OSWEGO -- A total of 1,343 Oswego students are
eligible to take part in commencement ceremonies May 15 before turning
their attention to what they will do after graduation.
Many will look for jobs and or continue their
education. Some, like Amy Ohler, a broadcasting major from Brockport,
have already found employment in their field. Ohler started as a
part-time reporter for NewsWatch 50 in Watertown on April 12.
Ohler was already interning for the station when she
learned of a part-time opening. Through her internship, resume tape and
knowledge of the field, Ohler won the job and was doing on-air work on
her first day as a professional.
"I'm just glad to get my foot in the door," Ohler
said of her job as a general-assignment reporter three days a week.
"It's so hard to get a job in the newsroom."
She believes that having three internships, working
at WTOP since her freshman year and learning through some hands-on work
in the classroom helped her make the immediate transition. Already
knowing how to report, write and shoot meant NewsWatch 50 didn't have
to train her on the job, she said.
Megan Ingersoll, who will start as an auditor at
Fust Charles Chambers in DeWitt in October, credits classroom work and
internships for already securing a position in her field.
"The classes were taught by excellent professors who
were very knowledgeable and helpful," said Ingersoll, an Oswego native
who will earn her MBA this month. "I learned a lot of useful
information when I did an internship with Audrey Owens, a CPA in
Before starting, Ingersoll will take a break this
summer to travel with her family. She will also study for the CPA exam,
which she plans to take in the fall.
Doreen Bergman, a childhood education major from
Volney, can combine continuing her studies and working in the
months ahead. Bergman earned a full-tuition scholarship to Syracuse
University's library sciences and school media program as a Preparing
Librarians for Urban School scholar.
"I will begin classes this summer. The majority of
classes are distance learning so I will be able to accept a teaching
position while I work on my master's," Bergman said.
"I look forward to teaching and credit the
professors at SUNY Oswego with inspiring me to succeed," Bergman
explained. She added Bonita Hampton and Barbara Beyerbach were
"especially inspirational and instrumental in my choosing a graduate
program that will allow me to focus on multicultural and social justice