Career and Job Development

We offer top-quality career services. Seeking employment requires a great deal of planning, persistence, and most importantly, a positive attitude. The LIEOC Placement Department is here to help you with all aspects of your job search.

We offer counseling services, workshops, and group discussions on:

  • Career Exploration, Career Counseling, and Career Development
  • Resume and Cover Letter Development Instruction
  • Job Search Techniques
  • Interviewing Skills
  • How To Advance On the Job and In a Career
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The Long Island Educational Opportunity Center of Farmingdale, New York, provides counseling and career services for all students enrolled in our programs. The counseling and instructional staff work very closely to ensure that students' educational needs are met. The combined resources of counselors and the instructional staff provide the skills, support, and guidance needed by students to survive in the educational arena.

College Connection

The College Connection program integrates a 21st Century approach. This initiative helps you enhance your researching skills while identifying your post-secondary options. College Connection provides you with the technological foundation for completing applications online and accessing the necessary tools used by colleges, universities, and financial aid resources.


  • Build student awareness and interest in pursuing college enrollment
  • Inform and educate students about the connection between their career pathways and college entrance requirements 
  • Partner with colleges and universities to provide opportunities for UBEOC students to engage in the college campus experience
  • Provide college preparation programming to community-based agencies 


College Connections conducts workshops for LIEOC students to broaden their knowledge about college-related topics. Students receive guidance and counseling on a wide range of topics to build their preparedness to transition into post-secondary education. Areas that are addressed include:

  • Benefits of Going to College
  • College Application Process
  • College Acceptance Process
  • Placement Testing
  • Researching Programs of Study
  • Financial Aid/Paying for College
  • Career Path Planning
  • College Support Services
  • EOP Programs and You


SUNY Attain Lab

Located at the Hempstead and Brentwood units of the Long Island Educational Opportunity Center, the ATTAIN labs are part of a statewide technology initiative funded by the New York State Legislature and designed to provide community members with access to new technologies and self-directed educational and career-oriented training. The LIEOC ATTAIN labs offer over 30 computer-based occupational, academic, and self-development courses that give users the ability to work toward both educational and career-related goals. The ATTAIN labs also offer Microsoft Office Specialist certification preparation classes and access to certification testing for those who successfully complete the classes.

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