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Potsdam Prepared: Fall 2021 Updates

Online Technology Resources

 

Job, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunity Search and Appointment Scheduling System

Free resource for students and alumni, use your @potsdam.edu email to Sign-Up/Login Now!

Fraudulent Employer & Job Postings Disclaimer

SUNY Potsdam is utilizing Handshake for on-campus job listings and appointment scheduling with Career Services Peer Mentoring Program. However, the outside job postings that are provided by employers not affiliated with the college are not endorsed by the University. The college is therefore not responsible for any aspect of off-campus employment offered by outside employers on Handshake.

To avoid a potentially fraudulent job posting, it is important to perform due diligence. Check for missing information on job postings. Check employers through websites like Vault and the Better Business Bureau. Google can also be utilized when doing research on employers. Check for poor communication on part of the company, and check the company’s website for grammatical errors or poor construction. 

Be wary when asked to pay fees for application/hiring. This is not a widely-used practice and could be a red flag for a potential scam.

If you believe you have been scammed by an employer from Handshake, please contact Career Services via phone 315-267-2507 or email career@potsdam.edu. You should also contact local police, as they are responsible for conducting an investigation on your behalf. This is applicable if the scammer is local, in another state, or abroad.

Vault

Vault provides free access to career, internships, employer, and industry-specific information to SUNY Potsdam students and Alumni using their @potsdam.edu email address.

Optimal Resume

Be sure to check out our resume building tool, Optimal Resume. This tool is an interactive, web-based program which allows you to build high quality resumes and cover letters while viewing samples. Tips, video tutorials, and career exploration tools are also available. Access for SUNY Potsdam students and alumni only.

Interview Stream

Practice, watch and assess your interviewing skills online.  Design your own interview using the many premade questions or make your own.

Job/Internship Search Resources

The services listed on this webpage include some of the best online job-searching websites. You can narrow your search to your interested field of work.