School of Business Symposium

School of Business Symposium

Through the Alumni-In-Residence (AIR) program, nine successful alumni returned to campus for a two-day School of Business Symposium Oct. 10-11. In classes, speakers addressed such topics as college activities, networking, landing the first job, excelling in an organization, job search strategies and current issues in the business world. Students received additional mentoring, resume critiques and

Alumni Stars Shine at Communications Studies Reunion

Communications Studies Alumni

More than 130 students, alumni and faculty gathered Oct. 5, 2013, for networking and sharing during the SUNY Oswego Communications Studies alumni gathering, with Bill Shine ’85 as featured dinner speaker. The daylong event included a tour of the communications facilities, including Campus Center studios and Lanigan Hall, and an interactive alumni panel moderated by Louis A. Borrelli

Program Eases Transition from ‘Backpack to Briefcase’

Program Eases Transition from ‘Backpack to Briefcase’

A program sponsored by the Oswego Alumni Association and Career Services Office helps students make the sometimes intimidating transition from college to career. Recruiters, local experts, and Oswego alumni presented workshops to help more than 100 students forge a pathway to success. Keynote speaker Kevin Sutherland ’05, a member of the Graduates Of the Last Decade Leadership

Voices of Diversity

Kendis Gibson

SUNY Oswego graduate and Emmy award-winning news anchor Kendis Gibson ’94 shared his insight on life after Oswego for the “Voices of Diversity” program April 19. His visit was part of the Alumni-In-Residence, or A.I.R., program sponsored by the Oswego Alumni Association and supported by The Fund for Oswego. Voices of Diversity promotes awareness of minorities in the

Alumni Share Insights at Leadership Conference

Matt Weiller

Students gained insight from Oswego alumni during the third annual Future Oswego Leaders Conference March 8 and 9. This event, organized by Omicron Delta Kappa and co-sponsored by the Oswego Alumni Association, provided students the opportunity to network with alumni professionals. Matt Weiller ’84 delivered the keynote address in the Campus Center. Weiller, a foreign

Photo: Glass guru

Peter Bocko '75

Corning Glass Technologies Chief Technology Officer and Augustine Silviera Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series speaker Peter Bocko ’75, left, met with students in Snygg Hall chemistry labs during his visit to campus in April. Bocko described a future of “ubiquitous connectivity” fueled by technology and glass that could support computers and applications virtually anywhere. This vision, outlined in the viral video “A Day Made of Glass,” (embedded below) is not without its drawbacks. “The technology is great, but at the same time we need to be responsible,” Bocko said.

Photo: Christine Estabrook ’73

Photo: Christine Estabrook '73

Christine Estabrook ’73, whose acting résumé includes spots on “Desperate Housewives” and the new “American Horror Story” series on FX, visited with several theatre classes as part of the Oswego Alumni Association Alumni-In-Residence program in November.

Alumni connections spell success for students

Outside of CBS studios

Whether through an Oswego Alumni Association Alumni-In-Residence presentation, an Alumni Sharing Knowledge mentorship or events like New York City Career Connections, alumni connections mean opportunities for current students.

Joe Yacura ’74 was looking for someone to do research into wineries’ presence on the Internet in preparation for the launch of his new website, winerypatron.com. So he contacted School of Business Dean Richard Skolnik. It wasn’t the first time Yacura had given students an opportunity for real-world experience. Two years ago he had three business majors doing research into the wine industry in the Finger Lakes area.

‘Do something you love’ Durney tells Business School honorees

Mike Durney

“Do something you love. Work with people you like. Cherish your degree. Manage your career,” was the advice Michael Durney ’83 had for the 2011 class of Beta Gamma Sigma inductees gathered at the Sheldon Ballroom May 6.

The honors society dedicated to the values of honor, wisdom and earnestness in business this year inducted 43 juniors, seniors and graduate students, who rank in the top 10 percent of their class.