Job Fair Workshops

APRIL 18th WORKSHOPS | Check in at job fair desk for workshop location

LEARNING NEVER ENDS, especially if you wish to stay workplace relevant
10:30AM – 11:30AM  (no registration necessary)
Panelists will speak on the types of skills, talents and mindset needed to stay relevant in the workplace and the wide variety of learning and funding options available for those at entry level to executive levels in the workplace.  A great workshop for those seeking career mobility, diversification and growth.

Kathleen Pingelski is an owner of MicroKnowledge, Inc. and president of its affiliated professional development training company, ProKnowledge.  She manages client accounts and new business development for both companies, including oversight of large training rollouts.  She regularly presents to customers, associations and community organizations on a variety of topics related to the use of technology in the workplace.


Denise Zieske is the Vice President of Workforce Development and Community Education at Schenectady County Community College.  In this position, Ms. Zieske oversees the College’s portfolio of non-credit courses including professional and career development, business education and training, community education/personal enrichment offerings, healthcare training, online offerings and is the main contact for the START-UP NY program. Albany.


Diana Centanni, MA is an experienced marketer, educator, and academic advisor at SUNY Empire State College, who works with students to uncover expedited pathways to earn their undergraduate degree, while maximizing prior learning and transfer credit opportunities. She and also serves as a business faculty member, currently teaching Public Relations and Marketing Management this semester. She is in pursuit of her Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction & the Science of Learning at the University of Buffalo.

11:45AM – 12:45PM (no registration necessary)
Have you adapted your approaches to sourcing and recruiting new employees since unemployment was over 8%?  If not, it’s easy to understand why you’re having difficulty reaching new or underemployed candidates.  Both businesses and job seekers will learn new tips on connecting talent to opportunities.

Dan Riccio is a Talent Development professional for various industries including mass media, retail and technologies. Something that has always remained my top focus is matching the ideal opportunity with the right person. One of the most rewarding parts of what I do is when I get that phone call or email saying “thanks for pushing me to take that opportunity because I’m a better person for it”

Recognize & Unleash Your Talents for New Opportunities
1:00PM – 2:00PM (no registration necessary)
Do you feel a little lost when it comes to sharing your strengths, skills and career interests?  If you’re like most people, you could be delaying your job search, promotion or career transition. Putting your achievements in the forefront is not bragging. It’s an approach people use to move their careers forward. In this presentation, get practical tips on how to recognize your skills and communicate them with confidence.

Bob Frederick is the Founder of Employee Development Associates and provider of career and professional development coaching and consulting for individuals and organizations seeking to recognize and unleash the talents within. Beyond his extensive leadership as a SUNY career services administrator and career coach, Bob shares his knowledge and resources regularly on his website, over the radio, through social media, and during presentations throughout New York State.


Michael Roach, President of Michael Roach Creative runs a marketing/creative consulting firm, Michael Roach Creative, that helps businesses and nonprofits grow and reach their audiences. In addition to helping organizations, his approach helps individuals distinguish themselves and develop successful careers. He serves as Executive Vice President of Communications with the New York Capital Region chapter of the American Marketing Association.

CIVIL SERVICE JOBS & HOW TO GET IN (City, County, State and Federal)
2:15PM – 3:15PM (no registration necessary)
Do you think civil service jobs are too difficult to get in, that government jobs are being lost to budget cuts, that you have to take an exam for all jobs, or the compensation doesn’t compete with the private sector?  Get the real facts on the opportunities available and how to effectively apply for local, state and federal jobs.

Miriam Cajuste is the Affirmative Action Officer for Schenectady County and a lead recruiter and educator for government opportunities throughout the Capital Region and beyond.  She’s an advocate for those seeking to make a difference in public service and is a community leader for those under-represented in our workplace.  Miriam is a 2018 YWCA NorthEastern NY Woman of Achievement recipient for her dedicated service to those in her community.


Your chance to win FREE PRIZES just for participating!

CONGRATULATIONS! Reece Taylor and Julie Thompson are the SPRING 2018 Schenectady Job Fair $100.00 Gift Card Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS! Suzanne D. and John D. are the FALL 2017 Saratoga Job Fair $100.00 Gift Card Winners!


  1. Sign up at the registration table and receive your FREE Entry Card
  2. Participate in at least 2 of the following to get your card stamped:
    Professional Development Workshops
    (five offered) MUST attend the full workshop
    Resume’ Critique (offered from 10:00am – 2:00pm) MUST bring your resume’
  3. Return your stamped Entry Card to the registration table and be entered to win one of (2) $100.00 MasterCard Gift Cards! 


Office Stewart’s Ice Cream Party (For staying until 3:45PM)