The Human Experience: An interview with Bryan Kern ’11 M’13 CAS’13

Bryan Kern

After receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees from his hometown college of SUNY Oswego, Bryan Kern ’11 M’13 CAS’13 drove across the country to California to seek his future—a trip that ultimately resulted in a job as a user experience researcher at none other than world-renowned product and service company: Apple. It was a move that didn’t include a

An Artist Kicks Off His Career

Headshot - Troy Antinora

  Growing up an only child in Webster, N.Y., a suburb of Rochester, Troy Antinora ’16 (right) said he always remembered loving drawing and art, as well as sports. His parents nurtured his love with recreational sports leagues and additional art classes—picking him up from football camp to head to a painting class in the summers.

Alumni Share Career Path Stories, Advice at CNY Career Connections Event

Oswego Alumni in Classroom

On his third day on the job at a high-powered financial firm in New York City, business administration major Elliott Couch ’11 quit. “My boss called me into his office and asked me to close my eyes and imagine myself three years from that moment,” Couch said. Couch was asked, while his eyes were closed, to project

DJ Tumbo: Mixing Music with Motivation Rufaro Matombo ’12

DJ Tumbo: Mixing Music with Motivation Rufaro Matombo ’12

It’s a sold-out crowd in Tyler Hall’s brand new Waterman Theatre; the stage is bathed in purple light. Hundreds of SUNY Oswego students file into their seats for one of the hottest campus events: the African, Latino, Asian and Native American Student Leadership Conference Fashion Show. As the show begins, the music kicks up a

Alumnus Pursues Pro Wrestling Passion

Alumnus Pursues Pro Wrestling Passion

Ian Sison ’10 was just 5 years old when he started watching professional wrestling. A Long Island native, Sison quickly fell in love with the athleticism and showmanship of professional wrestling. “I signed up for the youth amateur wrestling team. I was expecting the big ring with ropes and lights and crowds,” Sison laughed. “When

March Matchness Ends in a Win All-Around

March Matchness Ends in a Win All-Around

SUNY Oswego’s newest graduates came out strong in support of their alma mater during the 2016 March Matchness Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD) fundraising challenge. The Class of 2015 earned bragging rights as the class with the highest number of members (63 donors) making a gift to the college during March. The Class of

Two Graduates Receive 2016 OAA Outstanding Senior Award

Two Graduates Receive 2016 OAA Outstanding Senior Award

The SUNY Oswego Alumni Association selected Eric M. Flagg ’16 and Darlene Le ’16 as winners of the 2016 Outstanding Senior Award. They were recognized during the Commencement Eve Torchlight Dinner and Ceremony on May 13 in the Marano Campus Center. The two graduating seniors were sel­ec­ted from approximately 40 exceptional nom­inees for their academic

GOLD Profile: Alumnus Adapts Advertising to Digital Age

GOLD Profile: Alumnus Adapts Advertising to Digital Age

Jeff Knauss ’07, co-founder of The Digital Hyve, a full service digital marketing agency based in Syracuse, N.Y., always knew he wanted to work in advertising. “I wasn’t like most people,” said Knauss, a former member of the Oswego Alumni Association GOLD Leadership Council. “I wasn’t annoyed by commercials. I always thought it was interesting how

GOLD Profile: Yiserlyn Marte ’08 M’09

GOLD Profile: Yiserlyn Marte ’08 M’09

A Smooth Transition into the Professional World While a lot of young graduates were struggling to find jobs in their field at the time, Yiserlyn Marte ’08 M’09 landed a job at big-four accounting firm KPMG LLP before she even graduated from SUNY Oswego. As a Hispanic teenager from the Bronx, N.Y., Marte came to