many seniors at SUNY Oswego, graduation day is a day of excitement and
uncertainty: Excitement for earning a degree, but uncertainty about what comes
the students involved in the New York City Career Connections program, this
transition from college to the work force may come a bit easier, as two
December graduates recently found out. Through this award-winning program, Oswego students are given
a chance to meet and network with alumni. In January, students toured worksites such as Madison Square
Garden to explore future
think that New York City Career Connections is an amazing program for anyone
interested in working in the city after college,” says Stephanie Mondella ’09, who is now employed as a sales
representative at A&E Television Networks in Manhattan. “The alumni are very helpful and
always want the best for an Oswego
networking fair gives students a chance to
speak with alumni in professions that interest them. While it may not be a
recruiting opportunity, alumni answer students’ questions about resumes,
interviewing skills, how to search for a job, and how to successfully move to
the New York City
now a national broadcast assistant buyer at MPG in New York City, was also in attendance and
says that all her questions about life after college were answered. Alumni were
overflowing with helpful tips and advice about the best housing areas, companies
and fields to start out in after graduation.
also participated in the Alumni Sharing Knowledge, or ASK, program. Through
ASK, students connect with alumni mentors working in a field of interest.
both of these programs, Mondella and Rabideau made an important connection
with the same alumnus, Paul Brennan ’93.
have kept in contact with the alumni I met through the ASK program as well as
several other of the professionals I met that day [in New York City],” said
Rabideau, who was matched up to Brennan, a mentor in ASK, for four years.
the vice president of advertising sales at Sony Pictures Television, says these
experiences are “invaluable” because new graduates can “use the time to
establish relationships which will help propel them into their first step of
their professional careers.”
adds that alumni benefit as well because they get a chance to give back to the college
that gave so much to them. Brennan is proud of recent grads Mondella and
Rabideau for “beating out the rest of a very competitive pack for much desired
entry-level jobs in media.”
— Stefanie J. Beekman ’10
New York City Career Connections gives students an opportunity to network with alumni.
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