When: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, from 5:30 to 8:30pm

Where: Legends – 6 West 33rd Street

Cost: Free for students and December 2017 graduates. $15.00 for alumni

Pre-register by January 9, 2018

Don’t miss this opportunity for students and recent alumni, to network with seasoned alumni professionals from various fields, to share experiences and discover mentorship opportunities. Appetizers and one drink ticket per guest will be provided.

Sponsored by SUNY New Paltz Office of Alumni Relations and Career Resource Center

Wednesday December 6 
Humanities 214

This Wednesday Workshop will offer a little bit of all the advice and tips we offered throughout the fall semester as we do a Career Workshops Recap. Please join us for the final Wednesday Workshop of Fall 2017 and let us help you with your job or internship search.

Feel free to bring food and beverages to this lunchtime program. Happy holidays to all!


Image may contain: textAlternative Spring Break 2018
Give Where You Live: New Paltz, NY
March 16-22, 2018

**Application deadline: December 8th**

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) provides students with an opportunity to make a difference in the New Paltz community over their spring break in a FUN and meaningful way. This week-long initiative gives students the opportunity to take part in a number of volunteer, social, and educational activities to learn about social issues in the Mid-Hudson Valley and take steps towards making an impact.

In 2017, our 11 ASB participants completed a total of 550 hours of volunteer service, leadership, and team building activities in one week. The participants held a donation drive at Tops in New Paltz to collect donations for Chiz’s Heart Street  in Kingston, NY. In three hours, the students collected 50 items and $211.  In addition to these collections, the group also volunteered with Mohonk Preserve, Chiz’s Heart Street, Safe Harbour of Ulster County, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh, The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, and Phillies Bridge Farm Project. The sites and activities will vary from year to year.

**To see photos, a video, and read about past student experiences, go to http://asbnewpaltz.wordpress.com/ **

Application: Start your application now! Among other items, the application requires a resume and detailed answers to application questions. Additional information and an application are attached and can be found at http://www.newpaltz.edu/careers  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Volunteer sites: Volunteer sites are still being explored. Sites from the last 7 years have included:  Habitat for Humanity,  New Paltz Youth Program, Mohonk Preserve, Scenic Hudson, the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, People’s Place, New Paltz Recycling and ReUse Center, Chiz’s Heart Street, Phillies Bridge Farm Project, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, Lisa Libraries, Food Bank of the Hudson Valley and SUNY New Paltz Children’s Center, and more.

Deadline: All applications must be turned in to the Career Resource Center (HUM 105) no later than Friday, December 8th. Interviews will be scheduled for the start of the spring semester. This program is competitive and selective; space is limited to no more than 11 students.

Event details: Open to matriculated, full-time, undergraduate students in good academic and judicial standing at SUNY New Paltz. The program is free and all costs related to transportation, meals, and service materials will be covered for the duration of the program. This program is open only to those who have not already participated in Alternative Spring Break or Saturdays of Service.

Housing: Participants living in a residence hall during the spring semester will be housed on campus at no additional charge. Students living in off-campus housing will continue to live off-campus (at their own expense) and must have reliable transportation to campus during the program.

For further information or questions please contact Erica Wagner, Service Learning Coordinator, at wagnere@newpaltz.edu.

Sponsored by:

The Career Resource Center
Program funded through the Student Affairs CAS Block Grant


The Career Resource Center is accepting applications for the 2018 “SUIT YOURSELF” Award. You must be a full-time matriculated senior, graduating May, August or December 2018* to be eligible. This financial need-based award (valued at $200) is for recipients to purchase an interview suit** for an interview for career/life after New Paltz.

Application deadline is Friday, December 8, 2017 by 4pm in Hum 105.
Eligibility requirements as well as “SUIT YOURSELF” Award applications online

*(December 2017 graduates were eligible for last year’s award which was stated in last year’s publication.)
**Award may also be utilized to purchase other interview related attire where a suit is not typical, for example audition wear,character shoes. Please include in your application what type of interview attire you will be purchasing if awarded, and for what type of interview, audition, etc.

This Award is sponsored through a CAS Student Affairs Block Grant.

Camp Day Job Fair 2018

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Student Union Building, Room 100

Summer camps will be on campus recruiting for a variety of positions! Opportunities are available for all majors and range from counselor positions to activity managers and office assistants! Working at a summer camp is a great way to gain marketable skills while making a difference in a fun environment!
Please be prepared with an updated resume for recruiters to review. Be sure to have your resume critiqued at the Career Resource Center in HUM 105 by making an appointment or stopping in for Drop-In hours Tuesday-Thursday 1:30-4:30pm and Friday from 10-noon.
We hope to see you there!
*Snow Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Wed. March 14th
Student Union 2nd Floor


Networking Fair for Jobs & Internships
Student Union Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)
65+ companies and organizations will be on campus to recruit for internships and full-time positions. We encourage all students to stop by between classes and meetings. Alumni are also welcome to attend.

LinkedIn Photo Session
12 noon-3pm
Scholar’s Perch in Student Union
FREE professional photo for SUNY NP students! Drop-ins are welcome!


Students can now check out one of three professional padfolios to use for an upcoming interview. Just stop by the Sojourner Truth Library and ask at the front desk. The padfolio holds a pen, copies of your resume and any other papers that you might need for your interview so you will look professional and organized. These are especially handy when walking around a career fair.

Don’t forget to schedule a practice or mock interview with the Career Resource Center. Simply call (845) 257-3265 or stop by Humanities 105 to make an appt.

Hello! My name is Emily Zurner and I am the Senior Career Specialist for Liberal Arts & Sciences! I meet with students and conduct workshops to discuss a wide variety of career related topics to help develop your career goals and professionalism. From creating effective resumes, cover letters, and interview skills to having a general conversation about what’s next, we will work together to make the steps in your career planning achievable!

I understand that planning your career can be overwhelming, but if you take it one step at a time, continue to be proactive, and take opportunities as they present themselves, not only will you build your skills, but you will also have FUN! I promise you that I will not ask you to do anything that I have not done myself.

After graduating from SUNY Albany I marketed the skills gained from my Communication major, Australian study abroad experience, and full-time public relations internship to participate in a work abroad program in London, UK. With a year of international finance experience and enhanced cross-cultural communications skills under my belt, I then became an international wholesale client manager in New York City. After a few years I realized I wanted to work with students and help them achieve their own personal success. Six years after graduating undergrad, I enrolled at SUNY Buffalo State in their Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration graduate program. Here, I was heavily involved in research and assessment, internships, and student leadership. My friends couldn’t believe that I would pick up my life from NYC and move across the state to a city in which I have never been! It was the best decision I ever made. By taking that risk, I met my husband, found a lifetime mentor, and built skills that made me a competitive candidate for my position here at SUNY New Paltz! I am so happy to be working in such a vibrant, passionate community like New Paltz and in the SUNY system that provides a quality, accessible education for our students.

Now that you know all about me, I would LOVE to hear more about you!! Come into HUM 105 to say HI!

Beth King 
Internship Coordinator

I am a proud alumna of SUNY New Paltz who was fortunate enough to come back home to my Alma mater to work. I have been a career professional in experiential learning for 18 years.

Some of my responsibilities include:
⇒ Co-planning all aspects of the Career Fair and Resumania! each semester with my colleague Christine Daly
⇒ Creating and sending the CRC’s weekly newsletter
⇒ Planning campus visits for Internship programs and also career exploration trips for students to visit employers such as to Lincoln Performing Arts Center this year and the American Museum of Natural History in the last academic year
⇒ Managing the Wednesday Workshop series each semester
⇒ Overseeing the CAS Internship Stipend scholarships for spring, summer and fall
⇒ Co-facilitating the First-Year Internship Program with Erica Wagner and hosting an amazing intern each spring
⇒ Coordinating the Teaching English Abroad event in the fall and the Annual Internship Recognition Ceremony each spring (Congratulations to this year’s recipients!)

What I do in my spare time:
→ President of local club devoted to civic involvement and community service
→ Serve on board of my town’s library
→ Vice President of my son’s Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)
→ Technology Director on a professional organization’s board (NYSCEEA)

Please stop by Humanities 105 to visit me if you need assistance looking for an internship. I would be happy to help.


Erica Wagner
Service Learning Coordinator
Career Resource Center

As the Service Learning Coordinator, I have the opportunity to work with New Paltz students who want to be involved in their community and gain valuable experience through volunteer work. Since 2008, I have created and implemented many new programs at SUNY New Paltz including the annual Volunteer Fair, Alternative Spring Break, and Saturdays of Service.

I also oversee the First-Year Internship Program with fellow alumna Beth King, co-chair the Make a Difference Day committee, and assist in the planning of New Paltz Clean Sweep.  Currently, I am the Vice President of the Board with UlsterCorps, Inc and advise the SUNY New Paltz chapter of Alpha Phi Omega National Co-Ed Service Fraternity.

My passion for volunteering has been life-long, but became a focus as an undergraduate at SUNY Oneonta where I majored in Music Industry and became highly involved in their chapter of Alpha Phi Omega. After graduation, I spent a few years as a custom drum builder and then decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Humanistic/Multicultural Education here at New Paltz. I like to say that I am a great example of “your major does not equal your career” and advocate for getting involved in co-curricular experiences related to your passions!

My position here at the college also allows me to assist students in any major to apply for post-graduate or gap year service opportunities such as AmeriCorps and Peace Corps, as well as to provide resume/cover letter reviews and mock interviews.

If you come to visit, be sure to ask about my cats!

Erica’s Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30am-5pm, Career Resource Center, Humanities 105
Any student can meet directly by calling (845) 257-3265 to schedule an appointment or stop by during my drop-in hours on Thursdays 1:30-4:30pm and Fridays 10am-Noon while classes are in session.

I’m Dawn McCaw, Assistant Director of the Career Resource Center(CRC).

In college, I was Undecided and declared my major as psychology. I went on to earn my Master of Education in Student Affairs Practice with a Concentration in College Counseling. Being undecided helped me be open to taking different classes and tapping into my interests to “find” my major.

I assist students in figuring out what to major in and how majors link to careers.I enjoy learning about you as an individual and piecing together your interests, skills, and values with the help of assessments to facilitate the process. Identifying possible career paths and possible major choices for you to further explore is what we will do in our work together. I also teach the Career Exploration LLC where first-year students participate in meaningful projects with faculty/staff members on campus to gain experience and build their professional competencies.

I am fortunate to be the Career Specialist for Fine & Performing Arts and enjoy working with our creative students in pursuit of their career interests and integrating the arts into their careers and lives. This role fits well with some of my interests such as architecture, design and culture as well as general appreciation of the fine and performing arts.

Outside of work, I enjoy practicing yoga and traveling abroad. I feel fortunate to be able to live in a beautiful area that many people come to on vacation. Come visit me in the CRC and ask me my personality type! (I’m Myers-Briggs Certified and a bit of a geek about it!)