By Kristina Nolan
After High School, college is the first step many people take when considering their future career. The next step after college, would be a great career in the field in which you choose. A way to get valuable information about your career choices would be at the Career and Job Fair Wednesday April 22, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Babylon Student Center at the Ammerman campus.
Career Services and Cooperative Education, College Director, Sylvia E Camacho said, “Traditionally, we have help a Career/Job and Internship Fair each spring to bring together our students with potential employers. Because we are a community college, we have students who attend Suffolk for many reasons so we wanted a vehicle that would allow them to network with a number of employers under one roof.”
There will be many different companies and businesses there, such as, Able Healthcare Service, ACLD, Ashley Furniture Home Store, Cablevision, Catholic Charities L.I, Combined Insurance, Connoisseur Media Long Island, Dayton T. Brown, Inc., Developmental Disabilities Institute, Hess/Speedway, Hilton Garden Inn Islip/MacArthur Airport, IGHL, Lexington Technologies, Inc., Lowe’s Home Improvement, New York City Police Department, New York Life Insurance, Company, Photonics Industries, International Inc.,Primerica Financial Services, QSAC-Quality Services for the Autism Community, Riverhead Bldg. Supply, Suffolk County Civil Service, Suffolk Federal Credit Union, Transitional Services of NY for L.I. & Haven House/ Bridges, UL LLC (Underwriters Labs), United Cerebral Palsy of Suffolk, YAI.
As the event draws closer the committee anticipates that there will be more entries into the event. It is open to all students no matter if it is your first semester or last. Camacho stated, “The unfortunate part is that students seem to think that the only time to participate in these events is when they need a job but that is not true.” It is never too late to get a head start or plan your future.
“Career/job fairs are opportunities for students to develop their communication and presentational skills, allowing them a glimpse as what employers look for and how interact with them. Taking advantage of these types of opportunities increases students networking abilities and teaches them early on some of the best way to approach the job search. Preparation is key to much of their success. Very few of us fall into a great opportunity, most of us have to be ready with the right tools and the right connection”. Said Camacho.