Cyber Security Fair – October 3

The Computer Services, Career Services and Student Activities departments at Genesee Community College have collaborated to present the GCC 2018 Be Cyber Aware Fair in recognition of National Cyber Security Month. The Be Cyber Aware Fair will take place on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in GCC’s Batavia campus William W. Stuart Forum.

Cyber security fair logo

GCC’s students, staff and faculty are invited to join selected experts, representatives and area business leaders to explore how and why it is essential to safeguard online activities and assets in today’s ever-changing and increasingly complex techno-sphere.

During the Be Cyber Aware Fair, participating students, staff and faculty will earn tickets while gathering valuable information and more from the many presenters’ booths. Those tickets may then be redeemed for free pizza and prizes (GCC dining dollars and College Bookstore swag)!

“The resourceful departments at Genesee Community College are working hard to enlist various GCC student clubs and campus offices, as well as cyber security experts, to help educate everyone on the necessary precautions all online users should be taking,” Greg Brooks, Computer Services technician at GCC said. “This fair will showcase a variety of topics ranging from identity theft to searching and removing malware, cyber-bullying, thoughtful netiquette on social media sites and much more.”

Among the table-top presenters are Nina Buonarola from GreyCastle Security, John Dorak from Noyes Health, Tory Dombrowski from TakeForm, the GCC Records Office and the GCC Education Club.

Careers in cyber security will also be an important topic at the Be Cyber Aware Fair as the shortage for skilled cyber security employees remains a serious problem for today’s employers in nearly every industry.

For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: dsutherland@genesee.edu.

Career Services Fall 2018 Events & Workshops

Disney College Program Information Session
August 28th – SSC, G200, 12:30 – 1:30
Attend Virtually: http://bit.ly/2KOIsCm

Learn about the PAID internship through the Disney College Program. This session will cover essential information on how to apply, when to apply, tips for interviewing, and more.

Purple Briefcase Information Session
September 4th – SSC, G200, 12:30 – 1:30
Attend Virtually: http://bit.ly/PurpleBriefcase

This workshop will show you how to use our exciting new job/internship search tool! Learn how to create your own Purple Briefcase account, gain confidence in ability to complete the O*NET Interest Profiler, and exhibit a clear understanding of how to access the Job Bulletin!

Career Exploration Fair
September 18th – Forum, 12:30 – 2:00

Not sure what you want to do for the rest of your life? Explore the many career opportunities that begin with a degree from GCC. Program Directors and Faculty will be present to discuss degree programs and potential careers. Also available will be career assessment tools, a LinkedIn photo booth, and more!

Cyber Security Fair
October 3rd – Forum, 11:30-1:30

Join select GCC students, student clubs, and staff, as well as area businesses to explore how and why it is essential to safeguard your online activities and assets in today’s ever-changing and increasingly complex techno-sphere.

What’s your Cyber Awareness IQ?  Do you know what to do if you are a victim of identity theft?  Do you know how to search and remove malware from your computer, phone, and other mobile device?  Do you how to avoid being a perpetrator or victim of cyber-bullying?  Do you follow thoughtful netiquette behavior on social media sites? Are you aware of career opportunities available in the cyber security field?

Earn tickets when you participate at presenters’ tables.  Show a valid GCC ID card and submit tickets for FREE pizza, GCC dining dollars, and GCC Bookstore swag.

Job Search Workshop
October 9th – SSC, G200, 12:30 – 1:30
Attend Virtually: http://bit.ly/GCCJobSearch

Not all available job openings are easy to find; therefore, you need to know how to take advantage of all available resources. In this workshop, you will learn strategies regarding navigating the web, networking, utilizing social media, reading newspapers, accessing government agencies and more!

Interviewing Workshop
October 30th – SSC, G200, 12:30 – 1:30
Attend Virtually: http://bit.ly/GCCInterviewing

This workshop will discuss tips and strategies for a successful in-person or phone interview. We’ll discuss the many types of interviews, the interview process, and potential questions.

Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop
November 13th – SSC, G200, 12:30 – 1:30
Attend Virtually: http://bit.ly/GCCResume

Impressing an employer with your resume and cover letter while they are in a stack of 100 others can be a challenge. This workshop will guide you on the proper format and content of a resume and cover letter to give you the best shot at being granted a personal interview.

Annual Spring Job Fair – April 5

Career Services Presents…
585-345-6888 ⦁ G115 ⦁ career@genesee.edu

 Annual Spring Job Fair

Thursday, April 5th 

11:30-1:30

FORUM, Batavia Campus

Looking for a job or internship?  All majors, students, alumni, and community members are invited to join us for this FREE event! Explore the opportunities with local and regional employers.

Supported by: Phi Theta Kappa
Register through: Purple Briefcase

Resume Writing Contest

Write it Right: 7th Annual Resume Writing Contest

Resumes Due: April 19th

To Enter:

  • Create a resume
  • Email your resume to career@genesee.edu or submit in person to Career Services in the Student Success Center

Resume Writing Help:

  • Pick up a Guide to Resume Writing in the Student Success Center
  • Call Career Services (585-345-6888) to schedule an appointment

Prizes:

  • 1st Place = iPad Mini
  • 2nd Place = $50 cash
  • 3rd Place = $30 cash

Co-sponsored by: Student Activities and the Business Forum Club

Job Search Workshop, Tuesday, March 6

Job Search Workshop

Tuesday, March 6th

12:30-1:30

G200, Student Success Center, Batavia Campus

Not all available job openings are easy to find; therefore, you need to know how to take advantage of all available resources. In this workshop, you will learn strategies regarding navigating the web, networking, utilizing social media, reading newspapers, accessing government agencies and more!

ATTEND VIRTUALLY: Use Blackboard Collaborate!

Use the following link to join our session from your mobile phone or computer: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/e8b97729429c4a96bce305f767477d10

Supported by: Phi Theta Kappa
Register through: Purple Briefcase

 

Disney College Program Information Session

Disney College Program Information Session
Tuesday, January 30th
12:30-1:30
G200, Student Success Center, Batavia Campus

Learn about the PAID internship through the Disney College Program. This session will cover essential information on how to apply, when to apply, tips for interviewing, and more.

ATTEND VIRTUALLY: Use Blackboard Collaborate!

 

Use the following link to join our session from your mobile phone or computer: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/590db3055eb843a39b4d9798fe2c1ccb

Supported by: Phi Theta Kappa
Register through: Purple Briefcase (click image on top of page for PB login)

How to find an Internship – By Career Services

A number of programs at Genesee recommend or require that you participate in an internship as part of the program. Your instructor can point you in the right direction, but finding the actual internship is usually up to you.

The staff in Career Services have put together a video that might help you find that internship.

Questions? Contact Career Services… they’d love to help!

GCC and St. John Fisher College Share Pharmacy Dual Admissions Partnership

A new collaborative, dual enrollment program between Genesee Community College and St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, now provides two qualified GCC students each year with the opportunity to transfer into the highly regarded Wegmans School of Pharmacy. The partnership and program offers these students a direct path to earn a doctoral degree from the two highly-regarded institutions and in one of the fastest-growing and most rewarding career choices in healthcare.

“We are continuing to build strong bonds with area colleges that provide wonderful opportunities for our students to succeed,” Dr. James Sunser, GCC President said of the partnership. “This relationship exemplifies Genesee’s mission of seeking new avenues that help our students achieve their dreams.”

GCC students enrolled in any of the Natural Sciences concentrations would be eligible to apply to the pharmaceutical program. These include biology, chemistry, environmental biology and physics. With the fall semester beginning on August 21, 2017, now is the time to explore this opportunity given the limit of just two seats.

The Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher opened in 2006 and is one of only five of its kind in New York State. After an inaugural class of 55 students, nine faculty and two staff members, the School has grown to over 300 students and over 40 faculty and staff. The Pharm.D. program prepares students to practice in any professional setting by providing a strong foundation in the sciences, clinical skills and administration. The curriculum is designed to integrate information that builds upon one another, and encompasses both didactic and experiential learning.

Interested students need to apply through GCC’s Transfer Services Center and complete the pre-requisite courses as well as meet agreed upon guidelines. For further information, contact GCC transfer coordinator Kristen Hargrave at transfer@genesee.edu or call (585) 343-0055 ext. 6230.

GCC’s new Student Success Center has introduced “START” (Student Testing Advisement Registration Tuition) Days for new students to complete all their required enrollment processes in one day. Students can meet with one of the College’s new success coaches, who offer assistance every step of the way-right through graduation. (Anyone in need of assistance in filing for FAFSA should bring their 2015 tax information.)

START Days are scheduled every Monday and Wednesday through July 31, 2017 from 1 – 4 p.m. at all GCC campus locations. To schedule an appointment, call the Student Success Center at (585) 345-6805 or the campus location nearest to you or visit the Success Center’s newly launched webpage at http://www.genesee.edu/ssc.