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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!

Over 20 Employer Information Sessions are happening this week. Visit the CCPD Calendar of Events on JobLink for times and locations.

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

Freshman Career Compass: Career Center 101
Learn about what the CCPD has to offer you as a freshman! Plus get tips on FOCUS2, our online personality and careers assessment and JobLink, our job-posting system that is only available to RPI students. Same presentation at 5 pm, 6 pm & 7 pm.
Date: 9/22 | Time: 5pm, 6pm & 7pm | Location: CCPD, DCC 209

What I Wish I Knew as a Freshman
Presented by Anthony Lewitt, IBM Software Group Program Director
This is an informal session sharing best practices pulled together from College Recruiters, designed to help you in thinking about your time at college in preparation for the next step -- a career! This information is not specific to any major or curriculum. You will learn practical ideas on how to become a better qualified candidate upon graduation - to get you to the front of the line! And, just by attending this session as a Freshman or Sophomore student -- you are already ahead of the game.
Date: 9/23 | Time: 5pm | Location: Union 3602

Never Let Them See You Sweat, Part 2
Presented by Dr. Keith Anderson, RPI Counseling Center.
In this session we will discuss some strategies for reducing anxiety in all social situations, specifically we will focus on reducing the anxiety that often occurs during a job interview. We will explore the use of various forms of relaxation training and the instructor will lead the group through a relaxation exercise that can be used before an interview situation. Resources for other forms of relaxation training will also be provided.
Date: 9/22 | Time: 12pm | Location: Union 2424

Preparing for the Behavioral Interview
Presented by Regeneron
Recrutiers believe that your past behavior is the best indicator for your future behavior. Behavioral interviewing is said to be 55% predictive of future on-the-job behavior. This presentation will:

  • Give an interviewing approach used by employers to determine applicants' potential for success through behavioral interviewing
  • Provide insight into what interviews are looking for
  • Share techniques canidates can use to be successful during the interview process

Event is co-sponsored by:  Women at Rensselaer Mentoring Program, CCPD, School of Engineering Student Service HUB, SWE, NSBE, SHPE and SASE.
Register here.
Date: 9/23 | Time: 7-9pm | Location: Biotech Auditorium

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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Troy, NY 12180-3590
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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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The CCPD’s Guide to Finding Local or Part-time Jobs on or Near Campus

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