Semester Full of Career Service Workshops for GCC and Community at Large

Knowing the challenges of the ever-competitive job market, Genesee Community College's Career Services Center is hosting a new series of informative workshops this semester with a special twist. From the nearly two dozen events and workshops lined up this spring, Career Center staff are delighted to welcome representatives from five different companies who will offer their unique, inside perspective to the career search and skill development process.

Batavia, New York — Knowing the challenges of the ever-competitive job market, Genesee Community College’s Career Services Center is hosting a new series of informative workshops this semester with a special twist. From the nearly two dozen events and workshops lined up this spring, Career Center staff are delighted to welcome representatives from five different companies who will offer their unique, inside perspective to the career search and skill development process. Representatives of American Financial, Oxbo Corporation, Verizon Wireless, YNN, and GCC’s Social Media department will share their viewpoint on the best practices for getting and keeping a job in the 21st century. It is important to remember that the Career Services programs are FREE and open to the public.

The Employer Skills Development and Career Workshop series at the Batavia Campus include:
•Time Management, Thursday, February 9 @ 12:45-1:45 PM / T119
•Leveraging Yourself, Thursday, February 16 @ 12:45-1:45 PM / T122 featuring Andy Rich, financial advisor, American Financial
•Resume, Cover Letter, Interviewing Tips, Thursday, March 1 @ 12:45-1:45 PM / T102 featuring Cindy Carpenter, recruiter, Verizon Wireless
•Creating a Brand: Cover Letters and Resumes that Rock! Wednesday, March 7 @ 2:30-3:30 PM / B205
•Power of Internships, Thursday, March 22 @ 12:45-1:45 PM / T122
•Job Search Strategies for the 21st Century, Wednesday, April 4 @ 2:30-3:30 PM / B205
•Communication Skills in the Workplace, Thursday, April 5 @ 12:45-1:45 PM / T102 featuring Kate McGowan, YNN reporter and Lynn Van Der Beck, human resources manager of Oxbo Corporation
•Social Media as a Job Search Strategy, Thursday, April 19 @ 12:45-1:45 PM / T102 featuring Kevin Manne, GCC new media specialist
•Interviewing with Confidence, Wednesday, April 25 @ 2:30-3:30 PM / B205
•Backpack to Briefcase for Job Preparedness, Thursday, May 3 @ 12:45-1:45 PM / T121 featuring Cindy Carpenter, recruiter, Verizon Wireless

Students and community members also have two important Job Fairs scheduled this Spring to put their new skills and resumes to the test.
•Health Careers Job Fair, Thursday, March 8, 2012 @ 12:00 – 2:00 PM, Batavia Campus / Forum
More than 40 companies are expected to have tabletop displays and representatives on hand to meet prospective employees interested in careers in Fitness and Recreation Management, Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, Polysomnography Technology (the study of sleep disorders), Respiratory Therapy and Veterinary Technology.

•General Job Fair, Tuesday, April 3, 2012 @ 12:00 – 2:00 PM, Batavia Campus / Forum
Students and community members are invited to GCC for the annual Job Fair that features dozens of different companies. Bring updated resumes and dress to impress.

The Employer Skills Development and Career Workshops series at the various GCC Campus Centers include:
•Arcade Campus Center, 25 Edward St., 585-492-5265
Social Media as a Job Search, Tuesday, February 7, 2012 @ 12:15 – 1:30 PM

•Medina Campus Center, 11470 Maple Ridge Rd., 585-798-1688
Job Search Strategies for the 21st Century, Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 5:00 – 6:00 PM

•Dansville Campus Center, 9221 Robert Hart Dr., 585-335-7820
Interviewing and Job Search Strategies, Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 1:00 – 2:00 PM

•Warsaw Campus Center, 115 Linwood Ave., 585-786-3010
Interviewing and Job Search Strategies, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 5:00 – 6:00 PM

•Albion Campus Center, 456 West Ave., 585-589-4936
Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 4:00 – 5:20 PM

•Lima Campus Center, 7285 Gale Rd. (Rt. 15A), 585-582-1226
Resume and Cover Letter Writing, Monday, April 2, 2012 @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM

“Today’s job seekers must learn all the nuances of submitting their applications, resumes and cover letters electronically through the Internet,” John McGowan, GCC’s Career Development specialist said. “We hope students as well as community members will take advantage of the great line-up of workshops we are offering, and of course, the GCC Job Fairs are always great networking opportunities.”

Interested workshop participants should RSVP by calling the GCC Career Services Office at 585-345-6888, by emailing slburns@genesee.edu or registering online at www.genesee.edu/career/events.

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