CSTEP Is Really a Step Up in Your Education

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What is CSTEP The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program, also known as CSTEP, was implemented by the New York State Department of Education to provide support and exposure to STEM fields to undergraduate students. CSTEP’s goal is to increase diversity in STEM fields by providing guidance to historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students. Students eligible for the program must be pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health...

Sports Are Great, But Don’t Forget Your Studies

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Sports have always been a huge part of my life, and who I am as a person. All throughout high school I was a very active athlete. I was a two-sport athlete who played tennis in the fall and lacrosse in the spring. So naturally, when I decided to come to Farmingdale to further my education, I knew I wanted to play a sport and be involved in the athletics program. I decided my senior year of high school that I wanted to try out for the Farmingdale women’s tennis team. So the summer before m...

What’s New with Esports?

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Last time I wrote about Farmingdale Esports, we were just transitioning from being a club to having multiple different teams for each game we compete in. In the past semester, all of our teams got to compete in leagues for their respective games. Our Esports teams finally got to prove themselves in competitions between many other colleges nationwide. Our FIFA players even won the league they were entered in during their first semester as a team. We have a trophy in the Esports room from the ...

For Your Best Campus Experience, Get Involved!

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Hi, my name is Nyomi Spencer, and I am currently a student at Farmingdale State College. I’m currently a junior studying Business Management. When I came to Farmingdale, I was nervous to get involved on campus. I thought that it wouldn’t benefit me, but I was wrong. After I became an RA, I realized how important it is to be involved on campus. I realized that having more things to occupy your time makes your time here not only better, but memorable. Having things to occupy your time helps wi...

I’m a Rambassador… and Proud of It!

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Many students in college are very eager to graduate and go out into the workplace. But, when the time comes you will realize that you will miss all the things Farmingdale had offered you in your years here. As each semester comes around, you fall into a routine, and after each semester you know that another one is just around the corner. It is a cycle until your last semester shows up, and it’s time for you to go into the real world. It is very strange to think about not returning to Farming...

The Benefits of Using LinkedIn

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If you are not familiar with LinkedIn, it is a program that allows people in the professional world to connect and network, that can lead to landing interviews for internships and careers. LinkedIn can be accessed through their website or through their app, and it is a free service! It is a very popular tool that many utilize. However, there are a lot of young people who don’t have an account or are not familiar with it. I created an account during my first year of college, to try and und...

What Becoming a Rambassador Has Done for Me

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My first semester of college was tricky. I had all this anxiety about passing classes, making friends, getting involved, etc., but it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. Once I got involved on campus, my anxieties about my classes and making friends vanished, and I became a Rambassador. I first heard about being a Rambassador at my freshman orientation. My tour guide was so upbeat and welcoming, he told us what it was like to be a student ambassador for Farmingdale State College...

How to Stay Healthy and Active This Semester

Everyone has a different definition of the word healthy. Health can vary from physical health, such as freedom from illness or injury, and mental health, such as emotional and psychological health. During the semester, the majority of students are busy and feel like they have no time to practice living a healthy lifestyle. Between exams, jobs, and any other extracurricular activities, exercise may not be a priority. Although it may seem impossible, living a healthy and active lifestyle is ma...

Tips for Connecting With Professors and Getting What You Need

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Learning how to study in college can be a daunting task for many students. With lots of information you receive from professors, it can often be difficult to comprehend. Especially figuring out what to focus on for exams or class assignments. However, professors can be a perfect resource! Here are a couple of tips you can use to connect with professors and ensure that you are getting the help that you need. Connect with professors: Go to office hours! Many professors will list their ...

Study Abroad Has Its Advantages

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“TRAVEL MAKES ONE MODEST, YOU SEE WHAT A TINY PLACE YOU OCCUPY IN THE WORLD.” ~ GUSTAVE FLAUBERT “TRAVELING – IT LEAVES YOU SPEECHLESS, THEN TURNS YOU INTO A STORYTELLER.” – IBN BATTUTA I studied abroad this past summer in Florence, Italy. Although I was anxious and nervous, I knew this was something I wanted to do for years. Being abroad teaches you new lessons and gives you new experiences. It’s a chance to see the world through your own lens, and see what else is out there. Now, months ...