Oswego Matters

Betty Oberst PhotoThis magazine’s main feature is about one of my all-time favorite passions—and something I, along with the Oswego Alumni Association Board of Directors, have as a primary objective of our alumni engagement efforts—the value of networking and alumni connections. I am proud of the many networking programs we have launched and grown over the years to assist both students and alumni on their career paths. (See Featured Story)

net•work [net-wurk]

verb (used without object)—to cultivate people who can be helpful to one professionally, especially in finding employment or moving to a higher position.

We invite you to be a part of Oswego’s “Get Work Network!” With our ever-growing database of close to 84,000 alumni, your Oswego alumni network is one of the most powerful tools for expanding your cache of career contacts. Register in our exclusive alumni community, OsweGoConnect, and you can search for specific alumni, connect with fellow alumni for job openings, career advice, mentoring and more. So I encourage you to log in and register today if you haven’t already! See the inside front cover of this magazine to learn about the multitude of ways you can connect with fellow Oswego alumni!

Our Oswego alumni LinkedIn group (linkedin.com/groups/48717) and our
alumni Facebook page (facebook.com/oswegoalumni) provide daily networking opportunities for Oswego grads. We invite you to take part in the frequent and lively discussions that take place.

Volunteer to mentor a current student (or a recent grad) through our ASK (Alumni Sharing Knowledge) program; you can critique resumes, offer career advice, provide job shadow experiences, and connect them to internships or co-ops in your company. The extent of your involvement is totally up to you … but the benefit to our students and recent grads … priceless! Assisting our current students or helping our new grads launch their careers is one of the most valuable ways you can reach back and give a hand up.

Even though you can stay connected to Oswego through our many social and career networks and on the web, we love to meet our Oswego alumni the old-fashioned way—in person! We hope that you come back and see us soon in person to check out all of the amazing improvements to campus. Attend a Local Lakers regional event … or offer to plan and host one in your community!

King Alumni Hall, your alumni “home” when you return to campus, is a welcoming place to stop by, peruse yearbooks and alumni memorabilia and share your favorite Oswego memories; we enjoy hearing them all!

So return for Reunion Weekend (June 7-10, 2018), come back next fall for our new Homecoming tradition (See Homecoming Story) or to cheer on a Lakers team, take in a theatre production or Artswego performance. We look forward to seeing you soon. And don’t forget to join our many alumni social media networks today!

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