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3 Benefits of a Combined Degree Program

Posted August 16, 2022

A combined degree program enables you to get a head start on your master’s degree by taking graduate courses toward the end of your bachelor’s degree program. You’ll earn two degrees in less time than you would if you enrolled in each program separately. Combined programs may require a heavier course load, but there are some enticing benefits. ... MORE

3 Good Reasons to Earn an Advanced Certificate in Cybersecurity

Posted July 26, 2022

The United States is in the midst of the “Great Resignation,” and many people are reconsidering their careers. And right now, cybersecurity is among the fastest growing careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), careers in cybersecurity are expected to grow by 33%, which is much faster than the average. ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is a Human Resources Degree Worth it?

Posted August 16, 2022

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in human resources management typically require a bachelor’s degree and have a median annual pay of $126,230. CBS News and US News Careers ranked HR positions among the 100 best jobs in America in 2021 and 2022. ... MORE

Student Tips for a Successful Term at SUNY Empire State

Posted August 24, 2022

Whether you’re a new student or returning student, starting a new semester can be overwhelming. We knew exactly who to turn to for tips on starting off the term on the right foot. Quran Bell ‘21 is SUNY Empire State’s student success and development coordinator and received her B.A. in cultural studies with a concentration in communications and media from SUNY Empire. Quran is now finishing her last semester of graduate school. ... 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

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

Top 3 Non-Uniformed Careers in Law Enforcement

Posted July 12, 2022

Are you interested in the fulfilling field of law enforcement and standing out in the applicant pool? SUNY Empire’s Bachelor of Science in criminal justice can prepare you for in-demand jobs and provide you with highly marketable skills. ... 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

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

What is a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (BBA) and Why Should I Earn One?

Posted July 13, 2022

Interested in a career in business and looking to separate yourself from the pack? The Bachelor of Business Administration, or BBA degree, is one of today’s most in-demand and marketable business degrees. Read on to learn why. ... MORE

What is a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health and Why Should I Earn One?

Posted September 27, 2022

Ready to level up your knowledge and skills to advance your healthcare career? A B.S. in allied health prepares you for many health careers — whether you want to interact with patients or get involved in the business aspect of this growing industry. ... 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

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

Why Choose a Master’s in Nursing Education?

Posted July 21, 2022

There’s a growing demand for qualified nurses. Of the 1.6 million job openings for nurses, 700,000 will be newly created opportunities, and 880,000 will result from retirements. Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from now until 2029, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Quality health care requires knowledgeable and experienced professionals to match this increased demand. ... 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

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