Alfred State College students recently were given the opportunity to meet with prospective employers, research information about different careers, and learn how to interact with those folks in the "real world" who may become their future bosses during a Career Fair, sponsored by the Career Development Office on the Alfred campus.
Two sessions were scheduled-one on the Applied Technology campus in Wellsville, and another on the Alfred campus. Students were not the only ones who benefited. Participating employers were also afforded the opportunity to build and maintain relationships with Alfred State College, "brand" the company, raise the company's profile among ASC students, and get to know ASC students from majors that are pertinent to the company, without the pressure of filling a job. When the company is ready to hire, Alfred State College wants to be the first source employers think of for quality employees.
Alfred State students represent a wide variety of backgrounds, and all of them need quality information about career options and what they need to know about what employers require and expect of new employees. Participating businesses this year included Alstom, Hornell; Anderson Equipment Co., Bridgeville, PA; Borg Warner Morse TEC, Ithaca; Corry Manufacturing Co., Corry, PA; Dalrymple Gravel and Contracting/Chemung Contracting, Pine City; Dresser-Rand, Olean; Edger Enterprises, Inc., Elmira Heights; FRA Engineering, P.C., Henrietta; Graham Corporation, Batavia; Hardinge, Inc., Elmira; LMC Industrial Contractors, Inc., Dansville; Monroe Tractor & Implement, Henrietta; Northtown Automotive Companies, Amherst; Penn Detroit Diesel-Allison, Philadelphia; Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #22, Orchard Park; Praxair Inc., Tonawanda; Schweizer Aircraft Corp., Horseheads; Select Door, North Java; Seneca Allegany Casino, Salamanca; SKF Aeroengine North America, Falconer; Sutherland Global Services, Rochester; Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., West Winfield; Thru-way Spring, Rochester; and Waste Management, West Seneca. Employers who would like to recruit at Alfred State should contact Elaine Antonioli, director, Career Development, at (607) 587-4061.