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SUNY Canton Career Services Expands Employment Help for Alumni


Graduates from any year can now receive free career counseling and resume assistance from SUNY Canton’s Career Services office.

“We’re here for students and graduates at any point in their career journey,” said Julie A. Parkman, the college’s director of Career Services. “A resume should be a living document that evolves alongside you. We can help tailor it to demonstrate the transferable skills that employers are looking for.”

A student speaks with AES representatives about job opportunities at the 2019 Career Fair.

A student speaks with AES representatives about job opportunities at the 2019 Career Fair.

Parkman and her staff decided to expand services to help those who are seeking new career opportunities for alumni of all ages - from recent graduates looking to start their first post-college job, to those who have retired and are looking to re-enter the workforce.

“We provide assistance with job searches in addition to traditional resume and cover letter review,” said Kathryn L. Kennedy, assistant director of Career Services.

The team of career professionals said consultations usually take about an hour and are conducted safely and virtually using Microsoft Teams or Google Meet. The digital platforms were a driving factor in extending services because job seekers no longer have to be on campus to attend in-person sessions.

Extended resume-building services were announced in preparation for the college’s series of virtual spring career fairs, which will be held throughout the semester. The college anticipates that nearly 100 employers will recruit during the following meetups:

  • A fair designed specifically for students and graduates of the Canino School of Engineering Technology will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23.
  • A fair for Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant, Health and Fitness Promotion, Health Care Management, and Applied Psychology students and graduates will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11.
  • A general recruiting fair open to employers seeking students or graduates from the entire college will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. April 15.

For more information, or to schedule a virtual appointment with Career Services, please email careers@canton.edu.

About SUNY Canton

As Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs, SUNY Canton delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, management, and healthcare fields. It is home to the Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. As SUNY's leader in online education, SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 23 online degree programs. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos 15 traditional athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level as part of the North Atlantic Conference. SUNY Canton also features varsity esports and cheerleading.