Resume building, interview skills and so much more
The Career Development Center staff welcomes any questions you might have about your professional development and career. In addition, career assessments are available to students and alumni free of charge as long as you make an appointment with a counselor. We provide additional tools online and in print to enable you to explore on your own.
Schedule an appointment for career counseling in Handshake.
Drop-in for 10-15 minutes to ask a quick career related question or get a resume critique. Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.
For a list of employers' visits to campus and upcoming job fairs, login to Handshake and click on "Career Events" and/or "On-Campus Interview Schedules."
Please contact Valerie Daciw with any questions.
Signing up for Interviews
Employers choose one of two options for setting up interviews:
- Open sign up: interview slots are given on a first come first served basis until the schedule is filled. Go to Handshake and submit your resume and sign up for an available time slot.
- Pre-screen sign up: organizations review candidates ahead of time, and only give you an interview spot if they are interested. Go to Handshake and submit your resume by a given deadline. If you are selected, you will receive an email message instructing you to log back into Handshake and select an available interview time slot.
What to Wear
These are professional interviews, and you should dress accordingly. Masculine options would be a suit, or dress shirt, pants and tie, and Feminine options would be a suit (pants or skirts) or dress blouse, dress pants/skirt. Please visit Cheryl’s Closet if you are in need of professional wear.
The Career Development Center staff welcomes any questions you might have about your career or life planning. Topics appropriate for career counseling include, but are not limited to:
- 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?
- Where can I find more information about APEX?
- How can I best market myself to employers?
- Should I consider graduate school?
- How do I get started?
Alfred University also offers services to enrolled and prospective ROTC and veterans students through our Office of Military Affairs.
Internships and co-ops are excellent opportunities for qualified students to gain professional experience. The Career Development Center is the place to start your search for requirements, deadlines, time lines, and available openings.
Alfred University's Advisory Committee for the Health Professions guides students through the process that will make them competitive candidates for admission to the health-related profession or graduate program of their choice. Committee members are full-time teaching faculty from a wide variety of disciplines who are knowledgeable about admission requirements.
Free to current students. Our assessments include StrengthsQuest, Strong Interest Inventory, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Students are required to schedule an appointment with a counselor as part of the assessment process.
Learn more about these assessments:
CareerShift’s set of tools and applications provide a very unique opportunity to job and internship hunters. While other web services provides bits and pieces of the search process, only CareerShift provides an easy-to-use approach for bringing all these parts together to crack the “hidden job market” and for managing the job/internship hunt all in one place.
- Go to CareerShift
- Click sign up.
- Fill out required information using your Alfred.edu email address.
- Alumni may create accounts without an alfred.edu email address by adding ‘alumni’ to the already existing ‘alfred’ in the group code box on the sign up page: making their group name ‘alfredalumni’
- Select a security question and answer.
- Answer the human verifier question.
- Check user agreement.
- Click Next.
- You will be brought to your CareerShift account.
- Contact CareerShift if you have any questions or concerns
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