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
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.”
Kevin Colella '20
SPANISH TEACHER, SARATOGA SPRINGS
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
SENIOR STRATEGIST AT HORIZON MEDIA
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.
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
STUDENT CENTER AND ORGANIZATIONS COORDINATOR AT DUKE KUNSHAN UNIVERSITY
“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."
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."