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Career Exploration & Counseling for Students & Alumni

If you are uncertain about your major or are unclear about the types of occupations you can do with your major, you may benefit from taking assessments to explore career options or schedule an individual career counseling appointment.

FOCUS 2 Career is an online career, major and education planning system that may be accessed at any time free of charge. Students and alumni may register at www.herkimer.edu/focus by using the access code HCCC225. Students may further benefit from a career counseling appointment to review their FOCUS results with the Director of Career Services. 

Current students may schedule a career counseling appointment through Starfish , by calling 315-866-0300 ext. 8457, or by stopping into the Career Services Center located in Suite 302 of the Robert McLaughlin College Center.

Check out these additional sites for career exploration: 

Career Transition

Employment coaches at Herkimer College are here to help you with all aspects of transitioning into the workforce. They can also assist with your search for a part-time job or internship while you are in college.

Current students may schedule an appointment with an employment coach through Starfish, by calling 315-866-0300 ext. 8457, or by stopping into the Career Services Center located in Suite 302 of the Robert McLaughlin College Center.

Check out our services and events to help launch your career.

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.

Job Postings

All part-time, full-time, internship, nationwide and on-campus opportunities are posted to our online career development system: Handshake.

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.

Herkimer Edge

In addition to working individually with our employment coaches, students can start their professional development through the Herkimer Edge platform.  Here students can complete modules such as the best job search strategies, the interview process or on the job success and can utilize our resume builder or interview simulator.

Applied Learning

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:

Research Companies

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.

Herkimer College - Employers by Major
Majors Employers Majors Employers Majors Employers
Accounting 129,667 Drama, Theater & Visual Arts 44,114 Language Studies 17,813
Anthropology 5,534 Economics 8,556 Legal Services 352,914
Art & Fine Arts 48,850 Education 211,714 Linguistics 12,702
Biochemistry 27,108 English 266,399 Management Information Systems 71,660
Biology 38,232 Entertainment Management 8,551 Marketing 62,779
Biophysics 13,288 Fashion Merchandising 195,911 Mathematics 223,968
Business Analytics 55,607 Finance 216,275 Medical Technology 76,486
Business Management 814,648 Health Science 1,107,033 Music 28,627
Cinematography 32,569 Healthcare Management 13,262 Photography 99,418
Classical Studies 30,199 History 232,905 Physical Therapy 27,500
Communications & Media Studies 166,345 Hotel Management 36,529 Physics 15,014
Comparative Literature 49,636 Human Development & Family Studies 158,356 Political Science 76,839
Computer Science 138,101 Human Resource Management 26,880 Psychology 51,735
Criminal Justice 67,535 International Affairs 4,280 Public Relations 8,814
Cyber Security 1,848 Journalism 68,704 Restaurant Management 132,346
Dance 20,894 Labor Relations 41,587 Social Work 370,697
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Herkimer College - Employers by Major
Majors Employers
Accounting 129,667
Anthropology 5,534
Art & Fine Arts 48,850
Biochemistry 27,108
Biology 38,232
Biophysics 13,288
Business Analytics 55,607
Business Management 814,648
Cinematography 32,569
Classical Studies 30,199
Communications & Media Studies 166,345
Comparative Literature 49,636
Computer Science 138,101
Criminal Justice 67,535
Cyber Security 1,848
Dance 20,894
Drama, Theater & Visual Arts 44,114
Economics 8,556
Education 211,714
English 266,399
Entertainment Management 8,551
Fashion Merchandising 195,911
Finance 216,275
Health Science 1,107,033
Healthcare Management 13,262
History 232,905
Hotel Management 36,529
Human Development & Family Studies 158,356
Human Resource Management 26,880
International Affairs 4,280
Journalism 68,704
Labor Relations 41,587
Language Studies 17,813
Legal Services 352,914
Linguistics 12,702
Management Information Systems 71,660
Marketing 62,779
Mathematics 223,968
Medical Technology 76,486
Music 28,627
Photography 99,418
Physical Therapy 27,500
Physics 15,014
Political Science 76,839
Psychology 51,735
Public Relations 8,814
Restaurant Management 132,346
Social Work 370,697
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Herkimer College - Employers in New York by Major
Majors Employers Majors Employers Majors Employers
Accounting 8,922 Drama, Theater & Visual Arts 3,978 Language Studies 1,541
Anthropology 342 Economics 490 Legal Services 27,942
Art & Fine Arts 4,206 Education 11,890 Linguistics 1,294
Biochemistry 1,621 English 16,163 Management Information Systems 4,137
Biology 2,239 Entertainment Management 1,128 Marketing 4,232
Biophysics 597 Fashion Merchandising 17,426 Mathematics 12,291
Business Analytics 4,428 Finance 14,015 Medical Technology 4,924
Business Management 46,085 Health Science 76,090 Music 2,809
Cinematography 3,293 Healthcare Management 671 Photography 5,812
Classical Studies 2,527 History 13,567 Physical Therapy 2,754
Communications & Media Studies 11,291 Hotel Management 1,453 Physics 692
Comparative Literature 4,092 Human Development & Family Studies 9,681 Political Science 4,242
Computer Science 8,479 Human Resource Management 1,339 Psychology 4,058
Criminal Justice 3,341 International Affairs 706 Public Relations 1,003
Cyber Security 72 Journalism 5,143 Restaurant Management 5,641
Dance 1,642 Labor Relations 2,785 Social Work 21,961
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Herkimer College - Employers in New York by Major
Majors Employers
Accounting 8,922
Anthropology 342
Art & Fine Arts 4,206
Biochemistry 1,621
Biology 2,239
Biophysics 597
Business Analytics 4,428
Business Management 46,085
Cinematography 3,293
Classical Studies 2,527
Communications & Media Studies 11,291
Comparative Literature 4,092
Computer Science 8,479
Criminal Justice 3,341
Cyber Security 72
Dance 1,642
Drama, Theater & Visual Arts 3,978
Economics 490
Education 11,890
English 16,163
Entertainment Management 1,128
Fashion Merchandising 17,426
Finance 14,015
Health Science 76,090
Healthcare Management 671
History 13,567
Hotel Management 1,453
Human Development & Family Studies 9,681
Human Resource Management 1,339
International Affairs 706
Journalism 5,143
Labor Relations 2,785
Language Studies 1,541
Legal Services 27,942
Linguistics 1,294
Management Information Systems 4,137
Marketing 4,232
Mathematics 12,291
Medical Technology 4,924
Music 2,809
Photography 5,812
Physical Therapy 2,754
Physics 692
Political Science 4,242
Psychology 4,058
Public Relations 1,003
Restaurant Management 5,641
Social Work 21,961
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