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Career Services

  • Career Services

    Career Services, located at each of the campuses of Erie Community College, assist students and prospective students in exploring majors and career options. The centers assist with resumes and cover letters, interviewing skills and searching for employment opportunities. Career Services are in contact with local and national employers on a regular basis. They host on-campus recruitment opportunities and job fairs, and they maintain listings of current employment opportunities for students and alumni.

  • FOCUS 2

    FOCUS 2 is an online, interactive education and career planning system that is available to both ECC students and alumni. The access code for FOCUS 2 is KATS.

    Resume Building

    Resumes for America is a free and user friendly resume and cover letter builder. Call any of our offices to schedule an appointment to have your resume reviewed by one of our staff members.

    Purple Briefcase

    Purple Briefcase is an exciting new tool for students to connect with employers, search for jobs and internships, and find about SUNY Erie’s upcoming career events.
  • Career Planning

    Career Services is available to help prospective and current Erie Community College students with all parts of the career and educational planning process. We are available to meet with students individually. Students are also encouraged to explore the career-related websites below.

    Job Search Tips

    There are many things you can do to prepare for the job you want including: researching companies, networking, having an excellent cover letter and resume, improving your interview skills and following up after an interview. Visit the websites below, and read up on some of these very important topics.

    *If you need assistance finding professional clothing for an upcoming interview or employment, please call our office at (716) 851-1183 and request a referral to Dress for Success.

    Helpful WebsitesImportant Topics
    Who's Hiring

    Below are several websites that will provide you with local and regional job listings. Students and Alumni can also create an account with Purple Briefcase to view jobs and hiring events that specifically relate to their program of study at SUNY Erie.

    Applied Learning

    Applied Learning is an educational experience where students learn by applying knowledge and skills gained from classroom learning to hands-on and/or real-world settings. Applied Learning activities may include internships, volunteer work, service learning and much more. These activities are a great way to explore different career options and to build experience for your resume. Current students should visit MyECC for more information about Applied Learning opportunities.

    SUNY Erie Career Services is available to assist students with preparing for Applied Learning opportunities by assisting with resumes, cover letters, interview skills and professional dress. After you have completed your Applied Learning experience, it is important to communicate your new knowledge, skills, and abilities to prospective employers. The Career Services office will guide you through the process so you are able to present yourself as professionally as possible.

    Students interested in completing an internship should visit Purple Briefcase or reach out to SUNY Erie’s Internship Department at 851-1998.

    Veterans Resources

    National Resources

    State and Local Resources

    Additional Resources

    Employment Opportunities for Veterans

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) will be hiring thousands of workers as a result of the new contract negotiated by the American Postal Workers Union (APWU).

    Teach for America is committed to having a teacher corps that is rich in diversity-ethnic, socioeconomic, gender and diversity of experiences—to ensure the greatest impact on the students our corps members teach. Students and whole schools greatly benefit from a veteran's depth of experience, strength in leadership and desire to continue to serve his or her country.

    Your prior military service could qualify you to continue to serve your nation at the Central Intelligence Agency. Opportunities for qualified applicants are available in the U.S. and abroad.

    Employer Services

    Posting Jobs with SUNY Erie:
    SUNY Erie Career Services uses Purple Briefcase as our main means of sharing job and internship opportunities with our students and alumni, and we are pleased to invite you to join as well!

    You can create your FREE account today by clicking over to Purple Briefcase. After you’ve created your account, you’ll want to navigate over to the My Schools page. On that page you should scroll down to the Request Access section and select New York. After all of the New York State schools load, scroll down until you see Erie Community College and then click on the Request Connection button. Clicking this button will send us a message that you want to be able to browse our students’ profiles and resumes, post jobs and internships, request on-campus recruitment times, registers for career fairs and other events, and so much more.

    We will approve your connection in a short while, and then you’ll be ready to post your first job.

    Since this is a likely a new platform for you, we want to give you a few quick tips:

    • Build out your profile. Students can follow your company’s actions within the site, and a full profile attracts much more attention than an empty one.
    • Don’t forget to upload your company’s logo. All of this is managed on the My Profile page of your Purple Briefcase account.
    • Once we’ve approved your connection, you’ll receive a notification email to the address that you used to create your account and then you’ll be ready to post opportunities with us. When you go to post, please be sure to set the status of the job or internship to Submit and then click Save at the bottom of the page when you are finished. This will submit the opportunity to our team. We’ll review it and then set the status to Published for our entire community to see.

    We’re excited about Purple Briefcase and we can’t wait to have you connected to our community. Purple Briefcase will allow you to connect with us in a more robust and meaningful way than ever before, so please create your account and request a connection to Erie Community College today.

    Posting Internships with SUNY Erie: If you are interested in posting an internship opportunity, please contact us at 716-851-1998.

    On-campus Job Recruitment: If you would like to visit one of SUNY Erie’s campuses to meet with students, please contact us to schedule a date and time:

    • South Campus: 716-851-1683
    • City Campus: 716-851-1183
    • North Campus: 716-851-1484


    Career Fair:

    Erie Community College hosts a Spring Career and Internship Fair at each of our three campuses. The Career and Internship Fair is held to acquaint our first year students with career and internship opportunities and for our second year students to find employment or other viable career options.

    Our Spring 2019 Career and Internship Fair dates are:

    April 2nd - City Campus
    April 3rd - North Campus
    April 4th - South Campus

    All fairs will run from 11am-1pm. Registration for the Career and Internship Fair will open January 7th, 2019 via Purple Briefcase. Our school code to create a free account with Purple Briefcase is ECC84. For questions about the Career and Internship Fair, please contact Colleen Terry at terry@ecc.edu.

    Posting Jobs with all WNY Colleges: The Western New York Association of College Career Centers (WNYACCC) is also a resource for employers to connect with local students. If you would like to submit a job posting that will reach all WNY college career centers, please visit WNYACCC’s website.

  • Need Help?

    Career Services

    Katie Marshall, Director
    City Campus
    Room O150
    45 Oak Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    P: (716) 851-1183
    F: (716) 851-1193
    Monday - Friday8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Joseph Abbarno, Coordinator
    North Campus
    Room 161G
    6205 Main Street
    Williamsville, NY 14221
    P: (716) 851-1484
    F: (716) 851-1483
    Monday - Friday8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    South Campus
    Room 5207
    4041 Southwestern Blvd.
    Orchard Park, NY 14127
    P: (716) 851-1683
    F: (716) 270-2829
    Monday - Friday8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Survey of Graduates

  • ECC's Nondiscrimination Policy

    Erie Community College Career Services is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons and provides services to our students and employers on a nondiscriminatory basis. We expect all employers working with Erie Community College to comply with U.S. and New York State employment laws and we recommend including an EEO statement with all job descriptions.

  • Upcoming Events