Collegewide Student Services

Career Resources

SUNY Empire State College offers several useful career resources for students.

Career Resources

  • maintained by the library and located at
  • provides reliable information on the entire career process including writing a resume, taking assessments and looking into graduate school
  • offers tips on preparing for a job interview or negotiating a salary and more.

Optimal Resume

  • located at and free for Empire State College students and alumni
  • features thousands of resumes and cover letters as models
  • creates and save resumes and cover letters in an online portfolio
  • simulates interactive interview sessions, which you can watch or listen to afterwards to critique yourself.


  • Smarthinking professionals review and comment on students’ resumes and cover letters
  • students can obtain a user name and password at
  • students who already have a Smarthinking user name and password can directly access this service from
  • NOTE: Empire State College has a contract for tutoring services so students will never need to enter their credit card.

Alumni Career Services

  • maintained by the Office of Alumni and Student Relations and located at
  • available to all students and alumni
  • connect with other students and alumni, find jobs and get advice on the alumni-student community
  • access the Student Career Speaker Series, a series for job seekers featuring authors and career experts who share their secrets, research and tips
  • search paid and non-paid internships across New York state agencies
  • receive discounts on numerous resources and services.