Career Development





Career Development Events!

Events for 2014-2015

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October 2014
Career Development Center Events

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Teach for America Campus Visit
Tuesday, October 7th, SSB Red Room
Info Table 3:30 - 4:30pm
Info Session  5-6pm
SPECIAL UPDATE: Teach for America will accommodate our request for those who cannot attend the Info Session and will host a table from 3:30-4:30pm outside of the RED ROOM
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and professionals – of all majors, backgrounds, and career interests - who commit to lead students to academic success for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. This year, over 10,000 corps members are teaching in 48 regions across the country, while over 30,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity is a reality for all students in our country.   Join us to learn how you can get involved in the education reform movement and work for one of the best employers in this country.

Ability Beyond Information Table
Thursday, October 9th, 10am - 2pm, CCN Lobby

Ability Beyond is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting people with disabilities, by providing person-centered, cutting-edge, and cost-effective services.   They are recruiting for both full time and part time entry level opportunities and provide paid training that provides all the certifications necessary to work in their positions.  The schedules are flexible and can be days, evenings or overnights.  Stop by to earn about their current openings.

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Recruit Westchester Collaborative Career and Internship Fair
Fri. October 17th, 10am- 1pm,  Westchester Hilton Hotel, Rye Brook

FREE Transportation for Purchase College Students: 
There will be a free bus for Purchase students departing Purchase College at 9:15am and leaving the Hilton at the end of the fair. To sign up for the bus you must RSVP by Wednesday, October 15th. Space on the Bus is Limited! RSVP to


November 2014
Career Development Center Events

LIU Hudson Information Table
Thursday, November 6th, 11am - 2pm, CCN Lobby
Learn about graduate programs on the Purchase campus with LIU Hudson and find out about "Purchase College Day" that will take place later in the day on November 6th and provide an opportunity to sit in LIU classes.

So You Want to go to Grad School? Now What?
Wednesday, November 12th, 12:30 - 1:30pm, Red Room
Come to this essential workshop to learn more about selecting a grad program, the application process, admissions tests, funding, & more.

Getting into Law School
Wednesday, November 12th, 4:30-5:30pm, CDC

Gain tips and strategies for success in the Law School Admissions process. Presented by The Focus Approach Law Review.

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Thursday, November 13th,  SSB Red Room, 4pm - 5pm
Speaker: Douglass Miller, Peace Corps Recruiter/RPCV Thailand
Learn what it means to be a Peace Corps Volunteer and gain an inside view into joining the Peace Corps. Take advantage of this opportunity to find out more about the experience of a lifetime!  Co-sponsored by Career Development and International Programs and Services.


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Purchase College Grad School Expo
Wednesday, November 19, 2014  - 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Performing Arts Center

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The Grad School Expo is a great opportunity to learn about graduate and professional schools. Graduate school admissions representatives will share information about their programs, admissions criteria etc.  A variety of academic fields will be represented.
Enter for a chance to win a FREE Kaplan Test Prep Course (valued up to $2000)!
Co-sponsored by the Academic Resource Center

University at Albany, School of Public Health Info Session
Thursday, November 20th 12-1pm, CDC SSB 2nd Fl
Meet with an admissions representative and learn about the Environmental Health Sciences Program at the University at Albany, School of Public Health.


December 2014
Career Development Center Events


January 2015
Career Development Center Events

Welcome Back!
Drop by the Career Development Center for a warm drink, snack and career resources! Need to meet with a career counselor? Make an appointment while you are here, schedule an appointment through Purchase JobScore or call 251-6370.


February 2015
Career Development Center Events


March 2015
Career Development Center Events

Prepare for the Fair Hours
Career Development Center
Run-in (don’t just walk-in) to meet with a CDC staff member who will help you get ready to speak with employers and have the best resume for the Job and Internship Fair. 

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Dressing for the Job Fair and Beyond

Wednesday, March 18th, 5pm
SSB Red Room

Learn how to dress to impress for the Job & Internship Fair and beyond while still being true to yourself.  Enjoy FREE Pizza and other goodies! 

Know Before You Go!
Thursday, March 19th, 3-4pm, SSB 227
Ensure that you are prepared for the March 25th Job and Internship Fair!  Gain valuable tips on preparing for the fair and learn how to convey your strengths, goals and skills to employers you meet at the fair in one minute or less. Prepare for the fair, and you will be ready to make a great first impression! 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Purchase College Performing Arts Center
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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The Career Development Center is hosting its twelfth annual Purchase College Job & Internship Fair!  Purchase College students and alumni will have an opportunity to meet with employer representatives from Westchester, Connecticut and the Metropolitan New York area who have internship, part-time, summer and full time job opportunities. A wide variety of employers will be attending including private for-profit organizations, government, non-profit and educational institutions as well as organizations in the visual, performing arts and entertainment fields.


April 2015
Career Development Center Events

Mocktail Networking Etiquette

Employer Networking Breakfast
Friday, April 17th, time/location TBA

Senior Open House and Mock Interview Day
Wednesday, April 29th, 11am - 2pm,  Career Development Center
Join us for our SENIOR OPEN HOUSE and the opportunity to practice your interview skills through a MOCK INTERVIEW with REAL EMPLOYERS! Stop by for Free Refreshments, Give-a-ways, Resume Critiques, Job Search Tips, Networking Strategies and more!  


May 2015
Career Development Center Events


Updated 9/2014