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SUNY Canton Receives High Marks and Number One Rankings in Student Opinion Survey

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

According to the 2015 SUNY Student Opinion Survey, SUNY Canton is excelling in student service-, academic- and facility-related areas.

The survey, which evaluates the 27 state-operated SUNY colleges and university centers, is conducted every three years and assesses student satisfaction in more than 50 areas. SUNY Canton earned number one rankings in three categories: library resources, library services and tutoring services.

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“We’re extremely gratified that our students highly value our exceptional resources,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “We’re committed to ensuring their success, and these results—evaluated by the students themselves—prove it.”

The Southworth Library Learning Commons has most recently enhanced the laptop and iPad loan program; integrated Quick Response Codes, video and podcasts to meet patron needs; and expanded hours during exam periods.

“The Southworth Library Learning Commons is a focal point of engagement for the campus community,” said SUNY Canton Dean of Academic Support Services Molly A. Mott. “It is rich in academic resources, including our Tutoring Center, which offers both professional and peer tutors who support our students’ academic needs.”

The survey also measured SUNY Canton against six peer technology-sector institutions: Alfred State, SUNY Morrisville, SUNY Delhi, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Farmingdale, SUNY Maritime. SUNY Canton took the top spot in 13 areas, one of which was the quality of the college’s laboratory facilities.

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“The college’s state-of-the-art nursing, veterinary technology, engineering technology labs, as well as the newly constructed Business Learning Center, are just a few examples of facilities that support hands-on, applied learning, which is a hallmark of SUNY Canton,” said SUNY Canton Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Douglas M. Scheidt, Ph.D.

Another area that students ranked first among technology-sector schools was SUNY Canton’s Office of Career Services, which offers a number of resume writing, interview and networking workshops, as well as individualized coaching for those who are entering the work force. In addition, during the 2014-2015 academic year, the office brought nearly 100 local and regional employers to campus to recruit students for job opportunities.

“We like to begin working with first-year students in developing their resumes and creating a plan,” said SUNY Canton Director of Career Services Julie A. Parkman. “They continue to use our services throughout their academic career to obtain summer jobs or internships that enhance their educational knowledge. All these experiences prepare our students to begin their professional careers.”

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Within the academic arena, students praised the availability of online courses, ranking the college first in the technology sector. Over the past several years, SUNY Canton has enjoyed increased growth in online course enrollments, due in large part to expanded course offerings. This year the college’s online programs were ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

“SUNY Canton’s online courses offer the same high-quality instruction as a traditional classroom setting,” added Mott. “In addition, our Summer Session and Winterterm courses help students finish in four years, which supports SUNY System-wide goals for access and completion.”

Additional areas that earned the top spot in the survey when compared to technology-sector schools included athletic and recreational facilities, health and wellness programs, religious and spiritual programs and social media presence.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Employers Seek Students, Graduates and Community Members at SUNY Canton Career Fair

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

More than 40 employers will be participating in SUNY Canton’s Fall Career Fair.

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at two locations on campus. Companies and organizations seeking applicants with technology-based skills will be located in Nevaldine Hall. All other recruiters, including those seeking to fill positions in the health, business and criminal justice fields, will be stationed in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center rooms 212 and 214. Both locations are free and open to alumni and job seekers from the community.

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Julie A. Parkman, the college’s director of career services, said she was delighted with the size and scope of this year’s career fair and that the recruiters match the college’s goals and program offerings.

“We have a tremendous number of companies seeking to hire students from the Canino School of Engineering Technology,” she said. “Other opportunities include careers with hospitals and health agencies, police departments as well as with area businesses and organizations.”

SUNY Canton’s Career Fairs often serve as the first interview for full-time positions, but also present opportunities for part-time jobs and internships. Attendants are encouraged to bring their resumes.

Career Fair

For more information, contact SUNY Canton’s Office of Career Services by calling (315) 386-7119 or sending an email to careers@canton.edu.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service.  Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 10 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

Employers to Recruit Job Seekers at SUNY Canton Career Fair

Monday, March 30th, 2015

More than 20 businesses and government organizations will take part in SUNY Canton’s spring Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in the Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center. The event is free and open to the public.

“Our career fairs are crucial in connecting students with organizations that are looking for highly skilled employees or interns,” said Julie A. Parkman, SUNY Canton director of career services. “Businesses continue to recruit on campus year after year because they know the value our graduates can add to their organizations.”

Job hunters will be able to network with representatives from a number of local and regional employers, including:

  • Army ROTC
  • Atlantic Testing Laboratories, Limited
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Canton Potsdam Hospital
  • Champlain Valley Physician’s Hospital
  • Clarkson University
  • Gemma Power Systems
  • Honeywell
  • Horsefeathers Haunts
  • Lowe’s Home Centers
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • New York City Police Department
  • Penski Inc. Staffing
  • Lawrence County Youth Advocate Program
  • Lawrence Psychiatric Center
  • Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
  • SUNY Potsdam Center for Graduate Studies
  • S. Customs and Border Protection
  • S. Navy
  • Van-Ernst Refrigeration Inc.
  • Veterinary Medical Center of CNY
  • Watertown Veteran Center
  • Woodcock and Armani Mechanical Contractors

For more information, contact SUNY Canton’s Office of Career Services by calling (315) 386-7119 or sending an email to careers@canton.edu.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses, as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Named a ‘STEM Jobs Approved’ College

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Stem Jobs CollegeSTEM Jobs magazine today announced that SUNY Canton is included in its 2015 list of STEM Jobs Approved Colleges.

The list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations. SUNY Canton was chosen specifically for its program diversity and successful job placement.

“This distinction is a fitting recognition given SUNY Canton’s strong emphasis on applied learning in STEM fields,” said SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran. “By preparing our students to be competitive in these high demand, high growth areas, we are helping fill a critical need in New York State’s job market.”

The college offers bachelor’s degrees in a number of STEM-related programs, including Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems, Civil and Environmental Technology, Electrical Technology, Mechanical Technology, Nursing, and Veterinary Technology. Associate programs include Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Science and Dental Hygiene.

Pictured is SUNY Canton Mechanical Technology major Daniel B. Geisenhof of Newark Valley assembling a three-dimensional printer. Mechanical Technology is one of many STEM-focused majors at the college.

Pictured is SUNY Canton Mechanical Technology major Daniel B. Geisenhof of Newark Valley assembling a three-dimensional printer. Mechanical Technology is one of many STEM-focused majors at the college.

Earlier this year, the Civil and Environmental Technology, Electrical Technology and Mechanical Technology programs received initial accreditation by ABET, the premiere engineering and engineering technology accrediting body. All three boast a 100 percent placement rate for graduates. Most new hires within these fields are earning salaries of more than $50,000 annually.

“With the list of STEM Jobs Approved Colleges we’re able to help parents, students and guidance counselors evaluate how well education is translating into real-world jobs, and how responsive institutions are to meeting those demands,” said Daniel Nichols, President of STEM Jobs. “We’re pleased to showcase schools like SUNY Canton as a school leading the way in this area.”

The entire list will be published in the magazine’s Winter issue and can be found online at www.stemjobs.com.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Helps Launch Professions at Annual Career Fair

Monday, September 29th, 2014

The SUNY Canton Career Services office will be hosting its annual fall Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, with employers recruiting in both Nevaldine Technology Center and the Richard W. Miller Campus Center. The Fair is free and open to the public, and the college openly invites job seekers from the community.

“Our Career Fair often serves as a first interview for full-time employment,” said Julie A. Parkman, SUNY Canton director of career services. “Employers can also recruit interns, and seasonal or temporary help.”

Career FairEmployers interested in recruiting at the Career Fair should contact SUNY Canton Career Services by calling (315) 386-7119, or emailing careers@canton.edu.

The Career Services Office will also be holding Drop-In resume help Monday, Sept. 29, from Noon to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 4 to 10 p.m. in the Southworth Library. Staff members will help students, alumni and community members hone their resumes.

Nearly 40 employers will be attending the fair, including:

  • 4M Precision Industries, Inc.
  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • Berkshire Farm Center and Services For Youth
  • Boys and Girls Club of Massena
  • Bricklayers Local 2 NY
  • Canton Potsdam Hospital
  • Cazenovia Equipment Company, Inc.
  • Clarkson University
  • Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
  • Control Technologies, Inc.
  • DeFelsko Corporation
  • Electrical Workers IBEW local union 910
  • Great Lakes Cheese
  • Innovative Building Technologies and Building Management, Inc.
  • IEC Electronics
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Massena Memorial Hospital
  • Mort Backus and Sons
  • New York Independent System Operator
  • Newcomber Funeral Service Group
  • Northern Credit Union
  • Northern Orthopedic Laboratory
  • Novelis
  • Peace Corps
  • Penski, Inc. Staffing
  • R. L. Kistler
  • Schneider Packaging Equipment Company, Inc.
  • SeaComm Federal Credit Union
  • Siemens Industries, Inc. (Building Technologies Division)
  • Skyko International LLC
  • St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center
  • SUNY Potsdam Center for Graduate Studies
  • TRC Power Delivery
  • U. S. Customs and Border Protection
  • UA Local 73 Plumbers and Steamfitters
  • Vermont State Police
  • Woodcock and Armani Mechanical Contractors

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

SUNY Canton Career Services Director Receives NYSCDA Award

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

David NorenbergThe New York State Career Development Association (NYSCDA) chose SUNY Canton’s director of career services as the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Career Practitioner Award.

The award was presented to David F. Norenberg at the NYSCDA conference May 30 in Buffalo.

The annual honor recognizes professionals, such as counselors, consultants and teachers, for outstanding work in the career services field.

Norenberg has served as career services director since 2005. His duties include advising students in career and educational paths, and conducting workshops and career fairs to simplify the job search process and assist students in achieving their career goals.

During his tenure, he developed a website that offers online resume assistance programs, links for career exploration and videos that highlight different occupations. He also works with active duty service members at Ft. Drum who are transitioning into the civilian workforce.

“David has transformed the SUNY Canton Career Services Office into a modern center of information and guidance for students,” said SUNY Canton Assistant Director of Career Services Julie A. Parkman. “His extraordinary gifts as a presenter and a coach have guided hundreds of students into finding fulfilling careers.”

“Being selected to receive this award is such an honor,” Norenberg said. “I have worked hard to find new and creative ways to help and inspire the students at SUNY Canton,” “In many ways it is because of them that I received this award.”

Norenberg received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1993 and earned his Master’s of Science in Education in Counseling in 1996. He worked for United Way in Schenectady from 1997-2001 before relocating to the North Country to begin his work as interim assistant director of career services at St. Lawrence University. Norenberg also worked in St. Lawrence’s University Communications office as the digital asset and on-line data manager from 2002 through October 2005 before joining SUNY Canton. In 2010 SUNY Canton’s College Council awarded him with the prestigious Excellence in College Service Award.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier College for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The College delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management, and public service to students in the North Country, New York State, and beyond. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to their academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The College’s 14 athletic teams compete in state-of-the-art facilities as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.

Great Majors Lead to Great Careers at the Spring Career Fair

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Many companies routinely recruit SUNY Canton students for the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their education. Successful alumni recently returned to recruit future generations of employees at the College’s recent Career Fair.

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“The engineering technology curricula were very sought after this spring,” said Daniel Miller, an assistant professor and career services coordinator. “The demand for our graduates re-emphasizes our mission to provide great majors that lead to great careers.”

In the video, alumni explain in their own words what distinguishes a SUNY Canton from other college graduates and highlight some of the recent changes at the College.

The Career Fair is a direct employment outreach initiative facilitated by Office of Career Services with support from the SUNY Canton Foundation and Alumni offices. For more information about careers available for students and graduates, visit http://www.canton.edu/career_services/login.htm.

 

 

Pro Sports Career Seminar at SUNY Canton

Monday, November 9th, 2009

jreinsdorfChicago’s Jonathan Reinsdorf will conduct a seminar at SUNY Canton entitled, “Starting Your Pro Sports Career,” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov.10, in the Richard Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The seminar is designed for those interested in pursuing a career in professional sports.

Jonathan’s father, Jerry Reinsdorf, is the Chairman of the Chicago Bulls, which co-owns and co-operates the United Center with the Chicago Blackhawks. The United Center has played host to the NCAA and Big Ten Basketball Tournaments as well as occasional University of Illinois basketball games. Jerry Reinsdorf is also Chairman of the Chicago White Sox.

Jonathan Reinsdorf is the managing partner of Stonegate Alliance, a full-service higher education and pro sports consulting firm currently working with SUNY Canton to design the college’s new Sports Management program.  In addition, Jonathan Reinsdorf is the managing member of a real estate development company.

“Professional sports teams see colleges and universities as a feeder base for their business ranks,” said Reinsdorf. “They are increasingly involved in supporting college curricula with internships and seminars – to be followed soon by co-branding and program adoption. SUNY Canton is currently developing those relationships that will allow their students a variety of opportunities with several different teams. It’s the best way for students to get a foot in the door.”

The Sports Management major at SUNY Canton is expected to begin as early as next fall. Former NHL Florida Panthers Vice President of Communications Randy Sieminski will be joining Reinsdorf at the seminar. Sieminski spent ten years in professional sports, including five years with the Panthers. He is now the Director of Public Relations at SUNY Canton.

“This program is designed for current college and high school students, as well as prospective college students, who are considering a career in professional sports,” said Sieminski. “It’s a difficult field to break into unless you know the appropriate steps to take. This seminar will provide attendees the information needed if they wish to pursue those dreams of working in minor league and major league sports.”

The seminar is presented in conjunction with the SUNY Canton Career Services Office and the SUNY Canton Foundation.

“Like all of SUNY Canton’s majors, the sports management program will offer its students the opportunity not only to study about their career interests, but actually gain valuable experience,” said Director of Career Services David Norenberg. “This seminar will be provide invaluable insight for people interested in pursuing a career in professional sports.”

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

Media arrangements should be made in advance by contacting SUNY Canton Public Relations at 315-386-7300, or email kie@canton.edu.


Clothing Fair Project Receives Award from AAUW

Friday, May 29th, 2009

David Norenberg and ?? trying on ties at the 2009 Clothing Fair.

This year’s fair included a “Dress for Success” fashion show with examples of what to wear (and what not to wear) to a job interview and in a professional work environment.

SUNY Canton has received an award from the St. Lawrence County branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for the 2009 Professional Clothing Fair.

The AAUW announced that the college had won a second place award in the Community program division at recent statewide Convention in Bolton Landing.

The SUNY Canton office of Human Resources, the Office of Career Services, and the St. Lawrence County One-Stop career center collaborate to host an annual clothing drive and fair for individuals who are preparing to join or rejoin the workforce. More than 250 people benefitted from the fair, according to Betty Connolly, SUNY Canton Director of Human Resources and AAUW member.

“We have individuals donate gently used clothing and distribute it to jobseekers from the community,” she said. “It’s been a well-received event. This year, our services were especially appreciated due to the sluggish economy.”

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

SUNY Canton Career Fair Creates Career Opportunities

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Career FairCommunity members are invited to join SUNY Canton students and more than 30 businesses at SUNY Canton’s Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Intramural Gym.

“By the time they walk across the stage at graduation, nearly 75 percent of our students already have jobs or plans to continue their education,” said SUNY Canton Director of Career Services David Norenberg. “This Career Fair plays an important role in that process. The interaction between students and employers directly contributes to our graduates’ success.”

Many companies routinely recruit SUNY Canton students for the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their education. In some cases, highly-successful alumni of the college return to recruit future generations of employees.

The Career Fair is a direct employment outreach initiative for the SUNY Canton Office of Career Services with support from the SUNY Canton Foundation. The event is free and open to the public.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.