Thursday, December 25, 2014


Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 


Capital Region

Will college grads stay in NY after graduation?

  • Text size: + -
Albany/HV: Will college grads stay in NY after graduation?
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

out of 10

Free Video Views Remaining

To get you to the stories you care about, we are offering everyone 10 video views per month.

Access to our video is always free for Time Warner Cable video customers who login with their TWC ID.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

With graduation weekend in full swing in the Capital Region, finding a job is no doubt on the minds of grads. After an exclusive YNN-Marist Poll, it looks like many of them won't be sticking around the Empire State to find employment. Our Brandon Walker talked to those venturing out into the "real world" to hear what they have to say about their plans.

CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. -- As college grads set out to start their lives after graduation, do their plans include living and working in the Capital Region?

We posed that question to several St. Rose and Sage Colleges graduates Saturday in light of poll numbers that show young adults are in search for a cheaper lifestyle.

The latest YNN-Marist College Poll found 36 percent of young adults say they don't plan to stay in New York because the cost of living is so high, but despite what polls numbers might suggest, the grads we spoke to say they've found jobs and plan to stay in the Capital Region.

"The area is improving around here the economy is improving so, things are just getting better overall,” said Chris Pasquarelli, Sage College graduate.

"I think certain sectors maybe, it does have that capability of you staying here and growing. And then I’m not sure, I’m still trying to figure out myself as well,” said Charmaine Wilson, Sage College graduate.

Commencement ceremonies continue throughout the weekend. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP