Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bryant & Stratton College Offers Free Career Help for Albany Residents

One-on-one sessions focused on resume building, honing interview skills and job search techniques are available for all local job seekers now through March 29th

Albany, NY, January 22, 2014 – Bryant & Stratton College today announced it is offering free one-on-one career sessions to local residents from January through March at the Bryant & Stratton College campus in Albany. Residents can book one-hour appointments to receive expert advice and help developing their job search skills from Valerie Pettigrass, Career Services Director at the Bryant & Stratton College Albany Campus.

The free career sessions can help those looking for ways to improve their job search strategy or first-time job seekers. At the sessions, local residents can take advantage of:

Customized feedback on their resume or assistance with resume creation

Expert advice on drafting cover letters

Instructions and strategies on how to effectively search for jobs using keywords and popular job posting websites

Mock interview practice

Opportunities to have their resume shared with the College’s network of local employers

“Job searching today is much different than it was just 10 years ago. Understanding new trends, such as using keywords in resumes and what are the best job sites, can help job seekers tremendously,” said Ms. Pettigrass. “During the sessions I will not only help participants learn how to successfully navigate the job search and application process, but how to prepare once they advance to the interview stage as well. Getting your foot in the door is the first step, but a strong interview will help you stand out from other applicants and land the job.”

Career Session Details:
What: Bryant & Stratton College Career Clinic
When: Now through Saturday, March 29
Time: By appointment
Fridays 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Bryant & Stratton College Albany Campus
1259 Central Ave?
Albany, NY 12205
Cost: Complimentary
Appointment Contact: Beth Goldup, 518-437-1802

“We are excited to offer free career clinic sessions to the residents of the Capital District. Bryant & Stratton College has always been dedicated to helping our students develop employability skills and we are now extending the resources we have in place for our students and graduates to the greater community,” said Mike Gutierrez, Assistant Director NY State Campuses and Albany Campus Director at Bryant & Stratton College. “The career sessions allow us to lend our resources, expertise and employer network to those looking to improve their job search skills and secure employment. During these sessions we are their very own personal career coach and job search partner.”

The Bryant & Stratton College Career Clinic is open to all residents in Albany and surrounding areas. Those interested in attending can set an appointment by calling the main campus at 518-437-1802 and asking for Beth Goldup in the career services department. Ms. Goldup will assist in booking the free one-on-one appointment.

For more information about Bryant & Stratton College and its degree programs and campuses, visit

About Bryant & Stratton College:
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes-based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Bryant & Stratton College has campus locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For over 160 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor’s degrees, associate’s degrees and professional certificates in the fields of healthcare, technology, legal, business, & graphic design.  For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit General information can also be found on the College’s website at

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