Matt B.

Intern

Year: Senior
Major: Marketing
Hometown: Rush, NY

What activities are you involved with at Oswego?
I have been involved with a few different clubs at Oswego. I have played club volleyball and have also participated in a variety of intramural sports offered on campus. Also I have been involved in different business clubs, including the American Marketing Association and Enactus.   

Why did you choose Oswego?
I chose Oswego for a few different reasons. Oswego is ranked very highly for their School of Business, being both AACSB accredited and ranked on the Princeton Review; I knew that I would be receiving an excellent education. Also I chose Oswego because of the actual campus and the campus life. I grew up spending every summer on Lake Ontario and having the opportunity to live and study there for college was an incredible opportunity. The campus life also seemed very inviting with over 180 clubs and organization on campus I knew I would never be bored.  

What is the best thing about your major?
The best thing about being a Marketing major is the real-world application of key concepts that are taught. Many professors have real-world experience in various marketing fields and they are always bringing this knowledge into the classroom to make what is being taught both relatable and practical.  

Generally speaking, what impact has the Oswego faculty had on you?
The Oswego faculty has had a great impact on me. Each professor constantly challenges me in order to bring out my best, but they were also there whenever I have needed help. The faculty are always there for any advice on both academic questions and questions about the "real world".   

Who's your favorite professor and why?
My favorite professor is James Molinari. I have had him for two marketing classes and he is extremely easy to talk to.  He makes every class enjoyable and fun to attend and relates the material to real life situations.  

Describe your department's atmosphere and how it has enhanced your ability to learn.
The School of Business and Rich Hall create an excellent atmosphere for learning. The new renovations to Rich Hall make it an inviting place to learn and spend a lot of time. The professors in the department also help to create a great atmosphere by always being available to discuss anything that may be on your mind.  

What's the best thing about SUNY Oswego?
The best thing about SUNY Oswego is by far the campus. Lake Ontario creates an awesome backdrop to campus as well as a great place to spend time with friends. Not only is the campus naturally beautiful the new renovations to many buildings on campus including the new Shineman Center continually help improve Oswego for the future.  

Comment on how your Oswego experience has helped prepare you for a career.
The opportunities on campus for real world experience and career preparation are incredible. The Compass has been a great help in improving my resume, learning necessary job skills, and giving me the resources to find both an internship, Co-op and a job after graduation. I have also been able to have an on-campus job to help put some of those skills into practice.  

What opportunities has Oswego given you that you never had before?
Oswego has given me the opportunity to grow as a student in ways I never thought possible. At Oswego I am always being challenged to do my best work. The professors expect the best work out of their students and I always try my best to do so. Also I am not only learning what is required for the classes, I am learning real skills and information that I will use on a daily basis after Oswego.