SUNY Canton Set for Fall Career Fair, Oct. 16


Nearly 40 employers will be recruiting qualified applicants at SUNY Canton’s Fall Career Fair.

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in both the Miller Campus Center Woodcock Conference Suite 212 and in the Nevaldine Hall South Automotive Lab. Both areas are free and open to the public, with the Nevaldine location catering primarily to engineering and technology focused career opportunities for students of the Canino School of Engineering Technology.

Kevin LaJuett and Jeffrey Carpenter speak with Barandy Nurdinova at the college’s career fair.

(l to r) Kevin J. LaJuett, a 1988 alumnus, and Jeffrey P. Carpenter from the New York State Department of Transportation speak with Barandyk Nurdinova, a Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology major from Canton at the college’s career fair.

“Employment opportunities exist across the state and locally,” said Julie A. Parkman, the college’s director of career services. “Our career fairs serve as the first interview for students looking for careers straight out of college. Some companies will also be recruiting for professional internship opportunities.”

Companies often send SUNY Canton alumni back to seek out new talent. Regional aluminum recycler and producer, Novelis, comes annually to recruit new college graduates. The company provides innovative solutions for the beverage can, automotive and high-end specialty markets.

The college also recently held a virtual career fair with a similar number of companies with approximately 150 job seekers participating. By offering the career fair virtually, the career services office is able to reach the college’s substantial online population and eliminate travel for employers.

About SUNY Canton

Discover SUNY Canton, where innovation meets opportunity. The college’s career-focused educational programs emphasize hands-on and applied learning opportunities in digital design, engineering technology, health, information technology, management, public service, and veterinary technology. Faculty members bring real-world experience and exceptional academic expertise to the classroom. As a leader in online education, SUNY Canton offers unmatched flexibility with hundreds of courses and 23 comprehensive degree programs offered completely online. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos compete at the NCAA Division III level and will be transitioning to the SUNYAC in Fall 2024. In addition to its 15 traditional teams, SUNY Canton offers coed varsity esports and cheerleading.