The Carillon

Spotlight Series

UAlbany Graduates of the Last Decade

Susan Jacobson ’12

Financial Analyst
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
High School: Curtis High School


Why did you choose to attend UAlbany?

After narrowing down school choices, I went to visit my top universities. Despite it being a rainy, cold day, I remember standing on the corner of State Quad closest to the parking lot and feeling like I belonged. It was the first campus I’d visited where I could picture myself roaming around everyday.

As an alum, what are you most proud of?

UAlbany’s continued improvements to adapt to changing needs of the students.

UAlbany’s biggest strength:

Faculty dedication. I never encountered someone who wasn’t rooting for me.


How did your UAlbany education and experience help you to prepare for your current professional role?

Throughout my UAlbany experience, I was consistently pushed out of my comfort zone. There was an expectation that you were going to succeed. It wasn’t what you knew, it was figuring out how to work through the things that you were unfamiliar with.


Why do you support the UAlbany Fund?

While attending the University, I was fortunate to get to know professors, all of whom were hard- working, genuinely kind people. I remember being struck by how much they cared about my classmates and me; our futures really mattered to them. It inspired me to support the University, because I want to support continued success
for students and faculty.