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
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
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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