Career Development


Career Development Past Events 

March 2016
Career Development Center Events


Career Opportunities in Book Publishing
Wednesday, March 2nd, 12:30 - 2pm, SSB Red Room

Presenter: Joy Bertan, Director of Talent Acquisition and Human Resources for Simon & Schuster

Learn about the variety of job possibilities and career paths that book publishing holds for every interest. There are positions in finance, marketing, sales, publicity, design, editorial, legal, and production departments, and many more.  Co-Sponsored by the Career Development Center, the Multicultural Center, SOCA, & Latinos Unidos.

Sponsored by gathers together job and internship listings from over 300 different publishers and agencies and the departments within them, and matches college majors with particular jobs in publishing.

Women of Color, Race, Gender, & Career
Wed. March 2nd 6pm AND Wed., March 9th 5pm, Multicultural Center

3/2:  Michelle Ifill, Senior VP & General Counsel- Verizon's Corporate
3/9: Judith Riggs, Founder & President of Judith Riggs & Co, Inc, a firm
                              specializing in 
leadership and workforce development
                              & training

Co-Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement- Multicultural Center & Career Development

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$tart $mart: Women’s Pay Negotiation Workshop
Wednesday, March 9th, 12:15-2pm, Ft Awesome- Multicultural Center
Did you know that women still earn 77 cents for every dollar that men earn in the workplace? Learn essential salary negotiation skills to secure the salary that you deserve in this interactive workshop!  Presented by AAUW.
Co-Sponsored by the Career Development Center, the Multicultural Center, FORTH, Alt Center, & the SAF Diversity Committee
Download the $tart $mart Participant Workbook and Supplementary Materials before the event.

Webinar Series: Career Buffet
March 9th -23rd
Pick one, some or all programs to be ready for the big day!  Fine-tune your resume, LinkedIn Profile, and Networking Skills to make the best out of your Job & Internship Fair visit!

Purchase College Disabled Students' Union Presents:
Career Development Workshop Series

March 14th 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, SSB Red Room
Join us for this first workshop in the series which will provide an overview of the services provided by the Career Development Center as well as touch upon some of those issues of concern and of interest to students including:

  • Career Readiness & Exploration
  • Researching Employers who hire students with disabilities
  • Job Hunting
  • Resumes and Job Applications
  • Interview Tips
  • Confidence Building
  • Marketing your Skills, Strengths & Abilities

This program is developed in collaboration with the Career Development Center, Access & Accommodations Office, and Autism Spectrum Disorders Program

Prepare for the Fair Hours
Drop in for a resume critique and other helpful tips to prepare for the Fair!

Monday, March 14th 12 – 2 pm
Tuesday, March 15th 2 – 4pm
Wednesday, March 16th 3:30 – 5pm
Thursday, March 17th 12 – 2pm
Friday, March 18th 11:30 – 1pm
Monday, March 28th 12 – 2pm
Tuesday, March 29th 1 – 4pm

Job Fair Prep Day
Wednesday, March 16th, 12 - 2:30pm, SSB 1st Floor

The Job and Internship Fair is right around the corner - March 30th! Get prepared to wow organizations with your skills and talent!  Snacks will be served.

  • Prepare your job pitch for potential employers
  • Bring in your resume for a quick review by our staff
  • Learn how to dress to impress
  • And much more!

Know Before You Go Day & Workshop
Monday, March 28th
Refreshments/Music:  12:30-2pm, Outside Student Services
Workshop:  3-4pm, Career Development Center

Did you miss Job Fair Prep Day?  No problem!  Come for more prep help at our outdoor (or if rain SSB lobby) prep event & afternoon workshop for tips on preparing for the fair.  Learn how to convey your strengths, goals and skills to employers you meet at the fair in one minute or less.


Purchase College Job & Internship Fair
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, PAC

View the Detailed List of Participants with Position Types and Titles
Join us for the 13th annual Job & Internship Fair! Meet with employers who have internship, part-time, summer and full-time opportunities. A wide variety of employers will be there including for-profit organizations, non-profit and educational institutions and organizations in the visual, performing arts and entertainment fields. Dress in smart, neat attire and bring plenty of copies of your resume!

LIU Hudson Career Night
LIU Hudson (Adjacent to the Dance Building)
Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 7-8pm

  • Explore the growing opportunities in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Learn about earning a Master’s Degree and, at the same time,  becoming a CASAC (Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor)
  • Get a taste of grad school by attending Dr. Christopher Rigling’s  presentation on substance abuse in families
  • Meet with Dr. Beth Weiner, Director of Counseling Psychology and Therapy Programs at LIU Hudson at Westchester
  • Q & A with Drs. Weiner and Rigling immediately following the presentation

LIU Hudson offers programs leading to a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy WITH CASAC –T Certification.  RSVP by Wed., March 30 – or 914-831-2700 or just stop by   LIU Hudson at Westchester located adjacent to the Dance Building. Refreshments will be served. 

 February 2016
Career Development Center Events


Major Exploration Day
Wednesday, February 10th, 12-2pm, Humanities 1st Floor
Presented in partnership with Academic Affairs, the Advising Center, and the Career Development Center
Explore & discover the variety of majors possible at Purchase College! Identify your interests & passions and combine them into a specific area of study.  Clarify who you are and what you would like to do. Take a peek at one or two or more of the many majors!   Lunch will be served!

12:00-12:30    Welcome & Check-in - Lobby
12:30-1:00      Deans Introduction - Lecture Hall
1:00-1:30        Major Talks by Faculty - Classrooms
1:30-2:00        Major Info-tables, Advising & Career Development - Lobby

Meet Our Faculty: Faculty Major Talks

  • Psychology or Sociology?  - Get a feeling for what’s right for you
  • Surf through the channels of Media & Communications
  • Use the written word to express yourself
  • Examine the natural world; research and problem solve.
  • Seek and reveal a humanistic approach
  • I love the Arts. Now What?  
  • Explore the larger world

Coffee & Conversation: Real Discussions About Workplace Diversity
Wednesday, February 17th 12:30-1:30pm, Fort Awesome- Multicultural Center
Join us over refreshments for an opportunity to talk about a variety of diversity topics related to the workplace: cultural norms and differences, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs and more - how do we successfully make our way in the world of work without compromising our unique, diverse identity? Come and voice your questions and concerns and hear from others in a safe, supportive environment. Co-sponsored by the Career Development Center and the Multicultural Center.

How To Choose a Major and Career
Wednesday, Feb 17th, 12:30-1:30 - Career Development Center

Find out how to identify your skills and interests, research major and career options, and develop practical skills for making effective career decisions. Refreshments will be served.

Employer Visits

Apple Information Session
Thursday, February 4th, 3:30 - 4:30pm, SSB Red Room
Learn about the Apple Store Leader Program for Full Time opportunities after graduation.   Opportunities across the US. 

NYC Department of Corrections Information Table
Thursday, February 4th, 11am - 2pm, CCN Lobby
Stop by to learn about Full Time opportunities as a Corrections Officer.

NY State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Information Table
Thursday, February 18th, 11am - 2pm, CCN Lobby
Recruitment drive for the Corrections Officer Training exam.  The exam is April 9th and the application deadline is February 24th

Teach for America Campus Visit
Wednesday, February 24th,  SSB Red Room, 4:00 - 5:00pm
All children in this country deserve an education that gives them the opportunity to realize their fullest potential. By becoming part of Teach For America, you join remarkable people from all backgrounds and professions who rise to the challenge to do what is right for kids. As a corps member, you’ll teach for at least two years in a low-income community, where you’ll show students what’s possible when they work hard and dream big. And as your students thrive, you’ll grow in ways you never imagined. This year, nearly 9,000 corps members teach in 52 regions across the country, while nearly 42,000 Teach For America alumni continue to work from inside and outside the field of education to make an excellent education a reality for all.  Join this presentation learn how you can get involved in the education reform movement.


January 2016
Career Development Center Events

L.L. Bean Information Table
Wednesday, January 20th, 11am - 2pm, CCN Lobby
Stop by to learn about part-time and full-time opportunities at the Ridge Hill (Yonkers) store.

Off Campus Event

JOBSAPALOOZA Job and Internship Fair
Wednesday, January 13, 2016; 1 P.M.— 4 P.M.
Buffalo Niagara Marriott (Millersport Highway)
Meet with 80 Western New York Employers in a variety of fields. Candidates do not need to register, but are encouraged to dress professionally, bring lots of resumes, and visit their campus career development office for assistance in preparing for this event.
Sponsored by: Western New York Association of College Career Centers 


December 2015
Career Development Center Events

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New York Medical College Presents: Careers in Health Care - Options & Opportunities
Wednesday, December 2nd, 12:30pm - 1:30pm, Social Science 1001

Veronica Jarek Prinz, Associate Dean for Enrollment Management at the School of Health Sciences and Practice New York Medical College will share information about a wide range of career and graduate school options in the health care industry.

Career Buffet
A Menu of a New & Practical Career Development Workshop Series!
Pick and choose, or pick ALL programs to strengthen your career management!  “Career Buffet” is a new series of Webinar Career Coaching Sessions packed with practical exercises!

Main Courses: 
Wed Dec 2nd
6:00—6:30 pm: Find Your Passion: Write your own Success Story
6:30—7:30 pm: Personality Types and Career Strengths - Your source of Energy
Wed Dec 9th   5:30—6:30 pm: Secrets of Networking - Make a great Impression!
Café and Dessert
Fri Dec 4th    12:30—1:30 pm:  Resume & Cover Letter 101
Fri Dec 11th  
12:30—1:30 pm:  LinkedIn: Start Building your Profile
Graduation Workshop
Wed Dec 16th   6:00—7:30 pm:   Graduation & Networking—In-Person!

To Enroll: HERE or contact Masako Hashimoto
( / 914 251 6377)

Cookies! Candy! Cocoa!
Dec 14th - 18th
Take a break during finals week and pop into the CDC for cookies, candy canes, & cocoa. Grab some career resources and/or have a quick chat with a career counselor!


Greenwich Fire Department Information Table
Wednesday, December 9th, 11am - 2pm, CCN Lobby
Stop by to learn about volunteer opportunities with the Greenwich Fire department. 


 November 2015
Career Development Center Events


Getting into Law School Workshop
Wednesday, November 4th, 5-6pm, SSB 2nd Fl Conf Rm
Gain tips and strategies for success in the law school admissions process.
Presented by The Focus Approach Law Review
Pizza will be served!
Co-sponsored by Anthropology Club and Economics Club

So You Want to go to Grad School? Now What?
Wednesday, November 11th, 12:30 - 1:30pm, SSB Red Room
Come to this essential workshop to learn more about selecting a grad program, the application process, admissions tests, funding, & more.
Pizza will be served!
Co-sponsored by Psychology Club, Anthropology Club, and Economics Club


Purchase College Grad School Expo
Wednesday, November 18,  2015  - 11:30 AM-2:00 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.
Co-sponsored by Psychology Club, Anthropology Club, and Economics Club

Transgender Forum and Panel Discussion
Thursday, November 19th 6:30pm, Red Room

The Transgender Forum will feature Elijah Nealy (a dynamic trans male speaker, therapist, activist, minister) who will give a talk on transgender terminology and address real life concerns such as workplace issues, accessing health care, physical and social transitions, dangers of violence, and how to become a trans ally. At the same event, a panel of trans women, trans men, and trans gender fluid people will give testimonials about their lived experience. Refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by the Counseling Center, Health Services, Office of Community Engagement, SAF Diversity Committee, Wellness Center, Career Development, Alt Clinic, FORTH, and Trans Actions.


LIU Hudson Information Table
Wednesday, November 4th, 11am - 2pm, CCN Lobby
Learn about graduate programs on the Purchase campus with LIU Hudson and about upcoming programs and events, including LGBTQ 101-WORKING WITH LGBTQ YOUTH on November 12th from 6:30 - 8pm and their Graduate Open House on November 10th from 4:30 - 7pm.  


 October 2015
Career Development Center Events

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Recruit Westchester Collaborative Career and Internship Fair
Fri. October 9th, 10am- 1pm,  Westchester Hilton Hotel, Rye Brook

  • 100+ Local Employers recruiting for FT/PT Jobs and Internships.  
  • Network with employers, fellow students and alumni!
  • Attend the Young Professionals Panel at 11am
  • Transportation Available on the Port Chester Loop
    The Port Chester Loop will be making a stop on Westchester Ave in front of the Hilton entrance between 9:30am - 1:15pm.  There is a bus stop in front of the Hilton and a crosswalk for alternate street side access where pick up and drop off will be.


Writing Careers
Wednesday, October 14th, Red Room, 12:30 - 2pm
Join us at this special event for students and alumni wishing to explore creative writing careers. Pizza will be served!  Panelists will include alumni and other professionals who are in writing careers.:

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Teach for America Campus Visit
Wednesday, October 14th, SSB Red Room, 5:30 - 6:30pm
All children in this country deserve an education that gives them the opportunity to realize their fullest potential. By becoming part of Teach For America, you join remarkable people from all backgrounds and professions who rise to the challenge to do what is right for kids. As a corps member, you’ll teach for at least two years in a low-income community, where you’ll show students what’s possible when they work hard and dream big. And as your students thrive, you’ll grow in ways you never imagined. This year, nearly 9,000 corps members teach in 52 regions across the country, while nearly 42,000 Teach For America alumni continue to work from inside and outside the field of education to make an excellent education a reality for all.   Join this presentation learn how you can get involved in the education reform movement.

Wartburg, Creative Aging Presentation:
Opportunities for Artists and Creative Helpers

Wednesday, October 21st,  12:30—2:00pm, Red Room
Volunteer Coordinator Ann Frey and Wartburg colleagues will facilitate a presentation for students and faculty about their innovative Creative Aging program and discuss future collaborations and opportunities for students.   Pizza will be served!
Sponsored by Purchase College Career Development,
Cosponsored by Office of Community Engagement & the School of the Arts

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Application Workshop

Monday, October 26th, 4-6pm, Red Room
Speaker: Douglass Miller, Peace Corps Recruiter/
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Thailand)

Start your Peace Corps Journey today with this Two-Part Workshop. 
Are you interested in learning more about the Peace Corps?  Do you want to become a Peace Corps Volunteer?  Come to this two-part workshop and get all your questions answered. 
Part I,  4-5 PM:  Peace Corps' programs, benefits, and general Q&A. 
Part II, 5-6 PM:  Application, application process, and how to prepare a great Peace Corps resume.

Sponsored by the Career Development Center & International Programs & Services; Co-sponsored by the Psychology Club


Wednesday, October 28th, Red Room, 12pm - 2pm
This career talk from successful artist entrepreneurs provides students with insight into running a creative business.  Attendees will get to chance to hear from successful artistpreneurs and get the chance to meet and network with the speakers and other professionals.  Light lunch Fare!

Alumni panelists:

Round Table Hosts:

Co-sponsored by the School of the Arts, Alumni Relations and the Art Co-op


September 2015
Career Development Center Events

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Wed. September 16th, 11:30am - 2:30pm
CDC 2nd Fl Student Services
Drop by the CDC for career resources, job search help, tips on using Purchase JobScore, quick resume critiques and more!   Enjoy a snack while exploring our resources!

Employer Visits

Mad Science Information Table
Wednesday, September 2nd, 11am - 2pm, CCN Lobby

Learn about Instructor opportunities with Mad Science. Mad Science is a leading provider of fun kids science for ages 3-10 whose interactive programs include after school programs, clubs, workshops, camps, shows and parties that blend education with entertainment..

PEACE OUTside Campus Info Table
Wednesday, September 9th, 11am - 2pm, CCN Lobby
Stop by to learn about internship and volunteer opportunities for the Teens 'N Transition (TNT) Program. Interns/Volunteers will trained to present to Westchester County High Schools.

Green Mountain Energy Information Table
Thursday, September 10th, 11am - 2pm, CCN Lobby
Learn about part time sales opportunities with Green Mountain Energy

SUNY Washington Internship Program Information Table
Monday, September 14th, 12-2pm, CCN Lobby

Stop by to learn about internship opportunities in Washington, DC.

Super Soccer Stars Information Table
Wednesday, September 16th, 11am - 2pm, CCN Lobby

Stop by to learn about opportunities with Super Soccer Stars.

Purchase Fire Department Information Table
Monday, September 21st,  10am - 2pm, CCN Lobby
Stop by to learn about becoming a volunteer with the Purchase Fire Department.

Apple Store Information Table
Thursday, September 24th, 11am - 2pm, CCN Lobby
Learn about opportunities with Apple Retail. 

Summer 2015
Career Development Center Events

We are here all summer!   If you need to meet with a Career Counselor you can set up an in-person, phone or Skype appointment by calling 914-251-6370, emailing or through Purchase JobScore 

Summer Hours:
M-Th 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM; F 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Career Hang Out with Masako
Wednesdays 8:30 -9:00 AM & 12:00 - 12:30pm
Using a Skype chatroom connect with the CDC to ask a quick question or get brief advice.  

April 2015
Career Development Center Events

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Green Careers Panel
Wednesday, April 15th, 12 - 1:30pm, SSB Red Room
Ryan Taylor, Professor of Environmental Studies, will facilitate this important panel discussion on green careers and environmentally responsible career opportunities. Pizza will be served!

Kelly Barrett - Project Professional, Anteagroup Environmental Consulting

  • Tom Kelly - Senior Energy Manager, Purchase College
  • Stephanie Rosenberg - Project Hydrogeologist, Walden Associates
  • Erin Roth - Environmental Services Specialist: AvPORTS
  • Laura Ruggeri - Associate Scientist, Consolidated Edison Company of New York

Co-sponsored by Career Development, the Environmental Studies Program, NYPIRG and the Green Team 

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Get Linked: Are you LinkedIn?
Wednesday, April 22nd, 12:30 - 2:00, Red Room

Join the CDC as Career Coach, Donna Sweidan, educates students, alumni and Student Affairs Staff on LinkedIn essentials and effective networking techniques.  Put these tips into practice at this interactive workshop!
Pizza will be served!

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Diversity Career Panel
Thursday, April 23rd, 6-7:30pm, Red Room
Join us for an informative panel discussion featuring Purchase College (EOP & MAP) alumni from diverse backgrounds and industries. Alumni will share their career stories and provide real world advice on how to successfully achieve one’s future professional goals. Pizza and refreshments will be served!

  • Clarissa Gomez, Staff Attorney, the Legal Aid Society
  • Antonio Santiago, Associate Dean, Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Terri Trama, Director, Client Services & Development- Online Division, Keono
  • Kevin V. Collymore, Academic Counselor, Barnard College, Columbia University

Co-sponsored by the Career Development Center, EOP, MAP, the Office of Community Engagement and the PSGA. 

Grad Fair
April 28th: 2pm-7pm; April 29th: 10am-3pm - Red Room
Visit the CDC table at the Grad Fair and stop by for Resume Critiques, Job Search Tips, Networking Strategies and more!  


Seniors, Celebrate Your Sweet Success!
CDC Open House & Dessert Social

Thursday, April 30th, CDC 11:30 - 2:30pm
Career pathways are rarely straight and narrow. They are full of twists and turns and many colorful possibilities! Join us for an Open House & Dessert Social to celebrate and prepare for your post-graduation adventures.
Travel along our career stations to collect prizes, treats and resources. Add the essential ingredients to your recipe for sweet success!
Learn how to:

  • Break the mold - avoid a cookie cutter resume (quick resume critiques and tips)
  • Mix it up (job search strategies with a variety of resources)
  • Sweeten the deal (interview and salary negotiation strategies)
  • Melt away “senior stress” (stress reduction techniques
  • Crystalize your career goals (one-on-one brief career counseling)
  • and much more!


Madewell Information Table
Tuesday, April 14th, 1pm - 3pm, CCN Lobby

Learn about part-time and full-time hiring opportunities with Madewell.

FIDM Information Table
Friday, April 17th, 10am - 2pm, CCN Lobby

Stop by to learn about FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) and their certificate programs.

PEACE OUTside Campus Info Table
Monday, April 27th,  11am - 2pm, CCN Lobby
Stop by to learn about internship and volunteer opportunities for the Teens 'N Transition (TNT) Program.  Interns/Volunteers will trained to present to Westchester County High Schools.

Tesla Motors Information Table
Tuesday, April 28th, 11am - 2pm, CCN Lobby

Stop by this information table to learn about part time opportunities as a Product Specialist.