Future is Bright for UAlbany Grads

Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4989

Kimberly Adamyk, a management information systems major from Poughkeepsie, has a new job as a consultant for Ernst and Young. Jeffrey Amadon, a physics major from Fairport, NY, will work for IBM as an engineer. Maria Santaguida of Syracuse has been accepted into the veterinary school at the University of Illinois. These are just a few of the many successful paths that will be taken by this year's graduating class at the University at Albany.

According to the UAlbany Career Development Center, the fields of consulting and technology are this year's hottest areas for employment. More than 60 percent of Albany's students come from cities and towns south of Albany and many of them return home for employment after graduation.

"The service industry is also huge. There are always openings for those who provide a service to people in areas such as insurance and finance," said Shirley Downey, director of the UAlbany Career Development Center.

The good news does not stop there. According to the Recruiting Trends 2000-2001 report, published by Michigan State University and based upon employers' salary information, salaries are expected to increase for college graduates at all degree levels. The complete report can be found at http://www.csp.msu.edu.

Graduates from previous years have also done well. The UAlbany Career Development Center surveys undergraduate and graduate degree recipients for six months following graduation. Based on responses of more than 700 students who graduated from UAlbany between December 1999 and August 2000, 57% are now employed full-time and another 33% are in graduate school.

One on-going opportunity for current student job seekers is the NYS Colleges and Universities Virtual Career Fair, going on until May 31. Students can register at http://www.nysvirtualjobfair.org/

University at Albany graduates will continue to make their mark in the job market, hearing of opportunities from as many as 160 recruiters on campus this year and next.

For more University at Albany information, visit our World Wide Web site at http://www.albany.edu.


May 18, 2001


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