Moving from the 516 to the 407: Disney College Program; Spring/Summer 2017

Ever-since I was ten years old, I've made it a goal to work for the most magical place on Earth: Walt Disney World! As an avid visitor to the property- working there has always been a dream. Last year during Spring break, I went to California for a week to visit Disneyland and San Diego to look at potential graduate schools. When visiting Disneyland, I've become so much more interested in the company- seeing where the original magic was made, and to walk where Walt did was an amazing feeling ...
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Journey of a Pre-Med: Easing the Stress of Applying to Medical School

The journey of preparing for medical school can be a long and arduous one. Tackling multiple different areas to become a well-rounded applicant is one that many do not attempt. Speaking of that, congrats for making it thus far. Whether you have begun to consider a career in medicine or are still exploring your options, reading this blog is one of the first steps. When managing stress, especially stress that is derived from applying, learning about yourself is the first step. Know Yourself...
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My First Year at Farmingdale

My first year at Farmingdale was sure a successful one. I have made so many new friends and have participated in a lot of activities on campus. Yeah, it was scary at first trying to find my way around campus and trying to make new friends. I took the initiative to get involved on campus and I am sure happy I did. From the Welcome Back BBQ to the Throwback Thursday Party, there is something always going on, on campus. The clubs and activities are what makes Farmingdale stand out. I don’t a...
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How to Nail a Job Interview

Graduation is only 3 months away… and you know what that means, right? It’s time to put those degrees to use! Your full-time job will be searching for a full-time job. Take it from someone who has been there, it’s not as easy as it may sound. Job-hunting is a stressful and tiring process, but it’s essential to tackle each interview with 100% dedication and focus. Below, I am going to share my interview experiences, and share some tips to help make this process less stressful for you. I gr...
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Obtaining an Internship in the Business Management Program

Obtaining an internship in the business management department at Farmingdale State College is fairly easy if you put in the time and effort. Of course at the beginning of your journey things are going to seem very difficult and very stressful, but that's exactly what my blog post is here to assist you with. In order to start your search for the perfect internship, there's only one person you need to keep in mind at all times when you have a question or concern: Ms. Michelle Kriegel, who is the i...
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How to Occupy Your Time if You’re A Resident Student

If you’ve lived on campus, chances are that you’ve been bored quite a number of times. Our Resident population is about one in eight and that really shows in the number of things to do here – particularly on the weekends when most of that limited population goes home to visit friends or family elsewhere. Myself and a few other Rambassadors fall into that category and over the years, everyone has come up with their own ways to occupy time between classes and on the weekend. Let’s start out wit...
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Delicious P.O.P’s Dining

There are many food options on campus. My favorite place to eat on campus is P.O.P’s Dining. P.O.P stands for pay one price. The names suites such a fair price because the dining hall is all you can eat buffet style. The dining hall is available for any person that wants to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Residential students can use their student IDs to have access for meals throughout the day. The hours are also convenient; the hours are from 7:30am to 8:30pm. There are only a few small break...
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Resources Available to You on Campus

Office Hours – Take advantage of your professor’s office hours.  This is the time when you can meet them for a one on one interaction and it serves as a great opportunity for you to go over any material you missed, air your concerns, review an exam, or just chat.  Building relationships with your professors will benefit you in the long run, as you are more likely to excel in class, and they may also even serve as a valuable future reference! Tutoring – Not everybody is a natural when it comes...
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Places to Go and People to See

As someone who was born and raised in Farmingdale, NY, I can tell you that this town is the poster card for suburban neighborhoods.  From main streets and monthly festivals, to shopping malls and restaurant chains, this town always has something to do; and Farmingdale State College is right at the edge of it. Farmingdale is border 8 neighboring towns: Plainview, Amityville, Melville, Bethpage, Levittown, Massapequa, Wyandanch, and Babylon. From the center of Farmingdale, each town is about a 5-1...
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What to except as a senior in Computer Programming and Information Systems Major: Wed Track!

Computer Programming and Information System or CPIS, to be short, is an interesting major. It highly demanding job these days due to the amount of technology being used today. Students who wish to enroll in this major will learn new computer languages such as: C++, HTML, and Java. IT (Information Technology) jobs are growing exponentially therefore, this major is in high demand and becoming more competitive. By enrolling as a CPIS major at Farmingdale State College, with a competitive IT departm...
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