Contact Career Center

Email: career@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8050
Location: Library Ground Floor, Room 104

Office Hours
Monday - Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Evening hours by appointment

Career Checklists

A successful career search happens one step at a time. Check off tasks related to each academic year to be exceptionally equipped academically, experientially and professionally for life after Fisher.

Steps for: Freshmen | Sophomores | Juniors | Seniors

Freshmen - Cultivate Connections.

Explore Different Classes and Activities

Try out new subject areas to discover interests and passions. Branch out to join clubs and activities that will allow you to develop your natural skills & strengths.

Attend Freshman Focused Events and Workshops

  • Major/Minor Exploratory Fair - Held Fall Semester
  • Exploring Majors Workshop - Held each semester

Career Center Event Schedule »

Research Other Majors

  • Research different academic majors and career-related fields
  • Attend various departmental meetings to learn about expectations
  • Talk with fellow students & professors

Get to Know One Faculty Member per Semester

Take advantage of being at a small college, build relationships. One good contact a semester means eight professors to glean advice and recommendation letters from when you graduate!

Sophomores - Investigate your Identity.

Complete Career Assessments

'Discover your Code' - Take assessment through the Career Center.

  • Get debriefing by career counselor
  • Get a 14 page report about YOU, your skills, and career fields that match

Participate in Activities

Continue to join activities that relate to your interests, including sports, community service, clubs and extra curricular involvements.

Choose a Major

  • Talk to faculty, fellow students and career counselors

Research Internships

Juniors - Find Your Focus.

Meet with a Career Counselor

Meet with a Career Counselor to discuss:

  • Internship options 
  • Set your job search time line and strategies

Research Fields and Jobs of Interest

Utilize online and hard copy resources to such as:

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • ‘Fisher Connects’ alumni mentors
  • Hoovers Online

Get an Internship and update all Job Search documents

  • Go to CareerZone and academic department to get valuable internship advice
  • Update resume and create eye-catching cover letter
  • See sample resumes on front page of Career Center website

Attend Career Center Events

Attend events such as:

  • Rochester Area Career Expo (RACE)
  • Mock Interview Night 
  • Career and Internship Fair 
  • Graduate School Fair

By attending, you sharpen your professional discussion skills, gain a better idea of what to do after college and obtain helpful advice for the job search.

Seniors - Become Outward Bound

Meet With a Career Counselor

  • Meet with a Career Counselor to update and finalize resumes and cover letters
  • Go over your time-line and set specific goals

Fine-Tune Your Career Search Skills

  • Attend workshops on interviewing, transition, job search techniques, social media, etc.
  • Attend Mock Interviewing Evening
  • Research different fields
  • Research positions within fields

Network, Network, Network!

  • Commit time to go to networking events in your department and sponsored by Career Center
  • Ask professors for advice
  • Utilize 'Fisher Connects' on the CareerZone to find alumni mentors
  • Talk to parents, friends, former bosses...

Target Specific Job Positions/Schools and Start Applying

  • Narrow down list and target specific companies/organizations/schools
  • Begin application process
  • Keep networking!
  • Learn about negotiating and salaries

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