In addition to the array of professional development services the SUNY Oswego Office of Career Services offers, alumni can find networking opportunities in a 4,500-member LinkedIn group.
The discussion forum has fostered connections over the past five years, with alumni waxing nostalgic about favorite memories or pursuing job and networking opportunities. Exclusive to Oswego alumni, the group establishes a great base for networking, founder and moderator Maureen O’Donnell Sanchez ’87 said.
“[We talk] about everything from sunsets and the opening of the Stands to jobs … members try to help each other organically,” Sanchez said. “I have posted many jobs over the years, and I hope that has opened the door for others to feel comfortable doing the same.”
The group includes a board of job opportunities, a valuable resource that includes member postings from across their networks.
“Whenever friends at various companies are looking, I post the positions in the jobs discussions section,” Sanchez said. “I’d encourage any member to do the same — helping out Oswego alums, letting them see through their eyes what you see through yours.”
Internship- and job-seeking Oswego students often interact too, giving members an opportunity to lend a hand and make connections with the newest or soon-to-be graduates. It’s not uncommon to see impromptu local alumni gatherings organized there as well.
“It’s as strong as the members make it,” Sanchez said. “The more you interact and engage, the more you stand to get out of the group. I would absolutely encourage any of Oswego’s 77,000 alums to join.”
Drop in at www.linkd.in/oswegoalumni and join the conversation, search for or post jobs or simply reconnect with other alumni.
-Shane M. Liebler
ALUMNI CAN STAY ON CAMPUS FOR THE BIGGEST PARTY of the year! On-campus housing will be available for alumni who wish to relive their favorite Oswego memories by attending this year’s Harborfest, July 25 to 28.
Alumni will be housed on campus (dorm to be determined) according to class year, with a maximum of two adults per room. Alumni may begin checking in Thursday, July 25, at 2 p.m. and must check out by Sunday, July 28, at 11 a.m.
There is an early bird special of $65 per night for those making reservations on or before July 19 by 4 p.m. Reservations made after July 19 at 4 p.m. will be $70 per night. For those registering by July 19, refrigerators will be available upon request for an additional $10 for the weekend. Mattresses for children 16 years and younger will also be available to rent for $10 for the weekend. Linens for beds and towels will be supplied. The Centro bus will be running the regularly scheduled City service from the Campus to Downtown – however regular fares do apply and this service only operates on the regular schedule of Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this exciting Oswego tradition!
To make reservations please visit alumni.oswego.edu/harborfest or you may contact Allison Craine at email@example.com with questions.
Alumni staying in special alumni housing will also receive a commemorative Oswego Alumni Association favor.
To register for Harborfest Housing you will need to login or register for OsweGoConnect. Your unique security code to enter the community is the 9-digit ID number is located above your address on the mailing label of the alumni magazine. You will only need this the first time you enter and then you will choose your own personal password.