McComsey Career Development Center
Services for Students

What Students Say...

"You guys do a great job. Your biggest obstacle is still getting people through the door."

Career Counseling - The Career Development Center staff welcomes any questions you might have about your career or life planning. In addition, career assessments are available to students and alumni free of charge as long as you make an appointment with a counselor. We provide additional tools online and in print to enable you to explore on your own.

  • Schedule an appointment - Login to Handshake for more information
  • Drop-in hours - Fifteen minute meetings are available on a first come first served basis. Login to Handshake for more information.
Find a Job - Career counselors can help with all aspects of your job search including employer contacts and career fairs as well as access to the Handshake, Alfred University's online job posting and campus recruiting system.

Internships and Co-ops - Internships and co-ops are excellent opportunities for qualified students to gain professional experience. The Career Development Center is the place to start your search for requirements, deadlines, time lines, and available openings.

Resumes and Cover Letters - Career counselors will assist you with everything from developing your first draft to perfecting your final copy. Sample resumes are available for specific fields of study in addition to 24-hour critiques for your resume, cover letters, thank you notes, grad school personal statements, grant applications, etc.

Credential Files - As of the Fall 2013 semester, the CDC will maintain credential files only for students in pre-health majors. All other students can create an electronic account using Interfolio. If you have any questions about this change, please feel free to contact us at 607-871-2164 or

Graduate or Professional School - Career development staff can assist you with the graduate or professional school search and application process. Online and print resources are also available.

Ace Your Interview - Counselors provide customized mock interviews for jobs or graduate school with immediate constructive feedback.

Pre-Health/Pre-Vet Advising - Alfred University's Advisory Committee for the Health Professions guides students through the process that will make them competitive candidates for admission to the health-related profession or graduate program of their choice. Committee members are full-time teaching faculty from a wide variety of disciplines who are knowledgeable about admission requirements.

Transcripts - Although the Career Development Center does not provide this service,
you can request a copy of your transcript through the Student Service Center.

Funding Request - When fiscally possible, the Career Development Center can help defray the expense of career related activities. This can include, but is not limited to travel for career and networking events and guest speakers. Limited funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.