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.  
Fall 2014:   Fall Career Fair, Wednesday Oct. 22, 4-6pm in the Marano Center Gym; Graduate School Fair, Wednesday, Oct. 29th, 11-2pm, Marano Center Gym; Job-a-Rama, Monday, February 2, 2015, Marano Center Gym; Spring Career Fair, March 4th, 2015, 4-6pm Marano Center Gym; Teacher Recruitment Days, April 16-17, 2015, SUNY Cortland

CONFERENCES: We do a few conferences and other events for various student populations, like first year students, students interested in specific professions, and undeclared/unconfirmed students.  

Major Declaration Week:   Oct.  6-10, multiples programs and locations TBD:  A series of events around major and career exploration - highlighting multiple employers providing guidance and direction to students in various industries.  More information coming soon!
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 2015.

NETWORKING & ETIQUETTE EVENTS
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 Wednesday, Oct. 1 for our fall event - more information coming soon.  Long range: our spring Etiquette Dining event is April 9th, 2015.
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.

EMPLOYER RELATIONS OPPORTUNITIES
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.

Interview Blitz Days:  Employers who attend our career fairs will have the opportunity this year to build interview schedules from students they meet - and interview the next day!  Tune into our events for a list of employers who will be taking advantage of this opportunity!

Workforce Recruitment Program: Students with disabilities can take advantage of this program to prepare to succesfully compete for jobs with the federal government.  For more information, attend a Q&A session on September 9 or September 10 at 6pm in Marano Center 141. 

Mock Interview Program:  Career Services realizes that interviewing is often the hardest and most stressful part of the job search to master.  We have a regular menu of real live employers on campus to help student hone their skills through practice interview sessions.  Give us a call at ext. 2255 to get on a schedule!

Organizational Information Sessions:  Organizations want YOU - and they come to campus to tell you about their company and determine if you are a good fit.  Listen as they discuss the hiring process, what they look for, review resumes, and network with their future workforce.  The schedule is ongoing.

ONGOING SCHEDULE:

Digital Dirt Squad: we'll make sure your onling presence is intact and awesome.  Class/club presentations, 1:1 appointments - whatever it takes to make you shine!

Linkedin Photo Booth: we'll take a professional wining shot of you at any of our major events, or you can stop by our office any time.

#Ozmystory:  Tell YOUR story.  Really, we want to know, and so do employers.