both synchronous and …

By Sarah Gelfand
Sarah Gelfand Assistant Director of Career Education
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How to De-Stress From the Job Search

It’s exciting to begin the search for your dream job, especially when you feel like you’ve finally honed in on what you want to do in your career. But the process of sifting through job listings, tidying up your resume, …

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Simple Actions for a Successful Job Search

Graduation is quickly approaching for students this winter, and searching for a job can feel isolating and overwhelming.

If you are working with students who haven’t figured things out or feel discouraged, here are some helpful actions you can advise …

By Vincia Phillip (She,Her)
Vincia Phillip (She,Her) Assistant Director of Career Education
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Graduate School Interest

 If you are working with students who express interest in attending graduate school, they may need to explore their interests and different careers before choosing a graduate program. They can do so by planning for internships in their field of …

By Vincia Phillip (She,Her)
Vincia Phillip (She,Her) 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