The Capital Region Career Consortium meets approximately 4 times per year.  We discuss best practices, host networking events, and collaborate on programs. Interested in becoming a CRCC member?  Contact us!

2017 - 2018 CRCC Meeting Calendar

September 12, 2017 | 1-2pm
Topic: Webinar: Maximize Experiential Learning
Hosts: Siena College Staff
Location: Siena College, Standish Library (building 27 on campus map). Room L-26 (lower level of the library). Parking: L, F, G, or H, pass required (will send). 

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 2-4pm 
Topic: Career Services for LGBTQ Students 
Hosts/Presenters: Cathy Parker and speaker Courtney D'Allaird 
Location: University at Albany  Parking: TBD 

October 23, 2017 | 6-7:30 pm and October 24th, 11-12:15 pm
Event:  Speed Networking w/ Employers & SCCC 
Hosts/Presenters: Dawn Jones 
Location: SCCC  Parking: TBD                                                                        

February 8, 2018| Time 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Event:  STEM CONNECT Career Fair                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Host:  CRCC    Location: The Armory at Sage

Eight Colleges in New York’s Capital Region, as a new initiative of the Capital Region Career Consortium (CRCC), are working together to host the first annual STEM Connect Job and Internship Fair on Thursday, February 8, 2018 (the day following another area fair). We invite your organization to participate in this recruiting event for STEM industries. The eight colleges, Albany College of Pharmacy of Health Sciences, Maria College, Siena College, Skidmore College, The College of Saint Rose, The Sage Colleges, University at Albany, and Union College, enroll over 6,500 students in STEM related majors.

Employers can register here.

Early Bird Registration Fee (Received by January 15, 2017): $75*

Regular Registration Fee (Received by January 26, 2018): $125*

February 23, 2018| 2-4pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Topic: Employer Panel- Recruiting Practices                                                                                                                                                                                           Location:  Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences   

April 20, 2018|  2-4pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Topic:  Career Competencies /Readiness Initiatives Roundtable                                                                                                                                               Hosts: Alicia Audino & Maribeth Gunner                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Location:  Excelsior College  

June TBD: Planning Meeting/ Networking Happy Hour                                                                                                                                                                   Hosts: CRCC Chairs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Location:  The Sage Colleges 

2018 Escape Conference

This year’s conference will be held at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Albany, NY on August 8th, 2018 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.

The ESCAPE Conference allows career services professionals an opportunity to offer sessions on best practices, new trends, emerging issues, and research findings; and is an excellent opportunity to network with other professionals throughout New York State.

This year's conference theme is "Career Services in the 21st Century" with concentrations in career counseling, and employer and alumni relations. This conference will have a mixture of concurrent sessions, speed sessions, round table discussions, and a panel on the NACE Career Readiness Competencies.

Submissions are due by May 4th at 5 p.m. The programs will be confidentially reviewed and you will be informed of the committee's decision for your submission by the beginning of June.

Please submit your program proposal here by May 4th!

The cost of registration is $50 for the early bird pricing (open until May 31st), $75 after May 31st for a full time professionals and $35 for graduate students. Please click here to register for the conference!

The annual conference is open to all higher education professionals within the career field in New York State.  If you have any questions, please email

Related Professional Associations

  • National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)
  • Eastern Association of Colleges & Employers (EACE)
  • National Career Development Association (NCDA)
  • New York State Cooperative & Experiential Education Association (NYSCEEA)
  • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
  • College Student Personnel Association of New York State (CSPA-NYS)