UAlbany Career Development Center Partners with State Farm Companies


Contact: Karl Luntta (518) 437-4981, cell (518) 265-4114, pager (518) 341-0316

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 29, 2002) - The University at Albany Career Development Center, through a $75,000 grant from the State Farm Companies Foundation, will establish a series of yearlong workshops and programs to assist undergraduates in career planning.

Programs for first- and second-year students will include overviews of various professions, educational and experience requirements and opportunities for advancement. Students who are closer to graduation will be taught how to prepare for employment interviews, prepare resumes and narrow their fields of interest. Programs for graduating seniors will include pre-employment workshops to help with the transition from University life to full-time employment. Financial planning, personal budgeting and employee responsibilities will also be addressed.

Special programs will be designed in collaboration with the Educational Opportunities Program with the goal of introducing students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to professional employment opportunities with major American corporations.

State Farm, the largest insurer of cars and homes in the country with 80,000 employees and more than 16,000 agents, has designated the University a Priority School supports educational initiatives throughout the United States. The company benefits from a partnership with UAlbany due to its its proximity to the State Farm Operations Center in Ballston Spa, N.Y., and the excellent recruiting opportunities the UAlbany campus provides. For more information on State Farm visit statefarm.comŽ.

 

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