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Marie Suarez

Plenty of hours spent in the laboratory provided Marie the skill set for a career in physical therapy. But it's the extracurricular activities, internships and elective course work that have opened up other exciting possibilities.

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Martin Oeberg

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"The staff has consistently been helpful to me, and Cortland as a whole has absolutely been a positive experience."


Martin Oeberg has never been a person to let opportunities slip away, whether they relate to school or to sports. So when he had the chance to chase a collegiate hockey career in the U.S., the Stockholm native jumped at his dream.

Martin spent his freshman year at a small college outside of Boston with his twin brother, Marcus, and then both of them transferred to Cortland. In Central New York, Martin saw opportunities to succeed, both on the ice and through practical, real-world experiences in the classroom. A computer applications in economics and management course, for instance, taught him how to practice financial planning using maps and other software tools.

Safe from the Start: “I have always felt Cortland was a safe and welcoming place,” Martin says. “The staff has consistently been helpful to me, and Cortland as a whole has absolutely been a positive experience.”

Giving Back: Martin enjoyed the orientation experience so much, he became an orientation assistant the following year so that he could help other students feel as comfortable as he did. “It gave me the chance to meet people that were in the exact same situation as I once was,” he says.