Career Center Events and Workshops

The Career Center offers a number of events each semester including career fairs and etiquette lunches, as well as numerous workshops on topics such as résumé writing, internships, using LinkedIn, and more.

For dates and times of events and workshops happening this semester, visit the campus calendar. Unless otherwise noted, you may RSVP for any of the events and workshops below by emailing the Career Center at career@sjfc.edu or by signing up in CareerZone.

Career Center Events

Accounting Career Fair

A career fair for accounting juniors, seniors, and fifth year students to connect and learn more about the accounting firms from Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo and the opportunities they have for internships and/or full-time employment. Attire is business formal. Be sure to bring many copies of your resume!

Etiquette Lunch

Learn and practice proper dining etiquette during a sit down lunch. It is common to use your dining skills for job interviews, meetings with a supervisor or clients, or in a networking session. Being knowledgeable and practiced will help you make a good impression by feeling confident and at ease in any situation. Registration fee is $5.00 cash, check, or credit card.

Graduate School Fair

Over 60 graduate schools will be represented at the fair to discuss their programs and answer any questions. Any student considering graduate school in the future is encouraged to attend. No RSVP required, simply stop by the fair.

Graduate School Information Session

Learn more about the factors associated with making a decision about graduate school. You will gain insight on the basic application process and general timelines. All students that might consider graduate school in their future are welcome to attend.

Nursing Fair

This event brings recruiters from area health care organizations on campus to meet nursing students to discuss job and internship opportunities they have to offer. There are organizations from Syracuse, Rochester, the Finger Lakes region, and Buffalo. All class years welcome; no sign up is necessary.

Pre-Law Information Session

Get information on how to prepare throughout your four years to be a competitive applicant for law school admission. This program will cover campus involvement and recommended classes, legal internships, and an overview of the law school application process. It is intended for freshmen through seniors, so feel free to attend if you are exploring law school as an option, regardless of class year.

Career Center Workshops

Choosing a Major

Choosing a major can be a hard decision to make. Learn ways to approach making a decision that include how to research and explore major options as well as the campus resources that are available for obtaining more information on majors of interest.

Job Search Strategies

An effective job search is well defined and effectively utilizes a number of resources and techniques. Learn how to build a strategy that will assist you in meeting your job target. This workshop will address how to: identify your job target, identify employers, apply for a job, and follow up on opportunities. Open to all majors and class years.

Personal Statement Workshop

Planning on attending graduate school, and need a personal statement for your application? Attend this session to learn how to develop a powerful statement for graduate and professional school applications. We will discuss the structure of the statement, what admissions committees are looking for, how to write a compelling statement, and begin brainstorming topics for your own statement.

Effective Résumé Writing

Have a résumé that needs to be revised or updated? Improve the effectiveness and readability of your résumé with some tips on how to organize content and utilize space as well as ways to approach describing your experiences. Bring the most recent copy of your résumé with you to the workshop.

Building a College and Career Portfolio Using Google Sites

Are you interested in creating a portfolio? Learn about the various elements of a portfolio, how to create one using your Fisher Gmail account and the best practices for collecting and sharing your work.

Utilizing LinkedIn

This workshop provides useful information on how to use LinkedIn to research companies, contacts, and job opportunities while also optimizing your online presence through an effective personal profile.

Internships Workshop

An internship can help define your career path, develop highly sought after professional skills and build your network for future opportunities. Develop your internship search strategy and learn about resources for identifying opportunities.

Résumé Workshop for Educators

Gain an understanding of what districts are looking for on your resume and what information is important to include. This workshop will emphasize proper format and help you identify the key skills and qualifications you’ll want to showcase. If you have a current résumé you are encouraged to bring it with you.