Information for current and prospective employer partners

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What makes an Alfred student unique?

Many employers say Alfred students are well rounded individuals, experienced and knowledgeable about their field. They are forward thinkers and problem solvers. An Alfred University education gives them a foundation for success.

Prospective employers are invited to visit campus to meet with Alfred University students and staff.


The Employer Relations Coordinator coordinates a variety of services for employers including on-campus recruiting, career fairs, and the Handshake career job posting platform. For detailed information on these services see expandable sections below.

Sponsor Spotlight | O-I

O-I logoMichael Owens changed the way glass has been produced over the last 5,000 years with his miracle machine. Since then, the company has been continually transforming itself, transforming its environment. From licensing machines to producing bottles, from manual to automated inspection technologies – O-I automated every production process, bringing the sustainable power of glass into everyday use.

That same spirit of innovation in glassmaking lives on today, as our more than 26,000 employees work with our customers and partners to define the future of glass. With more than 1,800 active patents on our proprietary technology, we remain dedicated to the qualities that endeared Mr. Owens to glass in the first place: it’s beauty, versatility, and endless sustainability.

Sponsor Spotlight | Washington Mills

Washington Mills LogoFounded from humble beginnings more than 150 years ago, Washington Mills has grown to be one of the most trusted and reliable producers of ceramic, refractory and abrasive grains and powders worldwide.

Serving thousands of customers and offering the broadest selection of abrasive grain and specialty electro-fused minerals in the market today, we constantly pursue growth opportunities for both our products and our people. We are a community of driven problem solvers, curious innovators and collaborative subject experts, and we are committed to shaping the materials applications of the future.

Sponsor Spotlight | Saint-Gobain

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The industrial age that changed the world has reached its limits. Today, we need a new, but equally significant, global transformation. As a trusted organization we, at Saint-Gobain, are committed to "making the world a better home."​

Our customers rely on the passion, expertise and diversity of our teams ​to overcome their toughest challenges. They value our unique, safe and innovative solutions, enhanced ​by digital technologies and customized services.​

Sponsor Spotlight | NSG Group

nsg logoNSG Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of glass and glazing systems in three business areas: Architectural, Automotive and Technical Glass.

NSG Group has major market shares in most building and automotive product markets of the world, with a broad geographic reach, enabling it to respond to customers whose Operations, particularly in the case of Automotive OE, are increasingly global.

Sponsor Spotlight | PCC Airfoils

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Current aerospace trends have placed a premium on engine performance and fuel efficiency; and, since performance and fuel efficiency both increase as the gas temperature inside the engine increases - this has created a need for complex aerodynamic turbine airfoils that operate at higher service temperatures.

Significant process development at PCC Airfoils with ceramic cores, solidification technology, computer modeling and inspection methods assures our continued strength in this market. PCC Airfoils, LLC consists of multiple manufacturing sites in the United States, Mexico, and England.

Sponsor Spotlight | Corning, Inc.

corning logoCorning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 170-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramics science, and optical physics to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.

Career Fairs

We organize two main career fairs every year: the Fall Career Fair and the Spring Career Fair:

Fall Career Fair

The Fall Career Fair is co-sponsored by Owens-Illinois, Corning Incorporated, Samtec, Kohler Co., Unifrax LLC, NSG, and the Collegiate Restaurant. Candidates will be able to meet with representatives from these companies along with more than 30 other companies that will be represented. Want to participate? Registration opens soon on Handshake. Check back here for a registration link.

Spring Career Fair

Representing over 40 employers, the Spring Career Fair is the premier Spring recruiting event at Alfred University. Representatives from a wide variety of industries attend the fair to recruit Alfred University students for internships, co-ops and full-time positions.

Want to participate? Registration opens in early November on Handshake. Check back here for a registration link as the date gets closer.

Contact Valerie Daciw, Employer Relations Coordinator, for more information about career fairs and other employer events.

Alfred University's CACT is one of 15 Centers for Advanced Technology located across New York State created to speed technology transfer from universities to the marketplace. The CACT at Alfred University specializes in applied and technical research that solves real-world problems to provide practicable, scalable solutions in support of commercializing cutting edge products and solutions. Learn more about CACT here.


The Employer Relations Coordinator manages a comprehensive web site called Handshake, which includes up-to-date information on employment opportunities for students and alumni. Postings include:

  • full-time and part-time job vacancies
  • co-op opportunities
  • internship opportunities

To register your organization, go to Handshake, select "Sign up for an Account" and fill in required fields. Then select "Post a Job" to begin posting your opportunities.


An Internship is a supervised field experience that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.

This experience can be either domestic or international. Internships may or may not include academic credit, they may or may not be paid, they can occur during the semester or over the summer, and the duration widely varies. An internship could be as few as five hours/week or full-time, especially during the summer months. Find out more about Internships.


An Alfred University co-op experience is a credit-bearing, formally recognized program integrating classroom learning and productive paid work experiences in a field related to a student's academic and career goals. Co-op consists of full-time work in industry or with a research organization for a period of 6-8 months, integrating theory and practice. Find out more about Co-ops.


By becoming an AU Saxon Circle Sponsor, you will have the opportunity to market your company at all campus career events, an incredible branding and networking opportunity.

For details, please reach out to Valerie Daciw, Coordinator of Employer Relations.

More Information for Employers...

On-Campus Recruitment

The Alfred University Career Development Center offers comfortable, quiet interview spaces on campus by appointment. Prospective employers may interview students by pre-screening student resumes and interviewing those who are most qualified, or by holding an open sign-up. We can also organize information sessions, in class presentations and Expert-in Residence sessions.

Our office will coordinate your visit to campus along with providing you with a schedule for the day. Contact Valerie Daciw, Employer Relations Coordinator to schedule a visit and to receive our recruiting policy guidelines.

Recruiting Quick Facts

  • 3,572 posted opportunities posted in Handshake at one time
  • 130+ companies on campus to recruit throughout the year
  • Over 150+ interviews conducted on campus each year

The Career Development Center provides services for its students that comply with the Alfred University policy not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.

All employment professionals recruiting Alfred University students through the Handshake platform and other on-campus recruiting channels, such as Alfred University Career Fairs and other established University events, are required to work within a framework of professionally accepted recruiting, interviewing and selection practices as stipulated in the NACE Principles for Professional Conduct.

NACE defines third party recruiters as agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own agency needs. Alfred University requires all third party recruiters to follow the NACE recruiting standards listed below:

  1. Third-party recruiters operate in congruence with the university policy of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, handicap or national origin. An employer or agency using the services of Career Services understands that compliance with all related federal and state statutes and regulations is required for initiation or continuance of Career Services.
  2. Third-party recruiters will abide by the Principles for Third-Party Recruiters as described in the NACE Principles for Professional Practice.
  3. All positions listed by third-party recruiters with Career Services be fee paid by the employer.
  4. Third-party recruiters will provide information about their operations and services to Career Services for candidate review. It will be the responsibility of the candidate to contact the third-party recruiter. Candidate names and/or information concerning candidates will not be released to third-party recruiters unless candidates provide a written release, signed and dated by the candidate, for that specific agency. Federal law requires that confidential letters not be shared with candidates.

Fall 2017

“With the strong desire to learn and communication skills that Mijoi possesses, there is no doubt that many opportunities will arise in the future to her.” - Sergeant Dylan Burch

“She is a positive and productive influence here at the museum.” - Caitlin Brown (operations and program manager)

“Kate succeeded by being dependable, engaged, and inquisitive in her daily actions. She was eager to seek out new experiences, and was able to reflect her thoughts regarding what she had learned. She was independent in her participation with other school staff when visiting various school programs.” - Kevin Deery

“He is always willing to listen and eager to learn more. Kurtis has been my go to staffer to get things done.” - Brian Batrowny

“Sancha has many opportunities available to her within the field. If she continues to work hard and strive to learn she will have no problem.” - Sergeant Dylan Burch

Summer 2017

“Erika has been a great staff member for our school. I appreciate how much she has given to this site and is the kind of staff we strive for.” - Brandon Gniewecki

“Brandi is a wonderful asset to our company. Brandi is very reliable and open to do whatever it takes to provide our clients with high quality care. Brandi’s enthusiasm to learn more about child development makes her stand out from all other employees.” - Tara L. Chase

“Alexandra was an excellent intern to have. She was wall prepared and adapted to the environment flawlessly. Becoming comfortable working in such a situation is not always easy. She displayed an ability to work with offenders in an extremely professional and appropriate manner.” - Grant Woodward

“Dependability, attention to detail, and willingness are the strengths that stand out the most about Carissa.” - Glady West

“Ms. Wulff was professional and a pleasure to work with. She is more than welcome back to work with me if she chooses to do so.” - Aaron W. Heminway

“Tara’s open communication, creativity, and flexibility were great strengths during this internship.” - Garry Car

Spring 2017 Co-Op

“Austin has definitely grown professionally during his experience at NYAB and has been involved in the testing and qualifications of various piece of hardware.” - Jeffrey Gibson

“Good job in general, very good availability; task oriented, and follows directions. He was a key member of the team.” - Armando Vazquez

“Marc has met all expectations and has gone above and beyond our expectations we have for him as a co-op position.” - Daniel Mckay

“Taylor’s Performance her at BorgWarner shows that she is well prepared, her solid school background knowledge distinguishes her form her peer co-ops, which has also given her a noticeable advantage, helping her to be successful at their assignments.” - Ray Lu

“Taylor exceeded our expectations in terms of both quantity and quality of her work.” - Ray Lu

“James was one of the finest co-op students contributing a lot to our future product development. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful student with us. I hope that the school continues to fine such excellent students and feed to our engineering community.” - Wes Park

  • ACCORD Corporation
  • AE Crandall Hook & Ladder Company
  • AIM Independent Living Center
  • Alcoa Corporation
  • Alfred Lions Club
  • Allegany ARC
  • Allegany County Office for the Aging
  • American Red Cross of Western & Central New York
  • Ardagh Group
  • ARVOS Group - Ljungstrom Division
  • AVX Corporation
  • AXA Advisors, LLC
  • Baker Victory Services
  • Bartell Machinery
  • Blasch Precision Ceramics
  • BorgWarner
  • Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp
  • Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C.
  • Camp Canadensis
  • Camp Chateaugay
  • CertainTeed Corporation
  • Consolidated Precision Products Corp
  • CoorsTek, Inc
  • Corning Incorporated
  • CPS Recruitment
  • Cuba Cultural Center
  • Dal-Tile Corporation
  • Data Graphics, Inc.
  • Elderwood
  • Eli and Bessie Cohen Camps, sponsors of Camps Pembroke, Tel Noar and Tevya
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Farm Credit East
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Ferro Corporation
  • Fitros Ltd.
  • Foresters Financial Services, Inc.
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Guardian Industries
  • Guiding Eyes for the Blind
  • Gunlocke
  • HarbisonWalker International
  • Hillside Family of Agencies
  • Hornell Area Family YMCA
  • Hornell Community Garden
  • IDEX Corporation
  • Irving Tissue
  • ISEC, Incorporated
  • Knowles
  • Kohler
  • Materion
  • Mengel Metzger & Barr
  • Mercury Aircraft Inc
  • Morgan Advanced Materials
  • Napoleon Engineering Services
  • NeuroproteXeon
  • New Energy Works
  • New York State Department of Transportation
  • New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • NSG
  • Optimax Systems, Inc.
  • Owens Corning
  • Owens-Illinois, Inc.
  • Peace Corps (Post-Graduation Service Opportunity)
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Portsmouth Police Department, Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Qualitrol
  • Saint-Gobain Abrasives - US & Canada
  • Samtec
  • Simmers Crane Design & Services
  • SpaceX
  • SPCA Serving Allegany County
  • Student Conservation Association
  • Tarleton Castle Arts
  • Tesla
  • The Arc of Chemung
  • The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
  • The Bonadio Group
  • The Guidance Center
  • Thomas Electronics, Inc.
  • Transitional Services, Inc.
  • Truck-Lite Co.,LLC
  • Turning Point- Hornell
  • United States Marine Corps Officer Programs
  • U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • Uncommon Schools
  • Unifrax I LLC
  • United Parcel Service (UPS)
  • Village of Alfred
  • Vitro
  • Washington Mills
  • Wellness G.I.F.T.S. Inc.
  • World Kitchen, LLC
  • Yaw Automation, Inc.
  • Zampell Refractories
  • ZIRCAR Ceramics, Inc.