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Career Counseling FAQs


Our Career Counselor, Applied Learning Counselor and Career Development Director are available to meet with you to discuss your career and internship planning needs.

Appointments to meet with Cheryl Stratigos, Career Counselor and Lauren Jorgensen, Applied Learning Counselor, are scheduled through CareerConnect, our online career services platform.

  • If you are registered with CareerConnect: Sign into your account here and choose "Request a Counseling Appointment" under the "Shortcuts" menu on your homepage.
  • If you are not yet registered with CareerConnect: Register here and choose "Sign Up".  After completing the registration form, you will receive an email asking you to verify your account information, followed by an email prompting you to set up a password. Once your account is activated, sign in and look for "Request a Counseling Appointment" under the "Shortcuts" menu on your homepage. 

Appointments to meet with Dolores Ciaccio, our Career Development Director, can be made by calling 934-420-2488 or by emailing dolores.ciaccio@farmingdale.edu with your availability.

The Nexus Center for Applied Learning and Career Development is located on the lobby level of Greenley Hall, just outside the building entrance.

The best time to meet with a counselor is when you first enroll as a student! This will allow you to take full advantage of the entire career planning process by the time you graduate. By utilizing of the services of the Nexus Center during your time as a Farmingdale student, you will be more prepared and confident as you prepare for a lifetime of career exploration and growth. Nexus Center services are available to all Farmingdale students, including distance learning, and alumni.

Counselors provide career assessment and counseling which help guide your exploration of personality, interests and values and their correlation to "best fit" career paths. This is especially helpful if you're unsure of your career direction. We are also available to help you with resume and cover letter preparation, networking and interviewing skills, the use of social media to enhance your professional online presence, career research and job search strategies, how to navigate a job fair and how to satisfy the Applied Learning Graduation Requirement at FSC.

Our web-based platform, CareerConnect, offers up-to-the-minute job and internship postings from hiring managers and recruiters who are looking for Farmingdale students and alumni. To register for a CareerConnect account, visit https://farmingdale-csm.symplicity.com/students.

The Nexus Center is also able to assist you with your job search by providing opportunities to meet with recruiters at the job fairs that we host each semester. Job fairs are advertised across campus, on CareerConnect and on the Nexus Center website under the Career Development tab. The Nexus Center also conducts an Employer Workshop Series throughout each semester, where industry representatives visit the campus to meet with students in a small-group setting, providing industry information and recruiting for open positions. Event dates are posted on our homepage.

 The services of the Nexus Center for Applied Learning and Career Development are free of charge to all enrolled students and alumni.