Our office will be closed on Monday for the 4th of July.

Networking/Career Fairs

Networking is hard. We get it. It takes guts to put yourself out there. But, the Office of Career and Professional Development can help!

What is networking?
Networking is the act of establishing connections with peers, industry leaders, professors, etc.for the purpose of adding and expanding your professional circle.

Why is networking important?
It helps you hear tips and gain advice from industry leaders and peers. Networking is a mutual relationship; the advise recipient gains valuable information to aid in their career planning and the advice giver is able to give back to their community in a meaningful way.

  • 4 Tips for Networking

    1. Learn about who you are and what you want. Create an elevator pitch with basic information like your name, major, career interest(s).
    2. Find out ways to network. Build a LinkedIn page with a professional photo and your resume. Become part of an organization or club to meet like minded people and add to your experiences.
    3. Make sure your documents are ready. Have your resume updated and reviewed so it’s ready to be sent to a contact, if needed.
    4. Practice! Networking is a skill. The more you do, the less awkward it can be.

EY-Parthenon Thrive Virtual Event 8/5

Rounding out Pride Month, EY Parthenon has a great opportunity for undergraduate students (rising junior and seniors) with a strong preference for students who self-identify as LGBTQ+ to learn more about a career in strategy consulting. This half-day, virtual event …

By Jessica Pugliese
Jessica Pugliese Career Advisor
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Upcoming Capital Region Job Fairs!

Still looking for job opportunities as a new graduate? If you’re in the Capital Region, there are two upcoming Job Fairs that may be of interest to you!

Monday, July 11, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Times Union Job Fair 

By Megumi Kim
Megumi Kim Career Advisor
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Times Union Job Fair – Monday, April 25!

For those of you who may still be looking for a summer or full-time job opportunity, the annual Times Union Job Fair will be occurring this coming Monday, April 25, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Albany Marriott (189 …

By Megumi Kim
Megumi Kim Career Advisor
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3 Ways Employers Can Support First Gen Students

Read the Harvard Business Review’s article on how employers can recruit and support First Gen students:

https://hbr.org/2022/02/3-strategies-to-recruit-and-support-first-gen-college-grads?fbclid=IwAR0lZ9FmgdmTUEohXnu9eM89MsTMc4IK9wxF45pjtErNhynzfM2dXUB0BNI

By Jessica Pugliese
Jessica Pugliese Career Advisor
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Students Encouraged to Use Messaging Feature on Handshake

Using the messaging feature on Handshake could set you apart from other application candidates, learn more from Handshake:

By Jessica Pugliese
Jessica Pugliese Career Advisor
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(518) 437-4900
Address

Science Library - G50
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

CPD Service Hours

M 8:30 - 4:00
T 8:30 - 4:00
W 8:30 - 4:00
TH 8:30 - 4:00
F 8:30 - 4:00