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Potsdam Prepared: Spring 2022 Updates

Explore Your Path

Your annual Career Fee pays for many exclusive commercial platforms, all available to you online. Here are some of our favorite resources to explore careers, search for internships, and find full-time jobs:

  • Complete a self-assessment on Focus 2 (you will need an access code; please email to ask for a code!) and learn which professions and jobs suit your strengths and preferences.

  • Explore different industries and search for jobs on Vault.   

  • Employers post jobs to SUNY Potsdam's Handshake because they're interested in our graduates. Take advantage of that! 

  • Hoping to work for New York State? Start here, to learn the (sort of complicated!) processes involved in getting hired.

  • Search for positions on Careershift, which combines postings from multiple online platforms. 

  • See our job search guide for career-specific job search sites 

  • Better yet, book an appointment with our career counselors to discuss your unique situation!

Career assessments can help you explore majors and careers that align with your personality, interests, and values. You may discover information about yourself that shapes your future career. Check out these free assessments! You are encouraged to book an appointment with a career coach on Handshake to support your career exploration.

Focus 2
This online assessment helps you assess, explore, and make decisions. In addition, it offers opportunities to research careers and SUNY Potsdam majors that match your work interests, skills, values, and preferences. After you complete the assessment, book an appointment with a career coach on Handshake to review results and create an action plan.

ACCESS CODE: when registering use the access code bears.


Need help with how to access and navigate Focus 2? Check out this video from our Career Services Director for detailed instructions. 

Instructions for Focus 2

This online assessment identifies your top five talents to assist you in maximizing your full potential and achieving academic, career, and personal success. Book an appointment with a career coach on Handshake to get access.

Book an Appointment

When students meet with a career coach early in their college career, they will be well on their way to develop a plan that strengthens their academic experience through exploration, skill development and job or graduate school preparation.

Examples of services offered through career coaching:

  • Career and Major Exploration
  • Personality Assessment Reflection and Goal Setting
  • Resume and Cover Letter Critiques
  • Tips on Networking
  • Interview Prep and Mock Interviews
  • Job/Internship Search Strategies and Tools
  • Graduate School Application Assistance
  • Personal Branding/LinkedIn Advice
  • Professional Development Resources

Book an Appointment