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Job and Opportunity Fair Offered to Cayuga Community College Students

Melissa Jones was one of many students seeking an opportunity at the Spring 2014 Job and Opportunity Fair sponsored by the Business Leadership Club student chapter at Cayuga Community College Fulton Campus on April 9.

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From left are: Melissa Jones, CCC student, and Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow, executive director of Catholic Charities.

As a former student of Twin Rivers High School located in Missouri, Melissa began attending classes at the Cayuga Community College to pursue a degree in Business Administration.

She plans to continue her studies next fall at SUNY Oswego majoring in Human Resources Management.

“My primary reason for attending the job fair is to gain an internship specifically in HR and I ended up getting two!” said Jones. “The internships will be completed at Catholic Charities and AmeriCorps over the summer.”

Along with employment, internship and volunteer opportunities, the fair featured representatives that provided a mixture of services, including career development, job search assistance, veteran outreach and enterprising exploration.

Several organizations were in attendance including:
•      American Red Cross

•       AmeriCorps

•       Army National Guard

•       Conway Freight

•       Catholic Charities

•       CNY Arts Center

•       CNY Outsourcing

•       Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County

•       Fulton Public Library

•       Huhtamaki

•       National Grid

•       NYS Department of Labor

•       NYS Local Veterans Employment Representative

•       Novelis

•       Rapid Response Monitoring Services

•       Small Business Development Center

•       Stafkings

•       Suburban Propane

•       Sunoco Fulton Ethanol Plant

•       Trades of Hope

•       Zink Shirts

From left are: Glenn Zansitis, owner of Zink Shirts, and Tara Degone, CCC student.
From left are: Glenn Zansitis, owner of Zink Shirts, and Tara Degone, CCC student.

To help the student population prepare for the fair, the Business Leadership Club offered a Career Workshop Series that included a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society co-sponsored Résumé Workshop, featuring guest speaker Mrs. Barbara Jenkins, Vocational and Technical Education Counselor.

The series also showcased a How (Not) to Dress for an Interview and Mock Interview workshop.

The Business Leadership Club’s mission is to provide authentic hands-on applications focused on business administration topics, along with delivering leadership and professional development opportunities through college, community and civic engagement.