Updates From the Center for Career and Professional Development




Workshop on Writing a Resume this Thursday!

A well written resume serves as a powerful marketing document, and its purpose is to get you an interview. It should be a summary of your experiences and skills relevant to the field of work or position to which you are applying. It should highlight your relevant experiences (work, leadership, projects, etc.) and accomplishments, and show a potential employer that you are qualified for the work you want. It is not a biography of everything you have done, it should be tailored to the position for which you are applying. To learn more about resume writing, covering the basics of content, formatting and purpose, attend the Your First Resume program, Thursday, February 23 from 4:40 PM to 5:40 PM in the Chenango/Champlain Collegiate Center (C4), E&F. 

Learn About Future Careers Through LACE

The Liberal Arts to Careers Externship (LACE) program provides students in Harpur College an opportunity to shadow Harpur alumni in the workplace. Selected students are matched with a professional for a shadowing experience at the sponsor’s workplace. Students are matched with sponsors based on interests and availability, as well as geographic locations. Preference is given to sophomores. More information about the program including how to apply is available at www.binghamton.edu/laceThe deadline to apply for a summer externship is Friday, March 9.    

Mock Interview Program Available through the CCPD

For students who want to improve their interviewing skills, the Center for Career and Professional Development is offering a mock interview program. A practice mock interview is one of the very best ways to prepare for an actual employment interview by helping you to learn what is expected and how you can improve the way you present yourself.

The CCPD's Mock Interview Program will runs now through Friday, May 4 and will be held within the Center for Career and Professional Development. Each interview will be approximately 30 minutes in length, with 15-20 minutes for the interview and 10 minutes for the feedback process. Students can apply to theMock Interview Program through eRecruiting.  Search the “employers” field for “practice interview” and follow the instructions included in the position description. Space is limited so apply early!  

Nonprofit and Government Career Fair at Cornell on Thursday

Cornell's 2012 Nonprofit and Government Career and Information Fair will be held on Thursday, February 23, 1:00—5:00 pm, in the Statler Hotel Ballroom on the Cornell University campus. Over 60 local, state, and national organizations attended the 2010 fair to discuss full-time positions, volunteer roles, internships, and summer jobs. The event is open to Cornell and area college students who have a current student identification card; student registration is not required. Business casual attire is recommended. The list of 2012 participating organizations provides an overview of the event. New employers are added daily.  

Upcoming CCPD Programs 


Upcoming CCPD Career Development Programs and Workshops


Interviewing Skills

Mock Interview Sign-Ups

Monday, February 13-May 4

Online through eRecruiting

Throughout the spring semester, the Center for Career and Professional Development offers you the opportunity to practice your interviewing skills through the Mock Interview Program. Apply by submitting your resume through eRecruiting.  Search the “employers” field for “practice interview” and follow the instructions included in the position description.

Interviewing Skills

Thursday, March 8
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
UUW 325

From beginning to end, an interview will run more smoothly when you are PREPARED! Learn what it means to prepare for an interview, how to act, what to wear, how to answer challenging questions, and how to make a great impression that will land you an offer!

Interview 101: 
Tell Me a Time When . . .

Thursday, March 15
4:30 PM-5:00 PM
UUW 325

One strategy for preparing for behavioral interview questions is to use the STAR Technique. Learn how to use this approach to articulate YOUR experiences where you demonstrated the skills necessary for future job performance.

Interview 101: 
Tell Me About Yourself

Tuesday, March 20
4:30 PM-5:00 PM
UUW 325

This is a common interview question that many candidates struggle to answer! Learn strategies for formulating an effective response!

Interview 101: 
What are your Strengths? 
Your Weaknesses?

Monday, February 27
4:00 PM-4:30 PM
UUW 325

Thursday, March 22
4:30 PM-5:00 PM
LNG 307 - CCPD Workshop Room

Many candidates struggle with the best way to answer the strengths and weaknesses questions. Learn how to sell your strengths and even make the most of your weaknesses!

Writing Resumes and Curriculum Vitae

Your First Resume

Thursday, February 23
4:40 PM-5:40 PM
Chenango/Champlain Collegiate Center (C4), E&F

Never created a resume before? New to the US job search? This is a great introduction to writing a resume, covering the basics of content, formatting, and purpose.

Marketing Your Non-Internship Involvement on a Resume

Tuesday, March 6
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location TBD

Not every experience has to be titled "internship" for it to be valuable. Community service and other involvement can provide excellent opportunities to build leadership, organizational, administrative, and helping skills - all great resume builders! Join us to learn more about how to "sell" the value of your varied experiences.

Writing Cover Letters

Writing Cover Letters

Wednesday, February 29
4:00 PM-4:30 PM
UUW 325

Cover letters are more than assembly-line style merge documents! They must demonstrate genuine interest in that specific employer as well as your fit with their specific needs! Learn how to do cover letters the right way!

Finding a Job or Internship

Careers in Engineering and Computer Science: Tips for Success

Thursday, February 23
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
UU 209

Panelists will talk about career opportunities for engineering and computer science and share advice on technical careers. They will also provide hints on how to pursue internships and full-time jobs. Panelists include Adam Farrell, CEO, SunMaxx Solar; David L. Adour, Esq., senior counsel, manager: IBM Endicott IP Law; Fernando Goncalves, engineer, Systems and Advanced Engineering Department, The Raymond Corporation; and Ron Crawford, senior manager - Engineering Leadership Development, Lockheed Martin MS2.

Go Government: 
Landing Your Dream Job

Tuesday, February 28
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Public Service Program Center, LN1324C

Graduation is rapidly approaching. This webinar is for students interested in finding and applying for full-time jobs within the federal government, as well as those advisors seeking to share current information about federal opportunities with their students. During this session, we will highlight a number of agencies and positions across government, and show students how to research, find, and apply for an opening that is right for them.

Finding a Teaching Job

Thursday, March 1
4:30 PM-6:00 PM
UUW 325

Learn strategies for how to get a teaching job, including an orientation to the Regional Recruitment Online Application System for the local job search, resources available online for credential management, and the power of networking in person and virtually.  Co-presented by Linda Harding of the Broome-Delaware-Tioga BOCES and Erin Jennings, Senior Counselor in the Center for Career and Professional Development.

CCPDI SUMMER 2012 Internship Information Sessions

Tuesday, March 6
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
UUW 324

Wednesday, March 7
4:40 PM-5:40 PM
UUW 324

Thursday, March 8
3:00 PM-4:00 PM
UUW 324

Friday, March 9
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
UUW 324

Learn how to apply and obtain credit for your SUMMER 2012 Internship! All sophomores and juniors are welcome to attend.

Google Me: Using Social Media for an Effective Job Search

Tuesday, March 13
7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Chenango/Champlain Collegiate Center (C4), E&F

What will a future employer find if they Google you? Is the information professional? Does it portray you in a positive light? If not, it's time to clean up your digital footprint and start using social media to your job search advantage.


Recruiting Updates: Take a look at these exciting new job & internship postings!

The CCPD posts new internships and full-time positions on a daily basis! Visit eRecruiting today! Students may view and apply for positions through their eRecruiting account. All matriculated students have an account. Recent postings:


  • Actuarial Associate & Actuarial Intern positions, Harbridge Consulting Group
  • Environmental Engineer Intern, Zotos International, Inc.
  • Citizens Outreach Directors, Fund for Public Interest Research
  • Summer Program Intern, Fine Arts Work Center
  • Sales Executive, Corporate Executive Board
  • Auto Appraiser Trainee, Travelers Insurance
  • Intern Capital Program, NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • Entertainment Marketing Internship, ShortForm
  • Extern - Sales Practice, Member Regulation, FINRA
  • Summer Intern, MTA New York City Transit
  • Hydraulic Engineer, The Raymond Corporation
  • Java Developer, Decision Technologies International
  • Software Engineer, ENSCO, Inc.
  • Software Engineer, Cadence
  • IT Audit, Loews Corporation
  • Management Trainee, NBT Bancorp, Inc.
  • Analyst & Intern Analyst positions, NYC Office of Management & Budget
  • Discover KPMG Program, KPMG LLP
  • Audit Position in Taiwan, Deloitte
  • Junior Business Analyst, SoftNice, Inc.

Access your eRecruiting account and check the calendar for times and locations for these and other upcoming sessions!

Employer Information Sessions:
If you are conducting a job or internship search, Employer Information Sessions are a great way to learn about organizations, gather information about positions, and make all-important contacts in the world-of-work. Check the eRecruiting calendar regularly to learn more about future sessions. Upcoming on-campus information sessions include:

  • 02/27  Goldman Sachs
  • 02/28  First Investors
  • 03/01  University of Rochester Simon Graduate School of Business
  • 03/02  Peace Corps
  • 03/07  New York Life
  • 03/13  Telephonics
  • 03/19  The SUNY Brockport Washington Program

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Last Updated: 3/24/14