Alumni: 95,000   Students: 16,000

Vince Rubert ’03

Vince Rubert ’03
Technical Support Manager

Why did you choose Empire State College?
I chose SUNY Empire because it offered distant learning but still offered a limited number of classroom involvement. I also like the fact that Empire accepted credit by evaluation (CBE).

How did Empire State College help you shape your personal and professional goals?
Given I’ve been in the workforce for over 25 years prior to choosing Empire, I always believed a college degree would help expand my knowledge, challenge me personally and further my career professionally.

What is your career highlight or proudest career moment to date?
My proudest moment happened as I walked on stage to receive my BS in Business Management and Economics degree in May 2003. My thoughts reminded me of the progression of job’s I’ve held: washing dishes, flipping burgers, manufacturing line, technician, lead service engineering now with this degree I have landed a new position as technical support manager.

What advice would you give to a current Empire State College student?
Believe in yourself. Try to not get overwhelmed but, if you do, take it once step at a time. Ask for help or guidance.

Why do you give back to SUNY Empire?
I like what SUNY Empire offers – it provides flexible options for adult learning. This allowed me to get my BS degree.