Posts Tagged ‘Career Services’

Canino School of Engineering Technology Open House Draws Future Students

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

More than 200 guests attended SUNY Canton’s third Engineering Open House, held Tuesday evening in Nevaldine Hall.

Faculty and students from the Canino School of Engineering Technology prepared more than 20 hands-on demonstrations. Guests could drive robots, take thermal images, learn to solder and crack computer passwords, among other activities.

Teams of two work to build their vehicles for the engineering challenge. Each team was given an assortment of supplies and craft items to build a vehicle capable of racing down a zip line.

Teams of two work to build their vehicles for the engineering challenge. Each team was given an assortment of supplies and craft items to build a vehicle capable of racing down a zip line.

“Our students are very proud of what they do here,” said Michael J. Newtown, dean of the Canino School of Engineering Technology. “They love showing the world what they’ve learned and how they learned it.”

Contestants prepare to launch their hand-built zip line racers in the annual engineering challenge.

Contestants prepare to launch their hand-built zip line racers in the annual engineering challenge.

The annual engineering competition challenged students from area schools to build the fastest zip-line vehicle using an assortment of objects. Participants in two age groups quickly assembled their racers in about 20 minutes. The thirty duos then raced to the finish line for prizes, ranging from model rocket kits to $1,300 scholarships to SUNY Canton.

Otis J. Edwards, a SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Engineering Technology major from Peru, demonstrates soldering.

Otis J. Edwards, a SUNY Canton Air Conditioning Engineering Technology major from Peru, demonstrates soldering.

Coinciding with the open house, the college held a career fair which brought in representatives from about 25 different companies. Students from all levels of education came prepared with resumes looking for internships and employment.

Kevin J. LaJuett, a 1988 alumnus, and Jeffrey P. Carpenter from the New York State Department of Transportation speak with Barandyk Nurdinova, a Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Canton at the college’s career fair.

(l to r) Kevin J. LaJuett, a 1988 alumnus, and Jeffrey P. Carpenter from the New York State Department of Transportation speak with Barandyk Nurdinova, a Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Canton at the college’s career fair.

The Engineering Open House event serves to introduce younger students to STEM fields and helps them discover their technical ability and creativity. The college receives support from Corning Incorporated Foundation to hold the event.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s 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 13 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

‘Ready Center’ Opens in SUNY Canton’s Campus Center

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

SUNY Canton held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 28 to unveil the college’s new Ready Center, following a distinctive and unprecedented plan to centralize student-focused resources.

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran and Roody Roo (the college’s mascot) join international students Poornima Balasubramaniam Nanayakkara, Mohammed Tasdikul Hoque and Lakeesha Watuthanthrige Perera for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the college’s new Ready Center.

SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran and Roody Roo (the college’s mascot) join international students Poornima Balasubramaniam Nanayakkara, Mohammed Tasdikul Hoque and Lakeesha Watuthanthrige Perera for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the college’s new Ready Center.

The Ready Center brings together three departments: Advising and First-Year Programs, Career Services, and International Programs. The new location in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center aims to assist students in reaching their academic and career goals by providing services in a “one-stop-shop” format.

“Students will visit the Ready Center during every stage of their academic career at SUNY Canton,” said President Zvi Szafran. “Our staff will guide them through their transition from high school to college; connect them with internship, employment, or post-graduate opportunities; and even help them to choose an exciting study-abroad experience.”

The brand new SUNY Canton Ready Center houses the college’s Academic Advising, Career Services and International Programs offices and staff in a large open space within the Campus Center. The student-focused offices can help students with all facets of their time at college, according to SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran.

The brand new SUNY Canton Ready Center houses the college’s Academic Advising, Career Services and International Programs offices and staff in a large open space within the Campus Center. The student-focused offices can help students with all facets of their time at college, according to SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran.

The concept for the Ready Center was modeled on the successful “One-Hop Shop” project that was completed in 2014, which combined several key administrative offices into one location. There, students have access to the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid Office and College Association services.

“We are constantly looking for ways in which we can help our students maximize the value and efficiency of their time on campus by putting related offices under one roof,” Szafran said. “An added benefit is that the Ready Center is just steps away from the One-Hop Shop, the Student Activities Office, campus eateries, the book store, mailroom and Davis Health Center.”

The Ready Center has been operating for nearly a month, and initial feedback from students has been positive.

Pictured are the SUNY Canton Ready Center staff (l to r): Career Services Counselor Kathryn Kennedy; Marianne P. DiMarco-Temkin and Sharon Tavernier from the Advising Center; Shelly L. Thompson and Kathleen Ba from the International Initiatives Office, and Teresa L. Clemmo and Julie Parkman from the Career Services Office.

Pictured are the SUNY Canton Ready Center staff (l to r): Career Services Counselor Kathryn Kennedy; Marianne P. DiMarco-Temkin and Sharon Tavernier from the Advising Center; Shelly L. Thompson and Kathleen Ba from the International Initiatives Office, and Teresa L. Clemmo and Julie Parkman from the Career Services Office.

“It is a rewarding feeling to see students leave my office feeling like they have accomplished more than expected in one visit,” said Coordinator for International Student Initiatives Erin Lassail. “I can rest assured knowing they achieved what was needed and are not leaving an appointment feeling overwhelmed.”

The Ready Center, located in Room 224 of the Richard W. Miller Campus Center, is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s 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 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 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 Honors Career Services Director for Dedication to Students

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

SUNY Canton’s College Council has presented Director of Career Services David F. Norenberg with the 2010 Excellence in College Service Award for helping students find careers.

“David has provided valuable career guidance to students and helped them leave SUNY Canton with a career,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “He’s played an important part in helping students during their entire education by working jointly with faculty and offering his services as part of each students education.”

Ronald O'Neill and David Norenberg

Norenberg was awarded for his enthusiasm and teamwork with both students and faculty, and for his efforts in transforming the College’s Career Services office. In addition to organizing annual Career Fairs, he has coordinated Law Enforcement Career Days and gives training presentations to resident assistants and orientation leaders. Norenberg conducts workshops each year to simplify the job search process and assist students in achieving their career goals. As a result, there has been a steady climb in the percentage of employed graduates.

He has developed online surveys for graduates and alumni, tracking up-to-date graduate placement statistics. He’s developed the on-line recruiting site, “Jobs 4 Roos” and has made web-based tools available for students and alumni, such as Optimal Resume and the Vault Online Career Library.

“David’s utilization of new technology has enabled our office to be more effective and efficient in assisting our clients,” said Teresa Clemmo, secretary for the Career Services office. “On-line job postings, resume assistance and career related programs have streamlined the Career Services office and increased the number of students we’re able to serve.”

Norenberg is also often found in the classroom working with faculty and students, or meeting with employers and encouraging them to recruit SUNY Canton students for internships and job opportunities.

“David is a committed community member who has genuine concern for the well-being of students on multiple levels, which is expressed not only through his ability to help students plan for their futures, but also through his commitments to critical thinking and exploration,” said Assistant Professor of Humanities Dr. Kelly A. Concannnon-Mannise. “He is not only interested in helping students get to where they want to be, but is committed to playing a role in getting students to examine who they want to be.”

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.

Norenberg is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and SUNY CDO (Career Development Organizations). He is also a member of SUNY Canton’s Council for University Strategic Planning (CUSP).

The Excellence in College Service Award is awarded annually to a member of the non-teaching professional staff who demonstrates effectiveness in performance and university service, professional ability and mastery in their specialization. He was recognized at the College’s Recognition Day ceremony on Friday, May 28.

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

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.