"Opportunities in Technology"
Indie concert: Arms & Sleepers, American Royalty and Gianni Paci
Arms & Sleepers is an electronic duo from Boston. American Royalty is a psych-pop trio from Brooklyn. Guitarist Gianni Paci is a recent graduate of New York University and is influenced by Buddy Holly and The Beatles. Performer Magazine recently featured him on its cover. $5 at the door; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-4581.
Location: Lounge, Hewitt Union
Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Theatre performance: "Young Frankenstein"
$15 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in front of Culkin Hall and in lot E-18 east of Culkin. 312-2141. www.oswego.edu/arts
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Baseball vs. Plattsburgh
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Baseball Field
Friday, April 25, 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Men's Golf Spring Tournament
Location: Oswego, NY - Oswego Country Club
Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2014
More information: alumni.oswego.edu/reunion
Location: SUNY Oswego, New York 104, Oswego, NY, United States
Thursday, June 5, noon - noon
Add to this the need in other states, particularly those up and down the East coast, and the outlooks are terrific. Many have very meager or non-existent technology teacher programs, and the number of positions offered our graduates balloons to about ten! And these are good salaried positions, most ten-month commitments, at an average of about $33,000. There are much higher paying districts, with some offering near $50,000 after five years and a Masters Degree.
This employment trend has been active for at least 25 years, and is only getting stronger as the number of "baby boomer" teachers retire. Also, salaries of SUNY Oswego technology graduates are typically some of the highest on campus, competing with Business Accounting, Computer Science, and others, especially when considering an academic year (10 month) adjusted basis.
Students with a variety of hands-on technical skills (not ONLY computer skill !!!), presentation & organizational skills, and academic skills, are highly valued in school and business workplaces. Our students leave "knowing a little about many technologies", and are easily re-focused to their place of employment. Their knowledge is combined with practice, so they can do more than just "talk on the phone", as one alumnus put it.
"Opportunities in Technology" is our recruitment slogan, and is surely not an empty promise!