Career Development


Each year, the Career Development Center sponsors career panels in which alumni and professionals from various fields visit our campus to provide an excellent opportunity for students to learn about career possibilities. 

 FALL INTO YOUR CAREER is a month long special program designed to assist you with majors and careers; exploring & decision making.

Making Major & Career Decisions
Thursday, October 11th
1:00-2:15pm, CDC

Find out how to identify your career related skills and interests, research career options, and develop practical skills for making effective career decisions.

Free Pizza!

 Writing Careers
Wed., October 17th
12:30-2:00pm, SSB Red Room

Join us for an interactive panel discussion and hear how alumni launched
successful writing careers!

  • Helene Eisman Fisher - Literature, Writer, President and Co-Founder of Say Ah!, Inc.
  • Phil Corso - Journalism, Reporter, Times Ledger Newspapers
  • Joshua Lyon - Literature, Senior Editor, US Weekly
  • Joshua Mehigan - Philosophy, Poet

Co-sponsored by the School of Humanities:  Creative Writing and Journalism Programs, The Indy, Submissions Magazine, and Career Development

Free Pizza!

Majors Fair
Wed., October 24th
11:00am-1:00pm, 1st Floor SSB

Explore Purchase College majors! 
Chat with faculty, advisors, career counselors and peer mentors about your major options.  Great Insight & Info from Faculty.

Co-sponsored by the Advising Center and Career Development


Careers in Teaching
Thursday, October 25th,
4:30-6pm, SSB Red Room

Learn pathways to becoming a teacher in a variety of subjects such as art, science, and early childhood education!

  • Cindy Quiroa - Psychology, Preschool Teacher, Purchase College Children’s Center
  • Dr. Rebecca Rich - Program Director for Literacy and Special Education Programs, LIU Hudson
  • Lara Skye Baddour - Visual Arts, Art/English Teacher, Bridgeport International Academy
  • Frank Greally - Chemistry, Department Chair/Chemistry Teacher, The Masters School

Co-sponsored by the School of Natural & Social Sciences, Anthropology Club & Career Development

Free Pizza!

 Would you like to co-sponsor one of our Career Weeks events?  Do you have ideas and would like to be a part of planning an event?  Please contact the Career Development Center at x6370 or


Updated 10/12