WHEN: Monday, October 29, 2018

TIME: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

WHERE: Chase Gymnasium

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: All students are encouraged to attend

Strong student participation will ensure our ability to attract graduate school recruiters in the future. This important activity is scheduled partly as a response to the rising expectations of students to continue their studies beyond the baccalaureate degree. Thanks to the active participation by our students in this event last year the number of school recruiters in attendance has grown.

Representatives from Oneonta’s graduate programs and more than 80 other colleges and universities will participate representing law schools, medical schools, the health professions, business administration, social work, psychology, sociology, engineering, computer science, pharmacy ,and other arts and science areas. A complete list of the participating schools will be available at the Career Development Center, 110 Netzer Administration Bldg., 436-2534. Information on graduate assistantship and graduate fellowship opportunities will be provided by the schools in attendance.

Planning to Attend Graduate School Checklist

Here is a checklist of things to do if you like to begin graduate school full-time in the Fall. The approximate timetable is provided to guide you through the application process in a timely fashion. You can certainly apply to graduate school at any time before the college deadlines. This particular timeline is designed for students who are interested in receiving the assistantship and/or fellowship consideration.

1. Decide what graduate program you would like to pursue. Remember that attending graduate school should lead you toward your ultimate career goal, not just to avoid getting a job and going to work. If you are having trouble narrowing down your graduate school options, then stop by the Career Development Center in Netzer 110 for assistance.

1. Make a list of all the graduate schools in the country that offer your program. The Career Development Center can give you a photocopied list of all the colleges that have the graduate programs that you may be considering. Just stop by the office and ask for help.

1. Write to the colleges/universities of interest and ask them to mail you information about the program, the college, financial aid programs, and assistantships and to request a graduate catalog. The Career Development Center has postcards that you can use to begin this process. Just stop by and ask for some "yellow grad school postcards."

2. Determine if you will be required to take a graduate school admission test. There are several common exams including the GRE (general test), LSAT (for law school), MCAT (for medical school), GMAT (for business school). Purchase a study guide from any bookstore and begin to prepare to take the exam. If you have difficulty in a content area, go to the Center for Academic Development & Enrichment in 225 Alumni Hall and ask someone to review those concepts with you. There are also test preparation courses that teach test strategy and are available for a substantial fee. The Career Development Center has information, just stop in Netzer 110 and ask or visit our website.

3. Sign up to take any required graduate admission tests. Keep in mind it will take approximately six weeks for your scores to be sent to the graduate schools. You want colleges to have those test results before they begin reviewing graduate applications. Taking the test early will also give you time to retake the exam should that become necessary.

1. Attend the Graduate and Professional School Fair at the end of October from 1-3 pm in the Chase Gym. Admissions representatives from over 50 colleges and universities will be in attendance.

2. Review the materials from the colleges and narrow your choices down to three or four. Keep in mind that the average graduate school application fee is $50 and that money is usually non-refundable.

3. Graduate schools usually ask candidates to gather three letters of recommendation. Ask primary faculty members and/or other appropriate people if they would be willing to write you a letter of reference for graduate school admission. If they agree, you could open a credential folder in the Career Development Center to house all of your letters of recommendation. That way the person only has to write you one letter and then it can be duplicated and mailed to each graduate school. Please remember to give each recommender a copy of your current resume to use as a guide when writing your letter of recommendation.

3a. Take standardized test(s).

3b. Order transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. If fall term grades are expected, then indicate on the transcript request form to mail “after current term grades.” Also be sure to ask the Registrar’s Office if the current term grades can be sent in time to meet the graduate school application deadline.

1. Complete the applications, and be certain to follow the instructions exactly.

2. Some graduate schools require applicants to write a personal statement as part of the application process (click here for help writing a personal statement). You can ask a faculty member or someone from the Writing Center in Alumni Hall to help you with this project. Remember to have a first draft with you before going to ask them for help.

Late December/Early January
1. Mail all of your graduate applications no later than January 15th (unless the deadline is earlier than that date). This will put you in line for the best assistantships, fellowships and/or financial aid packages. You can certainly apply later, but you may lessen your chances for receiving some form of financial assistance. Many graduate schools send out acceptance letters as early as March for a fall start date.

1. It is always a good idea to have “Plan B”, so begin exploring the world of work. That way if graduate school is not an option for you at this time, you will have already begun a preliminary job search.

2. Contact graduate programs about the possibility of visiting the campus during your winter break. Make trips if possible.

Research Your List of Graduate & Professional Schools

Peterson's Guide

US News & World Reports America's Best Graduate Schools

Graduate-Schools-USA Resource to Graduate Studies & Professional Degrees


Graduate Record Exam

GRE Homepage

GRE Test Dates

GRE Test Prep Materials

The SUNY Oneonta Continuing Education Office in partnership with Cambridge Educational Services offers SUNY Oneonta students and alumni an online GRE prep course at a reduced cost! 

Graduate Management Admission Test

GMAT Homepage

The GMAT Guide

Law School Admission Test

Register and test prep for LSAT

Medical College Admission Test

MCAT Registration

New York State Teacher Certification Examinations

Register for LAST, ATS-W, CSTs, CQST, BEAs, & ATS-P

Pharmacy College Admission Test

Register for PCAT

Graduate and Professional School Participants for 2018:

Adelphi University
Albany Law School
Alfred University
American International College
Bank Street College of Education
Bard College Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Binghamton University, Department of Social Work
Binghamton University, Department of Student Affairs Administration
Binghamton University, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership Binghamton University
Binghamton University, School of Management
Binghamton University - SUNY - The Graduate School
Canisius College
Castleton University
Clark University Graduate Admissions
Clarkson University
Clarkson University, MBA Program
College of New Rochelle
College of Saint Rose
The City University of New York (CUNY)
CUNY, Hunter College, School of Education
CUNY, John Jay College
Dominican College of Blauvelt
Drexel University
Hofstra Law School
Hofstra University
Kutztown University
Manhattan College
Manhattanville College
Marist College
MCPHS University
Mercy College
Midwestern University
Molloy College
Mount Saint Mary College
Nazareth College
New School
New York Institute of Technology
New York Law School
New York Medical College
Niagara University
Pace University
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Regent University School of Law
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roberts Wesleyan College
The Sage Colleges
Salus University
Sarah Lawrence College
St. John Fisher College
St. John's University
St. Joseph's College Brooklyn
St. Josephs College, Patchogue NY
Suffolk University
SUNY Buffalo State
SUNY Cortland
SUNY Fredonia
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Potsdam
Syracuse University College of Law
Syracuse University School of Education
Syracuse Universtiy, Falk College
Syracuse University, Newhouse School
Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
University at Albany
University At Albany, School of Public Health
University at Albany, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences
University at Buffalo School of Law
University at Buffalo, School of Social Work
The University of New Haven
University of Rochester - Warner School of Education
University of Scranton
Vermont Law School
Western New England University School of Law
Yeshiva University Wurzweiler

SUNY Oneonta's Job & Internship Fair is on March 19, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m in the Hunt Union Ballroom.

Job and Internship Fair

This event provides a venue to learn about employment, internship, volunteer, and research opportunities, within New York State and to network with organization representatives.
While students do not need to register to attend, they are encouraged to submit professional documents to CDC staff for review prior to the event. Professional attire is also recommended.

While you are at the event, plan to have your professional headshot taken! More details on the flier below.




We will accept substitutions at any time with no additional penalty. If you need to cancel a registration or request that changes be made to your registration, please email your request to  Any cancellations before February 26, 2019, may not result in refunds, and cancellations after February 26, 2019, will result in no refunds. NOTE: refunds can take up to six weeks to process.


If weather conditions are such that classes are canceled, the Job & Internship Fair will automatically be canceled as part of the larger institutional closure. Registered organizations will receive an email communication alerting them of the cancellation.  There will be no refunds if the event is canceled due to the weather.


Registration fees will not be refunded or credited toward any future events for no-shows.


Teacher Recruitment Days (TRD)

WHEN: April 8 and 9, 2019

WHERE: SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: December 2018, May 2019, and August 2019 graduating Education and Counselor Education majors


FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Career Development Center - call (607) 436-2534 or email

Career Development Center
110 Netzer Admin. Building
SUNY Oneonta
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 436-2534

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

The CDC provides services to SUNY Oneonta students who are currently taking classes and alumni who have completed a degree.

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