Center for Student Success


Career Services

The Center for Student Success (CSS) provides current students on both the Albany and Vermont Campuses with instruction in career education, planning, and development through tools such as our Career Services Portal, powered by College Central Network, and virtual mock interviews via Big Interview

The CSS staff collaborates with academic departments, alumni, and employers to instill the methods of career management that will empower students and graduates with life-long career planning and job search skills.

Employers are encouraged to contact the Center for Student Success regarding employment opportunities or with questions about events, such as career panels, information sessions, and our annual Career Fairs (Pharmacy, fall semester; Health Sciences, spring semester).

Employers may also use the Career Services Portal to post employment, internship, residency, and/or fellowship opportunities. For more information about how employers can partner with the Center for Student Success, see the "Information for Employers" section below.

To learn more about Career Services, please contact Career.Services@acphs.edu.

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

The Center for Student Success provides individual and group services and events for all undergraduate, graduate and Pharm.D. students in all stages of career development. 

Please contact your Academic Class Advisor to discuss:

  • One-on-one career advising 
    • Resume or CV, cover letter, and personal statement writing
    • Career exploration and decision-making
    • Applying to graduate and professional school
    • Job and internship search
    • Interview skills
    • Networking, both online and in person
       
  • Events and Workshops
    The Center partners with student affairs departments, academic departments, student professional organizations, and employers to deliver career events and workshops, including:
    • Career Fairs
    • Pharm D Interview Day
    • Residency and Fellowship Preparation
    • Workshops on various career topics, including resume writing, interview prep, internship search, and applying to medical school
    • Employer information tables and information sessions
    • Alumni and employer career panels and networking events
       
  • ACPHS Intranet Site
    The ACPHS Career Services Intranet site features links to numerous career resources and job search sites based on interest, major and career path (please note that this site is only accessible to those with an @acphs.edu e-mail address).
     
  • ACPHS Alumni Outreach Group on LinkedIn
    The ACPHS Alumni Outreach Group on LinkedIn offers virtual career mentoring for students by ACPHS alumni. The purpose of this group is to provide a way for current students to connect with alumni and provide a platform for sharing support, information, guidance, and networking opportunities.
     
  • Mock Interviewing with Big Interview
    Want to practice your interviewing skills? Try Big Interview, a web-based mock interview program that assists students with preparing for upcoming interviews or practicing interview skills. Create an account using your ACPHS email address.

INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS

Career Services offers employers a number of ways to connect with ACPHS students and alumni on our Albany, NY and Colchester, VT campuses.

  • Post Positions on ACPHS Career Services portal
    Employers interested in posting positions to this website should contact Career.Services@acphs.edu, and a staff member will help facilitate the request.
     
  • Visit campus to connect with students in person
    Create a personal connection with students and generate interest in your company or organization by hosting an information session or information table free of charge. A staff member will assist with the scheduling and advertising process.
     
  • Conduct on-campus interviews
    If you would like to advertise a position, collect applicant materials, or arrange to conduct interviews with candidates at an on-campus location, the Center for Student Success can assist you with the interview scheduling process. You may wish to host an Information Session in advance of your on-campus interviews to share information about your company and position openings.
     
  • Participate in Career Fair and Interview Day
    Each Fall semester, ACPHS hosts our Pharmacy Career Fair and Interview Day, connecting companies and organizations in pharmacy and health care to a large volume of Pharm D students. A fee is associated with participation in the Career Fair and Interview Day event. For more information and questions regarding the ACPHS Career Fair and Interview Day, please contact Career.Services@acphs.edu