Undergraduate Resume & Cover Letter drop-in hours will be held from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. this week Monday, December 5 - Wednesday, December 7th, and Friday, December 9th at the Science Library, G50!

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 (she/her)
Jessica Pugliese (she/her) 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 (she/her)
Jessica Pugliese (she/her) Career Advisor
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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) Career Advisor
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Why high school and college students should volunteer

In addition to the benefits to society and the personal well-being of the person who volunteers, there are also tangible career benefits when you volunteer. You get experience and are able to communicate to prospective employers that you have a …

By Steven Rothberg - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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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 (she/her)
Jessica Pugliese (she/her) Career Advisor
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Contact & Location

Phone
(518) 437-4900
Address

Science Library - G50
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

CPD Service Hours

Office Hours Undergraduate Drop-ins
M 8:30 - 5:00 2:00 - 4:00
T 8:30 - 5:00 2:00 - 4:00
W 8:30 - 5:00 2:00 - 4:00
TH 8:30 - 5:00  
F 8:30 - 5:00 2:00 - 4:00