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CAREER RELATED ASSOCIATIONS, GROUPS, LINKS

What are some of the benefits of joining a professional organization?

1. Stay current with the latest information, technology and trends in the industry

2. Get inside information on opportunities in your field of study

3. Access to scholarships, internships, jobs, and mentors

4. Build skills and knowledge by attending workshops, conferences and serving on committees

Below is a partial list of associations separated by program of study. Additional association can be found at: Yahoo Organizations

ACCOUNTING:

American Accounting Association (links, local conferences and career information)

New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers

Academy of Accounting Historians

Accountants for the Public Interest

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

American Society of Women Accountants

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Association of Government Accountants (AGA)

Beta Alpha Psi-The National Accounting Fraternity

Institute of Internal Auditors

Institute of Management Accountants

National Association of Black Accountants

Society of Management Accountants

U.S. State Licensing Boards of Accountancy

U.S. State and Local CPA Societies

AVIATION:

Aviation Club / Barbara Jones, (518) 381-1266  ~ For those interested in the field of aviation or in pursuing the aviation degree program.

New York Aviation Management Association

AVWeb

Air Transport Association of America

American Association of Airport Executives

Aviation Safety Institute

International Aviation Women's Association

Travel Industry Association of America

BUSINESS:

Business and Law Club/ Mathew Farron, (518) 381-1385 / Sheila Fogietta, 381-1265 ~ To develop competence, develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, encourage improvement in scholarship and establish standards for entrance into business occupations with support of the national chapter.

American Management Association (student memberships)

Capital Region Human Resource Association

Society of Human Resource Management

Institute of Real Estate Managment

National Federation of Independent Businesses

National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship

Int'l Assoc. of Adminstrative Professionals - Capital Region Chapter

Emarketing Association

Business Council of New York State

New York Chapter of the American Marketing Association

Human Resource Management Magazine (free online access)

 

COMPUTER/IT/WEB:

Math & Computer Club / Kathy Tomaino, (518) 381-1413  ~ To prepare students for the NYS Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges’ math competition and assist with the “SCCC Annual Mathematics Contest” for high school students and encourage students to enjoy mathematics and computers through activities, videos and guest speakers.

 Technology Club/ Jerry Moore, (518) 381-1328 ~ To further the knowledge and understanding of the members in the field of technology and electronics while enhancing members experience pertaining to scholastic and career development.

TechValley - Technology Roadmap Profiles

Tech Valley Software Alliance

Computing Technology Industry Association

New York Software Industry Association

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (Computer Society)

Emarketing Association

Allaince for Information Technology and Women

Association for Computing Machinery

Information technology Association of America

Association of Information Technology Professionals

Sites for Industry Certifications

Computer Networking

Microsoft Applications

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE/SAFETY & SECURITY:

Criminal Justice Club / Robert Hoff, (518) 381-1292 / Richard Hegney, 381- 1418 ~ To further the knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice field and to enhance the student’s knowledge pertaining to career development.

Council of Community Services of New York State (Directory of Capital Region Organizations)

NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services

Nat'l Assoc. for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals

Officer.com

Extensive List of Career & Research Sites from John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York State Probation Officers Association

Probation Officers of New York State

CULINARY ARTS:

American Culinary Federation / Robert Payne, (518) 381-1216 ~ To promote the best interests of the culinary profession generally and the interests and welfare of chefs, cooks and others engaged in the culinary profession.

 American Culinary Federation - The National Organization of Chefs

(graduates of SCCC's Culinary Arts Program who are members of the ACF at the time of graduation receive a free initial certification upon graduation.)

  Retail Bakers Association

National trade association for retail bakers / offers certification program for bakers

The Bread Bakers Guild of America

National organization of artisan bread bakers

Captial District Wedding Association (Service Directory)

NYS Restaurant Association

National Restaurant Association

Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association

International Hotel & Restaurant Association

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION:

Early Childhood Education / Tammy Calhoun, (518) 381-1295 / Debra Ahola, 381-1402  

To use our education and knowledge within the community and to expand our education through community.

Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council

Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies

FIRE SCIENCE:

Firemen's Association of the State of New York

NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control (Certification & Training Information)

HOTEL & RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT:

Hospitality Club / Ingrid O’Connell, (518) 381-1451 ~ To embark on education activities to promote self-development as well as exploring career opportunities within the hospitality industry.

Hotel & Lodging Association

NYS Restaurant Association

National Restaurant Association

Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association

International Hotel & Restaurant Association


HUMAN & SOCIAL SERVICES/CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY:

Student Volunteer Organization/ Renee Adamany, (518) 381-1298 / Martha Asselin,   381-1336 / Mark Seth, 381-1385 ~ To represent the interests, further the social and personal growth, and promote the general welfare of the members of the organization and to create a positive attitude about community service on campus as well as create a placement system that will connect student and faculty volunteers with agencies in need of their help.

Capital District Counseling Association

Local Volunteer Search with Various Associations and Community Groups

Council of Community Services of New York State (Directory of Capital Region Organizations)

National Association of Social Workers (NYS Chapter)

School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA)

Associations Serving People with Disabilities

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Providers of NYS

New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

New York Elder Abuse Coalition

New York State Association for Retarded Children

New York State Association of Community and Residential Agencies

New York State Association of Health Care Providers, Inc.

New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA)

New York State Psychiatric Association (NYSPA)

Public Service Career Paths

MUSIC:

Extensive Association through Business.com

NURSING:

Healthcare Association of NY

New York State Association of Health Care Providers, Inc.

PARALEGAL STUDIES:

Capital District Paralegal Association

Empire State Alliance of Paralegal Associations (ESAPA)

American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE)

American Bar Association, Standing on Paralegals

International Paralegal Management Association (IPMA)

National Association for Legal Assistances

National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA)

New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)

NYSBA Guidelines for Utilization of Legal Assistants

National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)

NYS Bar Association - Law Practice Management Committee - Paralegal Information 

American Alliance of Paralegals, Inc.

Syracuse University - Paralegal Resources

Extensive List of Career & Research Sites from John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)

New York State Trial Lawyers Association (great for legal research sites)

PERFORMING ARTS:

Drama Club/ Sandra Boynton, (518) 381-1355 ~ To sponsor trips, locally and in New York City , to provide an arena for both professionals and non-professional companies to express their views through the drama media.

List of Theatre Organizations from Yahoo.com

Glimmerglass Opera Company Opportunities

Capital Region Performing Arts Centers

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGIES:

Science Club / TBA ~ To promote the sciences and encourage the studies in this field through field trips and experiences outside of classroom activities.

TechValley - Technology Roadmap Profiles

NY Biotechnology Association

Council on Biomedical Research and Development

American Electronics Association / New York Council

Electronics Representatives Association

The Energy Association of New York State

The New York State Telecommunications Assoc., Inc

Environmental Advocates

Utilities & Renewable Energy Sites

TEACHER EDUCATION:

NYS Teacher Job Announcements

Office of Teaching Initiatives

New York State Education Department

New York State Association of Independent Schools

New York State United Teachers

Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York

TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT:

Hospitality Club / Ingrid O’Connell, (518) 381-1451 ~ To embark on education activities to promote self-development as well as exploring career opportunities within the hospitality industry.

Hospitality & Tourism Career Paths - ACCVB Handout

Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau

International Special Event Society

Meeting Professionals International – Northeastern NY Chapter

NYS Visitors Bureaus

NYS Association of Visitors Bureaus

NYS Visitors Centers

New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association

NYS Chamber of Commerce Directory

Empire State Society of Administrative Executives

NYS Travel & Tourism Offices (search engine)