Alex Storozynski graduated from New Paltz in 1983 with a degree in political science and minors in journalism and law & politics, and has gone on to achieve great things.
He has written for publications such as The Chicago Tribune, and New York Post, and has written editorials for the New York Daily News. It was while working for the Daily News in 1999 that Storozynski, along with his colleagues, won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing.
He now serves as the president and executive director of The Kosciuszko Foundation, which is geared towards “promoting educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Poland.”
Storozynski says that life in the real world is much tougher than college, but there are ways for students to prepare themselves.
“Find internships to take part in that will give you some exposure to the real world,” he said. “Students need to realize that their college years are not only about education, but making contacts as well.”
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Mitch Scott graduated from New Paltz last May, and is already teaching English at LaGrange Middle School.
Meg Zanetich, a recent journalism grad, is now freelancing at two publications in the Hudson Valley.
Anilsa Nunez, who graduated in 1995 with a degree in radio and television performance, is now assistant dean of students and director of residence life at St. John’s University.
Ivey Haber has been wearing many hats since she graduated in May 2009 with an interpersonal communications degree. She’s a freelance art production assistant, set designer for film and TV, and a jewelery and makeup designer.
Katie Koch was a communication disorders major who graduated in December 2009, but now she is a preschool teacher assistant in Coram, N.Y.