SUNY Oneonta is one of the 10 best colleges in New York for landing a job after college, according to a study published by Zippia, a career-planning, job-finding resource.
The study looked at 128 public and nonprofit, four-year institutions in New York that offer at least a bachelor’s degree. Using Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and College Scorecard data, Zippia ranked the colleges based on the percentage of alumni who were employed 10 years after graduation. At Oneonta, that’s 93.57%
SUNY Oneonta’s Career Development Center supports students with individualized career coaching that includes part-time job acquisition, internship support, networking and interviewing assistance, and resume and cover letter critiques. The Center is dedicated to serving as a conduit between students and the working world through networking events, including a Graduate and Professional School Fair, a Job and Internship Fair and various on-campus recruiting events throughout the academic year.
SUNY Oneonta has a strong alumni network, and alumni in fields ranging from business to earth science frequently return to campus to speak to classes and offer career advice.
Several annual networking events give students a chance to connect with alumni in the careers they hope to pursue. The longest running is Backpacks to Briefcases, which is funded by the Student Association and the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association through charitable gifts to the Fund for Oneonta. At this year’s event, 93 students visited 21 well-established alumni at their Manhattan offices and heard about their experiences going from students to top executives.
Two more New York City events – Goodrich to Broadway and Mixing Board to Management – offer similar opportunities for students pursuing careers in theatre and music industry, and a Campus to Capital event gives political science students the chance to network with alumni in Washington, D.C.