Q: What do we do?
A: Our primary goal is to assist students with securing suitable and gainful employment in their chosen field of study within the Greater Rochester Community. Advisors also network with various employer’s that coincide with SUNY REOC’s Vocational programs.
Q: How do I find a job?
A: Let Career Services make your job hunt easier. Advisors offer support, guidance and quality business resources in assisting students with locating the right job match. Various strategies are utilized in promoting student success, such as effective networking through business partnerships, by direct contact of an advisor to the employer, by going online, through registering with Rochester Works, by job fair announcements/flyers, and by local job postings to name a few.
Q: How do I find a better job?
A: By connecting with a Career Services Advisor and developing a Personalized Employment Action /Job Search Plan, thus targeting specific employers for job search. Work closely with an advisor to facilitate the seamless process of locating the right job for you.
Q: How do I build on my job skills?
A: By allowing a Career Services Advisor to help you assess yourself. An informal tool such as a Career Interest Inventory may help you evaluate and clarify your career interests and identify available options, thus leading to skill acquisition.
Q: What do I need to do to be an effective job seeker?
A: One option is to see a Career Services representative to develop a Career Portfolio which will recognize your Strengths, Career Vocabulary, and identify an "employer friendly" resume which displays your Job- Related, Transferable and Self-management/Fitting-in skills. There are other options to explore as well.
Q: When job searching do I have legal rights?
A: The Career Services office will prepare you with questions that an employer may ask and may not ask during the interview process. Learn the facts!
Q: I feel I’ve been discriminated against, what can I do?
A: Contact Rochester’s office of Human Rights and be prepared to explain your particular situation.
Q: I have had a misdemeanor, conviction, felony, criminal/arrest record, jail or prison time, what should I do?
A: Set-up an appointment with a Career Services Advisor and check out your options. Be prepared to answer questions honestly and in good faith so an advisor can connect you to the right service professional, such as MCLAC (Monroe County Legal Assistance Center).
Q: Does an employer have the legal right to ask whether a person has been convicted of a crime?
A: The answer is yes, and a job seeker has one Honest option to follow on the job application and that is to check off the yes box and write "Will discuss in full detail at the time of interview".
Q: How do I go about answering Interview Questions when you have a Criminal Record?
A: See a Career Services Advisor to develop good answers to questions.
Q: What Services Do You Offer?
A: We assist students with the college application process. This includes the college search process, applications to college and applying for financial aid.
Q: Are my grades good enough to get into college?
A: Don’t give up before you start. We advise you in finding a college that is right for you. There are colleges out there that don’t require a 4.0 average.
Q: Will I be eligible for Financial Aid?
A: You need to apply for financial aid before the college can determine if you are eligible for any. Remember there are all types of financial aid. Aid includes, grants, scholarships, loans and campus work study.