March 25, 2015

Veterans Career Conference

Suffolk Community College is hosting a Career Conference for Veterans on
April 10th, 2015
9am to 3:30pm
Health Sports & Education Center
Room 105
1001 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717
This conference is designed to empower veterans with the knowledge and skills required to make the transition to college life or the workforce. For more information and to register for this event click HERE. Registration is required to attend.

March 11, 2015

Best College Scholarship Sites On The Web

Looking for college scholarship money can be an overwhelming task. Get started by visiting these sites to find the scholarships that match your strengths and interests best. You will also find information about grants, loans, and many other types of aid that you can qualify for. Get started by visiting the following sites which have been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the best sites out there. FastwebCappex, SuperCollege, and

March 4, 2015

New York National College Fair

Sunday, April 19th
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W. 34th Street
New York, NY 1001

Parents and prospective college students are invited to meet one-on-one with representatives from colleges and universities to discuss admission and financial aid opportunities at their respective institutions. Register before the fair to make the most of your time onsite and ensure that colleges can follow up on you. Counselors will be available to help you select the colleges that meet your requirements regarding major, location, size and other areas of interest. Register HERE to attend.

February 4, 2015

8 Ways To Stand Out On LinkedIn

There is a lot of information out there about LinkedIn profiles and what the job seeker should and should not do. However experts agree that having a profile is a good thing when you are entering the job market, looking for a new job, or changing careers. In today's job market, If you do not have a LinkedIn profile, human resources professionals and recruiters may wonder why not. Click HERE for more information.

January 31, 2015

G.I. Jobs

Whether you are preparing for your upcoming transition into the civilian sector or you have been out of the military for a while and are looking to change things, G.I. Jobs Hot Lists for Veterans will provide up-to-date insight on the best direction for your post-military career, education, and employment opportunities. Career and education needs fluctuate with the economy. By helping to keep in contact with military friendly schools and employers, G.I.Jobs can provide the veteran with the best career and education information.

January 15, 2015

The Best Jobs Of 2015

Are you looking to make a fresh start in the new year? Now is the time to take steps to land that job in the career you truly want. U.S. News and World Report has just released its annual ranking and analysis of the best professions for the coming year based on criteria that matters most to job seekers: job availability, advancement opportunities, job security, and career fulfillment. These rankings include the 100 outstanding occupations for 2015.

January 5, 2015

Free Career Counseling At The library

If you are a recent college graduate, about to make a career change, or reentering the job market an appointment with our career counselor might help set you on the right path. Career Counselor Margaret  King can assist you with your resume, give you direction on a new career path and help you navigate the ever-changing world of job searching. Call the Reference Desk for an appointment.

December 2, 2014

Let The Job And Career Accelerator Help With Your Job Search

Are you looking for a job? Planning a career change or need to learn more about a career? Preparing for an entrance exam? Transitioning from the military to a civilian career? Preparing for college? Let the Job and Career Accelerator assist you with occupational exams, resume writing, college admissions essays, or job search. The Job and Career Accelerator is a completely interactive database with a variety of resources including an Adult Learning Center, Career Center, College Preparation Center, High School Equivalency Center, and School Center. Click HERE to get started. 

November 19, 2014

Salary By State - Where Can You Really Earn The Most?

It may appear that New York and California have the highest average salaries for your career, but once you factor in the cost of living, the picture quickly changes. To see which state really offers the best salary in your chosen profession, click HERE.

November 17, 2014

Veterans Temporary Hiring Program

The Veterans Temporary Hiring Portal provides a centralized location for qualifying veterans to submit up-to-date employment and contact information for consideration by New York State agencies filling temporary positions. Interested veterans can click HERE for more information.

November 10, 2014

Veterans Resource Center Opens At Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College's new Veterans Resource Center celebrates it's grand opening at 10:00 am Monday, November 10th. The resource center is among the largest recent investments on Long Island for student veterans with a variety of academic and financial needs. Its mission is to support returning servicemen and servicewomen in their transition to academic and civilian life. Click HERE for more information or contact Dr. Evangeline Manjares, Dean at

October 25, 2014

Ten Epic Interview Mistakes People Actually Make

A recent study shows that 92% of job seekers experience interview anxiety. This statistic should come as no surprise as during a job interview you are trying to build a rapport with a perfect stranger in an unfamiliar place, you are being put on the spot, and there is a lot at stake from this one encounter. HERE are some of the pitfalls that you should try to avoid during the interviewing process.

October 6, 2014

2015 U.S. News and World Report College Rankings

The 2015 edition of Best Colleges includes data on nearly 1,800 schools nationwide to help parents and students evaluate their options. Eligible schools are ranked on up to 16 measures of academic excellence. Outcome related measures such as graduation and retention rates as well as campus crime and security are also included. Click HERE to view the entire list.

August 14, 2014

Financial Aid Can Help You Afford College

Thinking about college, but concerned about how to pay for it? Most full-time college students receive some type of financial aid. With financial aid, many students who can't afford the full cost of college can earn their degrees. There is money out there. Click HERE to find out how to begin your search.

July 29, 2014

Match Your Military Experience To Civilian Jobs

Ready to put your military experience to work in a civilian career? CareerOneStop can help you match the skills and experience you gained in the military with a range of civilian careers that require similar skills. Visit CareerOneStop and learn more about employment outlook, typical salaries, and descriptions of careers that may be a good match for you. 

July 10, 2014

Huntington Opportunity Resource Center Seeks Veterans

The Huntington Opportunity Resource Center is seeking Huntington Veterans for the United Way of Long Island VetsBuild Program. VetsBuild helps Long Island Veterans find jobs in the emerging green industry, provides VetsBuild students with no-cost hands-on training in basic weatherization, energy and entry-level OSHA training at their state-of-the-art facility. There is also job counseling and job placement assistance. For more information, please visit the resource center at 1268 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm or call (631)385-2163.

June 30, 2014

5 Awesome, Free Ways The Library Can Help Your Career

Maybe you haven't been to the public library since your days in college, but believe it or not, the library can help you with your job search. Whether it be to help with your resume, career counseling, or company research, the library and its knowledgeable staff can be a good place to start. Click HERE to learn five surprising reasons the public library should be your first stop.

June 10, 2014

The Secrets Of Networking From The Daily Muse

Networking events can be a daunting process for the job-seeker. If you want some help for the next time you attend one, watch a networking pro and co-founder of the Daily Muse who will give you tips on how to make the most of this experience.

June 4, 2014

How To Turn Your Temp Job Into A Full-Time Job

Temporary workers are no longer just that ... increasingly companies are using temp contractors to find full-time employees. That's great news for job seekers looking to land a full-time job. From treating the assignment as an on-the-job interview to going above and beyond, HERE is a look at ways career experts say you can parlay a temp job into a full-time one.

May 13, 2014

Job Search 101: How To Get Started On Your Hunt

If you are fresh out of college, re-entering the workforce, or looking to change careers after years of working for your current employer, the job search can be a daunting task. Where do you begin? The job hunter often finds the process more complicated than they initially thought. To help you get started, HERE are a few questions you should be asking yourself, along with some helpful suggestions on how to stay motivated, productive, and sane.

April 26, 2014

99 Sites Every Professional Should Know About And Use

With the endless number of websites, tools, and resources out there, it is often overwhelming for the job-seeker or professional to know which ones are best or worth their time to use. The following SITES just might inspire you and change the way you do things to help organize your work, learn knew skills, foster creativity, manage your career, or just make life better.

April 18, 2014

The Smartest Ways To Save For College

Saving for college is a high priority for today's families. Over 50% establish accounts by the time their children have reached their teenage years according to the recently released report by Sallie Mae entitled, "How America Saves for College 2014". Whether you choose a 529 college savings plan or a prepaid state college savings plan the more information you have, the easier it will be to make the right decision for your family. Click HERE to learn which savings strategies work best and what options you might want to explore.

April 1, 2014

11 Things You Should Do In The 15 Minutes Before A Job Interview

The fifteen minutes before a job interview can be harrowing. Job seekers are never quite sure of what to do with those seemingly endless minutes while waiting for the interview to begin. HERE are 11 positive things that experts suggest you try to help get into the proper frame of mind and make the best impression.

March 28, 2014

A+ Schools For B+ Students

Having good, but not great grades and average ACT or SAT scores may keep students from being accepted to top selective colleges and universities. However, there are many first-rate schools flying under the radar that are seeking students just like these. If you are a good student with less than stellar test scores or a so-so GPA, THESE are the schools for you. This list of colleges, which have strong ratings in the 2014 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings accept a significant number of students with less than top grades.

March 22, 2014

The Gap Year Option: Should You Take A Time Out?

Wondering if you're ready for college? Many students(and their parents) are worried about getting off the "college train". You might want to consider a gap year during which time you can apply to college while pursuing activities that interest you and that will improve your chances of getting in. Click HERE to find the answers to some of your questions and help you decide if a gap year is the right choice for you. You might also benefit from attending a Gap Year Fair for the opportunity to have face-to-face conversations with people who work in the field.