Benefits of Getting an Internship

As everyone knows, experience is what matters when it comes to finding a job after college. Unfortunately, the experience that you have is more important in most cases than having a bachelors degree because real life experience is key. Farmingdale State College allows many opportunities in all degree programs for students to get real life experience through internships through the school either paid or for credit. Personally, I have done one internship through the school, I was the first stud...
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The Advantages of Being a Liberal Arts Major

As a Freshmen, I decided to go in as undecided.  I was not sure what to major in and choosing a major is a big step towards your future. With choosing a major it will impact the rest of your life because your main goal is to go after a career that you will enjoy, rather than a job that’s not in your interest. I was then placed in the Liberal Arts department. When it comes to liberal arts there are advantages. You might be asking what is liberal arts? According to the FSC website, liberal art...
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Tips for Managing Online Classes

Online classes are not suitable for everyone. Some people learn better in a group environment with a professor and students, while others learn better on their own. However, some people may have to take online classes because of their schedule. If you have to take online classes but are not really accustomed to them, here are 5 tips that can help you manage online classes. Stay on top of deadlines. The main reason why many people are not able to do well in online classes is because of deadl...
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Being a Resident Assistant on Campus

It all started during my Sophomore Year. I was already living on campus in Orchard Hall. I knew a few of the RA’s and overall I had quite a few friends around the residence halls. I heard a few people talk about becoming an RA but at the time I wasn’t completely sure. I wanted to improve my leadership skills and my people skills in general so I thought that maybe it would be a good idea. By the time the spring semester arrived, the RA selection process had begun. I started noticing flyers around...
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Character, Integrity, and Professionalism

My name is Michael Kelly and I am a senior that is matriculated into the Bioscience Major and Chemistry Minor here at Farmingdale State College. I am a pre-medical student hoping to one day become a cardiothoracic surgeon. I am heavily involved on campus, being a part of an ample number of clubs and organizations while holding many credible leadership positions. Some positions include Senator for Student Body at Large for Student Government Association (SGA), President of Golden Key Internationa...
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Picking a Minor Unrelated to Your Major

Since starting college, I have always found deciding on a major to be a challenge. It is a choice that shapes the rest of your life and alters your daily routine until the day you retire. It is understandable that doing the same exact thing every day may not be fun for everyone. Picking a minor that is unrelated to your major can change this and make your life after graduation interesting. Before college, I decided that I wanted to be in Computer Engineering. However, after getting into c...
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Tips for Freshman Year of College and Beyond

Going into college can be a very scary thing. I have learned so much throughout my college experience and it all started with freshman year. Here is a collection of tips to help you succeed and will contribute to your success. Make sure you show up to class. You never know when a professor is going to have something crucial to say that may help you on a test or quiz. Your attendance also shows that you care. Get your own bank account, if you do not have one already. You are now in colleg...
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Relaxing Apps for the Stressed Student

  Being a student can be a constant balancing act where we feel that we can never get a break. Technology has been intended for recreation, but can sometimes act as a stressor. Apps don’t always need to be used to check on the newest social media star, get a new high score, or remind you of future tasks. Here is a list of free, relaxing, simply-designed apps available for both iOS and Android. 1. Breathe Air This app is very simple to use. There is only one exercise to follow whe...
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Your Home Away From Home

Sometimes when you live far away from your school, desperate times call for desperate measures. Other times, you just need to feel that surge of independence and make your own home away from home. If you think this describes you, then doing is great! What better place to experience that then at Farmingdale State College. I commute to school by car but I made many friends in the dorms here. So I spent quite a lot of time there. Out of all the buildings we have for dorming, I’ve spent most of m...
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Making Connections and Filling the Gap

FSC is a constantly changing and evolving campus. Just this Fall, Conklin Hall was reopened as a new space for Student Activities. Over the past few years there has been a surge in the development of new student clubs and organizations. These organizations might represent a large population of students or smaller interest groups. FSC’s first Greek organization formed in 2011, and since then, the school houses three sororities and four fraternities that are nationally recognized. Many other or...
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