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The Career Development Center is dedicated to helping students fulfill the lifelong pursuit of purpose by providing services, access to information, resources, and experiences that address individual career needs.
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Who May Use the Career Development Center?

  • Matriculated Buffalo State undergraduate and graduate students
  • Buffalo State Graduates (some restrictions after 2 years)
Choosing a Career/Major | Finding a Job/Internship | Gaining Valuable Experience
Job Search Preparation | Selecting a Graduate School

Choosing a Career or Major

  • Review career information by major and topic in the Career Resource Center.
  • Check out the "Careers In..." series on the CDC website to find out what you can do with your major.
  • Use Focus, an online career exploration program.
  • Schedule a CAREER COUNSELING APPOINTMENT.
  • Register for UNC 111: Career Planning in Theory & Practice, a course designed to help you choose a career/major.
  • Connect with an Alumni Mentor/Career Advisor through the online "Connect With A Mentor" program.

Finding a Job or an Internship

  • Come to our ANNUAL JOB FAIRS which include: Part-Time Job Luau, Spring Job Fair, Teacher Recruitment Days, and Job Quest All Majors Fair.
  • Current JOB AND INTERNSHIP LISTINGS including local and national full-time, part-time, summer, volunteer, and internship vacancies, are available for viewing using ORCA.
  • Make your resume available to employers for RESUME REFERRAL online through ORCA.
  • Participate in ON-CAMPUS RECRUITMENT AND EMPLOYER PRESENTATIONS, where various local and national employers send representatives to campus to interview seniors and graduates or provide information to students about job opportunities.
  • Maintain REFERENCE FILES in the center containing your letters of reference.
  • NOTE: CDC employment services should NOT be exclusively relied upon for an individual's job search. There are a wide variety of effective job search techniques, all of which should be used to maintain an effective search. Starting early and gaining maximum visibility with employers are critical concerns for any job seeker. The CDC's resources assist Buffalo State students and graduates in their personal job search efforts.

Gaining Valuable Experience

  • View PART-TIME AND SUMMER JOBS or INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES using ORCA and books in the Career Resource Center.
  • Take a SERVICE-LEARNING COURSE: Search for courses in the course catalog, Banner, or on our website.
  • Participate in Buffalo State College sponsored community service activities.

Job Search Preparation

  • Attend one of our WORKSHOPS: Resume Writing, Cover Letter Writing, Job Searching, Interviewing.
  • Make an appointment for RESUME OR COVER LETTER REVIEW with a counselor.
  • Sharpen your job interview skills in a MOCK INTERVIEW with a counselor.
  • Look through the JOB SEARCH RESOURCE CENTER for information on job searching and employers.
  • Schedule a CAREER COUNSELING APPOINTMENT
  • Contact ALUMNI MENTORS/CAREER ADVISORS to discuss careers, job search strategies, and graduate school opportunities

Selecting a Graduate School

  • Attend GRADUATE AND LAW SCHOOL FAIRS to discuss programs and admission requirements with school representatives.
  • Browse the GRADUATE SCHOOL RESOURCE CENTER to find information to assist you in researching and applying to graduate and professional schools. Information on scholarships, fellowships, and writing personal statements is available.
  • Arrange an INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING APPOINTMENT.