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

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.

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 Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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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 Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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Create an Elevator Pitch for Job Fairs

When you speak with Recruiters at a Job Fair, a question often asked is, “Tell me about yourself.” As there are many participants who attend Job Fairs, you won’t have a lot of time to speak with a …

By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her)
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4 Tips for Building Lasting Career Relationships Through Informational Interviews

4 Tips for Building Lasting Career Relationships Through Informational Interviews
By: David Solloway

Published: Nov 08, 2020

https://firsthand.co/blogs/networking/4-tips-for-building-relationships-through-informational-interviews

By Jessica Pugliese
Jessica Pugliese Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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Own the Room at Your Next Networking Event as a Student, Intern and Recent Graduate

Networking Event words on a wall calendar to remind you of the day or date for a business meeting, celebration, conference or seminar. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

We live in a busy world, and college students are no exception. Today’s …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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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.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. virtual