Blog Articles

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

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