University at Albany

About Us

Career Services is located in the Science Library.

We can help with issues and questions related to work and careers.  Our services are available to both current students and alumniWe also assist employers with their recruitment activities.

Current Students
Our services cover all aspects of the job and career search process, whether it leads to employment or graduate school.  We can assist you with:

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Workshops and Events
We host a variety of programs that include: workshops on career topics; career panels that feature professionals talking about their careers; and networking events.  We also host our annual Job and Internship Expo which is held every February and features many diverse employers. Check out our complete event schedule.

You can also schedule a career workshop for your club or sorority/fraternity.

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Counseling Appointments

Career Counselors are available to talk with you about any career-related topic. You can make an appointment to meet with a counselor during our regular business hours. Counseling appointments are usually for 30 minutes and are confidential.   To schedule an appointment, stop by the Career Services office in the Science Library - Room G50 or call 437-4900.

Practice Interviews
You can schedule a practice interview to refine your interviewing skills. You will need to provide a copy of your resume and information about the job for which you will be "interviewing" when you make an appointment. To get the most out of a practice interview you should treat it like a real interview. Show up early and dress as you would for a real interview.  Learn More About interviewing

Drop-in Hours
Drop-in hours are 10 min. sessions for quick questions, and resume or cover letter critiques. Please bring a hard copy of your resume or cover letter with you. You do not need to make an appointment. Students are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.  Drop-in hours are held every weekday.  The schedule is posted on our website. 

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Career Assessment Tools
Career Services offers different types of assessment tools that help you explore skills, interests, values, and possible career paths. No test can tell you what career you are supposed to have, but they can provide a personalized list of options from which to choose. If you are interested in taking an assessment, make an appointment with a counselor so that together you can determine which test is right for you. After you take the assessment, you will meet with that same counselor again to go through your results and discuss your next steps.

The Career Services website has a variety of career-related resources.  There is also an online employment site titled Handshake that allows you to both look for and apply to specific job and internship opportunities. Our website also includes a variety of presentations on career topics. Additionally we have resources for students who are interested in furthering their education and want to research graduate programs.

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