SUNYIT names director of career services

SUNYIT names director of career services

Friday, February 22, 2013 - 14:36
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SUNYIT President Wolf Yeigh has appointed Sim Covington, Jr. of Schenectady as director of career services at SUNYIT.

"We're pleased to welcome Sim to the SUNYIT family," said Wolf Yeigh, president of SUNYIT. "We have a long history of connecting the classroom experience to the world of work, and I know that Sim's expertise will serve our students well."

covington_sim72.jpgA native of New York City, Covington previously served as assistant director of the Hudson Valley Community College Center for Careers and Employment; he also served as an instructor in HVCC’s School of Business. He holds the following degrees from the University at Albany:  master of science in educational administration and policy studies, master of science in rehabilitation counseling, certificate of advanced study in school counseling, and bachelor of arts in psychology.

SUNYIT, the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in technology and professional studies. Recently launched academic programs include a bachelor of science in civil engineering and a master of science in network & computer security. SUNYIT's career services office works closely with employers and provides resources for students: workshops and strategies for developing a career plan, creating a résumé, finding internships and full-time jobs, and making a successful career transition.