Why You Should Consider a Career in Health Care

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How would you like to be highly respected, knowledgeable, and a leader in your community? How would you like to make noticeable impacts in the lives of people such as friends, family, and even strangers?  And how about getting great compensation while doing what you love? Health Care today is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. The population is changing and people are getting older all the time.  With all the new technology and changes in society, there is an increased ne...

On Leadership

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Do you consider yourself to be a leader? All of us have the potential to be great leaders.  However, it takes time and hard work.  Your success is going to depend on how much you want it.  There is a difference between leadership and management.  There is a quote that helps to illustrate a key concept of leadership.  “You manage things, you lead people”– Admiral Grace Hopper.  There is a popular misconception.  Leadership is not just telling people what to do.  Leadership is learning to work...

Hidden Gems of Farmingdale

Many people make the mistake of viewing college as strictly academic.  A lot of people only go to class in a handful of lecture halls then go home.  There is so much more to this campus if you decide to explore and interact with others.  College can be stressful, and even though we have difficult coursework, there is still a time and place for fun and social activities.  Farmingdale State College is full of diverse students, different organizations, and elite academic programs.  When you first c...

Being a Resident Assistant on Campus

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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...

Healthy Eating Options on Campus

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It’s very easy to make healthy eating choices on campus. Farmingdale has so much to offer. Let me tell you a little secret about me. I follow a plant-based diet. This means that I don’t eat meat, eggs, or dairy. I’ve been doing this for health/ethical reasons for the last three months and I’ve never been more satisfied, despite the seemingly limited options. If you have certain dietary restrictions, don’t worry! There is always a way to make it work. When I first came to Farmingdale as a ...

Resources Available to You on Campus

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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...

Your First Time Living Away from Home

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Although I’m a Sophomore now, this is my first year as a resident.  I commuted to school last year for Freshman year before moving Upstate this past summer.  I’m glad I was able to get comfortable with the campus for one full year before moving into the dorms.  Living on campus can seem like a pretty big leap, but I’m here to tell you, that you will be able to manage.  This is the story of my first experience living on campus. I was incredibly nervous on Move-In Day 2016.  I remember it s...

Interesting Electives at Farmingdale

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There are plenty of great courses offered at Farmingdale.  Many of the courses you'll take are needed to satisfy requirements for your major but some of your credits will come from elective courses.  These courses can be a lot of fun because you have a variety of different subjects to choose from.  Also, the workload is not always as demanding as your major courses. There are so many options.  Farmingdale offers a few courses that you maybe wouldn’t expect, such as Anthropology, Horticulture,...