Imagine 2023, the third year of this signature university program for students and recent alumni, will kick off with a New York City Career Connections event, followed by other professional development activities through early February.

The New York City Career Connections event will include an opportunity to connect with NYC alumni and learn ways to maximize their professional network, in collaboration with one of the top networking platforms, LinkedIn.

This LinkedIn session will run from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Empire State Building, with a Jan. 5 registration deadline

The event will include the following:

  • 1 to 2 p.m.: Learn from some of the amazing SUNY Oswego alumni in NYC as they provide information and advice on how to transition to and be successful in the Big Apple.
  • 2 to 3 p.m.: Gain professional advice and guidance from one of the world’s leading online professional networking platforms. This session – led by LinkedIn staff – will help you rock your profile and use LinkedIn to move ahead.
  • 3 to 4 p.m.: Tour several floors of the LinkedIn corporate offices, within the Empire State Building. (Here is a sneak peek.)

No acceptances or confirmations necessary; but advance registration is required. Register online by Jan. 5 to secure a spot.

Site visits with alumni leaders

In addition, site visits are planned on the morning of Jan. 12, led by outstanding alumni leaders. While these are currently full, students with an interest can reach out to Kerisha Lewis, assistant director of student-alumni engagement, via email at, in case any openings become available.

  • Fola Financial LLC: Hosted by Sheneya Wilson '15 M'16, founder and CEO, for students interested in accounting, business administration, sales and finance
  • NBCUniversal: Hosted by Tom Winiarski ’91, president of platform monetization, which will include a tour of the NBC Studio on 30 Rockefeller Plaza, for students interested in broadcasting, production, marketing, sales, studio, digital and programming
  • IBM: Hosted by Paul Austin ’89, senior manager of websphere development, for students interested in computer science, information technology, business, engineering and software development

The Career Services social media channels will offer updates on other Imagine 2023 activities. Follow @OzCareerServices on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated, as well as the Imagine 2023 website.