Recent Graduates

Jerrad Pacatte ‘16
History

Pursuing Ph.D. in African American history at Rutgers University

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


Sara Stuart ‘16
Biology

Enrolled in accelerated RN program at the University of Rochester School of Nursing

“I think I realized how much I enjoy helping people when I became an RA. I landed on this freshman floor with these 44 crazy freshman residents, and all of a sudden they were coming to me with all these different problems. That was when I realized how much I could help people and how much I wanted to help people.”


Shaina Card '16
Psychology/Child & Family Studies

Pursuing a master’s in social work at the University of Denver

“I have always loved working with kids, but I didn't know that Child & Family Studies was something you could major in until I came to Oneonta. Social work is the next step because I want to do something that matters. I want to help people,”


Kelly Graham ‘16 Meteorology/
Mathematics

Pursuing graduate studies in meteorology at Florida State University

“I’m interested in studying climate change and its impact, particularly on coastal communities. Eventually, I’d like to get into environmental politics and climate policy making.”


Miles Jahnke ‘16
Criminal Justice

Pursuing master’s in criminal justice at the University at Albany

“I took a sociology course, and that led to criminal justice. I really loved criminological theory, and it just kind of spiraled from there.”


Bridget Boland ‘16 Computer Science/Physics

Studying nanoscale engineering and doing a research assistantship at SUNY Polytechnic

“SUNY Oneonta prepared me for my future by providing me every opportunity possible. I was able to study abroad, have an internship, and participate in undergraduate research, all while graduating a year early.”


Marissa Schriver ‘16
Dietetics

Doing her dietetics internship at Keene State College in New Hampshire

“Our dietetics program here is rigorous but in a good way. It 100% prepared me for what I’m about to go into.”


Alyssa Dubbs '15, Meteorology/Physics

Risk engineer at Zurich North America in Manhattan

“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.”


Todd Ferguson '15, Mass Communications

Writer/videographer at TwoButtonsDeep.com and director of video/web content for the Rapp Road Historical Association

“Oneonta has been the place where I learned how to do what I love to do now. It gave me everything I needed to enter the real world and get my foot in the door.”


Elise Moinzadeh '15, human biology major

Pursuing Physician Assistant training at Albany Medical College

“One of my favorite classes was Anatomy & Physiology with Professor Schillo. It prepared me for the field I’m going into, and I really think I’m going to have a good experience in my next years in the Physician Assistant program because of what I’ve learned at Oneonta.”


Danny Lounsbury '15, Professional Accounting

Working at Crowe Horwath LLP in New York City

“Participating in the College Federal Reserve Challenge helped break me out of my shell and tremendously improved both my public speaking abilities and my ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.”

Statistics

72%

SUNY Oneonta's 72% six-year graduation rate is well above the national average of 53% for public colleges and universities.

500

In 2014-15, more than 500 students completed credit-bearing internships in locations ranging from Oneonta to Barcelona.

87%

87% of seniors rated their SUNY Oneonta experience as excellent or good


Employers of recent grads include:

ABM Building Value
J.P. Morgan
NBC
Springbrook