Hi-Touch Career Gear

Getting up close and personal with your job search...

Let's face it - employers want you to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills (among others) - and they want you to prove it in face to face interactions.  We'll provide you the skills to professionally promote yourself  and the forum for you to make it happen.  Below are just some examples of a typical year of opportunity courtesy of your Career Services office.

CAREER FAIRS:  THE place to practice your networking skills, your 30 second commercial, your handshake, and more.  Students bring resumes, a firm handshake and an enthusiastic smile to these events.  The leave home their rumpled clothes, half-baked resume, and backpacks.  As a bonus, nearly half of all students who attended our Career Fairs last year found internship and potential job opportunities.  
Spring 2014:   Futures in Finance Event, March 12, 6pm, Sheldon Hall Ballroom; Spring Career Fair, March 26th, 4-6pm in the CC Gym; Teacher Recruitment Days, March 31/April 1, SUNY Cortland.

CONFERENCES: We do a few conferences and other events for various student populations, like first year students and sophomores.  
Health Care Careers Conference:  In one evening, you'll learn about a variety of career paths in the health care industry (BTW: think Public Relations, Accounting, Sales, and more).  We'll be connecting you with professionals in this field spring 2014.

It really IS who you know, and leveraging relationships to get ahead is key to reaching your goals.   Don't forget - networking at our career fairs or our conferences is an excellent strategy!
Etiquette Dining Events:   Learning which fork to use and what to do with your napkin when you get up is just the beginning of dining etiquette!  Set yourself apart from the crowd by understanding how to make professional introductions, being aware of the many cultural differences in this setting, the nuances of networking over a meal, how to manage alcohol consumption (or not), and much more!  Mark you calendar for Sept. 18th, 5-8pm for our fall event.
The New York City Career Connections event is an outstanding venue to network with world-class professionals - who also happen to be SUNY Oswego alumni! This nationally award-winning event is in it's 11th year for a reason - outstanding networking leads to outstanding relationships - which leads to outstanding opportunity.

Did you know that Career Services typcially facilitates nearly 600 F/T job interviews on campus each year?   We host a variety of employers on campus for luncheons, information sessions, campus center tabling, class presentations, etc.  Stay tuned, or your next employer might just miss you while they are on campus.