“Classroom to Career” to showcase alumni successes in Liberal Arts and Sciences

lia-tileThe College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has invited a number of alumni to return to the SUNY New Paltz campus to speak to current students about the rewarding careers available to liberal arts graduates.

The second annual “Classroom to Career:  The Value of a Liberal Arts Degree” alumni panel will convene on Oct. 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the College Terrace. Panelists will include:

  • Alberto Aquino ’12 (Political Science), Director of Armory College Prep Middle School;
  • Stephanie Adika ’07 (Women’s Studies), Events Director at Verdantix;
  • Anthony Church ’07 (Psychology), Vice President of Operations at Interact Marketing;
  • Joshua Galow ’16 (Anthropology) Vice President of Delegate Engagement, Skytop Strategies;
  • Angelica Snyder ’08 (Sociology – Criminology Concentration, History), Prospect Research Analyst and Coordinator at SUNY New Paltz.

A key focus of the conversation will be how courses and independent study in the liberal arts and sciences helped each of these New Paltz graduates develop transferrable skills, such as written and oral communication, research and critical thinking, which have benefitted them as they’ve progressed through their professions.

“Liberal arts and sciences alumni are succeeding in a vast array of careers, including some seemingly unrelated to their majors,” said Laura Barrett, dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. “Our ‘Classroom to Career’ event allows students to hear about how their undergraduate experiences, including general education courses, can open up a world of unforeseeable opportunities.”

The speakers will field questions from moderator and current graduate student Nicole St. Onge ’16 (Communication Studies – Public Relations), with an audience Q&A to follow.

Also on Oct. 13, from 1 – 4 p.m. in the Student Union, room 100 North, the College will host a Liberal Arts & Sciences Majors Fair for students interested in learning more about some of the many academic departments and programs that call the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences home, including:

The Majors Fair will also involve representatives from the Center for International Programs, the Career Resource Center and Academic Advising, who will be on-hand to give students information about how study abroad, internships and other experiences outside the classroom can support a well-rounded liberal arts education.

More information about opportunities, careers and alumni outcomes in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences can be found on the new “Liberal Arts in Action” webpage.