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We’re here to help you explore, plan, and achieve your career goals – from your first year through graduation.

The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) will help you take charge of and manage your future — from writing a resumé and polishing job interview skills to researching career options and potential employers.

The CCPD offers a comprehensive program of career and professional development activities, co-op, internship, and full-time job search activities to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Rensselaer students have 24-hour access to job postings and career-related resources via the Web through JobLink.

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Upcoming Events, Important Dates and Resources:

Students: Register for the NSBE/SHPE Fall Career Fair: September 26 & 27, 2014

Important Programs this week!

Junior/Senior Professional Series: Job Search 101
Searching for an internship for this summer or full time employment after Graduation?  Don’t know what to say to the recruiters at the career fair?  Learn some tips that will help you land that job or internship, and how to make a good impression at the career fair.
Date: 9/15 | Time: 6pm | Location: Union 3602

Get That Job! The Inside Scoop from Practicing Professionals on Preparing for the Career Fair and Following up Afterwards
Experienced professional recruiters from GE, a global technological company, will share what recruiters look for at the Career Fair and how you can prepare to put your best foot forward at the Career Fair.  Students will model career fair attire and appropriate accessories.  Event is co-sponsored by:  Women at Rensselaer Mentoring Program, CCPD, School of Engineering Student Service HUB, SWE, NSBE, SHPE and SASE
Date: 9/16| Time: 7pm | Location: DCC 318

Register at: http://bit.ly/careerfairworkshop

SCE: Interview-A-Palooza
Phone screens? Behavioral versus technical interviews? It's a tight job market, and being successful in your interviews is essential. If you've ever wondered how to best prepare for these interviews or what to anticipate during them, this is the workshop for you. SCE sponsors will show you how to ACE the interview! The same presentation will be offered at both 4 & 7 pm.
Date: 9/17 | Time: 4pm & 7pm | Location: DCC 318

I Can't See You: How to be Successful in Phone Interviews
Presented by Katie Montembeault, KITWARE
This program will show students how to successfully get through a first round phone interview. It will provide you with tips, strategies and what not to do in order to ensure success!
Date: 9/18 | Time: 5pm | Location: Union 3606

Resumania
Employers and counselors will be available for quick resume critiques.
Dates: 9/18 through 9/25| Time: 1-3pm | Location: CCPD, DCC 209

Special Event:
SEMI Panel Presentation
Our instructors are all volunteers coming from High Tech Semiconductor Industries such as, Applied Materials, Applied Seals, Dow, Entegris, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and others. They hold positions at these companies in Human resources, Recruiting, Engineering, Marketing, Finance and Management.
This Panel will present on:

  • Overview of careers in high tech, sought after degrees and skill sets
  • First hand discussions with engineers, marketing and sales, management, finance, recruiting and human resources.
  • The best approach to resumes and cover letters
  • Common Interview Questions and Answers
  • Preparing for the interview, tips on behavior, what to wear, etc.
  • Learning and Networking with High Tech Industry Experts

Registration Required
Date: 10/16 | Time: 8am-12pm | Location: Blitman Conference Room

Class of 2014: Do you have set plans after graduation? If so, complete the Future Plans Survey! Please note that Lally Graduate Students should ONLY complete the Lally Graduate Student Future Plans Survey.
All data is kept strictly confidential and used only to report summary information for the CCPD Annual Report. Submit your completed survey and be entered into a raffle to win a prize!

2013 Annual Report | Class of 2013 Salary Survey

In the News...

Hiring Projections for Class of 2014 Holding Steady: NACE Job Outlook

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Interview-A-Palooza
Phone screens? Behavioral versus technical interviews? It's a tight job market, and being successful in your interviews is essential. If you've ever wondered how to best prepare for these interviews or what to anticipate during them, this is the workshop for you. SCE sponsors will show you how to ACE the interview! The same presentation will be offered at both 4 & 7 pm.

Date: 9/17 | Time: 4pm & 7pm | Location: DCC 318

PICK UP YOUR FREE SCE PADFOLIO

Resume Critiques available in the CCPD, DCC 209 from 5-7pm

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Career & Professional
Development Guide

Check out our 2014-15 comprehensive job search resource. Download, print or pick up a copy in DCC 209.
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Co-op Guide 2013-2014
Required reading for all Co-op's!

Register your Co-op in the CCPD and RSVP for your required Co-op Briefing through JobLink
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CCPD Joblink

JobLink is the CCPD’s online recruiting & job posting system.
Student Login | Employer Login

The Calendar of Events includes employer information sessions, interview dates and workshop information. In order to best prepare for these programs and show employers your interest, please RSVP for the events through JobLink.


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Need Money?

The CCPD’s Guide to Finding Local or Part-time Jobs on or Near Campus

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