Cheromaine S.

Tour Guide

Year: Junior
Major: Business Administration
Minor: Psychology
Hometown: Far Rockaway, NY  

What activities are you involved with at Oswego?
Tai Kwan Do Club, Teaching Assistant for Management 261, Overnight Host   

Why did you choose Oswego?
I loved how family-oriented the people were, and I also fell in love with the scenery throughout the Spring and Fall.   

What is the best thing about your major?  
I love the fact that the professors are teaching me for what I'm going to experience in the real world and can give me insight about jobs in the field.   

Generally speaking, what impact has the Oswego faculty had on you?
They have helped me grow as an individual and realize what it takes to get my name out there. They have also helped me figure out what it takes to get to where I want to go.   

Who's your favorite professor and why?
That's a hard one!  I think I can go with my top 4 though. That would be Bradley Stewart, Sarah Bozak, Larry Maher and Mark Mirabito. First off, Professor Mirabito is the reason why I decided to minor in psychology.  I think that says a lot for me because things have to be logical for me to understand it and psychology is a study of the mind. Professor Maher taught me to never limit myself because even if something seems impossible, a lot of times there are simple answers.  Lastly Professor Stewart and Bozak both showed me that even if I'm good at something, there's always an opportunity to be better.   

Describe your department's atmosphere and how it has enhanced your ability to learn.
All the advisors and professors are always smiling and willing to help. You don't have to be afraid to go up to a faculty member and ask a question because they will help you figure it out.   

What's the best thing about SUNY Oswego?
The people!  They are amazingly friendly and for someone coming from the city,  it's nice to walk around campus and be greeted by smiles.   

Comment on how your Oswego experience has helped prepare you for a career.
One really amazing opportunity Oswego offers is guidance from an office called The Compass.  I am just a sophomore, but The Compass staff has taught me how to write a resume and cover  letter; they have shown me what graduate schools I should be looking for; and helped me decide if my major is really right for me.   

What opportunities has Oswego given you that you never had before?
The Compass is really beneficial to me because when I was in high school, I did not have someone to teach me how to write a resume, or how to go to a job interview or even figure out what I want to do with my life. It has also given me the opportunity to realize that I can be accepted even if I like different things, and there is a good chance many other people will like what I like too.