Employers Fill SUNY Canton Career Fair

The SUNY Canton Career Fair has exceeded capacity for employers, creating more great opportunities for SUNY Canton students to secure pre- and post-graduate employment and internships.

More than 45 employers will be seeking prospects from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Intramural Gym. Community Career seekers and students from other colleges are also invited to attend this free event.

“We are seeing a massive growth of recruiters attending the SUNY Canton Career Fair,” said David Norenberg, Director of Career Services. “Employers are recognizing the success with our students and alumni, which is both a testament to our academic programs and to the skills and dedication of our current and former students.”

Two state entities joined the roster of employers seeking to recruit SUNY Canton students for the first time this year. Norenberg said that the Racing and Wagering Board will be recruiting Veterinary Technicians for equine care and the Office of General Services Design and Construction will be seeking qualified Engineering Technology prospects. “We had a student intern with the Office of General Design, now they are looking to us for employees,” he said.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook 2008 survey, employers are expected to increase hiring college students by more than 16 percent and hiring projections are strong across the board regardless of industry, economic sector, or geographic region.

Leading area businesses, including Kinney Drugs, join businesses from across the state, including the Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom in Lake George.

“New York State based companies join nation-wide recruiters with operations in Texas and New Jersey,” Norenberg said.

The college has seen employment interest expand in the Business Administration and Information Technology fields, which joins the omnipresent search for engineering technology related fields. Canino School of Engineering Technology Dean David Wells said, “There are more jobs available than we have students in our Air Conditioning Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Electrical Engineering Technology programs. This means companies are going out of their way to entice current students to join their companies.”

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

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