Our Center for Career Development staff, left to right: Gina Chase, Joe Spence, Jessica Mitchell and Jeanie Kumpon
Our Center for Career Development staff, left to right: Gina Chase, Joe Spence, Jessica Mitchell and Jeanie Kumpon

Planning for the workforce or for transfer to a four-year college or university? SUNY Broome’s Center for Career Development provides a single stop for students and alumni looking to bridge the gap between the classroom and the work world.

Formerly known as the Applied Learning & Career Center, the Center has broadened its spectrum of services with the addition of career and transfer counseling services. Students are now able to meet with a Career and Transfer Counselor to explore career options as well as to plan for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Career Coaches are also on hand to continue guiding students on career pathways and readiness, including resume development, practice interviews and connecting students with internships, jobs and applied learning opportunities.

“Our Center of Career Development truly gets to the goal of the community college mission,” said SUNY Broome President Kevin E. Drumm. “It provides access to all the resources students need to bridge the gap between the classroom and jobs and careers. It also helps area employers find a well-trained workforce, which is another critical goal of our mission.” 

The Center functions as a comprehensive one-stop for students and alumni looking to explore how academic majors map to careers, identify career or internship opportunities, hone their resumes and interview skills, explore transfer opportunities, and more. Resources include Focus2, an academic and career planning platform, Purple Briefcase, the college’s premiere job board, Big Interview, an on-demand interview training and the Career Closet, which provides free professional clothing for qualified students attending an interview or job fair. 

“Whether you already know what your dream career is or have no idea what shape the future will take, the Center for Career Development is for you,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs Penny Haynes. “Our team is dedicated to helping students during the entire course of their journey, through graduation and beyond. Alumni can also access and benefit from these essential services.” 

Career Center team members include Gina Chase and Jeanie Kumpon, who focus on career readiness, and  Joe Spence, who guides students in career exploration and planning, and transfer planning 

Learn more about our Center for Career Development by visiting http://www2.sunybroome.edu/careercenter/. The Center is located in Applied Technology Building Room 101 and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, email careercenter@sunybroome.edu or call (607) 778-5207.