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Schenectady County Community College
 Schenectady County Community College, Elston Hall, Room 223  *  518/381-1365
Coordinator, Robert Frederick                                     Office Secretary, Suzann Burke

As a student or an alumnus of SCCC, you have a dedicated staff of professionals working to help you better understand the type of career you wish to pursue and to introduce you to a variety of opportunities that await you depending on your own interests, motivations, skills and time available.  The following categories are means by which our office attempts to teach and support students and alumni to become successful at creating and finding career related opportunities.  MAKE AN APPOINTMENT SO WE CAN FULLY UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS BEFORE SUGGESTING SPECIFIC RESOURCES FOUND BELOW.
Job Search Assistance through Personal Appointments:
We teach students to develop a targeted job search including employer/industry research, targeting a resume and cover letter, effectively communicating during an interview, ensuring appropriate follow-up, expanding their job search networks and organizing a successful job search process.

Academic Interaction:
We participate in classroom and club presentations related to employment trends and job search skills.  Work with academic clubs to generate work related experiences and exposure to careers
Coordinate and advertise non-credit internship opportunities such as the Federal Internship Program, Senate & Assembly Internships, and internships offered throughout the year by local and regional employers.

Employment Trends Information using Resource Center:
We teach students how to research information using computer resources, books and printed materials, and through personal networking to better understand industry and occupational projections, local and regional demands, salary ranges, job descriptions, certification requirements, and marketable skills related to targeted occupations.

Developing Contacts:
Our office maintains a database with over 2000 business contacts that can be used to search for potential opportunities and personal referrals.  Coordinate and advertise Capital Region employment/career fairs.  Post jobs, civil service exams, internships and career events on a daily basis on our JOBLine computer system and office homepage starting in the fall.

On-Campus Recruiting:
We schedule numerous businesses for on-campus promotions and interview sessions.
Coordinate Targeted Recruitment Events for academic departments.
Maintain a Resume Referral Service which matches candidates to employer job orders.

We have helped students gain opportunities with the Pentagon; The Senate and Assembly; General Electric, Lockheed Martin and IBM, Walt Disney World; MGM Grand Hotel; Capital Region Law Firms, Corporations, Small Businesses, Human Service Agencies, Civil Service, Hotels & Restaurants, and so much more.