Telephone or Personal Appointments - AU alumni are welcome to make appointments with a career counselor for telephone or in-person consultation by calling 607.871.2164 or
Email the Career Development Center
with the following information:
- Days and times you are available
- Class year and major
- The career related topic/issue you would like to address
Note: Alumni must be responsible for long-distance charges.
Resumes and Cover Letters - Career counselors will assist you with everything from developing a first draft to perfecting your final copy. Sample resumes are available for specific fields of study in addition to 24-hour critiques for your resume, cover letters, thank you notes, grad school personal statements, grant applications, etc.
Find a Job - Career counselors can help with all aspects of your job search including employer contacts and career fairs as well as access to the Handshake, Alfred University's online job posting and campus recruiting system.
Graduate or Professional School - Career development staff can assist you with your graduate or professional school search and application process. Online and print resources are also available.
Join LinkedIn - Social networking is growing exponentially and if you are not on board, you will be left behind. LinkedIn has over 150 million users, over a half million groups and thousands of jobs. Recruiters and employers frequently use LinkedIn to identify potential employees and business partners. There is no charge for a basic account. Begin building your professional network and get recommendations. Complete your profile and begin looking for potential contacts using the ‘advanced people search.’ Connecting via LinkedIn is not as easy as Facebook, but you can use the information provided on a LinkedIn profile to contact individuals at their place of employment or Facebook. You should also take the time to join the Alfred University Career Development Center group and connect with over 1500 alumni and HR professionals. You can search for jobs and join other LinkedIn professional groups and organizations to participate in the discussions and view the jobs posted specifically for those groups.
Attend a Career Related Event - Alumni are welcome to attend on or off-campus events.
Letter of Reciprocity - If you live outside the local area but want to have use of some career development materials, we can provide a "letter of reciprocity" to a local college, which may allow you to use a range of their services. Colleges vary according to which services they will let you use. Contact the Career Development Center to request a letter, and let him know which colleges/universities are in your local area.
AU Alumni Website - Read about what's happening on campus and keep up to date with alumni events and news.