Career Services

The Center for Careers and Transfer can assist students with:

  • Beginning the job search
  • Identifying search databases to find jobs
  • Writing resumes and cover letters
  • Learning networking skills
  • Practicing for interviews
  • Researching companies
  • Overcoming obstacles to the search
  • Identifying your skills and interests and how they connect to career possibilities
  • Researching careers and majors
  • Choosing a career direction

The center is free of charge and is easily accessible through scheduled appointments. Computers are available in the center for job search and resume writing.

Services for alumni include:

  • Access to job bank and job fairs
  • Career exploration tools
  • Resume and cover letter critique
  • Mock interviews

Students and alumni are encouraged to call our office at (518) 629-7326 to make an appointment.

Searching for Employment and Internships

International Students Seeking Employment

Below are some basic guidelines for international students seeking employment. The International Students Office is the primary support office for international students. Please contact them at (518) 629-7567.

On-campus Employment
An F-1 student is eligible to work on campus without immigration's approval. Before seeking employment, see the International Student Advisor to get instructions on how to get the required Social Security card. The only positions that are available to international students on campus are designated in the following link as College Worker. College Worker positions are limited in number and are posted in the Center for Careers and Transfer and in the employment database.

Off-campus Employment
An F-1 student may not accept off-campus employment at any time during the first year of study. After the first year, the Immigration and Naturalization Service may give permission to work under its severe economic hardship rule if the student can prove (document) that his/her financial circumstances have changed severely at the end of the first year.

Researching and Choosing Careers and Majors

Learn about interests and skills:

  • NY Job Zone (Recommended for College Students and Alumni)
    Register to create a free account, then select items from “Self Exploration.”
  • NY Career Zone (Recommended for High School Students)

Research careers and majors:

Relocating

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Services for Students with Disabilities

The Center for Careers and Transfer offers its services to all students equally but has developed additional services that are aimed at providing services that are of particular value to those students and alumni who have disabilities.

Our office is located in the Siek Campus Center, Room 201, and is accessible via an elevator at the north end of the building. Disabled parking is available in front and at the rear of the building. The main doors to the building are power assisted.

If any of this office's materials or resources are found not to be accessible, please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate.

Counseling is available on: resume development; interviewing; disclosure; reasonable accommodations; and many other issues relevant to disabilities.

Resources

Center for Careers and Transfer
Siek Campus Center, Suite 290

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.