Appointments and Walk-in Wednesdays
Students and alumni can schedule an appointment with the Office of Career Planning by emailing or calling our offices. To schedule an appointment on the Albany campus, please call 518-292-1810 or email [email protected]. To schedule an appointment on the Troy campus, please called 518-244-2272 or email [email protected].
Walk-in Wednesdays is an opportunity for students and alumni to stop in to our office and meet with a staff member without a prearranged appointment. We host walk-in hours between 12 and 4 pm on Wednesdays in Albany and 12:30 to 4:30 in Troy.
The Office of Career Planning has developed a series of educational guides. These guides contain valuable information to assist students and alumni with their career planning and internship/job search. Download the PDFs below.
- Applying to Graduate School
- Career Planning
- Cover Letter Writing
- Resume Writing (Albany)
- Resume Writing (Troy)
Some students arrive on campus with an idea of what they wish to major in and do as a career, and others arrive ready to explore their potential majors and careers. We offer free assessments to assist with career exploration and our staff can meet to discuss your goals and potential career paths.
If you are thinking about applying to and attending graduate school, the Office of Career Planning can assist with the search for appropriate programs, statement of purpose/cover letters, and your resume.
Explore these websites for useful information and graduate school program listings:
Internships are a great opportunity to learn more about your intended career path and gain valuable insight into the work that you may do in that field. Visit SAGELink for postings.
Interview Preparation – BIG INTERVIEW
Are you ready for that Big Interview with an internship, job, or graduate school? The Office of Career Planning now subscribes to Big Interview, an online system that combines training and practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence.
- Challenging, virtual mock interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries
- A database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them
- The ability to rate and share your interview answers for feedback
- A comprehensive video training curriculum covering all aspects of landing a job
- A step-by-step interview Answer Builder for crafting answers to behavioral question
Searching for a job is a commitment and requires a lot of effort. The Office of Career Planning has developed a list of steps to follow for a successful job search.
Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities
Volunteering and participating in community service is a great way to gain valuable skills and experience.
Students looking for Work Study positions (as allocated by Financial Aid), please visit SAGELink for postings.