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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:

Kaplan Test Prep will be offering a free GRE, LSAT & MCAT (for the current and new test) through their live online format; students can register here:  http://bit.ly/RPIPracticeTests. Students will take these tests in the comfort of their home, receive their score immediately afterwards and a teacher will be presenting before and after the exam and it will be live. Kaplan will also be offering a free practice test for the new MCAT on Thursday October 23rd from 5pm-9pm @ RPI and please register at the above link as well. Questions can be directed to Sandra.McIntyre@Kaplan.com. 

Special Event:
SEMI Panel Presentation: Jobs in the Micro- and Nano- Electronics Industry

Learn about career opportunities in high tech. Acquire valuable, practical information that will help you choose career directions and plan for success. This seminar will help students to meet the demands of today’s high tech work force and to be successful with their careers. Industry volunteers will share what the high tech industry looks for when they recruit for new graduates.
Agenda

  • 7:30am Breakfast and Check-in
  • 8:00am Welcome— Jen Walters, Director, CCPD, RPI; Steve Cantor, Entegris (SEMI Northeast Committee)
  • 8:15am Engineering Job Overview: Equipment and Materials
  • 8:45am A Day in the Life of a Microelectronics Engineer
  • 9:05am Strategies for Landing a Job in the High-Tech Industry
  • 9:20am Marketing and Technical Field Sales
  • 9:40am Company Culture: “Big Company vs. Small Company”
  • 9:55am Break
  • 10:10am Career Development (mock behavioral and technical interviews)
  • 11:00pm Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00pm Lunch and Networking

Registration is closed. Please contact Dawn Cairns Weaver at cairnd@rpi.edu to be placed on a waiting list.
Date: 10/16 | Time: 8am-12pm | Location: Blitman Conference Room

Class of 2014: We will be collecting data through October. Please let us know if you have made post-graduation plans or are still seeking. This includes: December 2013, May 2014 and August 2014 Graduates. 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.

Class of 2015: Let us know where you're going! Complete your survey today. This includes: December 2014, May 2015 and August 2015.

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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Troy, NY 12180-3590
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Mock Interviews!

Looking to practice your interview skills? Try it with an employer! Sign up for half hour mock phone interviews with SCE sponsors.

Times Available:

  • Thursday 10/16 12pm-1:30pm
  • Friday 10/17 9am-5:30pm
  • Monday 10/20 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday 10/21 9:30am-2:30pm

Email Meaghan Johnson @ johnsm15@rpi.edu to schedule your interview!
Scheduling will be on a first come, first serve basis; limited space available.

SAVE THE DATE for EXPERIENCE MATTERS!
Wednesday, October 22, 6 – 7pm; Mother’s in the Union

Join us to learn about the process for securing a summer internship or co-op from a panel of past interns and co-ops. This is a great opportunity to get your job search on track and learn from students who have been successful!  Panelists include students who interned at FactSet, GE, J&J, ExxonMobil and others! 

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED!!  Open to all students, all majors. Please RSVP on JobLink

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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 2014-2015
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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