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Explore your career path, plan a job or graduate school search and use career-building resources. As a SUNY Potsdam student, you have access to many in-person and exclusive online resources. Start by booking an appointment or browse our assessment tools and resources listed below.​ Still need help? Visit us by making an appointment.

Book an Appointment

By meeting with a career coach early in their college career, students will be on their way toward developing 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​

​Resume Resources​

  • Skillsfirst resume builder is where we recommend that you start for resume examples and formatting tools.
    • Easy to use, with dozens of professional templates to choose from. Just fill in your info!
    • Log in with your SUNY Potsdam credentials.
      • Paid for with funding from students' annual Career Fee
  • More help can be found here: 

​​Cover Letter Resources​

  • Skillsfirst cover letter builder is the best place to start to write a cover letter that will get you noticed.
    • You can choose from dozens of types of letters and visual designs.
    • The pre-written templates will help you say just the right thing for the occasion.
      • Log in with your SUNY Potsdam credentials.
      • Paid for with funding from students' annual Career Fee
  • More help can be found here: 
    • Use this worksheet to prepare to write about yourself.
    • Evaluate your own cover letter using this rubric.
    • Here is an older guide, full of advice that's still useful!

Peer Advisors

Our paid peer advisors are trained and available to help students create and refine their resumes and cover letters. ​Make an appointment with a peer advisor through Starfish.

Job Postings​

  • Search Handshake for job postings.
    • Employers post jobs to SUNY Potsdam's Handshake because they're interested in our graduates. ​
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Log in with your SUNY Potsdam credentials. Paid for with funding from students' annual Career Fee
  • Careershift is a premium job search application.
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Log in with your SUNY Potsdam credentials. Paid for with funding from students' annual Career Fee
  • Zippia
     
  • Idealist
     
  • Backdoorjobs
     
  • Inclusive Employer Job Search

On Campus Employment​

Looking to find a job on campus. This is the place to start!

NY State​

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

​Internships​

View SUNY Potsdam Internship Information​.

Job Guides​

Search Handshake for remote jobs using these instructions.​

More guides coming soon...please check back.

Assessment tools encourage self-awareness about who you are, what skills and strengths you already posess, and how that might apply in a professional setting. These 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!

Focus 2

  • Focus2 is a personality assessment tool that matches your personality to careers and majors.
  • It links your results to possible careers and SUNY Potsdam majors that match your work interests, skills, values, and preferences. 
  • Log in with your SUNY Potsdam credentials. Use ACCESS CODE "bears" when registering. 
    • Paid for with funding from students' annual Career Fee

CliftonStrengths/StrengthsQuest

  • This online assessment identifies your top five talents to assist you in maximizing your potential and achieving academic, career and personal success. ​
  • Reach out to appliedlearning@potsdam.edu to request an access code for CliftonStrengths - they are individually assigned as needed!
    • Paid for with funding from students' annual Career Fee

Career Courses​

No courses are being offered at this time. Please contact our office if you are interested in taking a future course.

Explore Careers and Industries ​

Want to know more first-hand about a specific career? Learn about informational interviews and job-shadowing.

Networking

​For Future Teachers​

Professional Development​

​Additional Helpful Links​