Career Outcomes

Luis Ayala ’22
Luis Ayala ’22 (Professional Accounting major) has been hired by New York City accounting firm PKF O’Connor Davies as an auditor.
Ivanah Alexandre ’22
Ivanah Alexandre ’22 (Communication Studies and Psychology major) has been hired as a graphic designer for the New York City-based legal advocacy group Legal Momentum.
Matilda Contreras ’22
Matilda Contreras ’22 (Childhood Education major) has accepted a position as a third-grade teacher at Unadilla Valley Central School in New Berlin, NY.
Lauren Mehling ’20
Lauren Mehling ’20 (Theatre and Communication Studies major) is working full time as a hair assistant creating wigs for “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” on Broadway.
Stacy Zuniga ’20
Stacy Zuniga ’20 (Theatre major) is Community Coordinator at the Vendry, a marketplace for corporate event planners. She earned a master’s in event management at New York University.
Austin Teitelbaum '19
Austin Teitelbaum ’19 (Media Studies and Theatre major) is working at the Food Network as a production assistant.
Pat Cammer '19
Pat Cammer '19 (Fashion and Textiles major) is working at Teton Village Sports, a specialty outdoor retailer and ski shop in Jackson Hole, Wyo. In the summer, he works at Rendezvous River Sports, a kayak outfitter.

SUNY Oneonta students are well prepared for life after college. Students who started college at SUNY Oneonta and graduated in 2020 or 2021 took 4.1 years, on average, to complete their degree.

According to a survey of 2021 graduates six months after graduation, 81% were employed and/or continuing their education, and 84% said their current occupation was related to their SUNY Oneonta major. See what some of our recent grads are up to, and how their time at Oneonta helped set them up for success in their chosen fields.

Daniel Treus ’20

Sport Management

Youth Development Trainer for the New York Red Bulls

“Alongside my peers, we started the Sport Management Club to unite those on campus who had desires to work in the world of sports. Additionally, during the summer of 2019 I was an intern for the New York Red Bulls RDS, where I now work. The connections and network I was able to establish during my internship were a pivotal part of my career as a professional youth soccer coach.”

Daniel Treus ’20
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Kevin Colella '20


Kevin Colella '20 is an 8th-grade Spanish teacher at Saratoga Springs Middle School. He is also enrolled in SUNY Oneonta’s online Masters of Science in Educational Technology program

Sandra Williams '19


After graduating from Oneonta, Sandra landed a job working for Initiative, a global media agency that was recently named to Ad Age's 2021 list of Best Places to Work. At Initiative, Sandra is an associate media planner, working specifically with beverage company Keurig Dr Pepper to help plan advertising placements across media channels.

Sandra Williams
Erika Scire '19

Erika Scire '19

Success Coach and Large-Scale Events Coordinator at Long Island University

“I graduated from Stony Brook in May 2021 with a master’s in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. My time at Oneonta helped me realize I could make a career out of student involvement and leadership. I would absolutely say that everything I was involved in and all the people I was lucky enough to work with at Oneonta have helped me to be in this position today!””

Donglei Li ’18


“I’m applying what I learned at SUNY Oneonta to my position, from both inside classrooms (intercultural communication class, small group communication) and also outside classroom activities (Resident Community Advisor, Orientation Leader). My main responsibilities are working with student clubs and supporting them, as well as overseeing the Blue Oasis, a student community space."

Donglei Li
Martin Perina

Martin Perina '18

Sales Director, Albertina Machinery, a subsidiary of Fillmatech

SUNY Oneonta and the business major absolutely helped to get me where I am now. Not just the classes, the classes, of course, are important, but also the networking. You meet a lot of people, and networking, I would say, is one of the most important things when people want to do business. If I hadn’t been here, I wouldn’t be expanding the company to New York at first, but this is such a great location and there’s so much opportunity here.

Annie Botch '18

Venue Sustainability Coordinator at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, Tenn.

In addition to her work at Ascend Amphitheater, Annie is applying her Environmental Sustainability degree as project coordinator for the Rock the Ocean Foundation, a nonprofit organization that increases awareness about issues impacting the world’s oceans and supports scientific research, education and ocean conservation initiatives through benefit concerts, music festivals and other events.

"Being a part of the sustainability program at SUNY Oneonta showed me that there was a community of people who shared the same goal and values as me, and it truly gave me the interdisciplinary skills I needed to find that community in 'the real world' and turn my passion into a career."

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Kristin Lee
Kristin Lee is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in the Intensive Care Unit at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. She earned her undergraduate degree in dietetics at SUNY Oneonta and then completed our one-year (three-semester) online M.S.-Nutrition and Dietetics Program in May 2022.
Noah Rakoski
Noah Rakoski’s love affair with music began as a 3-year-old clanging pots and pans. By about age 13, he knew he wanted to be a record producer. And after stints as a SUNY Oneonta Funk Band saxophonist, talent manager, marketer and entrepreneur, that’s exactly what he became.
Julia “Goolia”
If you’ve ever wondered how to cook spaghetti inside a meatball or wanted to see a giant Cheetos mozzarella stick being made, SUNY Oneonta alumna Julia “Goolia,” Class of 2012, is your girl.
Kimmy Cushman Profile
The course of Yale University Ph.D. student and graduate researcher Kimmy Cushman’s life changed dramatically on an autumn day inside SUNY Oneonta’s Science Discovery Center.
Scott Harris
The most important lesson for any aspiring songwriter is networking. You might meet someone in college who’s a freshman when you’re a senior, and that might end up being the most talented person you’ve ever met. I have a friend I graduated with who works at Columbia Records now, and we work together. Never count anybody out.
Jordan Glasser
When she was 6 years old, Jordan Glasser ’14 would spend hours helping her grandma transform hand-me-down clothes into dress-up costumes. She never imagined that, one day, she would be making a living as a dress designer.
Jenna Turner
A 2018 graduate of the Literacy Education (5-12) M.S.Ed. program, Jenna Turner currently works at Morris Central School as a ninth- and 10th-grade English teacher. She says helping students gain an appreciation of literature and reading, and watching students engage, lead discussions and have amicable debates around texts are some of the most rewarding parts of her job.
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