Leadership & Job Opportunities
EOP prides itself in providing students with opportunities for leadership. We do this through offering jobs all throughout the academic year (summer included), and/or opportunities in partnership with the Office of Opportunity Programs (OOP) at SUNY, or in collaboration with external agencies, constituents and our alumni base.
- Academic Year Positions
- Academic Year — Tutor (variety of subjects)
- Academic Year — Peer Mentor
- Academic Year — Office Assistant
- Summer Academy Positions
- EOP Summer Academy Resident Assistant (RA)
- EOP Summer Academy Tutor
- EOP Summer Academy Program Coordinator Position
- Summer Office Assistant
- Graduate Assistant
Leadership & Career Opportunities
- EOP Pre-Medical Opportunity Program
The EOP Pre-Medical Opportunity Program, launched in the summer of 2021, provides academic support, mentorship, clinical exposure, assistance with MCAT preparation, academic coaching, and workshops for qualified EOP students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, helping them gain access and earn their advanced degrees from SUNY medical centers.
- EOP Ambassadors
- Foster Youth College Success Initiative (FYCSI)
Under the Foster Youth College Success Initiative, foster youth are eligible for additional services and funding to assist with applying for, enrolling in and succeeding in college.
- Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society
Chi Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Rho Chapter
The Plattsburgh Chapter, Alpha Rho, was established in the fall of 1999. Members proudly display their XAE pins and honor cords on commencement day as a reflection of their academic excellence and service to the program.
Students who strive for excellence and who would like to receive the distinction of membership in XAE must meet the following eligibility requirements.
Two consecutive semesters of:
- Full-Time enrollment
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater each semester
Founded at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Chi Alpha Epsilon was launched in 1990 in response to an increasing need to acknowledge the continuing successes of students in the Academic Development Program. Recognizing that students who share similar experiences could serve as significant models for others, a Greek letter honor society was proposed by Dr. Elbert Saddler. Dr. Saddler, a university psychologist and counseling coordinator for the ACT 101 Program, identified eligible students and alumni to form the nucleus who are now the founding members of XAE.
Educational Opportunity Programs, and developmental programs at many colleges and universities across the United States, have hailed its formation and in 1996, The National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) has officially endorsed Chi Alpha Epsilon as an honor society for developmental education students. The Council for Opportunity in Education is also encouraging participation.
Chi Alpha Epsilon was formed to recognize the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges and the universities through non-traditional criteria or who utilize developmental and educational support services. Its purposes is to promote continued high academic standards, foster increased communication among its members, and to honor academic excellence achieved by those students admitted to college via developmental/opportunity program pathways or for those who participate in Student Support Services.
The involvement of eligible alumni further enables networking for members. Programs sponsored by the society's chapter encourage other students toward this accomplishment.
The honor society also has the potential to be a significant political force in the support of funding for developmental studies and educational opportunity programs nationwide.
Membership in Chi Alpha Epsilon is offered through Stony Brook University Gamma Theta Chapter to eligible EOP students and alumni. Gamma Theta Chapter was chartered on December 6, 2001 to 32 founding members. Thus, students should hold a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. for two consecutive full-time semester, or 3 or 4 consecutive part-time semesters, and are admitted to Stony Brook University Education Opportunity Program (EOP), as well as students who participate in the student support services federal grant programs are eligible for membership. EOP alumni who graduate with a 3.0 or better cumulative average prior to the formation of the Gamma Theta Omega Chapter may, once a chapter is founded, be organized into graduate chapters.
- CareerEdge Program
A small college in N.J. recently posted a pretty big statement regarding a college degree, “A degree does not guarantee you a job, it simply qualifies you to apply.” This is an important reminder that there are non-academic skills, qualities and experiences that transform applicants into new hires and workplace achievers.
More and more students are looking for opportunities outside of the classroom to better prepare for life after college. In particular, students are seeking their competitive edge in a competitive job market. The Educational Opportunity Program is helping our students find and refine their career edge, and we’re so glad you are willing to help!
We are pleased to announce that EOP will once again offer the annual CareerEdge Weekend. CareerEdge is a career mini-conference for EOP students only and includes workshops, panel discussions, mock interviews and opportunities to network. Students are deeply impacted by the program and are most affected by the amazing alumni who contribute their time and talents.
CareerEdge wouldn’t be possible without YOU.
Application link: (once live)
- Program-wide Advocacy Efforts
Lobbying in Albany to continue funding for EOP across the state!