CAREER SERVICES

An essential part of your college experience involves an internal exploration of your interests, skills and values as well as an external search of the jobs and careers available. Cayuga’s Career Services staff provides a variety of services and resources to help students:

  • Career and Life Planning – SD 101, (a 3-credit course) helps students clarify career interests, research the job market, develop a resume, cover letter and interview skills and transition successfully to the professional world
  • Exploring personal values and identifying interests and skill competencies
  • Choosing a college major
  • Developing a career plan
  • Conducting workshops on a variety of topics
    • Explore careers
    • Resumé writing
    • Interviewing skills
    • Presenting yourself: Dress for Success
    • Utilizing LinkedIn and other types of social media for career success
  • Creating a resume and cover letter
  • Conducting mock interviews
  • Locating internships, volunteer and employment opportunities
  • Transitioning from college to career

CAREER EXPLORATION LINKS

The following career assessments are a great start to understanding your personal style, interests, skills and values, and how they connect with careers:

JUNG TYPOLOGY TEST

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes1.htm

This free personality test helps identify strengths, growth areas, communication and learning styles as well as related careers.

MY NEXT MOVE

http://www.mynextmove.org

Browse careers by key words or industries, and take a free assessment if you’re not sure what you want to do.

After you’ve identified career areas of interest, you’ll need information about training, employment opportunities and trends, and salary ranges.

OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/

A publication of the U.S. Department of Labor with real-time information on hundreds of careers.

O*NET

http://www.onetonline.org

An excellent resource from the U.S. Department of Labor for industry-specific information.

INTERNSHIPS

Internships allow students to acquire practical skills related to their degree programs by connecting to the world of work. Students majoring in criminal justice, computer science, or business may participate in paid or unpaid internships. Cayuga’s Early Childhood degree program includes specific field experiences. Telecommunications programs require an internship in their academic plans.

LEARN MORE ABOUT INTERNSHIPS

JOB SERVICES

  • On-campus recruiting
  • Resumé critique service
  • Job listing board
  • Electronic job search

CAYUGA ENGAGE

Cayuga Community College’s Cayuga Engage is an online job posting and job search database. This web service is free to employers, and accessible to all Cayuga students and alumni. It lists professional job vacancies in many different career areas, as well as openings for part-time jobs, seasonal work, internships and volunteer opportunities. Students and alumni can create an account, upload cover letters and resumes, and apply directly for positions.

VISIT CAYUGA ENGAGE

ADDITIONAL JOB POSTING LINKS

Local classified postings
www.syracuse.com

New York State Civil Service
www.cs.ny.gov/jobseeker

Cayuga County Civil Service
www.cayugacounty.us

Onondaga County Civil Service
www.ongov.net

Oswego County Civil Service
www.oswegocounty.com

Job postings across the US
www.indeed.com

USA Jobs – postings for positions in the federal government
www.usajobs.gov

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, contact:

Meg Osborne
Coordinator, Career Services
osbornem@cayuga-cc.edu
315-294-8522