McComsey Career Development Center
Parents and Visitors

Focused on success
The staff at the Career Development Center are dedicated to helping identify and match students' interests, values, and skills with career options. Whether it is selecting a major and figuring out what to do with it, setting career goals, searching for a graduate school, or landing a first job following graduation, we are prepared to use our extensive resources to achieve successful outcomes. Each year the CDC prepares a detailed Outcomes Report indicating what students do upon graduation from Alfred.

We encourage students to visit the Career Development Center in their freshman year so that we can help them get an early start with career planning. Our planning guide, Four Years to Career Success at Alfred University, was designed to assist students with the process.

What did the the CDC do in 2012-13?

  • Conducted 1210 individual appointments
  • Completed over 500 electronic advising sessions (resume/cover letter critiques and/or career related questions)
  • Provided 121 workshops for over 4000 attendees
  • Continued a professional networking group on LinkedIn that has grown to over 1700 members
  • Hosted several career related events including:
    • Engineering Career Fair and Networking Event
    • Internship & Summer Job Fair
    • Educators Networking Event
    • Etiquette Networking Event
  • Collaborated with the Rochester Area Career Development Center on several additional events:
    • Law School Night
    • Fall Teaching Fair
    • Rochester Area Career Expo
    • Teacher Recruitment Day

Serving current students and alumni
A unique feature of Alfred University's Career Development Center is the willingness to provide a full ranges of services to both current students and alumni. The use of technology enables us to remain in contact with those who wish to take advantage of our expertise and resources.

Hands-on experience
Alfred University prides itself in providing a wide variety of hands-on, real-life experiences for its students and the career development staff supports this commitment by

Prepared for the future
The Career Development Center goes to great lengths to provide the resources, skills, and opportunities necessary for a successful transition from college. Examples include:

  • Frederick W. and Janice J. Gibbs Career Resource Library - state-of-the-art facility with print and electronic media and 4 computers for career research
  • Career and graduate school fairs
  • On-campus recruiting - Approximately 100 companies visit Alfred each year to recruit
  • Saxon JobLink - Our web-based job portal where employers post positions and allows students and alumni to post resumes and search for job and internship opportunities
  • Saxon Career Volunteer Network (SCVN) - A group of volunteers willing to assist with career networking and support. Learn more about SCVN.

Just for parents
The Career Development staff recommends these links for parents

  • College Parents of America College Parents of America is the only national membership association dedicated to advocating and to serving on behalf of current and future college parents.

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