Interview with Ilene Frank for the Cooperstown Graduate Program at SUNY Oneonta

Introducing Ilene Frank who graduated from the Cooperstown Graduate Program at SUNY Oneonta in 2001. She currently works as the Chief Curator at a historical society. Thank you to Ilene for answering these questions about her graduate school experience.

 

Why did you choose the Cooperstown Graduate School?

I was accepted to another program as well but that program focused solely on Museum Education.  My experiences working at Historic St. Mary’s City prior to going to graduate school showed me that unless you are working at the largest of museums, you often end up in jobs that at times include curatorial, administrative, education, programmatic and fundraising duties.  I wanted a graduate program that would provide training and experience in the full range of museum work. Continue reading “Interview with Ilene Frank for the Cooperstown Graduate Program at SUNY Oneonta”

Interview with Melissa Olsen for the Cooperstown Graduate Program

The following is the second interview for the Cooperstown Graduate Program at SUNY Oneonta. Thank you to Melissa Olsen for the answers! She graduated in 2016 and currently is an Administrative Assistant at a college. Here is what she has to say about her experience in graduate school.

 

Why did you choose the Cooperstown Graduate School?

The primary reason I chose CGP was the alumni network. With almost a thousand graduates, spanning all fields of the museum industry, I knew there would be someone I could reach out to for anything I may need. And I was right! While I was in school I reached out to numerous alums for help with projects, laws, ideas, etc. Once I graduated I created some very strong relationships with alumni to help with career planning and job opportunities. The alumni network at CGP is unmatched. Continue reading “Interview with Melissa Olsen for the Cooperstown Graduate Program”

State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta

Updated 9/26/2016

This is the review of The Cooperstown Graduate Program based on 24 responses.

For some context, here are some quick facts about The Cooperstown Graduate Program:

  • The Cooperstown Graduate Program is an academic division of SUNY Oneonta
  • approximately 15 students are accepted into The Cooperstown Graduate Program per year
  • on average, graduates have a 90-100% success rate in finding a job within 12 months after graduation
  • there are 4 full-time faculty with additional adjunct professors teaching about 30 students
  • partnered with the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA)
  • part-time assistantships are available as well as grants and scholarships

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