March 20, 2014
The goal of faculty, staff, and administrators at FM is to help students succeed. FM offers a variety of services to satisfy that goal. From our Honors Program to the Student Government Association, to the variety of clubs and activities that FM offers, there is something for every student. Whether it is Early Admission Students from local high schools or adult learners returning to the classroom, there are resources on campus to give students the ability to showcase their leadership skills and talents; however, it is what happens beyond graduation that is the focus of many students. Not only do we want students to succeed and reach their potential while attending FM, but also beyond graduation. The career and transfer services at FM can aid in the process.
Whether students are looking to enter the workforce upon graduating from FM or transfer to four year institutions, there are resources available to assist them along the way. As the Education and Career Planning Specialist, I assist students in the transfer process to four year institutions, guide students in choosing college majors, and aid students in preparing to begin their career searches after graduation.
Each semester, workshops are offered to students to help them with their transfer needs. Additionally there are transfer fairs each semester with approximately 40 colleges and universities represented giving students the chance to meet with college representatives, learn about different opportunities available to them, and have their questions answered from admissions staff.
For those students looking for employment after graduation, FM, in conjunction with FMS Workforce Solutions Center and the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, hosts an annual job fair every spring. This spring, our annual job fair will be held on Wednesday, April 9, from 12:00-3:00 p.m. in the gymnasium (Raiders Den) on FM’s campus. It will be open to all community members, alumni, and current students. FM hosted over 55 employers last year and we expect an even bigger turnout this year. There are so many opportunities right in our very own local community; those who attend will be able to learn about these companies and the employment opportunities available in our own backyard.
Many of us have busy, hectic schedules, but if you are in search of a new career or are unemployed and looking for work, networking is invaluable; the job fair is the perfect opportunity for you to get started. The job fair is an opportunity to make yourself known to an employer and make the connection that might lead to a new job or career path. There is no need for job seekers to pre-register for the event, simply join us on April 9 and see all of the local opportunities available to you. Please remember to dress professionally and have several copies of your résumé on hand. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly at (518) 736-FMCC (3622), extension 8161.
Andrea Scribner is Education and Career Planning Specialist at FM.