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Through a 'Plaza Virtual,' students can now research graduate programs and prepare for a range of licensing exams and graduate entrance exams.

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 6, 2018) — Whatever the next step in your academic journey, UAlbany has invaluable resources to help illuminate your path. From study preparation materials for grad school and licensing exams, to scholarship funding and internship opportunities, the University is ready to support your needs.

And now, as a member of Hispanic Educational Technology Services (HETS), UAlbany offers exclusive access to a variety of academic and experiential learning resources, for both undergraduates and graduates.

Via HETS’ Plaza Virtual, you can research graduate programs and prepare for a range of licensing exams and graduate entrance exams, such as the GRE, MCAT and LSAT. In addition, you’ll gain access to resources for career exploration, interview skill building, job searches and networking. These resources include:

  • Online practice tests and more than 300 admission exams with real-time response
  • Free eBooks to prepare for online practice tests
  • Scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships
  • Internship opportunities
  • Free business online courses
  • Employment resources including resume and cover letter writing and online simulators for interview preparation
  • ESL courses through USA Learns

You can find this resource in the student portal of MyUAlbany at The (case sensitive) password to access the database is albany2018.

Established in 1993, HETS is the first bilingual consortium comprised of more than 40 higher education institutions in Puerto Rico, the United States and Latin America. The organization’s mission is to expand the educational opportunities and the access to post-secondary education to the Hispanic community to support the capacities of its member institutions.

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