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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.

 

Career help for alumni

Did you know that UAlbany graduates can still get help from the Office of Career and Professional Development for 5 years after they graduate?  If you are working with a student who is graduating, please let them know that they …

By Cathy Parker (She/Her)
Cathy Parker (She/Her) Associate Director of Career Education
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School of Public Health introduces new nursing programs

The School of Public Health has just launched two new degree program to begin in Fall 2023; Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program and Master of Science in Population Health Nursing.  Students may come to you with questions about …

By Cathy Parker (She/Her)
Cathy Parker (She/Her) Associate Director of Career Education
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UAlbany Career Champions

A very big thank you to the UAlbany faculty and staff who have completed the Career Champions Challenge! We hope to further collaborate together to support our students.

By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her)
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How to Accept a Job Offer (With Examples)

You got the job! Before you throw caution to the wind and start celebrating, you’ll need to formally accept your offer. This may involve negotiating the terms of the offer, signing an official offer, and sending a formal acceptance letter …

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The more transparency, the better’: How NYC job seekers say visible pay ranges will help them

New York City’s salary transparency law took effect this week. Check out this article to learn more.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/11/01/nyc-job-seekers-react-to-law-requiring-salary-ranges-on-job-postings.html

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

Phone
(518) 437-4900
Address

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