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We can assist alumni with anything career related including:
- Career Advisement:
- Conducting a Job Search, including résumés,
cover letters, interviewing
- Online Job Databases
- Networking/Connecting with other alumni
- Graduate School
- Frequently asked Alumni Questions
To make an appointment, call (585) 395-2159 or email Phyllis Griswold (PDF), MSEd., N.C.C., LMHC, Senior Career Counselor with your request. Please visit our About Us for more detailed information on each of our offerings and upcoming events.
- Discuss and clarify your career goals, plans, and strategies, even if you are looking to reinvent your career(PDF)
- Self-Assessments such as (MyPlan) - Explore your personality type, skills, values, and interests as they relate to your career direction.
Conducting a Job Search, Including Résumés, Cover Letters, Interviewing
- Learn the Job Search Process and review Job Search Tips (PDF) in order to launch and manage a strategic job search.
- Speak with someone working in the field or the job you are considering. Find out how
they spend their days, what they like and dislike about their jobs, and how they got
their start. Ask them what skills and education they would look for in hiring someone
in their field. Find Brockport alumni through Eagle Links - The College at Brockport Alumni Group (PDF) on LinkedIn. Don't be afraid to use friends or family as well.
- Check out the informational interviewing handout! (PDF)
- Not sure what LinkedIn is, watch this brief video called What is LinkedIn?
- To set-up a LinkedIn Profile, you can view this short video called Create a 100% Complete LinkedIn Profile Click here to join!
- Update your resume and/or cover letter.
- Practice interview questions and responses through a mock interview and learn how to create a 30-second commercial (PDF) to sell yourself.
Online Job Databases
- Graduate School - Visit our graduate school section for help with attending, choosing, and applying for graduate school, as well as for graduate school tests required.
- Visit our Career Services Resource Room and access directories of programs, information on entrance exams, resources on financial aid, and get help writing your personal statement.
- MyPlan and Petersons- great resources to obtain information on choosing the right graduate school.
Frequently Asked Alumni Questions
I recently lost my job, how can Career Services help?
Losing your job no matter how long you have had a position can be devastating. Getting additional professional support can make the difference in moving successfully to a new role. You may be a new graduate and have no idea how to launch your first career job search. It might have been several years since you have written a resume or interviewed, so your skills may be rusty. Career Services can provide you with the help you need to launch a new career and/or turn your loss into an opportunity. Many alumni decide to access career advising to determine a new path, attend graduate school, or launch a job search in their chosen field.
I need to change careers, but I am not sure what I want to do?
You may be working in a position that you do not like, or you feel it's time to follow your passion and re-invent yourself. Contact Career Services and they will determine the right process for you to follow. We can assist you in determining what new role would be best for you through completing career assessments, developing a resume to reflect this new career target, and establishing a realistic plan to attain your goals.
I am a recent graduate, where do Brockport graduates with my major work?
Brockport students have been successful in obtaining employment and entering graduate schools after graduation. It is important to realize, however, that "placement" rates only identify a graduate's success in obtaining their first job. In this rapidly changing world of work, it is expected that people may have 10-12 different jobs and up to 3-4 major career shifts in their lifetime. Career Services is here to help students and recent graduates with developing life-long career development skills for their future.
I am considering going back to school, how can you help?
It is not unusual that the degree you received in your early twenties, does not fit where you are heading later in life. Or, you have decided you want to change careers, and you need credentials like a graduate degree to make that change. Whether it is additional coursework, or an undergraduate or graduate degree, Career Services can assist you in deciding the best course of action for you to pursue additional education.