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 ...

Campus Activities Past Your Classes

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You wake up, go to class, learn some things about your major, go to the library to study for exams, pack your books up, then turn right back around and go home. This is the story of what most college students do on a daily basis, semester after semester. Little do they realize Farmingdale State College offers a plethora of activities for them to participate in after they finish class. Farmingdale State College has over 70 clubs and activities, including four fraternities and four sororities....

What Technologies Students Are Using to Aid in Academic Success at Farmingdale State College

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Every individual has strengths and weaknesses. Well... I do not like to use the word "weakness." Rather, areas in which someone can work on improving.  Understanding these areas is an important part of achieving the highest level of success you are capable of. Knowing one's own limitations is no easy task. This is why those college application essays and interview questions are always so difficult. It is easy to judge the actions of others, but looking towards yourself, now that is a challen...

A Love Affair with Biology

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Upon accomplishing one major milestone in the life of getting into college and completing a degree, Camila Ng, Biology Science major of Farmingdale State College, is graduating in the winter of 2019. “I feel like I have become more independent and more mature. I feel like soon I am going to step into the adult world, which is a big step” said Camila. Her biggest motivation for her to continue to be successful in school is that her parents and her professor inspire her to work harder, and ...

Balancing My Study Life with My Social Life

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College equals no more fun. Now I’m in college, and I can not have any distractions. NO! College is a learning experience and it doesn’t mean you can’t find a balance between socializing and studying. College is a new and exciting time in any student's life. One of the hardest parts of college is balancing your time, especially your social time. College life teaches you important life skills, while preparing you to become independent. I was scared of being distracted by this new world, that ...