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May 17, 2013

Area schools: Grads face fierce job hunt

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SUNY Delhi’s niche programs position graduates well for the job market, Kimberly MacLeod, director of communications, said in an email.

“Experience is the key,” MacLeod said. “We offer over 500 internship opportunities that give students real-world experience and connect them with potential employers.”

For example, all 17 graduates of the college’s construction technology program anticipate having jobs immediately after graduation, she said. Many of them were hired as the result of internships required as part of earning their degree at SUNY Delhi.

As is typically the case with Hartwick graduates, within a year’s time, between 25 percent 30 percent will pursue graduate school and a little more than 50 percent will be employed, DiMagno said. The remainder will pursue other avenues, such as Teach for America, the Peace Corps, entrepreneurial ventures and travel, she said.

Hartwick graduates have the advantage of a college education that stresses experiential learning through internships, research, and off-campus coursework, DiMagno said. The resumes of the class of 2013 reflect an array of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences that will be invaluable as they pursue postgraduate plans, she said.

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