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Great Majors Lead to Great Careers at the Spring Career Fair

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Many companies routinely recruit SUNY Canton students for the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their education. Successful alumni recently returned to recruit future generations of employees at the College’s recent Career Fair.

“The engineering technology curricula were very sought after this spring,” said Daniel Miller, an assistant professor and career services coordinator. “The demand for our graduates re-emphasizes our mission to provide great majors that lead to great careers.”

In the video, alumni explain in their own words what distinguishes a SUNY Canton from other college graduates and highlight some of the recent changes at the College.

The Career Fair is a direct employment outreach initiative facilitated by Office of Career Services with support from the SUNY Canton Foundation and Alumni offices. For more information about careers available for students and graduates, visit http://www.canton.edu/career_services/login.htm.

 

 

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Pro Sports Career Seminar at SUNY Canton

Monday, November 9th, 2009

jreinsdorfChicago’s Jonathan Reinsdorf will conduct a seminar at SUNY Canton entitled, “Starting Your Pro Sports Career,” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov.10, in the Richard Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The seminar is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in professional sports.

Jonathan’s father, Jerry Reinsdorf, is the Chairman of the Chicago Bulls, which co-owns and co-operates the United Center with the Chicago Blackhawks. The United Center has played host to the NCAA and Big Ten Basketball Tournaments as well as occasional University of Illinois basketball games. Jerry Reinsdorf is also Chairman of the Chicago White Sox.

Jonathan Reinsdorf is the managing partner of Stonegate Alliance, a full-service higher education and pro sports consulting firm currently working with SUNY Canton to design the college’s new Sports Management program.  In addition, Jonathan Reinsdorf is the managing member of a real estate development company.

“Professional sports teams see colleges and universities as a feeder base for their business ranks,” said Reinsdorf. “They are increasingly involved in supporting college curricula with internships and seminars – to be followed soon by co-branding and program adoption. SUNY Canton is currently developing those relationships that will allow their students a variety of opportunities with several different teams. It’s the best way for students to get a foot in the door.”

The Sports Management major at SUNY Canton is expected to begin as early as next fall. Former NHL Florida Panthers Vice President of Communications Randy Sieminski will be joining Reinsdorf at the seminar. Sieminski spent ten years in professional sports, including five years with the Panthers. He is now the Director of Public Relations at SUNY Canton.

“This program is designed for current college and high school students, as well as prospective college students, who are considering a career in professional sports,” said Sieminski. “It’s a difficult field to break into unless you know the appropriate steps to take. This seminar will provide attendees the information needed if they wish to pursue those dreams of working in minor league and major league sports.”

The seminar is presented in conjunction with the SUNY Canton Career Services Office and the SUNY Canton Foundation.

“Like all of SUNY Canton’s majors, the sports management program will offer its students the opportunity not only to study about their career interests, but actually gain valuable experience,” said Director of Career Services David Norenberg. “This seminar will be provide invaluable insight for people interested in pursuing a career in professional sports.”

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. 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 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

Media arrangements should be made in advance by contacting SUNY Canton Public Relations at 315-386-7300, or email kie@canton.edu.


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Clothing Fair Project Receives Award from AAUW

Friday, May 29th, 2009

David Norenberg and ?? trying on ties at the 2009 Clothing Fair.

This year’s fair included a “Dress for Success” fashion show with examples of what to wear (and what not to wear) to a job interview and in a professional work environment.

SUNY Canton has received an award from the St. Lawrence County branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for the 2009 Professional Clothing Fair.

The AAUW announced that the college had won a second place award in the Community program division at recent statewide Convention in Bolton Landing.

The SUNY Canton office of Human Resources, the Office of Career Services, and the St. Lawrence County One-Stop career center collaborate to host an annual clothing drive and fair for individuals who are preparing to join or rejoin the workforce. More than 250 people benefitted from the fair, according to Betty Connolly, SUNY Canton Director of Human Resources and AAUW member.

“We have individuals donate gently used clothing and distribute it to jobseekers from the community,” she said. “It’s been a well-received event. This year, our services were especially appreciated due to the sluggish economy.”

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 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

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SUNY Canton Career Fair Creates Career Opportunities

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Career FairCommunity members are invited to join SUNY Canton students and more than 30 businesses at SUNY Canton’s Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Intramural Gym.

“By the time they walk across the stage at graduation, nearly 75 percent of our students already have jobs or plans to continue their education,” said SUNY Canton Director of Career Services David Norenberg. “This Career Fair plays an important role in that process. The interaction between students and employers directly contributes to our graduates’ success.”

Many companies routinely recruit SUNY Canton students for the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their education. In some cases, highly-successful alumni of the college return to recruit future generations of employees.

The Career Fair is a direct employment outreach initiative for the SUNY Canton Office of Career Services with support from the SUNY Canton Foundation. The event is free and open to the public.

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 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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Employers Fill SUNY Canton Career Fair

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

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.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Career Fair Attracts Students, Alumni, and Community Members

Friday, October 19th, 2007

High School students, community members and SUNY Canton Students met with prospective employers at SUNY Canton’s Career Fair.

The Office of Career Services offers the fair each semester as an opportunity for current students, alumni, and community members to meet with recruiters and potentially find a new career. This was the first year that the college invited high school students to the fair, to demonstrate what careers can come following a SUNY Canton education, according to Director of Career Services David Norenberg.

MAKING CONNECTIONS — (l to r) Electrical Engineering Technology students Nathan Turnbull of Hermon and Nicholas Winchester of Hammond talk with Novelis Human Resources Representative Katie Schlagter at SUNY Canton's Career Fair.

“The response was overwhelmingly positive,” Norenberg said, as he watched a throng of high school seniors move from employer to employer. “Many of the employers said that they were excited by the turnout, especially recruiters in the health fields.”

Over 50 employers attended the career fair to recruit students in SUNY Canton’s career-driven programs. Companies who continually recruit from the college, including the high-tech Novelis aluminum manufacturing company in Oswego and Cives Steel in Gouverneur were joined by relative newcomers including Shaker Veterinary Hospital in Latham, and Cannon Design in Grand Island.

“I think students can really benefit from the career and internship options available through the fair,” said Emily Volckmann, a Veterinary Technician at Shaker Veterinary Hospital and 2005 SUNY Canton Graduate.

Volckmann got her job after her senior-level internship with Shaker Veterinary.

Canton Director of Economic Development Linda McQuinn was also available to speak with students about starting their own businesses straight out of college. She is following up with a business plan and financial planning workshop for students and community members who spoke with her at the fair.

 

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Students and Job Seekers Invited to Career Fair at SUNY Canton

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Area high school students and North Country job seekers are invited to attend SUNY Canton’s Career Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Intramural Gym.

Over 30 companies will be recruiting this year, according to Director of Career Services David Norenberg. Many of the businesses recruit yearly, including highly successful alumni-run companies.

“The fair can be the first face-to-face interview for job seekers,” Norenberg said. “It all can serve as an excellent opportunity for current and future students to speak with professionals in their field of interest. We’ve extended an invitation to area high school students to show the value of a SUNY Canton education and to highlight how companies specifically seek our graduates.”

At least three health care organizations will be recruiting at the fair, looking to fill the ever-growing need for qualified health professionals. “Our students graduate with the skills needed to step into employment in a variety settings,” Norenberg pointed out.

Among the current employers attending the fair are:

  • Adirondack Medical Center
  • Akwesasne Mohawk Casino
  • Atlantic Testing Laboratories, Limited
  • Barrett Paving Materials Inc.
  • BreconRidge Manufacturing Solutions
  • Bricklayers Local 2
  • Building Controls & Services, Inc.
  • Cannon Design
  • CME Associates, Inc.
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dow Electric, Inc.
  • Eastview Veterinary Clinic
  • Fastenal Company
  • Fused Solutions, Inc.
  • Massena Memorial Hospital
  • National Grid
  • New York Air Brake
  • Northern Area Health Education Center
  • Northern New York Chapter of National Electrical Contractors Association
  • Novelis Corporation
  • Penski, Inc. Staffing
  • RL Kistler, Inc.
  • RobsonWoese Inc
  • Schlumberger
  • Shaker Veterinary Hospital, P.C.
  • Stearns & Wheeler, LLC
  • The Thomas Group
  • Time Warner Cable
  • US Army Health Care Recruiting
  • Vermont State Police

The Career Fair is held each semester as a direct employment outreach initiative for the SUNY Canton Office of Career Services, with support from the SUNY Canton Foundation. The college also extends an invitation to students from the other area colleges.

 

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Law Enforcement Career Day at SUNY Canton, Oct. 3

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

The first SUNY Canton Law Enforcement Career Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Intramural Gym.

The event was designed by the Office of Career Services in conjunction with the University Police Department. The event is free and open to the public. SUNY Canton will also be holding its annual Fall Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 16.

“The Law Enforcement Career Day is designed to connect law enforcement professionals with students and community members interested in careers in criminal justice,” said SUNY Canton Director of Career Services David Norenberg.

Area law enforcement professionals will be distributing applications for the Nov. 17 civil service examination. Representatives from SUNY Canton University Police, David Sullivan/St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy, Park Police, Environmental Conservation Police, Forest Rangers, State Troopers, Ogdensburg City Police, Vermont State Police, and sheriff’s departments from several counties will be recruiting at the event.

For more information, contact the SUNY Canton Career Services Office at 386-7119, or email clemmo@canton.edu.

 

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Spring Semester Career Fair Thursday, March 8

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Building off of the overwhelming success of the Fall Career Fair and continuing demand for qualified SUNY Canton students and alumni, the Office of Career Services will be holding a Spring Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Intramural Gym.

The Spring Career Fair will take steps to encourage further entrepreneurship and business development in addition to helping employers fill key positions. Canton Director of Economic Development Linda McQuinn and Small Business Development Center Director Dale Rice will be talking to students and guests about starting their own businesses in the North Country.

“We’re finding that many of our graduates want to start their own businesses,” said Director of Career Services David Norenberg. “It is our pleasure to welcome Linda McQuinn and Dale Rice, two people who can assist entrepreneurs with their business ventures.”

The Career Fair routinely brings companies who are specifically interested in students from SUNY Canton’s career-driven programs, but the event is free and open to job seekers from throughout the community.

 

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