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How to Request a Letter of Reference

Political Science Professor Sham Sriram, PhD, is partnering with the career team to host “How to Request a Letter of Reference” on Thursday, September 22 at 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Conference Room. The workshop is targeted towards juniors and seniors of any major who will be seeking letters of reference for internships, employment or graduate school.  While it is targeted to juniors and seniors, it is open to all students!

Students can RSVP under “Events” in Handshake.

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, director, Career Development

FBI Recruiter for Information Session

The Griff Center Career Development Office is hosting the regional FBI recruiter for an information session on Thursday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m. in Science Hall Room 063.  Specifically, the FBI is recruiting for its FBI Honors Internship Program (HIP), a 10-week paid internship that offers students an opportunity to learn from agents, analysts and subject matter experts who work to keep America safe.

Honors Interns:

  • Support investigations and tackle wide-ranging projects
  • Attend trainings and briefings
  • Meet with senior FBI leaders
  • Secure a top secret clearance
  • Eligible to become permanent employees

Undergraduate and graduate students from all areas of study and backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. The Bureau is a multigenerational agency committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from every background, culture, and perspective belong, are able to succeed, and can realize their full potential.  Eligible applicants are U.S. citizens, full-time students, and have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Students can RSVP for the event on Handshake.  Any questions can be sent to

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, Director, Career Development



Canisius College Hosts Western New York Association of College Career Centers (WNYACCC)

On Thursday, June 2, Canisius College hosted the first in-person full day meeting of the Western New York Association of College Career Centers (WNYACCC) since 2019.  Sheila Pettigrew, associate director of Career Development and President of WNYACCC, coordinated the event for the consortium comprised of the 17 local area colleges and universities who regularly meet to share best practices and to collaborate on events to benefit the WNY community of college students, alumni and employers.  This year’s meeting included a powerful DEI workshop from the National Federation for Just Communities of WNY, Inc. along with a meeting of the Teacher Recruitment Days Committee and a general body annual meeting.

To learn more about WNYACCC, go to

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, director, Career Development, Griff Fair for Student Success

Career Workshop with Shannon Callahan

Please invite your students to attend “How to Find a Job or Internship: A Workshop” Hosted by Canisius alumna Shannon Callahan ’09.

Callahan is a former member of the CCWLax Team. She has spent the last 7 years in the Staffing and Recruiting World connecting people and business in ways that change lives. On Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30pm, she will provide resume tips, interview prep and advice on finding and landing that great internship or job.

Finding a new role should be fun – let Shannon, a subject matter expert in recruiting, guide you and take the stress out of the process.

The event will be held online, on Zoom.

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, director, Career Development, Griff Fair for Student Success



Campus Candids

Griff Fair 2022 was held in Science Hall Commons on Thursday March 31.  More than 50 employer organizations were on hand to speak with students and alumni about full-time, part-time, summer job and internship opportunities.  Over 150 students and alumni participated.  Employers and students were happy to be back to an in-person fair!  Many thanks to the campus community for their support!

Submitted by: Eileen Abbatoy, Director, Career Development, Griff Fair for Student Success