Career/Job Search Workshops

The Career Development Center offers FREE workshops to guide students in their career and job search efforts. All workshops include both traditional and electronic/web-based approaches. All workshops will be held in the Career Lab, 204 Angell College Center (ACC) and will last an hour or less.  Presentations on alternative topics and alternative times can be arranged upon request.

Workshop Topics and Descriptions:

Creating Resumes & Cover Letters

This workshop will discuss numerous aspects of resumes including purposes, content, various formats, design, and language. Tips on formatting and sending an electronic resume will be covered. Format and writing style of cover letters will be presented. Sending a cover letter electronically will also be discussed.

Delivering a Dynamic Interview

Learn what to do before your interview and how to prepare for various types of interviews. This workshop is appropriate for any interview including internship, full-time job, and/or graduate school. Obtain tips on what you should research and find out about an organization before interviewing. Learn about behavioral interviewing techniques. Find out what are the most typically asked questions including handling illegal and unusual questions. Interviewing is an interactive process so you will get ideas of what types of questions you can ask the interviewer. Find out a little about body language and tips on what to wear

Applying to Graduate Schools

When is the best time to go to graduate school? It may depend on your personal goals and the field you are pursuing. Find out about the general timetable. Find out more about the application process including writing admissions essays/letters of intent. Learn what affects admissions decisions. Preparing for graduate entrance exams will be discussed. Find out about options for financing your graduate education including graduate, teaching, and research assistantships.

Organizing an Effective Job Search

Whether you are looking for an internship, a part-time job, a summer job, or a full-time opportunity, this workshop will teach you the basic steps in finding that perfect experience. Networking, salary negotiation, and relocating will be discussed. Obtain targeted on-line resources to search for a job by field or geographic location.

Identifying Career Interests

Instead of randomly choosing a major or career, find out more about matching your interests and personality with an exciting and appropriate choice for you. Find out resources that answer the question, "What can I do with a major in…?" This workshop will consist of interactive activities to introduce you to the career planning process.

Networking for Career Success

Understand the importance of networking for personal, career, or other professional pursuits. Determine who is in your career network. Identify appropriate questions to ask. Explore Cardinal Connections, our expanding alumni volunteers.

Using Social Media for Intern/Job Search

Develop strategies for personal branding and effective uses of various socal media for networking and identifying interna and job possibililites.

Preparing for a Career Fair

Learn the basics about attending a career or job fair. This information will apply to any job fair but participants will learn more details of SUNY Plattsburgh's annual Career Night. Find out what to wear, what to bring, and what to say. Also, learn what types of organizations will be attending.


Contact Information

To learn more about the Career Development Center at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Career Development Center
118 Angell College Center (ACC)
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901

Phone (518) 564-2071
Fax (518) 564-5080