Career Services at NCCC includes career planning, job placement, employer and recruiter relations, employment-related campus events, and student access to a number of workshops and resources set up to assist students in further developing employment-related skills. Services are available to current and past students and graduates. Student Development also features an extensive career planning and employment topic library and information on a variety of online resources. NCCC has a strong relationship with many local employers, who come to our Job Fair each semester and frequently contact us seeking our students and graduates for employment.
Are you a student seeking employment?
Students seeking employment regularly come to our office to learn how to put together effective cover letters and resumes, discuss interview skills, and examine job search techniques. In addition to the numerous employment-related workshops we hold every semester, our Job Locator provides one-on-one employment consultations with students and alumni and a pre-screening service for employers seeking qualified candidates. We act as an intermediary between students and employers: we direct students to appropriate employment opportunities and we will forward relevant employment documents from qualified student candidates to employers when job opportunities are available.
Students and employers can call (716) 614-6490, stop in to A-131, or email email@example.com.
Job Placement services are provided to current students as well as graduates. Information on a variety of employment opportunities is available. We currently host our own Job Board, which offers the latest information in local employment opportunities posted through our office for all students and alumni. Students seeking employment should browse the Job Board regularly for new postings.
Often, it’s helpful to meet with an employment professional in Student Development to assess your employment needs and more specifically explore what type of employment opportunity you are seeking. Factors that might influence your choices: childcare, transportation, course schedules or other academic commitments are also explored. Also, this will put you on the e-mail list for our weekly employment newsletter.
In addition, students can get assistance with cover letters and resumes, interview skills, and job searches, or take advantage of the print resources available on these topics including a helpful employment information packet. We also offer one-on-one consultations on professionalism, employment skills, and appropriate dress in the workplace. All students are encouraged to make use of our resources: attend the Job Fair held on campus each semester, participate in an Unschedule workshop, attend presentations by speakers who come to campus and various employment events held here each semester.
There are many websites which might supplement the services we offer on-site at NCCC. Some are set up like traditional employment and career information sites while others are social networking sites with employment components:
Interview appearance and attire: Dressing for a Job Fair
Job Express at www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm is sponsored by the NYS Department of Labor. This site allows the job seeker to view current job openings in New York's 10 regional economies. Users can view opportunities in the region they live in, identify which industries are growing, and find out about available jobs.
www.linkedin.com is the world's largest professional network with over 120 million members. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals.
www.jobstar.org offers local job postings, career guides, resume information and samples, and weblinks.
www.careeronestop.org is sponsored by the US Department of Labor. “Your pathway to career success. Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.”
www.readysethired.com includes a student page, downloadable resources, resume help, and blogs.
www.gradtogreat.com provides job search guidance (when and how) and cover letter and resume samples.
www.ramenrentresumes.com is a site that offers a straightforward real-life perspective to graduates, as well as a number of helpful links.
www.wnyjobs.com is a comprehensive guide to a variety of employment opportunities in the region.
www.buffaloniagara.org/OurRegion/GrowYourCareer is full of useful information and resources on Buffalo Niagara as well as featuring hundreds of jobs available in the area.
www.insidecareerinfo.com is a searchable collection of hundreds of candid career reports written by successful professionals who are actually doing the job. The career reviews are intended to assist people in finding careers which are a good fit for them. The site features pros and cons of specific careers. You can even rate a career based on what you read!
NCCC students and alumni are a valuable resource for Western New York employers. Our diversity and commitment to the community brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to the job market. Student Development is always pleased to help local employers with recruitment efforts in a number of ways.
Employers wishing to recruit our students have many recruitment options, including scheduling individual on-campus interviews with students and alumni. Our office can forward resumes (and applications, if applicable) to you prior to your scheduled interviews and schedule the interviews for you. If a more informal approach is what you are looking for, we welcome employers on campus to set up a recruitment table to attract students for prescreening before deciding whether or not an interview is desired. Many dates are available each semester.
Employers interested in posting an employment opportunity should email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, Student Development sponsors a Job Fair every semester. Please email email@example.com if you are an employer interested in attending and we will send you an information packet. Companies and agencies may also forward their brochures, annual reports, articles, videos, CDs, or other related materials for student use. If requested, materials can be posted on our Employment Bulletin boards located outside our office.
The Fall 2015 Job & Internship Fair will be held Wednesday, November 4th from 11:30 am-1:30 pm in the Main Cafeteria (upstairs G Building). If you are interested in participating, please contact Student Development at 716-614-6490.
Whichever method employers choose to connect to the NCCC community, we appreciate your interest in our students and alumni, as we know our students and alumni are among the most skilled employees in their respective fields. We welcome employers to our campus community to see what NCCC has to offer!
NCCC Job & Internship Fair
The Fall 2015 Job & Internship Fair will be held Wednesday, November 4th from 11:30am-1:30pm.
NCCC Main Campus, Main Cafeteria (G-Building, Upstairs)
More than 40 local employers will be looking for new employees.
Dress appropriately! Smile! Bring your resume and a positive attitude!