First Summer Session begins
Tuesday, May 28, noon - noon
Second Summer Session begins
Monday, June 17, noon - noon
Men's Soccer Classic - Alfred vs. Morrisville
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Friday, Aug 30, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Men's Soccer Classic - Oswego State vs. Houghton
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Soccer Field
Friday, Aug 30, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Oswego and vicinity
Thursday, June 6, noon - noon
Thursday, June 20, noon - noon
Major: Communication and Social Interaction
Minor: Business Administration
Hometown: Otisco, NY
Have you participated in any internships or overseas study programs? If yes, where and when?
Yes, I served as the Corporate Communications Summer Intern of Welch Allyn in 2011, and Marketing Summer Intern for the Cardiopulmonary Department of Welch Allyn in 2012.
How has your internship or study abroad experience enhanced your education?
Working at Welch Allyn has helped me to understand more about the Communications and Marketing field. It has given me tools that have enhanced my ability to learn, and communicate with others in a work environment. It has also helped me realize that Communications is exactly where I want to be.
What activities are you involved with at Oswego?
I'm a tour guide in the Admissions office. I'm a member of Oswego State Crew. Red Cross Club, Hall Council, and Welcome Crew are other clubs I have participated in.
Why did you choose Oswego?
I chose SUNY Oswego because of the warm and welcoming atmosphere. As soon as I stepped on campus, I felt comfortable, and I knew it was the college for me. Passing students and faculty on my way to class, no matter if it's a familiar face or a new one, I always get a smile. Oswego's atmosphere is exceptionally positive.
What is the best thing about your major?
The Communication Studies Department at Oswego is absolutely phenomenal. The professors are all so helpful and want you to make the most of your time here. They truly care about your future.
Generally speaking, what impact has the Oswego faculty had on you?
SUNY Oswego faculty members are so supportive! If I ever need anything, I know I can turn to my professors for help. They've shared stories about their college experiences and helped me through a lot.
Who is your favorite professor and why?
Steve Granelli of the Communication Studies Department is my favorite professor because he has shared stories about his college experiences and has served as a great mentor. His way of teaching is fantastic and he always relates his life to teaching, which really helps me remember the material. He's an upbeat and fun individual.
Describe your department's atmosphere and how it has enhanced your ability to learn.
The Communication Studies Department is filled with so many great people that are all willing to help. All the classes I have taken are very interactive and have discussions daily. I feel that the more you participate in a class, the better you'll do, and the more you'll learn. The atmosphere is very positive, and I feel comfortable seeking out help from anyone in the department.
What is the best thing about SUNY Oswego?
There are a lot of great things that SUNY Oswego has to offer from extracurricular activities to study abroad programs. You will never get bored on this campus with all of the things that our student run organizations puts on. There are so many friendly people and I know I always have someone to turn to for help. The opportunities I have here are endless, from internships, clubs, and jobs I know I have the resources I need to succeed.
Comment on how your Oswego experience has helped prepare you for a career.
Oswego has helped me transition from the high school setting to college very smoothly. I've learned a lot being on my own and away from home. I know how many responsibilities I have, and I've learned to use my resources to the best of my ability. Getting a taste of how the Office of Admissions works will really help me when I begin to work in the office next year, and it'll help me thrive in my future career. I've become more outgoing and personable; both of these qualities will help me succeed in the future.
What opportunities has Oswego given you that you never had before?
Oswego has given me the tools I need to grow as a student, and a person. I've met so many amazing people that I know I'll have in my life forever. My high school didn't have a crew club and it's something I've always been interested in. I'm thankful that Oswego has so many different clubs and organizations that I can be a part of, they've made me a well-rounded person. There are just so many things I can participate in here that I never could while I was at home. I have no doubt that Oswego is the best place for me and I will succeed after I graduate.