Herkimer College Career Counseling for Students & Alumni.
If you are uncertain about your major, are unclear about the types of occupations you’re preparing for or need assistance in developing a job search strategy, you may want to seek individual career counseling. Individual appointments may be scheduled through the Career Services office.
Students who are undecided about their education and career plan are often referred to assessments. These online assessments may be accessed at any time, but students are often advised to make a follow-up appointment with the Director of Career Services to further discuss their results.
Assessments are free of charge. Students may register at www.herkimer.edu/focus using access code HCCC225.
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Transition to a Career
Employment Coaches at Herkimer College are here to help you with all aspects of transitioning into the workforce. Employment Coaches will discuss job search strategies and help you develop a plan. You may receive assistance with your cover letter or have your résumé critiqued. Schedule a mock interview and practice before a job is on the line. While the Employment Coaches focus on full-time career oriented employment, they can also assist with your search for a part-time job or internship while you are in college.
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Résumé Writing Assistance
Students are encouraged to develop a résumé early on to use when applying for part-time employment, internships, preparing transfer applications or scholarship applications. A résumé will be needed when seeking your first career-oriented position. Career Services can help you craft a solid résumé and assist with any cover letters you may need to write.
All opportunities - part-time, full-time, internship, nationwide or on-campus—are posted to our online job career development system: HireHerkimer, powered by Purple Briefcase. Simply go to HireHerkimer and enter your MyHerkimer username and password to log into your account.
Be sure to also leverage the career development tools through the New York State Department of Labor.
Early in the fall semester, Career Services organizes a part-time job fair to allow students an opportunity to meet with local businesses that have part-time jobs available.
And in the spring semester, the college hosts local and regional businesses at the annual Career Fair. While geared toward full-time, career level employment, some employers will also discuss part-time, seasonal or internship opportunities. These fairs are excellent networking opportunities to dress for success, bring your résumé, and get a jumpstart on your career.
Jumpstart your job search by identifying companies that hire people from your major field of study. Use Buzzfile to identify companies, develop a list of your top 20, and start researching.
Participation in applied learning activities can gain you real world experience outside of the classroom, build your résumé, and build your connections in the workforce. Applied learning covers a broad range of activities such as Internships, Practicum Placements, Fieldwork, Clinical Rotations, and Volunteerism. If your academic program requires an applied learning experience then your faculty advisor or professor can assist you with identifying a placement.
Herkimer students who do not have an applied learning requirement as part of their academic program may obtain assistance with locating opportunities from an Employment Coach located in the Career Services office in RMCC302. Students may also utilize the following resources to locate and apply for opportunities: