My name is Sarah Henry and I am one of the Web Multimedia (Social Media) Interns here at SUNY Oswego. I am a junior public relations major with a minor in graphic design and have a strong passion in both of these fields. I am excited to have the opportunity to share my experiences here at SUNY Oswego both on, and off campus. I have been attending SUNY Oswego since September of 2015 so I can provide insight in almost all aspects of this wonderful school!
Although I do take my school work seriously, I am very active in extracurriculars here as well. I am a member of a National Panhellenic Sorority called Delta Phi Epsilon where I take on large roles within my sorority as well as within the greek community. Speaking of my sorority, we recently just finished our Spring 2018 recruitment and recruited 11 new wonderful ladies that I am excited to soon call my sisters. I plan to write about greek life on here in the near future to provide information about the entire community. Aside from my sorority I was also on the Executive Board for the Lewis B. O’Donnell Media Summit that took place this past October. Myself, along with 14 other students planned and coordinated the entire event and it was an awesome way to gain experience as well as network with professionals in my fields. One additional thing about me is that I am a TA for a Public Relations Writing class. So far, I am loving this experience and it is so rewarding to help these students as well as form a close bond with my professor.
If you have any questions about any of my experiences or anything about Oswego don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I look forward to assisting all of you in your journey to Oswego along with your journey while you attend SUNY Oswego.
My name is Griffin Bruce and I am the Social Media Intern for the SUNY Oswego Office of Communication and Marketing. I’m super stoked to be able to share what I have learned in the classroom and personal experiences to the SUNY Oswego social media accounts. A little background information on me: I am a last semester Senior here at Oz, majoring in Broadcasting with a minor in Business Administration. I am super passionate about Filmmaking, Social Media and Photography, hence the Broadcasting major. I really only added the Business minor to gain a broader perspective of the business-side of everything.
Outside of academics, I am pretty involved on campus. I am the Vice President of Creative Services at WTOP-10, the student-run Television Station on campus. I am also a Video Producer at Lakeside Media, which is a video production company on campus. This job is a great opportunity to gain professional working experience, as well as a nice paycheck every here and there. Additionally, I was an RA for two years at Scales Hall and Funnelle Hall. This was a truly amazing experience, and I would encourage it for anyone who is interested. Another highlight of my Oswego tenure was enrolling in the Hollywood POV Program, where classmates and I traveled to Los Angeles for ten days and visited various sound stages, sets, and alumni in the entertainment industry. I will most likely go into more detail about this program in another post, but it was truly exhilarating.
If you have any questions for me or want to learn more about any of my experiences, let me know! I love helping prospective students or those trying to get more involved on campus.
Hello! My name is Anna Chichester, and I am one of the new student bloggers for SUNY Oswego. I am a sophomore Public Relations and Theatre major with a minor in Arts Management. I can be seen around campus as a performing member of the Shaun Cassidy Fan Club Improv troupe, the Event Promotions Director for this year’s Media Summit, an active member of Blackfriar’s Theatre Organization, as well as a social media intern with the Department of Marketing and Communication. I will be posting blogs relating to my current projects and about other things seen around campus.
As an involved member of Oswego State’s Theatre department, I will also be managing publicity for this semester’s mainstage production of Clybourne Park directed by Henry Shikongo as well as the student honors production of Boeing, Boeing directed by Megan Hickey. Be sure to follow SUNY Oswego Theatre on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates on the production process.
How is your new semester going so far? I start my senior year and i am trying to involve in school more.
Every fall semester, students can attend the involvement fair and check which activities they can do. Today (Aug. 30th), we had an involvement fair at MCC. There were clubs, many kinds of student service centers and foods. Since i am an event coordinator of KOSA, i was in the fair to promote my club.
KOSA stands for Korean Oswego Student Association and we share Korean cultures with Oswego students. We are planning to do many events in this Fall such as learning K-pop, K-drama and Korean traditional games, celebrating Korean big holidays, making postcards with paper arts and so on.
My friend and I wore Hanbok which is the Korean traditional costume to give more ideas about Korea. After the fair, i enjoyed sun and took pictures to record the moments. I don’t want to imagine winter is coming, but ready for winter at the same time.
By the way, KOSA will have the first meeting on Aug. 31st 8:00pm at the classroom in Hart hall 1F. If you are interested in Korea or you want to share your culture with me, please come and spend your time with us!!
Hello! My name is Carolyn and sadly I am a second-semester senior. I say sadly because pretty much the last thing I want to think about right now is graduating. Finding a job, leaving my friends, moving to a new city, and leaving Oswego is all too much to think about. I have been extremely fortunate to have had the experiences I have had in the past four years. I’ve been surrounded by the most amazing people and partaken in the greatest adventures.
Here’s a brief run-down of my involvement on campus over the past four years. I’m a double major in Marketing and Public Relations, a TA for MKT 250 and MKT 467, I’ve held on-campus jobs in both the Res Life and Housing and Campus Life departments, I’ve participated in three internships, I’m a member of PRSSA, I traveled abroad with a quarter class to London, helped build a house in Iowa with Habitat for Humanity and played on several intramural sports teams (actually my first time playing a sport was in college haha).
One of my favorite experiences, by far was through my internship experience this summer. I was an Outside Sales Representative for the AroundCampus Group in the SUNY Oswego Market. This meant that every day I was accountable for selling advertising space in the free student planners that are handed out to students each year (make sure you get one!). Not only are they free, but they include deals and coupons for businesses in the Oswego area. This is a great resource for students and the community. I was able to meet several amazing local business owners in the Oswego area and learn about the rich culture of Oswego. Over the course of the semester, I will be sharing these businesses with you and many of the best places to see/visit/and eat at in Oswego!
Hello~ How was your October? Busy for the midterms? So am I.
I think this week will be less tough than the other weeks for all of us, hopefully. This week I am planning to register for spring 2017 semester. Some of students already start to register, but here is tutorial for registration for students who didn’t do yet.
- Go to ‘Myoswego‘ and click ‘registration’
- Check the start and end date of your registration
- Open your ‘Degreeworks’ and check the classes which you need to take next semester and write down.
- In ‘Myoswego-registration,’ click ‘Look up the class’ and select the term and searching the classes you need.
- Make a schedule by yourself and list some alternative choices for the situation which the class already full.
- Make an appointment with your adviser and ask pin code for registration and check your class plan.
- After all of above, go to registration site, and register.
You should read class description before you register, because sometimes they have requirements for the class or some classes may be different than your thought when you read only class title.
Please don’t forget and get things done before due date, so that you can take all classes you want to take next semester.
Good luck !
Yes, i am so excited to take finals
Whether it’s hot, cold, windy, or even sometimes cloudy, the Oswego sunset is always a fascinating sight to see. As a SUNY Oswego student for a little over a year, I have witnessed hundreds of sunsets so far. Being a meteorology major, sunsets come as second nature to me. I’ve had countless memorable sunset runs, many of which I had my camera in tow.
As you can see, no 2 sunsets are alike!
So, you’ve seen and heard about the sunset. You ask now, where on campus can I see this for myself?
Based on my experiences, anywhere where you can see the lake as far out as possible is a great sunset-watching spot. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Anywhere along the lakeshore. Now, if you prefer flat stones (with a few large boulders sprinkled in) as your shoreline choice of rock, head to East Campus behind the lakeside dorms. Round cobblestones, head to West Campus. (Either way, it rocks!)
- The 3rd and 4th floors of Shineman Center have great vantage points.
- If you’re lucky enough to live in the upper floors of a high-rise dorm, these spots offer more-than-adequate views of the famous sunset.
- Off-campus: Areas such as Breitbeck Park, Rudy’s, and the Oswego Bluffs are excellent choices.
That does it for me today. Happy sunset chasing!!!
See that picture? It’s a still from a personal video that I filmed for an assignment. I was challenged to find a spot on campus that I wanted to capture and that had great composition. This mobile sculpture is found between Shineman and Park Hall.
Why did I start this post with this picture? It encapsulates more about Oswego than you would think. Even in the smallest or seemingly quieter parts of campus you can find beauty. Anywhere you look has potential to be a feature in your next project or a place to relax and contemplate. It shows the attention to detail while also promoting student artists. The arts community in Oswego is standout, with innovative theatre, music, and more constantly being produced and showcased. You don’t have to look hard to find artistic opportunities.
This picture also demonstrates that fact that I was immediately hands-on in my first year. As a current sophomore broadcasting and mass communication major, I had the ability to dive straight into my major, which was critical for me. I’m an avid participant in the campus station, WTOP, which has proved to be one of the smartest things I have done. I met my best friends and learned so much about equipment and other elements required to run a television station.
It also shows that there is a method to the madness, so to speak. Your professors will assign work, work with you, and try to make you the best you can be. So much is involved when creating your favorite movie or TV show, and the professors want to make sure you understand every element in order to be successful in the future. Trust me, if you put in the effort, you will know far more than when you first start a class.
There is more opportunity in Oswego than people often realize. Beautifully backdropped by Lake Ontario, students have the tools to develop rich relationships and make connections in order to be successful at the next level. The college experience is what you make it, and I’m happy to be creating mine at Oswego.
New Jersey… supposedly the dump of New York is where I am from. My name is Landon and I’m going to be attending Oswego this coming fall semester. I will be majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Forensic Science because I’m slightly crazy when it comes down to technology. This summer I am going to be blogging to you all about what I’m doing to prepare for college. What I want to do first is tell you about myself.
I first want to get this out of the way, we DO NOT say New Jersey as “New Joiesy”, that is just some stereotype that everyone thinks we do. On the other hand, we do “butter” and “water” as “budder” and “wader”. I am from Manalapan, which is a town in Central New Jersey next to Freehold where George Washington actually came through which is crazy in itself! I was born in Freehold but moved to Manalapan when I was 5. My parents are divorced but not like the crazy parents who throw their kids in the middle of every single argument they can think of. They are both good friends to this day and I can call myself one in a million to be blessed with a gift like that. I get to see both of them every other day which is awesome and they only live about 10 minutes away from each other. (Barely use any gas especially being the typical broke teenager.)
As for being a technology nerd, I can’t remember the first day I saw some type of technology because my face had to have lit up like the sun. My mom tells all of her friends how I always have had a knack for all technology. She told me that one day the VCR broke (what is a VCR again?) and I was so frustrated that it didn’t work that I took a toy hammer and hit it a couple times and I somehow actually fixed it. I am always keeping up with the latest in technology and I’m so crazy that every year since the iPhone 5, I’ve stayed up until 3 a.m. just to get the first batch of new iPhones. I’m the friend that everyone comes to for their questions or problems with their devices.
At Oswego, I’m looking to actually concentrate on Cybersecurity/Cyeberwarfare and hopefully work for the government when I’m older. But I’m not there yet and I have no idea what the future holds for me. I know that Oswego was the right choice for me the moment I stepped foot on the campus after driving for 6 hours straight. If anyone wants to contact me my email is : firstname.lastname@example.org and my Instagram, which I live and breathe, is : @LJP1203. As with my buddy Collin, I am going to the July 12-13th orientation and hope to meet a lot of you there.
Peace current and future Lakers!
~Landon | ’19