On the eve of the May commencement, alumni celebrate the passing of the torch of learning from faculty and staff to the newest class of graduates. Faculty and staff will lead students and alumni representing various past class years in a procession to mark the seniors’ last night as undergraduates. Free. 315-312-2106.
Location: Marano Campus Center
Friday, May 13, 9 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
SUNY Oswego celebrates its 155th Commencement with three ceremonies: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at 9 a.m. School of Business at 1 p.m. School of Communication, Media and the Arts and School of Education at 4 p.m. Former Secretary of the Army John McHugh will receive an honorary degree at the 9 a.m. ceremony. Admission by ticket. Also webcast live from oswego.edu. 315-312-2106. https://www.oswego.edu/college-store/commencement
Location: Arena and Convocation Hall, Marano Campus Center
Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse vs. Potsdam - SUNYAC Playoff Game
$6 - Adults $3 - Children (Ages 5-12) Free for SUNYAC students with ID and children under 5. Tickets will be sold at the site of the game beginning at 3:00 pm
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Tuesday, May 3, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. RIT
Location: Laker Baseball Field
Tuesday, May 3, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2016
Join us for the biggest alumni party of the year! Visit alumni.oswego.edu/reunion for the most up-to-date information.
Location: SUNY Oswego, 7060 NY-104, Oswego, NY 13126, United States
Tuesday, May 3, 2:17 a.m. - 2:17 a.m.
2016 Alumni Mets Game
Gather with NYC-area alumni, family and friends for a day at the ballpark! http://bit.ly/1RKCBib
Location: Citi Field 123-01 Roosevelt Ave New York, NY 11368
Saturday, July 9, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Understanding the career options available to you related to your interests, abilities, and academic major is extremely important as you navigate through college. There are many resources available to you to help you further understand what your options are, and then to narrow down those options in order to make appropriate choices.
Not to oversimplify a complex process, but one approach is to:
- Learn more about yourself - your interests, values, abilities, strengths, etc.
- Understand the careers that might be a good match given the information above
- Ultimately begin to narrow down all the possible career options into a manageable list to further explore
What Can I Do With a Major in…?
SUNY Oswego has some great information on careers related to our majors.
Search for information about occupations including career tasks, applicable skills, work activities, and related occupations (this resource also matches occupations to Strong Interest Inventory results). You can generate customizable occupation reports, browse categories, and much more!
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information designed to help people make decisions about their future careers. Search the Occupational Outlook Handbook for information such as: nature of the work, training, job outlook, salary and related occupations.
This site has a wealth of resources broken down into 250 career categories. There is a nice search engine to assist in finding specific information and lots of web links.
Search career fields to obtain information including job descriptions, job outlook, salary ranges, training, and education requirements. To receive a FREEDISCOVER user id visit the Resource Center in the Compass, 142 Campus Center. Click here for more information about the "Discover."
Strong Interest Inventory
An interest inventory that matches your interests with career fields. This is a great tool if you are interested in learning more about specific career fields and jobs that match your interests. If you are interested in completing this inventory visit the Compass, 142 Campus Center.
Job Shadow/Informational Interview
Spend a day with a professional in the field or interview a professor about their discipline. This is a great way to learn firsthand about career fields or majors. Sophomores may utilize the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (A.S.K.) program to connect with alumni in their career field of interest. Not sure what to ask? The Informational Interviewing handout will get you started.
Exploring Through Experience
Service Learning, Volunteering, Career Awareness (GST303) and Internships (GST498) are all fantastic ways to gain information about majors and careers. Search Laker Leads for an opportunity that is related to a field or major of interest to acquire skills and knowledge of real world settings. Visit the Compass, 142 Campus Center to learn more about volunteer and internship opportunities.
Career Videos from CollegeRecruiter.com, a leading entry level job search and internship site.