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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.

 

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.