McComsey Career Development Center
Career Counseling

What Students Say...

"I had a really great session with a counselor that answered all my questions and made me feel a lot more confident about my future plans."

Counseling sessions for students, alumni, faculty, and staff can be arranged with members of the Career Development Center staff or a specific counselor. We welcome any questions you might have about your career or life planning, including:

  • What do I want to do with my life?
  • Which major should I select?
  • What can I do with my major?
  • How can I get the experience I need to get hired?
  • How can I best market myself to employers?

We encourage you to start your planning early and to use our Four Years to Career Success at Alfred University as your guide.

Appointments can be scheduled by phoning 607.871.2164 or by Emailing the Career Development Center. Telephone sessions are available primarily for alumni.

NEW Spring 2017 Drop-in Hours Drop-in for 10-15 minutes, to ask a quick career related question or get a resume critique.
Wednesdays, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Specific times are below:

Jill: 10:00 - 1:00 and 2:00 - 4:00 @ the Steinheim

Don: 9:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 4:00 @ the Steinheim

Amanda: 2:00 - 4:00 @ the Steinheim

Corey: 12:00 - 4:00 @ Moka Joka

Career assessment is free to current students. Our assessments include StrengthsQuest, Strong Interest Inventory, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Other assessments, such as The Career Key, are available online for a small cost. Students are required to schedule an appointment with a counselor as part of the assessment process.

The Remote Career Guidance System available through the CDC is called the Choices CT Program which is online and free.

What can I do with a major in...? The CDC has developed a series of handouts that list job options, industries, and what Alfred University alumni have done with their major (see below and please note that Adobe Acrobat is needed to read these files).

Art and Design
Art History
Athletic Training
Biomedical Materials
Business Administration
Ceramic Engineering
Communication Studies
Comparative Cultures

Criminal Justice
Environmental Studies
Glass Engineering
Global Studies
Interdisciplinary Art Program (Fine Arts)

Modern Languages
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Performing Arts
Political Science
Renewable Engineering

Explore on your own. Do you need to find a college major? A minor? Useful advice on university majors and college majors that a high school senior or first year college student with your interests and achievements might do well in can be found at: just finished adding 350 career videos to their web site. Each is a few minutes long, requires no software or special skills to be viewed, and provides the viewer with a great snapshot of what it is like to work in any of the featured professions.