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Welcome Golden Eagle families! We invite you to explore our site and see what our office can offer your Brockport Student!

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Tips for Helping Students

Learn how to help your student meet their career goals and achieve their full career potential

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Upcoming Career Events

Learn about Career Services upcoming events and encourage your students to attend

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Hire Brockport Students

Learn about ways you can assist Brockport students or work with them at your place of employment

Students often look to their family members for career information and assistance. In other words, YOU play a large role in your student’s career development! Let’s work together to empower your student to create a meaningful career path.

Our website provides you with information on our services and resources. With your help, we can work together to guide and cheer on your student as they explore their interests, enhance their skills, and seek out the experiences that will shape their future. The tips and advice on this page were created just for you! Career Services is here to help you support your student’s career development.

We believe that it is never too early for students to begin their career exploration process. With this in mind, please encourage your student(s) to begin the process of choosing a major, developing strong professional documents, explore internships and career paths, attend Career Services events, and engage with Brockport staff, faculty, and alumni. Each of these steps will help your student(s) progress on their career journey. 

Regardless of the goals of your student(s), we have resources for each Golden Eagle here at Career Services. You can help them reach their goals by encouraging students to become involved with our office, scheduling a career counseling appointment, attending our events, and making career a part of their Brockport experience.

DISCLAIMER: Career Services is not an employment agency, rather we empower students to make their own career related decisions. We provide tools, resources, and opportunities to find internships and jobs, but students are responsible for finding their chosen positions.


Contact/Visit Career Services

Career Services is located in two areas to best suit the needs of our students and employers. Our locations include the Brockport Main Campus and our satellite downtown Brockport MetroCenter. You can find contact information and campus maps to both locations below:

Brockport:

  • 101 Rakov, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY, 14420
  • Phone: (585) 395-2159 ||| Fax: (585) 395-2708
  • Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm
  • Campus Map

MetroCenter:

  • 55 St. Paul St, Rochester, NY, 14604
  • Phone: (585) 395-8479
  • Metro Map

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Helping Your Students

Explore and define their career goals

  • Send your student to career services as soon as possible! We aren’t just a place to find students jobs after graduation, we assist students with any stage of the career development process. We recommend students visit us at least once during their first semester. Our career counselors can discuss interests and majors with your students while there is still time to plan for the next few years. This way, students can take advantage of all of our services.
  • Online tools including Sokanu, CandidCareer and What Can I do With my Major? are great places to get started with Career Exploration.
  • Encourage your students to brainstorm! Working through different career options is important, even if they don't fall under your first choice for them.

Enhance their job search skills

  • There are many opportunities for students to meet potential employers at Brockport throughout the year. A few include employers who often table in the Student Union or host information sessions throughout the semester. Our large-scale events, such as the Part Time Job Festival and the Jobs & Internship Fair, provide ample opportunities for students to interact with employers. Lastly, EagleConnect powered by Handshake offers a plethora of prospects. Companies, organizations, government agencies and so on all recruit students for full-time or internship positions through this system. Students can upload their documents, search for and apply to jobs, and schedule interviews on this.
  • Work with your students on reinforcing career skills will help to differentiate them as they enter the job market. Explain etiquette, relationship-building, emphasize self-direction, encourage engagement and be there for your students for advice and encouragement. 
  • Advise your student ot write a resume. Let them know they can get samples from Career Services. Offer to review their resume drafts before bringing their resume to get critiqued by a career center professional.

Experience through jobs, internships, and networking

  • We know that students seek your advice and guidance when it comes to finding jobs and internships. Encourage your students to search our online database of jobs. We list all current job and internship opportunities, as well as on-campus jobs on Eagle Connect powered by Handshake
  • Beyond and online job search we can help students develop successful job search strategies including how to network at professional events and how to connect with professionals for an informational interview.
  • To help students transition to the world of work remind them to gain experience while they are in college through the variety of applied learning experiences here on campus including research, student employment, leadership development, and more!
  • Encourage internships and extracurricular involvement. Employers look for more than just having a high GPA, they look for experience, communication, problem-solving, and administrative skills which can be developed through internships.
  • Teach the value of networking. Suggest your student contact people in your personal and professional networks for information on the field. Encourage your student to "shadow" professionals in their workplace to increase awareness of interesting career fields. 

Last Updated 8/13/18

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