Alfred State College students
enrolled in the School of Applied Technology will have the opportunity to visit
with prospective employers during the Wellsville Career Fair, Thursday, March
26, from 1-3 p.m. in the Culinary Arts Building on the Wellsville campus.
Additionally, students will be able to research information about different
careers and learn how to interact with those folks in the "real world" who may
become their future bosses. Two sessions, both sponsored by the Career Development
Office are scheduled, one on the Applied Technology campus in Wellsville, and
another on the Alfred campus (Wednesday, April 1, 2009).
"Despite the economy, I am happy to say that we were able to get 11 employers
(and two ASC departments) registered for the Wellsville Career Fair," said
Elaine Antonioli, director, Career Development at the College. "Many are
returning companies but we also have a few new ones. The great student
attendance is what keeps the employers coming back.
have actually cancelled their career fairs due to a lack of employer
registrations," she added. "With college hiring down 22% this year (per
the National Association of Colleges and Employers) it is important students
realize how valuable these connections can be."
Students are not
the only ones who benefit from this event: participating employers also are
afforded the opportunity to build and maintain relationships with Alfred State
College, "brand" their 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
Participating businesses this year
Equipment Company, API Heat
Transfer, Alfred State
College Business Administration Department, Alfred State
College Computer Information Technology Department, Buffalo
Interns, Cargill Inc.,
Mobility, Inc., Plumbers
& Steamfitters #22, Seneca Gaming
Centers of America, and US Army-USARB.