Career Counseling & Assessment
Students, who are uncertain about their major, are unclear about the types of occupations they are preparing for, or need assistance in developing a job search strategy may want to seek individual career counseling. Individual appointments may be scheduled through the Counseling Center by calling 315-866-0300 x8284 or by stopping in to RMCC 262. Students with quick questions may stop in on Wednesdays without an appointment.
Students who are undecided about their education and career plan are often referred to assessments. These on-line assessments may be accessed at anytime; however it is often advised that students make a follow up appointment with the Career Counselor to further discuss their results.
Additional sites to assist with career exploration:
- http://www.bls.gov/oco/ - Occupational Outlook Handbook
- http://www.online.onetcenter.org – O-Net
- http://www.jobweb.com – Job search information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers
Job Search Assistance
Students are encouraged to schedule an individual Career Counseling appointment to discuss job search strategies or to prepare for an interview. The following services and events are available for students to help them launch their career.
All opportunities: part-time, full-time, internship, nationwide or on-campus are posted to our electronic job posting system powered by College Central Network (CCN). All registered students are automatically registered with CCN. Simply go to www.herkimer.edu/jobs, click on student and log in by using your H# as the username and the password is herkimer.
Part-time Job Fair
Every Fall semester the College hosts a part-time job fair that brings local businesses to campus to discuss employment opportunities with students who are looking to work while they complete their education.
The Successful Student Fair
Held every Fall semester, The Successful Student Fair brings together HCCC offices, clubs and organizations, as well as local not-for-profit agencies to meet with HCCC students. This event allows students to learn more about the campus community, as well as the local community, and encourages students to get involved. Internships, volunteer work and club activities help build a resume and look great on an employment application or transfer application.
Every Spring semester the college hosts local and regional businesses at the annual Career Fair. While geared towards full-time, career level employment, some employers will also discuss part-time, seasonal or internship opportunities. This is an excellent networking opportunity for students to dress for success, bring their resume and possibly launch their career.
Resume Writing Assistance
Students are encouraged to develop a resume early on as resumes are an effective tool to be used for applying for part-time employment, internships, preparing transfer applications or scholarship applications and will be needed when seeking your first career oriented position.
Students that need to create a resume should register with College Central Network located at www.herkimer.edu/jobs to access CCN’s resume builder. Additionally, the Career Counselor is available to provide resume critiques. Simply bring a copy of your resume to your scheduled appointment with the Career Counselor.