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Why Earn Your Bachelor of Professional Studies in Technology?

Posted May 4, 2022

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that technology and related occupations will grow 13%, faster than the average for other occupations. Earning your BPS in technology at SUNY Empire, you’ll acquire the necessary tech skills that make you stand out in this lucrative and competitive job market. Career opportunities you can explore with a BPS in technology include: ... MORE

The Top 5 Soft Skills Employers Look for in a New Hire

Posted May 4, 2022

According to Leaders and Employees Need Soft Skills Now More Than Ever by the Society for Human Resources Management, 97% of employers said soft skills were either as important or more important than hard skills. Resume-worthy soft skills employers are looking for in 2022 include: ... MORE

Business Analyst vs. Data Analyst: What’s the Difference?

Posted May 4, 2022

Data analysts and business analysts are two professions that are gaining prominence in organizations today. While some organizations may use the terms data analyst and business analyst synonymously, there can be some fundamental differences in larger organizations. We’ll explore the differences and similarities between a data analyst and business analyst to guide you to the career path that best fits your interests. ... MORE

How to get a BS?

Posted March 31, 2022

If you're looking to change your career or advance the one you're in, a bachelor's degree can set you on that path. Learning how to get one is the first step in that journey. ... MORE

What is a non degree student?

Posted February 25, 2022

Many students approach their higher education differently. Most attend college to earn their degree, while others are eager to enroll in a course or two to fulfill their own personal interests, without committing to a degree program. Some students may take a class to prepare for college-level work or earn credit to apply toward a degree program down the road. ... MORE

Undergraduate vs. Graduate School

Posted February 16, 2022

The growth of master’s degree programs has been significant in the last two decades. And it’s not surprising given the Bureau of Labor Statistics projection that employment in occupations requiring a master’s degree will increase 17% by 2026. ... MORE

Why Earn Your Applied Analytics Degree?

Posted February 16, 2022

Are you interested in a pursuing an in-demand career with a high ROI? Data scientists and data engineers are rated among some of the best tech jobs in the U.S. Professionals with an applied analytics degree can expect a mean average annual wage of $103,930, which is significantly higher than the national average in other jobs. ... MORE

4 Reasons to Complete Your Degree as an Adult

Posted February 10, 2022

SUNY Empire offers flexible and affordable degree programs tailored to busy schedules. We asked four of our students to share their experience as adult learners and how they put their degrees within reach. ... MORE

3 Reasons You Should Get Your Degree in 2022

Posted January 28, 2022

Higher education can help you remain resilient in an ever-changing workforce and gain marketable in-demand skills employers seek. Here are three reasons why you should get your degree in 2022: ... MORE

Alternative Nursing Careers for Registered Nurses Changing Lives Beyond Patient Care

Posted November 22, 2021

Nursing can be a rewarding career, and if you are interested in becoming one or are already working as an RN, you probably know the physical and emotional challenges you may face. Working as a nurse typically means long hours on your feet and helping those who are very ill or badly injured. ... MORE

Why Addiction Studies? Helping Others Help Themselves

Posted November 16, 2021

Over the years, every student I have spoken to has had different reasons that drove them to begin or continue their educational journey in addiction studies: ... MORE

Surviving and Thriving: Tips for First-Generation Students

Posted November 9, 2021

If you’re a first-generation college student, navigating higher education can be especially challenging, but know that you’re not alone. SUNY Empire State College alumnus Anthony Haywood ’14 recently shared his experience as a first-generation student. ... MORE

Updating Your Resume

Posted November 1, 2021

SUNY Empire’s Collegewide Career Development Coordinator, Anita DeCianni-Brown, provides valuable tips for updating your resume. ... MORE

The Top 12 Questions (and Answers) About Applying to SUNY Empire

Posted October 19, 2021

Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive at our information sessions. ... MORE

From Student to Student: 3 Tips for a Successful Start

Posted September 29, 2021

We searched for some advice on starting the term off on the right foot and connected with SUNY Empire State College student Ona Xhemali. Read on to learn her top three tips for success. ... MORE

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How to Write a College Application Essay

Posted September 13, 2021

One of the most daunting parts of the college application process for many students is writing the college application essay. If you’re feeling stuck, uninspired, or just unsure about which direction to take, you’re not alone, but writing your college essay doesn’t have to be intimidating. ... MORE