The office can also assist students and alumni with resume and cover letter writing,
interview prep, networking with LinkedIn, job fairs, online job postings, and webinars.
We are available to meet with you in-person or remotely. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 851-1183 to schedule an appointment.
Career Services is available to help prospective and current Erie Community College students with all parts of the career and educational planning process. Individual appointments are available. We recommend starting with Career Coach to explore which SUNY Erie programs and related careers are the best fit for you.
Career exploration websites
- Career Coach
- FOCUS 2: Career Assessment Tool
*The access code to use FOCUS 2 is KATS
- My Next Move: What do you want to do for a living?
- O*Net Occupation Search
- Career Zone
Let us guide you through the job search process of researching companies, networking, writing a cover letter and resume, applying to jobs, and improving your interview skills. Utilize the resources below and contact us for an appointment to discuss your job search. We recommend starting with Purple Briefcase to search and prepare for employment.
Job search websites
- Purple Briefcase
- Erie County Civil Service Jobs
- Federal Jobs
- NYS Civil Service Jobs
- New York State Department of Labor: Veterans Resources
- WNY Construction Careers
- WNY Jobs
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.
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 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, reach out to Nathan Wallace, Director of Applied Learning and Global Engagement, at email@example.com or 716-851-1986.
Please contact our office at 716-851-1183 to check availability for on-campus and virtual recruitment opportunities.
Our annual Career and Internship Fair is held in the spring. Please check back for more information as we have not decided if we will hold an in-person or virtual event this year.
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.
Survey of Graduates
Each year, the Career Services department of SUNY Erie Community College produces a college-wide statistical analysis of its graduates to provide employment related outcomes. View the most recent graduate data.