Career Outcomes

Ethan Chichester '23, Silver Lining Marketing in New Orleans
Ethan Chichester '23 (Geography major) was hired as Community Engagement Lead at Silver Lining Marketing, a charity fundraising and marketing company in New Orleans.
Ivanah Alexandre ’22
Ivanah Alexandre ’22 (Psychology and communication major) is the assistant to the Office of Human Resources and Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations at LIM College in New York City
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.
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 and more for the show "New York, New York" on Broadway
Stacy Zuniga ’20
Stacy Zuniga ’20 (Theatre major) is an Event Manager of Guest Experiences at Marriott International

From double majors to internships, research projects, study abroad experiences, community service activities, campus jobs and leadership skills developed through student clubs and organizations, SUNY Oneonta students are getting the most out of their college experience and still graduating on time. In fact, students who started as freshmen at Oneonta and graduated in 2020, 2021, 2022 or 2023 took 4.1 years, on average, to complete their degree. 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.

Gonzalo Pintado

Gonzalo Pintado ’22

Music Industry

Touring Audio Technician with Eighth Day Sound Systems Inc.

“Oneonta prepared me for this job and guided me to receiving this job. During my time there and during those years, I was introduced to live sound and found the job of working in live sound. I have to thank professor Nancy Tarr, the Well Dunn organization and all the amazing professors during my time at SUNY Oneonta. I'm grateful to be in this position and am excited for what's ahead!”

Gonzalo graduated from SUNY Oneonta with a degree in Music Industry, minor in Audio Production, and experience gained during an internship as an audio tech at The Black Oak. With help from one of his former Oneonta professors, he got an externship at the 2022 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, where he was connected with Eighth Day Sound - his current employer.

Being an audio tech is a whirlwind lifestyle: Traveling by tour bus to venues, setting up all audio equipment and connections, sound checking, watching the show with in-ears, and then tearing it all down, loading up, and traveling to the next tour stop. He has worked on Drake and Shania Twain shows and is currently a tech on Post Malone’s “If Y'all Weren't Here I'd Be Crying Tour."

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

Sandra Williams '19

Communication Studies


Integrated Media Planning at OMD USA, the world's largest media agency network. At OMD, Sandra works specifically with McDonald's Local Business to help plan placements across media channels.

Sandra Williams
Erika Scire '19

Erika Scire '19


Campus Recruiting Coordinator at Perella Weinberg Partners

“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!””

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

Environmental Sustainability

Event & Sustainability Coordinator at Rock The Ocean Foundation

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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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.
Bill Karins
Twenty-five years ago, SUNY Oneonta alumnus Bill Karins made his first television appearance on the university’s weekly, student-run “Red Dragon News” program. Today, you can see him in action any day of the week by turning the channel to NBC News, MSNBC or NBC News Now, where you’ll find him reporting on the nation’s weather as the chief meteorologist for MSNBC.
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.
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.
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.
Colin Havener Portrait
As Hyde Hall’s Education and Events Director, Cooperstown Graduate Program alumnus Colin Havener works hand in hand with community groups and organizations to keep the history of Hyde Hall alive and accessible by developing and producing public programming for people of all ages and backgrounds.
Marcela Micucci Potrtait
I chose to stay local for college because I already had a network of family and friends here and knew I could get a great education. I was also a straight-A student and was able to get quite a few scholarships and aide. My best experiences at SUNY Oneonta were really in the classroom. I loved Dr. April Harper and took all of her classes, and she became so much more of a friend and colleague to me after I graduated and gave me such great advice.
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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