The Job Placement Office is a unit of the Student Personnel Services Department, which assists students and alumni in their academic, career, personal and social development.
The Job Placement Office supports the academic goals of the college through our programs and services. We help students and alumni gain practical experience and prepare for today’s competitive job market. Our office provides placement assistance for part-time, full-time, summer, internship and volunteer positions free of charge. From personalized advisement to group workshops on job readiness skills, we strive to help our students and alumni become more marketable and reach their career goals.
Scheduling an appointment is not required. However, we recommend that you schedule an appointment if you would like to meet with a counselor.
Job Placement Office Events
Fall 2013 OPEN HOUSE:
This will be held at the Student Activities Fair.
Learn about our services and meet our staff.
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, 11:30 am-12:45 pm Location: CCB
RESUME/ CORRESPONDENCE WORKSHOPS:
Learn the basics of writing resumes, cover letters and thank-you letters.
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 and Tuesday, Mar. 11, 2014, 11:30 am. -12:45 pm Location: Nassau Hall, M14
11:30 am -12:45 pm
RESUME CLINIC: EVENING ACTIVITY HOUR:
What is your resume saying about you to potential employers?
Are you highlighting your attributes in the best way?
Bring a copy of your resume and receive feedback from a counselor.
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 and Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, 5:30 pm Location: CCB
INTERVIEW/ DRESS FOR SUCCESS WORKSHOPS:
Learn how to prepare for an interview and how to handle tough questions.
Dressing for on-the-job success and interview attire will also be discussed.
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 and Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 11:30 am -12:45 pm Location: Nassau Hall, M-14
How do you come across when speaking with an interviewer? Find out for yourself by engaging in a practice interview and getting feedback from a counselor.
Please call (516) 572-7132 to schedule an appointment time.
Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014. Location: Nassau Hall, M39
Other days and times are also available throughout the year.
The 2014 JOB FAIR:
Employers from various fields will speak to students about career opportunities and recruit for part-time, full-time, and summer job openings. Business attire and resumes are recommended.
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Location: P Bldg., Field House
Employers from many fields visit the campus to recruit students and graduates on an informal basis throughout the fall and springsemesters. Contact the office to find out the upcoming recruiting schedule.
Q. Will I be able to find a position which is flexible enough to work around my class schedule?
A. Many employers look to hire college students for part-time jobs and do work around their schedules. Be sure to read the job description carefully, to find out if the hours and days needed are listed as flexible.
Q. What are the different types of jobs that you list in your office?
A. We maintain a wide variety of jobs in many different career areas for our students and alumni.
Q. If I learn of a job through your office, will I be sent out on an interview right away?
A. You may get sent out on an interview the same day that you inquire about a job that is posted in our office. It is also possible, however, that an employer will schedule an interview with you for sometime later.
Q. Do I need to have experience to get a job through your office?
A. No, our office assists entry-level through experienced job candidates.
Q. What type of job should I look for, if I'm not sure what I want to do?
A. To begin with, try to determine your career goal by assessing your skills, interests, values, personality type and preferred work environment. Consider utilizing the Career Counseling and Testing Center (M-14) to help you.Answering these two questions may also help:
- What type of work do you think you want to do?
- Is there any type of work that you know for certain that you don't want to do?
Q. Do I need a resume when I come into the Job Placement Office to look for work?
A. If you bring in your resume it would expedite your job search, but it is not required. Additionally, there are resume guides in our office and counselors to assist you with preparing your resume.