The Stony Brook University Career Center was active last month, supporting alumni and the local community. The month of June began with a triptych Recent Graduate Retreat to help the class of 2021 with more than 100 participants. The retreat focused on preparing and managing a job search and preparing our alumni for a Virtual job fair for new Stony Brook grads and experienced alumni. Eighty-nine employers attended the fair, with more than 900 individual virtual sessions and 80 group information sessions. Recently graduated, Oluwaseyi Jimoh, shared,
“The workshops were incredibly helpful. Marie not only shared ideas that helped at the job fair, but she encouraged us and told us about her own experiences. Job hunting is an emotionally draining thing, and the retirement and job fair have been sources of hope, respite, and ultimately relief for me. The Career Center has always been a great resource for students, and I urge every student to visit it from time to time.
Knowing there was a need for support beyond students and alumni, the SBU Career Center worked with the Alumni Relations and Community Relations offices to support those who are facing challenges in the marketplace. work due to the pandemic. At the end of June, they offered a special two-part event for job seekers from the local community and family and friends of University faculty, staff, students and alumni. Marie Parziale, Senior Alumni Career Coach, welcomed 50 attendees to the event and shared resources and tips on various job search topics. Participants left the workshop with a better understanding of how to stand out in the job search and stand out with improved resumes, cover letters and Linkedin profiles.
Helping the local community and friends of the University, especially during this difficult time, was an important priority for the Career Center. Marie Parziale shared her thoughts after the events ended: “We were delighted to offer this support to our extended community of job seekers and share the action steps they need to take while continuing their search. employment. Also, it was wonderful to work with the Alumni Relations and Community Relations offices to sponsor such a beneficial event. To connect with members of our community, support them and help them see a path to success is what made the event even more meaningful.
As the Career Center prepares for the start of the new semester, it will continue to offer support to our alumni through workshops, group discussions, one-on-one appointments and career fairs. In addition, students and alumni can consult the alumni relations calendar for weekly dates and times of drop-in hours, group support, and upcoming events and workshops, and Handshake to make an appointment. See below for upcoming job fairs.
Save Your Date: Stony Brook University Career Center Job and Internship Fair Fall 2021
Virtual job and internship fair on campus: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Virtual Job and Accounting Internship Fair: Friday, September 17, 2021 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Virtual Career and Internship Fair for Business, Communications and Journalism: Friday, September 17, 2021 | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Virtual fair for jobs and internships in IT and engineering: Friday, September 24, 2021 | 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Virtual fair for jobs and internships in the field of health, research and human services: Friday, October 1, 2021 | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Virtual Diversity Recruitment Networking Event: Friday, November 5, 2021 | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Register as an alumni employer: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/career-center/employers/recruitingevents
Register as an alumni candidate: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/career-center/virtual/virtual_events.php (Applicant registration will open on August 30, 2021, at 8:30 p.m.)