Information for current and prospective employer partners
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
As the world’s leading glass container manufacturer, O-I has more than a century of experience crafting pure, sustainable, brand-building glass packaging for many of the world’s best-known food and beverage brands. We are proud to provide high quality glass packaging for beer, wine, spirits, food, non-alcoholic beverages.
Our founder, Michael J. Owens, invented the automatic bottle-making machine, which became the foundation for today's glassmaking industry. Our rich history of innovation, unparalleled expertise and global reach make O-I the world's leader in glass packaging.
Our experts imagine innovative new packaging design concepts. Our team of Ph.D. scientists, packaging designers and manufacturing experts transform those ideas into iconic glass containers. Our latest innovations include internally embossed beer bottles and the lightest-weight wine bottles ever made.
Sponsor Spotlight | Corning, Inc.
Corning is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 167-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.
We organize two main career fairs every year, including the Engineering Career Fair as well as the Spring Career Fair:
Engineering Career Fair
The Career Development Center will host the 2019 Engineering Career Fair on October 3, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Joyce and Walton Center, McLane Annex. The Engineering 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 June 3, 2019 on Handshake. Check back here for a registration link as the date gets closer.
Spring Career Fair
Representing over 40 employers, the Spring Career Fair is the premier Spring recruiting event at Alfred University, held March 26, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Joyce and Walton Center, McLane Annex. 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 November 4, 2019 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.
More information for employers...
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
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 aboutInternships.
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.
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
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.
The Employer Advisory Board is a non-fiduciary volunteer board which advises the Career Development Center at Alfred University.
To provide a forum for employers and the Alfred University Career Development staff to engage in relevant discussion regarding a wide variety of career and employment issues from outside the University. Information gathered from these discussions will contribute to the quality and impact of career programs and services for Alfred University students.
Learn more about the Employer Advisory Board here.
Companies recruiting on campus in 2018
AE Crandall Hook & Ladder Company
AIM Independent Living Center
Alfred Lions Club
Allegany County Office for the Aging
American Red Cross of Western & Central New York
ARVOS Group - Ljungstrom Division
AXA Advisors, LLC
Baker Victory Services
Blasch Precision Ceramics
Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp
Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro, P.C.
Consolidated Precision Products Corp
Cuba Cultural Center
Data Graphics, Inc.
Eli and Bessie Cohen Camps, sponsors of Camps Pembroke, Tel Noar and Tevya
Farm Credit East
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Foresters Financial Services, Inc.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Hillside Family of Agencies
Hornell Area Family YMCA
Hornell Community Garden
Mengel Metzger & Barr
Mercury Aircraft Inc
Morgan Advanced Materials
Napoleon Engineering Services
New Energy Works
New York State Department of Transportation
New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Optimax Systems, Inc.
Peace Corps (Post-Graduation Service Opportunity)
Portsmouth Police Department, Portsmouth, Virginia
Saint-Gobain Abrasives - US & Canada
Simmers Crane Design & Services
SPCA Serving Allegany County
STCA$H - VITA
Student Conservation Association
Tarleton Castle Arts
The Arc of Chemung
The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
The Bonadio Group
The Guidance Center
Thomas Electronics, Inc.
Transitional Services, Inc.
Turning Point- Hornell
United States Marine Corps Officer Programs
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Unifrax I LLC
United Parcel Service (UPS)
Village of Alfred
Wellness G.I.F.T.S. Inc.
World Kitchen, LLC
Yaw Automation, Inc.
ZIRCAR Ceramics, Inc.
“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
“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
Alfred U Career Fairs
The Career Development Center was full of students waiting to interview the day after our fall Engineering Career Fair. Sixteen companies stayed to interview on campus, with over 131 interviews conducted. Every year, Alfred University hosts two career fairs allowing students in all five of our colleges and schools to network with employers big and small, local and international.
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