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Office of Career Services
Part Time Job Fair Success!Several companies were present today for our Part-Time job fair. Some of those companies included Aflac, Best Buy, Jennifer Convertibles, Lane Bryant, Reebok, The Creative Group, and TD Bank. “We love spending time with the college community. We are looking for students with high energy who want to join our team,” said a rep of Modells who attended the job fair for the first time. Other companies attending for the first time included Salveo Health Care Solutions and Cosi, “We’re glad to be here. I like the idea of talking to students in a small environment and actually have the time for a conversation as opposed to big job fairs where everything is so rapid,” said a rep of Cosi. On the other hand, students were excited to have all the employers coming to them, “I prepared myself to talk to my top three companies, I’m good at talking to people so I hope I can get a part-time job soon,” said a business management student.
Computer Networking Cafe Success!Computer Networking students who are graduating or recently graduated had an opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions with employers including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Robert Half Technology and Compufit. “It prepares them for interviews that they will be having in their field of choice. It’s an opportunity for them to ask questions to employers that they don’t normally get to ask during a job interview so it’s more of an informal interview,” said Roselle Glick, a career counselor and instructor who produced the Computer Networking Café. “I think students are really interested in knowing how to break into the field, what an entry level position looks like, and what’s the career growth opportunity for a help desk technician in a company,” added Glick. .
CW Hosts Medical Career CafePreparing for a job interview takes much thought, time, and strategy. You only get one shot to make a good impression and to put your best foot forward. So much of your career success relies on your ability to seize opportunities that are presented to you. That’s why Career Services put together the “Medical Career Café” so students can prepare for a successful job interview, which will hopefully ends in a job offer.
Job Fair Links Youth with Work OpportunitiesMore than 100 students filled the Student Center, scanning over the booths where companies were recruiting for different positions and seeing the skills students have to offer. Companies were happy to talk to CW students here's what some had to say: Pottery Barn Kids: "There were a few students that were outstanding!" Your Global Phoenix: "Students were well mannered and polite." Macy's: "Students seem very positive, prepared and excited." Other companies at the job fair included TD Bank, Lord & Taylor and Men's Wearhouse. Good luck to all students who applied for a position and thanks to the companies for recruiting at CW.
CW Hosts Annual Graduate Career FairThe Graduate Career Fair that was held in the Student Center turned out to be a tremendous success for both employers and our graduates. The fair is a favorite for employers because they know that they can hire our grads immediately, and yes, they all had excellent positions to fill. Due to the hard work and dedication of the career services staff in reaching out to graduates, approximately 60 grads attended the fair, all professionally dressed and well versed on how to get the most out of the event. Twenty four employers attended and the feedback from them was extremely positive. Those present included: West Med, Hertz, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, AFLAC, TD Bank, Cablevision, Reis Services and Krasdale Foods. We will be following up with both students and employers to see just how many connections were made.
Students Apply for InternshipsThe Office of Career Services hosted an Internship Fair in the Student Center. This is one of many events throughout the year that bring employers and students together right here on campus. Over 50 students had the opportunity to meet with 20 employers who were interested in hiring students for internships. Students filled out applications on the spot or set up interviews for the future.
"Students were very professional and outgoing." - YMCA
"Students have bright and well projected goals." - Kalliste
CW Hosts Part Time Job FairThe Part Time Job Fair was a success as fourteen companies and seventy students and alumni attended. Many students had on the spot interviews and filled out numerous applications.
Some of the companies that attended the event were Best Buy, TD Bank, TEK systems, Stew Leonard's, and many others.
Some positive feedback from the employers included:
"Always a pleasure coming to The College of Westchester." - Susan Sierra, Stew Leonard's
"One student Googled me, very good!" - Mary Brauner, Mary Will Travel
Digital Media Students Showcase their WorkOver 25 students showcased their artwork to experts in the field. Over 15 employers reviewed their portfolios and provided feedback on their technical skills, communication skills and design skills in hopes to prep them for upcoming job interviews. Companies such as Nickelodeon, NBC Artworks, Wild Frog Studio, Philips, and Harquin were just a few of which attended. Students loved the event and enjoyed meeting all the professionals. They felt the feedback was extremely helpful.
Computer Networking Career Cafe a SuccessComputer Networking students who are graduating in April had an opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions with employers in the field. Students met with Netcom Plus, LLC., Right Click Recruiting, and Asphalt Green (a non-profit IT company). Students felt the event was "a great experience" and that the "feedback and comments were very informative." Three students were interested in completing internships with the companies who attended.
CW Hosts Part Time Job FairThe Part Time Job Fair was a success. Many students had on the spot interviews and filled out numerous applications. Some of the companies that attended the event included Hudson Valley Bank, Marshall's, WFAS Radio, Stew Leonard's, Nordstrom Cafe, and many more.
Positive feedback from the employers included:
"Well spoken individuals with comments and questions, and are willing to learn." - Stew Leondard's
"We will definitely contact more than a few students about internships." - WFAS Radio
"We believe that some of the students will be a great fit at the bank." - Hudson Valley Bank
"Most students were dressed professionally and were ready to be interviewed." - Mary Will Travel
CW Holds Grad Career FairThe Office of Career Services held a Graduate Career Fair with 22 employers and over 50 graduates in attendance. Many of the grads filled out applications and had on the spot interviews. Career Services, along with the help of Media Resources, had a station set up for graduates to take a professional photo for their LinkedIn profile.
CW Medical Students Meet Health Care Professionals at Medical Career CafeThe Office of Career Services hosted its annual Medical Career Cafe. Healthcare professionals from Doctors Express, Urgent Care of Westchester and New York Pain Management participated in a lunch and learn experience with our students. The cafe allowed medical assistant students the opportunity to have roundtable discussions with employers within their field. The employers gave helpful tips and feedback to the group who are heading out to externship sites for the first time next semester. As a result of successful interactions, two of these companies are interested in interviewing CW medical assistants for positions within their offices.
Internship Experiences Continue to GrowCW's annual internship fair was held in July with companies that included Cablevision, NBCUniversal and MSM Designz. Bachelor and Associate level students were in attendance, as the importance of an internship experience continues to grow.
Employers were impressed by the level of professionalism and passion the attendees expressed to pursue opportunities within their field. Companies that could not attend also shared internships available within their organizations.
Fall Career Fair Success!The Office of Career Services held a Fall Career Fair. There were 15 employers and over 100 students that attended the event. Students were encouraged to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their resume. It was wonderful to see students dressed up for the occasion, walking around the room with resumes in the new CW folders that they received at the Pre-Career Fair Extreme Makeover the day before.
Some companies represented at the fair included newcomers, such as Casa Pons USA, Inc., Atria Senior Living, and Men's Wearhouse. Other companies looking to hire our students included ENT & Allergy Associates, WESTMED Medical Group, Bank of America, TD Bank, Citibank, Macy's, Stew Leonard's and WFAS Radio.
Thank you to all who encouraged students to attend the Fall Career Fair!
First Graduate Career Fair a Success!On August 24th, the Office of Career Services hosted its first career fair targeted specifically for our recent graduates. With over 50 alumni companies in attendance the day was a great success. The employers remarked how our graduates presented very professionally in both dress and demeanor. They were very pleased with the candidates they spoke with regarding potential employment. Students remarked that they were very happy a fair was held entirely for them based on their career needs. This type of career fair will be rolled out again along with the others the office hosts. We look forward to the calls of successful interviews and new jobs!
CW's Career Services Holds Entry Level Management Career FairCareer Services' first annual Entry-level Management Trainee Career Fair, which was organized by Career Counselors Leslie Godfrey-Coverdale and Terry Keyes and attended by major corporations, was targeted to and attended by students near the completion of their studies in business and management and alumni. The students and alumni, specifically interested in training programs for entry-level management positions, were pre-registered, had resume's approved by Career Services counselors, and were mentored on how to present themselves professionally to participate in the fair. The attending companies were hiring for entry-level positions with the intention of having the employee move up their corporate ladder. The representative from AXA stated that he was very impressed that so many students had visited their website in advance. Hertz said that the students exhibited good etiquette (eye contact, hand shake, etc.) and that he will be contacting many of the students for interviews. Prudential would have liked to have seen more students, but thought that those who attended were excellent quality candidates. The response from both students and employers was extremely positive and resulted in many interviews and career possibilities.
Career Services Hosts Interactive WorkshopCareer Services hosted an interactive workshop facilitated by professional Career Consultant, Laura Katen of Katen Consulting for over 50 students interested in enhancing their professionalism for Wednesday's Entry-level Management Trainee Career fair.
Students were given tips on how to impress, what to expect and how to take full advantage of the fair to help them get their careers started. This workshop also prepared the students for tomorrow's Entry Level Management Trainee Career Fair.
CW Alum Speaks to Evening StudentsJessica Perilla, who was honored with CW's 2010 Alumni Achievement Award, served as an Alumni Ambassador on Monday, May 9, speaking with Evening students about how her studies at CW helped build her portfolio, continue her education, and start her own business. Jessica shared parts of a documentary film by Eva Longoria that she appeared in, which highlighted her work as President & Creative Director of JPD Studio in New York City, along with her company's website.
Jessica's presentation fully engaged the 30 attending students, who asked numerous questions that gave Jessica many opportunities to offer tips about educational success and professional ingenuity.