Choosing a Career/Major
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Resumes/Cover Letters
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Interviews
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Graduate School Resources
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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.
  • Check out the “Careers In…” series on the CDC website to find out what you can do with your major.
  • Use our online career exploration programs: FOCUS and CareerBeam.

Finding a Job or an Internship

  • Come to our ANNUAL JOB FAIRS which include: Part-Time Job Luau, Spring Job Fair, Jobsapalooza, Teacher Recruitment Days, and Volunteer 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, with local and national employers conducting interviews and who provide information about job opportunities.
  • Maintain a REFERENCE FILE in the center containing your letters of reference.
  • NOTE: CDC employment services should NOT be exclusively relied upon for an individual’s job search.

Gaining Valuable Experience

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

Job Search Preparation

  • Attend one of our WORKSHOPS: Resume Writing, Cover Letter Writing, Job Searching, Interviewing, and Using Social Media.
  • Make an appointment for RESUME OR COVER LETTER REVIEW with a counselor or drop in during our weekly hours.
  • Conduct a PRACTICE INTERVIEW with a counselor.
  • Get information on successful job searching and employers.

Selecting a Graduate School

  • Attend GRADUATE AND LAW SCHOOL FAIRS to discuss programs and admission requirements with school representatives.
  • Find information to assist you in researching and applying to graduate and professional schools, including scholarships, fellowships, and writing personal statements.