Career Planning

Career planning is a life-long journey.
Career decisions are among the most important choices that you will ever make.
The career planning process consists of assessing your interests, career exploration and research, making your work experience count and implementing your career goal. Career Services offers career planning support for prospective and current students as well as alumni.
Check out these services:
  • How To Choose a Major
  • Setting Up Your Personal, Academic, and Career Goals
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing 
  • Job Search Assistance (summer jobs, internships, post-graduate)
  • Employer/Company Research
  • Job Trends/Market Outlooks
  • Job Application Assistance 
  • Mock Interview Practice
  • Skills & Interest Inventories/Surveys
  • Networking Skills
  • How to Make the Most Out of Career/Job Fairs & Dress For Success
  • What Employers are Really Looking For and Work Values

Our office assists students who are unsure of what they want to study or what career they wish to pursue. We encourage any student unsure of what direction they want to go to contact Career Pathways Advisor to identify what path you wish to pursue. Check out FOCUS2 to get started:

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FOCUS2 APPLY:  matches a prospective student's interests to your college's majors and programs.
Strengthens the connection between the applicant and your college and ensures a good fit. This is a great tool for potential students, new students who are undecided, community partners, and anyone interested in coming to SUNY CCC!

To complete FOCUS2 Apply Account:
  • Go to FOCUS2 website
  • Click on 'Register' 
  • Create your account with a username and password
  • Enter access code: corning (case sensitive)
  • Complete all assessments & contact Career Services!

FOCUS2 CAREER: guides students through a reliable, intuitive career & education decision making model to help choose majors offered specifically through SUNY CCC, explore occupations & make informed career decisions. This tool is useful to current students who are undecided or changing their major, soon-to-be graduates, and SUNY CCC alumni! 

To complete FOCUS2 Career Account:

  • Go to FOCUS2 website 
  • Click on 'Register' 
  • Create your account with a username and password
  • Enter access code: corning (case sensitive)
  • Complete all assessments & contact Career Services!
For additional resources, please go to our Career Resources page.

Students, Faculty, & Staff: Check out our Career Planning Page on your MyCorning:
MyCorning → Student Resources → Academic Resources → Career Planning.

EMPLOYERS: SUNY CCC appreciates our relationship with local employers. As a valued partner, you have the ability to post jobs, sign up for career fairs, and request to host an information session throughout our Fall and Spring semesters. More information is below:

  • Email us at to post jobs on our Electronic Job Board, our Career Services Board on campus, and to promote to targeted faculty/students! Please include the company/organization name, address/location, job title, part or full-time position, hours, salary, job description and any other information you feel is relevant for job searchers to know. If you already have a job description, you can also send us a copy of the document or a link on your website. Please be sure to include directions on how to apply.
  • Interested in hosting an Employer Information Session? Contact us at 607.962.9256 or email  *Both on campus tables and virtual information session options are available*
  • If you have paid or unpaid internship opportunities available, or are interested in creating an internship program with SUNY CCC, please review our Employer Handbook for Internships. Please contact Christopher O'Connell at with any specific questions regarding internship details. 

JOB SEEKERS: Looking for employment opportunities? Current students can search job postings made available through MyCorning. Once logged in, visit the Career Planning section of MyCorning and view the Employment Opportunities & Job Fairs section. Here you will find opportunities shared by employers seeking SUNY Corning Community College students and graduates.

TRANSFER: Our office provides transfer advising and information on the various opportunities available at four-year institutions. We offer individualized transfer counseling, transfer workshops, Transfer Advisor-in-Residence (TAIR) Days, and special events including our Annual Transfer Fair each Fall!

View additional resources by logging into MyCorning and following the path below

MyCorning → Student Resources → Academic Resources →  Transfer Planning

Our Transfer Agreement page allows you to view our current partnerships SUNY CCC has with 4-year institutions in programs from Music to Health Sciences to Business! These agreements ensures a smooth transfer process for our graduates with junior status, thus being able to complete a bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. Check them out below!

⇒ Transfer schools, please email us at to host virtual or in-person Information Sessions! If you are interested in presenting to faculty/staff, or to specific student cohorts please indicate the population you are interested in connecting with in your email.

ALUMNI: Looking for some guidance on what your next steps are after graduating? Want to connect with current SUNY CCC students on your career path? Let us help! Connect with our Alumni Foundation and create a profile with GradCast below to get started!

⇒  GradCast: Now that you’ve done the work, show off your talent. We have partnered with GradCast to provide you with employment channels to help you get noticed by employers looking for your expertise. GradCast allows you to build your network of potential employers for the life of your career. This is a free service to alumni where you will be able to send up to 100 resumes to employers looking for talent just like you. It’s easy:

  • Click the link your college and GradCast sent you.
  • Create a password. (We already created an account for you to claim your graduation gift.)
  • Upload your resume.
  • Then, send resumes with the click of a button.

EVENTS: You will find regular workshops, professional and leadership development opportunities, career and transfer fairs, and much more. Log into MyCorning and following this path:

 MyCorning → Student Resources → Transfer Planning. 


Enrollment Advisement Center or
Corning Community College
The Commons Building 
1 Academic Drive
Corning, NY 14830
Phone: 607.962.9875

Career and Transfer Services
Phone: 607-962-9875
Fax: 607-962-9246
Location: Commons Building, M210 (across from dining hall)

Chris O'Connell, Work Based Learning Coordinator
Phone: 607-962-9367
Fax: 607-962-9246
Location: Commons Building, M210 (across from dining hall)

Undecided/Undeclared Students and Prospective Students
Jadie Case
, Career Pathway Advisor
Phone: 607-962-9221
Fax: 607-962-9246
Location: Commons Building, EAC