Applied Learning

Computer Science Animatronics
Computer Science Animatronics
Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Archeology Field Course
Archeology Field Course
Student Internships
Student Internships
Student Research Day
Student Research Day

Hands-on learning is a crucial part of the SUNY Oneonta experience. In fact, by the time they hit senior year, nearly three-fourths of our students have been involved in at least two applied-learning experiences—things like domestic and international internships, part-time employment, job shadowing, service-learning volunteer opportunities, research and creative collaborations with faculty, study abroad, and leadership programs.

These powerful experiences will not only help you discover what you really want to do, they'll give you the tools to succeed—whether that means launching a fulfilling career, or continuing your education.


Sharon Wohl

"Studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, was just absolutely incredible from start to finish. I lived in a house with 10 other students from all over the world, so not only did I get to immerse myself in an African culture, I got to interact with other people from different backgrounds. It made me want to continue traveling and meeting more and more people and having those experiences."

Sharon Wohl ‘17
Child and Family Studies major

Jerrad Pacatte

"My love for research began during my sophomore year and it’s just continued to blossom ever since."

Jerrad Pacatte ‘16
History major pursuing Ph.D. in African American history at Rutgers University


Alyssa Dubbs

"The two research projects that I worked on as a student at Oneonta led me into an internship for the National Weather Service in California, and through that internship I learned what I wanted to do after college."

Alyssa Dubbs '15
Meteorology/Physics double major working as a risk engineer at Zurich North America in Manhattan

Student Experiences Outside the Classroom


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  • 500+ students complete credit-bearing internships each year
  • International internships available in 14 cities around the world

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  • 14 study abroad partner universities
  • 7 scholarships to support study abroad
  • 600+ study abroad programs through SUNY

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  • 139 participants in 2017 Student Research & Creative Activity Day
  • $100,000 available each year to support student research and travel to conferences

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  • 53 service-learning courses offered over the past two years
  • Students performed 51,162 hours of service through the CSRC in 2016-17

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  • 900+ students work on campus through temp service jobs
  • 250+ students work on campus and in the community through Federal Work Study

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