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Employers Fill SUNY Canton Career Fair

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

The SUNY Canton Career Fair has exceeded capacity for employers, creating more great opportunities for SUNY Canton students to secure pre- and post-graduate employment and internships.

More than 45 employers will be seeking prospects from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Intramural Gym. Community Career seekers and students from other colleges are also invited to attend this free event.

“We are seeing a massive growth of recruiters attending the SUNY Canton Career Fair,” said David Norenberg, Director of Career Services. “Employers are recognizing the success with our students and alumni, which is both a testament to our academic programs and to the skills and dedication of our current and former students.”

Two state entities joined the roster of employers seeking to recruit SUNY Canton students for the first time this year. Norenberg said that the Racing and Wagering Board will be recruiting Veterinary Technicians for equine care and the Office of General Services Design and Construction will be seeking qualified Engineering Technology prospects. “We had a student intern with the Office of General Design, now they are looking to us for employees,” he said.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook 2008 survey, employers are expected to increase hiring college students by more than 16 percent and hiring projections are strong across the board regardless of industry, economic sector, or geographic region.

Leading area businesses, including Kinney Drugs, join businesses from across the state, including the Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom in Lake George.

“New York State based companies join nation-wide recruiters with operations in Texas and New Jersey,” Norenberg said.

The college has seen employment interest expand in the Business Administration and Information Technology fields, which joins the omnipresent search for engineering technology related fields. Canino School of Engineering Technology Dean David Wells said, “There are more jobs available than we have students in our Air Conditioning Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Electrical Engineering Technology programs. This means companies are going out of their way to entice current students to join their companies.”

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 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

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SUNY Canton Career Fair Attracts Students, Alumni, and Community Members

Friday, October 19th, 2007

High School students, community members and SUNY Canton Students met with prospective employers at SUNY Canton’s Career Fair.

The Office of Career Services offers the fair each semester as an opportunity for current students, alumni, and community members to meet with recruiters and potentially find a new career. This was the first year that the college invited high school students to the fair, to demonstrate what careers can come following a SUNY Canton education, according to Director of Career Services David Norenberg.

Electrical Engineering Technology students Nathan Turnbull of Hermon and Nicholas Winchester of Hammond talk with Novelis Human Resources Representative Katie Schlagter at SUNY Canton's Career Fair.

MAKING CONNECTIONS — (l to r) Electrical Engineering Technology students Nathan Turnbull of Hermon and Nicholas Winchester of Hammond talk with Novelis Human Resources Representative Katie Schlagter at SUNY Canton’s Career Fair.

“The response was overwhelmingly positive,” Norenberg said, as he watched a throng of high school seniors move from employer to employer. “Many of the employers said that they were excited by the turnout, especially recruiters in the health fields.”

Over 50 employers attended the career fair to recruit students in SUNY Canton’s career-driven programs. Companies who continually recruit from the college, including the high-tech Novelis aluminum manufacturing company in Oswego and Cives Steel in Gouverneur were joined by relative newcomers including Shaker Veterinary Hospital in Latham, and Cannon Design in Grand Island.

“I think students can really benefit from the career and internship options available through the fair,” said Emily Volckmann, a Veterinary Technician at Shaker Veterinary Hospital and 2005 SUNY Canton Graduate.

Volckmann got her job after her senior-level internship with Shaker Veterinary.

Canton Director of Economic Development Linda McQuinn was also available to speak with students about starting their own businesses straight out of college. She is following up with a business plan and financial planning workshop for students and community members who spoke with her at the fair.


Students and Job Seekers Invited to Career Fair at SUNY Canton

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Area high school students and North Country job seekers are invited to attend SUNY Canton’s Career Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Intramural Gym.

Over 30 companies will be recruiting this year, according to Director of Career Services David Norenberg. Many of the businesses recruit yearly, including highly successful alumni-run companies.

“The fair can be the first face-to-face interview for job seekers,” Norenberg said. “It all can serve as an excellent opportunity for current and future students to speak with professionals in their field of interest. We’ve extended an invitation to area high school students to show the value of a SUNY Canton education and to highlight how companies specifically seek our graduates.”

At least three health care organizations will be recruiting at the fair, looking to fill the ever-growing need for qualified health professionals. “Our students graduate with the skills needed to step into employment in a variety settings,” Norenberg pointed out.

Among the current employers attending the fair are:

  • Adirondack Medical Center
  • Akwesasne Mohawk Casino
  • Atlantic Testing Laboratories, Limited
  • Barrett Paving Materials Inc.
  • BreconRidge Manufacturing Solutions
  • Bricklayers Local 2
  • Building Controls & Services, Inc.
  • Cannon Design
  • CME Associates, Inc.
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Dow Electric, Inc.
  • Eastview Veterinary Clinic
  • Fastenal Company
  • Fused Solutions, Inc.
  • Massena Memorial Hospital
  • National Grid
  • New York Air Brake
  • Northern Area Health Education Center
  • Northern New York Chapter of National Electrical Contractors Association
  • Novelis Corporation
  • Penski, Inc. Staffing
  • RL Kistler, Inc.
  • RobsonWoese Inc
  • Schlumberger
  • Shaker Veterinary Hospital, P.C.
  • Stearns & Wheeler, LLC
  • The Thomas Group
  • Time Warner Cable
  • US Army Health Care Recruiting
  • Vermont State Police

The Career Fair is held each semester as a direct employment outreach initiative for the SUNY Canton Office of Career Services, with support from the SUNY Canton Foundation. The college also extends an invitation to students from the other area colleges.


Law Enforcement Career Day at SUNY Canton, Oct. 3

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

The first SUNY Canton Law Enforcement Career Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Intramural Gym.

The event was designed by the Office of Career Services in conjunction with the University Police Department. The event is free and open to the public. SUNY Canton will also be holding its annual Fall Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 16.

“The Law Enforcement Career Day is designed to connect law enforcement professionals with students and community members interested in careers in criminal justice,” said SUNY Canton Director of Career Services David Norenberg.

Area law enforcement professionals will be distributing applications for the Nov. 17 civil service examination. Representatives from SUNY Canton University Police, David Sullivan/St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy, Park Police, Environmental Conservation Police, Forest Rangers, State Troopers, Ogdensburg City Police, Vermont State Police, and sheriff’s departments from several counties will be recruiting at the event.

For more information, contact the SUNY Canton Career Services Office at 386-7119, or email


Spring Semester Career Fair Thursday, March 8

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Building off of the overwhelming success of the Fall Career Fair and continuing demand for qualified SUNY Canton students and alumni, the Office of Career Services will be holding a Spring Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center Intramural Gym.

The Spring Career Fair will take steps to encourage further entrepreneurship and business development in addition to helping employers fill key positions. Canton Director of Economic Development Linda McQuinn and Small Business Development Center Director Dale Rice will be talking to students and guests about starting their own businesses in the North Country.

“We’re finding that many of our graduates want to start their own businesses,” said Director of Career Services David Norenberg. “It is our pleasure to welcome Linda McQuinn and Dale Rice, two people who can assist entrepreneurs with their business ventures.”

The Career Fair routinely brings companies who are specifically interested in students from SUNY Canton’s career-driven programs, but the event is free and open to job seekers from throughout the community.