Career Services

Career Services helps students and prospective students explore majors and career options.

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.

Note: In-person visits to our office are temporarily suspended, but appointments are available via phone or video conference. Contact naab@ecc.edu or call 851-1183 to schedule an appointment.

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Purple Briefcase

Purple Briefcase is a tool for students to connect with employers, search for jobs and internships, and learn about SUNY Erie’s upcoming career events. Visit Purple Briefcase.

Job Search Resources

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. Individual appointments are available.

Career exploration websites

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 Nathan Wallace, Director of Applied Learning and Global Engagement, at wallacen@ecc.edu or 716-851-1986.


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 wallacen@ecc.edu or 716-851-1986.

On-campus Job Recruitment

On-campus recruitment opportunities are temporarily suspended. If you’d like to offer a virtual information session about your company, please contact Katie Marshall at marshallk@ecc.edu.

Career Fair

The 2021 Career and Internship Fair will not be held this spring due to COVID restrictions.

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.


For more information:
Katie Marshall, Director, City Campus
Room O150
(716) 851-1183

Joseph Abbarno, Coordinator, North Campus
Room 161G
(716) 851-1484

Career Services, South Campus
Room 5207
(716) 851-1683