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Get Ready for New Opportunities at St. Joseph’s College

Get Ready for New Opportunities at St. Joseph’s College

Are you ready? At St. Joseph’s College (SJC), you’ll get the personal attention and experience you need to be ready to achieve your goals. With tuition rates among the lowest of private colleges in the area, SJC is committed to keeping costs down and standards high so you can earn a degree of value at a low cost. Innovative Programs Give You the Competitive Edge SJC’s award-winning education stays true to its founding values — integrity, intellectual rigor, social responsibility, spiritual depth and service. Led by a faculty of industry leaders who serve as valued mentors to students, SJC offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs, including: Child Study, prepare for a state teaching certification in the following areas: Early Childhood, Childhood and Special Education. Criminal Justice, which offers you a choice of five specialty tracks — Law & Justice, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Community Corrections or Technology and the Criminal Justice System — so you can begin or advance your career. Health Care and Nursing, be ready for a successful career in the health care field with undergraduate and graduate programs in Nursing, Therapeutic Recr­eation, Medical Technology, Health Admin­is­tra­tion, Human Services, Speech, Psychology and Hospitality and Tourism Man­age­ment (Health Care Hospi­tality concentration available). Marketing, combined with business and accounting courses, SJC’s extensive curriculum prepares undergraduate and graduate students for several career paths, including Market Re­search and Analysis, Sales, Advertising, Development and Public Relations. Computer Information Technology, graduate with the critical thinking skills necessary to thrive in an exciting, growing field. Become an innovative thinker, and solve problems in diverse areas, such as Pro­gram­ming, Database Management and Desktop Support. Political Science, prepare for success in an array of fields with knowledge of the legal, institutional and ethical arrange­ments of governments, societies and power. Professors work closely with the History, Criminal Justice and Journ­alism and New Media Studies departments to ensure students receive a well-rounded education. Business Administration, developing tomorrow’s business leaders by providing an extraordinary education in every facet of business: Management, Opera­tions, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Human Resources and Law. Five-year bachelor’s to master’s dual degree programs in various disciplines that fast-track your educational goals by allowing students to complete two degrees in five years. Three Campuses, So You Can Find the Right One Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report, students choose SJC for its small class sizes, vibrant student life and commitment to compassionate service to others. Its 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio means students benefit from engaged faculty who serve as mentors and advisers. SJC offers something for everyone with three campuses in Patchogue, Brooklyn and On­line. SJC Long Island is located on a 32-acre lakeside campus in Patchogue. The campus features many amenities, including the Clare Rose Play­house, Callahan Library, John A. Danzi Athletic Center and a 24.8-acre outdoor field complex. In addition, the campus will also include a state-of-the-art new student center in 2023. SJC Brooklyn is at the center of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. The campus features the Dillon Child Study Center and the Hill Center with a 270-seat, NCAA-regulation basketball and volleyball court. SJC Brooklyn also offers off-campus housing for students at the St. George/Clark Residence. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs,” SJC Online — the College’s fully online campus — offers more than 25 online degree programs. SJC Military and Veteran Affairs SJC is continually recognized as a military-friendly school and ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Military Times for its commitment to providing opportunities to America’s veterans and active military. SJC is a proud participant in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program and offers special tuition rates for service members and their families. Our dedicated Office of Military and Veteran Services provides its military-affiliated students with the necessary resources that lead to personal, academic and professional success. Opportunity Will Knock and You’ll Be Ready to Answer SJC graduates go into the world ready for lives of purpose and achievement with a highly regarded education. The Col­lege’s network of more than 44,000 alumni helps provide guidance, networking opportunities and tangible jobs. Ready to Discover Your Full Potential? SJC Is Ready Too. To find out how SJC can help you reach your potential, visit sjcny.edu. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Queensborough: a Gateway for Entrepreneurs

Queensborough: a Gateway for Entrepreneurs

Former Queensborough Community College student Màteo Sàenz, ‘19, Scientist, Entrepreneur and Innovator, is on a Mission to Change the World. Sàenz became interested in bamboo after learning (on a TED Talk) how it was used to construct innovative, retractable houses. “I was intrigued by these naturally sourced structures,” said Sàenz, originally from the foothills of Quito, Ecuador. So, he went to learn more in Bali, Indonesia, where graceful bamboo architecture, perfect for its tropical climate, is popular. He applied for and was awarded a scholarship (funded by Kenzo X U Parfums) Schol­arship. One of 10 selected from more than 1000 applicants, Sàenz joined the Comprehensive Build and Design course at what is known as Bamboo U. “I learned that bamboo reduces carbon in the air, offers economic opportunities, is sustainable and provides shelter for people who lost their houses due to natural disasters.” He built his first lightweight, foldable prototype of a bamboo house, working alongside the most talented bamboo crafts people in the world. Sàenz says his goal is to “bring bamboo huts to the states and deploy hospitals anywhere in the world.” The roots of Sàenz’s passion for bamboo houses and for many of his remarkable achievements began at Queensborough where he enrolled in the fall of 2017 to major in Biotechnology. “Queensborough was a great launching pad for my academic career,” said the Suffolk County resident. “I did scientific research at Queensborough my first week, which is unheard of at other colleges, including several CUNY colleges, and presented my findings at 12 different conferences, all within my first year. I was encouraged to explore my interests and, in my last semester, discovered the College’s advanced 3D lab which uses sophisticated equipment most companies in the world don’t even have. Most importantly, I received caring mentorship from Queensborough teachers like Michael Lawrence in Engineering Technology and Christine Mooney in Business to push forward toward excellence.” Sàenz also participated in Queensborough’s entrepreneurship programming. He won the fall 2018 CUNY Innovation Challenge with Eagle-I, a bladeless drone he developed to improve surveillance capabilities. He created a prototype using the Engineering Technology lab with the support of Lawrence. Currently, Sàenz is attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he is taking one on-campus class, including a lab, in cell and molecular biology. Since summer 2020 he has been a Peer Success Coach there with Student Academic Success Program (SASP). “This program has really opened my eyes to the incredibly challenging times many students are facing, including homelessness, health crises or food insecurity. Yet, these same students are among the most creative and resilient people I’ve ever met. They find ways to stay strong and get their degrees.” When Sàenz isn’t serving as a Peer Success Coach or studying in the lab at John Jay, he is training to be a paramedic at Stony Brook University in Suffolk County. He plans to graduate from Stony Brook and John Jay next spring. Sàenz is intensely curious and determined to make a difference. He is never too busy to get involved, take on another project or learn a new skill. These last two months he hosted a virtual medical and health science camp for over 300 students in the Virgin Islands and then branched off for an entrepreneurial young CEO (Chief Executive Officer) camp, to teach about media editing software and animation tools. “My mission is to pool my knowledge in the fields of science and innovation to help people everywhere live a healthier, better quality of life.”

Molloy College’s Open House Set for April 24

Molloy College’s Open House Set for April 24

Molloy College’s Open House is scheduled for Sunday, April 24, at 1 p.m. “One of the strengths of a Molloy education is the direct contact our students have with their peers and their professors,” said Dr. James P. Lentini, Molloy’s president. “These positive interactions take place on campus every day and we are looking forward to bringing that same energy to our open house on April 24.” Molloy College Emphasizes Careers, Value and Values College-bound students and their parents are always looking for an academic environment that offers the best fit and the best value for their tuition dollars. Molloy was recently ranked the #18 “value added” college in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal, arguably the nation’s premier financial publication. Molloy has also earned other honors, including being ranked the #10 best value among Catholic colleges nationwide by College Values Online and consistently being ranked as one of the best colleges in the region by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to being recognized as a great value, Molloy is one of the lower-priced private colleges in the region. Approxi­mately 90 percent of Molloy students receive some form of institutional aid, and Molloy’s retention rate of nearly 90 percent (one of the highest in the country) means that most of its students graduate on time. “We are dedicated to providing our students with the best possible value. If you come to Molloy, you graduate with a job in your field at a salary that’s significantly higher than average.” – Dr. James Lentini, President, Molloy College Investing in Student Success “We invest in our students’ success and we prepare them to be successful. Molloy students are committed to a value system that stresses a strong work ethic, resiliency, professionalism and leadership,” said President Lentini. “This is why they graduate, and why they get hired. We reach beyond the classroom and educate the entire person.” A small student-to-faculty ratio (10:1) means that students are more than a number to Molloy professors, who provide input and guidance that enable students to pursue their dreams. Academic Programs That Fuel Careers Molloy students can earn degrees in a variety of outstanding academic programs (including nursing, business, education, social work, music therapy, computer studies and many more) that lead to rich and rewarding careers. Additionally, Molloy offers a variety of graduate and doctoral programs that provide the opportunity for students to further enhance their career or take a new direction while pursuing a passion. These programs include a variety of MBA options, as well as programs in clinical mental health counseling, criminal justice, music therapy, speech-language pathology, education and nursing. What’s New Some of Molloy’s newer offerings include an online MBA, as well as a new degree completion program that will enable returning students to easily complete their undergraduate degree. In fall 2021, the School of Business launched a new major in entertainment and sport management. One of Molloy’s newest programs is The Experiential Academy. This two-year program enables students to fulfill their entire general education requirements through hands-on, active, in-the-world learning. This program meets only one day a week on campus and uses online modules and assignments to create flexibility in the learning environment. At the end of two years, students will have completed an associate degree and have the opportunity to transition into most majors at the College. Visit molloy.edu to learn more about the April 24 Open House or to schedule an in-person tour.

Types of Higher Education Institutions

Types of Higher Education Institutions

Institutions identify themselves in various ways. Their names may indicate method of establishment, who is/was served, the disciplines focused on and the type of education provided. An institution can express itself as one type or many. For example, an institution can identify as a R-1 doctoral (Carnegie classification), land-grant, polytechnic, NCAA Division III, private, residential, nonprofit university such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The following are terms associated with higher education institutions. There are many nuances and exceptions to these definitions. The following offers a basis for understanding how institutions may define themselves and provides a glimpse into the history of higher education in the U.S. ‘The Academy’ and Academia Both these terms are synonymous with higher education and are derived from the ideals found in Plato’s school of philosophy, called “The Akademia,” c. 365 BCE. The terms refer to the place and culture of teaching, higher learning and research. Accredited Institution An institution that meets quality standards established by nongovernmental accrediting agencies and federal and state approval agencies. There are both institutional and program-specific accrediting agencies. The U.S. Department of Education provides an overview, history, and list of agencies. Websites of accrediting bodies list accredited institutions. College Typically, an institution that focuses on four-year baccalaureate degrees, but sometimes also confers associate, master’s and doctoral degrees. The second-oldest institution and the oldest to continuously use “college” in its name is the College of William and Mary (Va.), chartered in 1693. Community College (typically Public) and Junior College (typically private) Institutions that focus on two-year associate degrees, vocational, technical, and professional training. The first of the type was Joliet Junior College (Ill.), a public institution established in 1901. Also, there are military junior colleges Division I, II or III Refers to the National College Athletic Association’s three-division structure for organizing athletic programs at various sizes and types of institutions. Each division has separate conferences (or groupings of teams) that compete against each other annually such as the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big Ten and the Ivy League. For-Profit Institution This is an institution created privately by businesses and companies. The earned revenue is returned to noneducational expenses and investors. More information can be found at thebestschools.org/resources/for-profit-colleges. Hispanic-Serving Institution This name is a U.S. Depart­ment of Education designation afforded by application. An institution must have at least 25 percent Hispanic students to be considered. As of 2018, there were 411 HSIs. Historically Black Colleges and Universities These are defined by The Higher Education Act of 1965 as “any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans.” The earliest HBCUs were started in the northern U.S. in the early and mid-1800s. Some were established as professional schools, such as teachers’ colleges. Additionally, HBCUs were established through the Morrill Act of 1862 and the Second Morrill Act of 1890. The oldest HBCU is Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, established in 1837. In 2020, there were 107 HBCUs in the U.S. Institutes and Academies These are institutions that focus on a specific topic, research area or discipline. Examples in the arts include the Maryland Institute and College of Art, the Pratt Institute and the Penn­sylvania Academy of Fine Art. Land-Grant Institution An institution established as the result of the Morrill Act in 1862 or the Second Morrill Act in 1890. The first act, modeled after Michigan State University, afforded states (excluding Southern states engaged in the Civil War against the U.S. government) to use or sell federal lands to establish universities focused on scientific agriculture and civil and mechanical engineering. Later, the Second Morrill Act of 1890 included Southern states previously excluded. It should be noted these federal lands were expropriated tribal lands from Native peoples. Some names used by land-grant institutions include: • Agricultural and Mechan­ical or A&M • Agricultural and Technical or A&T • Polytechnic or Tech • Many but not all state universities are land-grant institutions • Institutions Not all institutions using these names are land-grant institutions, including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, established in 1824, and the first of its type. Liberal Arts College An institution focused on a broad field of study related to disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Communication, critical thinking and creative problem solving are emphasized in small classroom settings. The moniker “liberal” is not a political distinction. Men’s College This is an institution that enrolls only males (some include students who identify as men). Until the late 20th century, most colleges and universities only served men (primarily white men). The last Ivy League school to become coeducational was Columbia University in 1983. Virginia Military Institute became coeducational in 1997 after a Supreme Court ruling. Today, there are three men-only institutions (all private): Hampden-Sydney College (Va.), Morehouse College (Ga.) and Wabash College (Ind.). Military School An institution that trains officers for the U.S. military; there are three types. Federal service academies are federal higher education institutions for training commissioned officers; there are five. Senior military colleges are institutions for educating and training reserve officers; there are 10. Military junior colleges are two-year institutions training commissioned officers for the U.S. Army Reserve; there are four. Nonprofit Institution A U.S. Internal Revenue Service–designated institution, which is tax-exempt through application and as defined by IRS section 501(c)3. Commonly referred to as a charitable organization or 501(c)3, a nonprofit institution is organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes, and as such may receive state and federal aid as well as tax-deductible contributions. According to NCES, of the 3,947 higher education institutions, 3,259 were nonprofit institutions in 2019. Nonresidential (also “Commuter”) College or University An institution where students do not live in campus-afforded housing such as dormitories, and other campus life activities are limited or not provided. Many community colleges and junior colleges are nonresidential. Normal School and Teachers’ College These institutions once trained students for the teaching profession. Normal schools trained teachers for primary schools. The name comes from St. Jean–Baptiste La Salle of France, who created the concept of instilling behavioral norms in students. In the U.S., normal schools were first established in the early and mid-1800s. The second U.S. normal school, established in 1839, still exists today as Framingham State University (Mass.). Many normal schools changed their names to teachers’ colleges in the early 20th century. The word “teachers’” was dropped in the mid- and late 20th century, when institutions became comprehensive colleges and universities. Many, but not all, normal schools and teacher’s colleges enrolled women only. There were also HBCU normal and teachers’ colleges. Private (also “Independent”) Institution An institution operating independently from the state government. Many, but not all, are nonprofit organizations and accredited. Professional School An institution that prepares a student for a particular profession, practice or industry such as law, business and medicine. The degree may be an associate, baccalaureate, master’s or doctorate. A professional school may be embedded in an institution or be a stand-alone. Public (also “State”) Institution An institution operating as a part of state government. Religiously Affiliated An institution that identifies with a religion, denomination or faith. The manner and extent to which religion is manifested in the education of students vary widely. The oldest institution, Harvard University, was founded in 1636 by Puritans. According to 2019 NCES data, of the 3,947 degree-granting postsecondary institutions, there were 866 religiously affiliated institutions. Residential College or University An institution where students live on campus in housing provided. Student, faculty and staff participate in a learning community, which integrates classroom experiences and other campus life activities. Also, there are low-residency programs at residential institutions that combine distance education and residential experiences. The first low-residency program was created at Goddard College (Vt.) in 1963. Seminary and Divinity School An institution that prepares students to become an ordained priest, minister or rabbi. The first seminary in the U.S. was Andover Theological Seminary (Mass.), founded in 1807 (now Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School). Tribal Colleges and Universities Institutions “created and chartered by its own tribal government or the federal government for a specific purpose: to provide higher education opportunities to American Indians through programs that are locally and culturally based, holistic, and supportive.” TCUs emerged in the late 1960s as a movement to stop eradicating American Indian culture in education. The first TCU, Diné College (Ariz.), was established in 1968. Currently, there are 37 TCUs. University Typically, an institution larger than a college offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs emphasizing research. Women’s College An institution that only enrolls females (some also admit nonbinary students and students who identify as women). Many women’s colleges began as female seminaries (also known as “academies”) and focused on comportment. In the 1800s, female normal schools emerged and later transformed into teachers’ colleges, and finally comprehensive institutions. The first institution chartered as a four-year, baccalaureate-granting women’s college was Wesleyan College (Ga.) in 1836. Currently, there are 37 women’s colleges (all private). Work College An undergraduate institution that requires students to participate in a work, learning and service program all four years. Its predecessor was the manual labor college of the 19th century. The purpose of both the manual labor and work colleges was to provide opportunities to those without means to attend college (students built and sustained the college community in exchange for their education). Today, nine work colleges are overseen by the U.S. Department of Education and must meet specific requirements for the designation. This primer is only meant to serve as a brief overview. The author acknowledges that there remains a greater depth and breadth to the history of individual institutions, types of institutions and higher education in the U.S. at large. Due to space constraints, identifiers related to various ranking agencies such as “military-friendly,” “LGBTQIA-friendly,” etc. are not included Source: excerpted from an article by Kathy Johnson Bowles for InsideHigherEd.com

Realize Your Dreams at Queens College

Realize Your Dreams at Queens College

Discover for yourself why Queens College (QC) is the place to build your future. With over 170 undergraduate and graduate programs — many offered online — ranging across various fields such as accounting, computer science, education, music and more, Queens College will give you the solid foundation needed to reach your goals. You’ll receive a degree of exceptional value, not just in the quality of your education, but also in the quality of your experience. A Queens College education will empower you, not crush you under student debt. Nearly 70 percent of full-time undergraduates receive need-based aid, and over 85 percent of students who enter as freshmen and graduate within four years earn their degrees without taking federal student loans. The College will help make this possible through “QC in 4" which provides resources and support to help you finish your bachelor’s degree on time. There's a reason why The Princeton Review has named QC a “Best College” for 30 straight years. The College ranks in the top 1 percent of colleges nationwide in helping disadvantaged students attain upward social and economic mobility. Its alumni go on to great careers and become leaders in all fields. New this spring, the Queens College School of Business and the School of Arts offer the best of the liberal arts while building on emerging trends and its vast network of business partners and community organizations. These new schools will combine coursework in areas such as fintech and studio art with interdisciplinary research and community collaboration, preparing students to solve real-world problems. QC students are academically strong, speak more than 111 languages at home, and come from over 140 countries. They benefit from programs such as honors, internships, service-learning, and study abroad. There are more than 100 clubs and student organizations, and extracurricular activities for everyone at Queens College. QC participates in Division II athletics, with a total of 15 men’s and women’s teams. The College has tennis courts, a renovated Olympic-size pool and a fitness center as well as a brand-new track and soccer field. And with QC’s affordable on-campus housing in The Summit Apartments, on-campus parking, and shuttle service to and from transit hubs in Flushing and Jamaica, you can enjoy the full college experience in the world’s borough. Build your future at Queens College. qc.cuny.edu

Five Towns College Is Dedicated to Creative Students

Five Towns College Is Dedicated to Creative Students

This year, Five Towns College celebrates 50 years of excellence dedicated to creative students. This speaks volumes about the strength of a specialized institution with a mission focused on a creative learning community. There, students develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to pursue careers in: Audio Recording Technology, plus NEW M.P.S. program starting Fall 2022 Business Management Film/Video Interactive Media Arts Mass Communication Music Performance / Teacher Education Theatre Arts Five Towns College is specially designed for students who enjoy being actively engaged in their passion. Its highly credentialed faculty respects their creative abilities and nurtures their talents in classroom settings that average a faculty to student ratio of 12:1. Students benefit from the experience of critically acclaimed actors, design and technology experts, musicians, movie producers and esteemed cinematographers, published writers, talented educators, and professionals in many related fields. Furthermore, Five Towns students enjoy professional training on industry standard equipment in real world settings that are designed to prepare them for a rewarding career. Beyond its academic disciplines, the Five Towns College experience supports its students in so many ways: Private and Affordable – Five Towns College has the lowest tuition of any private college on Long Island and offers competitive financial aid packages based on need, talent and merit. It is committed to improving the lives of Long Islanders and has demonstrated this with a generous scholarship program that benefits 95 percent of its students. Beautiful, Suburban Campus – Five Towns College offers all the first-class amenities that college-bound seniors expect. From modern residence halls and athletic facilities, to computer labs, film and television studios, audio/sound stages, broadcast facilities, and theatres - these are all there, close to home. The campus is centrally located in the heart of Long Island, New York, just an hour by car or train from the heart of Manhattan. A Vibrant Creative Community – From near and far, students are drawn to this creative community of artists and scholars. They share their unique talents as musicians, actors, audio recording specialists, filmmakers, artists, broadcasters, music teachers, and more. Active Campus Life – Campus life is energizing with an active Student Government and Residence Hall Associations, as well as USCAA Division III Sound Athletics men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, volleyball and cross-country teams. The FTC Sound Men’s Soccer Team claimed the 2021 Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) Championship, and the Sound Women’s Basketball Team recently clinched the HVIAC title after an exciting run-up to the championship. Local High School and Graduate Initiatives – The College’s Summer High School Scholars program is available to high schoolers. See IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS for details. The Graduate and Doctoral Fellowship Performance Initiative offers Music Educators and Performers the opportunity to play in large ensembles and earn graduate degrees with funded scholarships, too. A Broad Range of Academic, Career & Support Services – Career Center professionals prepare you for that big interview or career break. The Counseling Center supports your personal growth and tutoring is available, if needed. Accreditations – Five Towns College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Association of Schools of Theatre. The Teacher Education Division is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Learn More about Five Towns College – RSVP to the next Open House at ftc.edu/rsvp. Study what you love and pursue a career you will enjoy. For 50 years, Five Towns College has shown how one campus with one mission focuses on helping its students succeed. Learn why students say, “Five Towns College . . . is My College!” Go to FTC.EDU IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS – High School Students Can Experience FTC During the Summer!! Scholarships are available for 10th, 11th and 12th graders in the Summer High School Scholars Program! Plus, 11th and 12th graders can earn up to 6 college credits! You may be thinking: We could make the financial commitment to college, but is our child committed to pursuing their passion and turning it into a career path? Why not find out by encouraging them to explore the Summer High School Scholars Program? Go to ftc.edu for more details and apply today!

Discover Growth and Opportunity at California University of Pennsylvania

Discover Growth and Opportunity at California University of Pennsylvania

You’re ready to explore. To question. To discover your path to the future. As you enter this new phase in your life, the staff and faculty at California University of Pennsylvania are ready to assist you on your journey. Cal U connects classroom learning with real-world experiences designed to help every student grow. You’ll be empowered to unlock your story. Enter the Workforce with Knowledge Today’s workforce is competitive, so job candidates need to be career-ready, possessing universal skills that let them work effectively and efficiently on any team. That’s why Cal U provides not only career-focused learning, but also the hands-on experience and knowledge you’ll need to compete for those top-level jobs in the industry you choose. Whether you know where you’re going or are still figuring out your destination, Cal U has an academic program that’s just right for you! California offers more than 100 undergraduate and over 95 graduate programs in specialized areas of study. You can: Construct a career in advanced manufacturing with mechatronics engineering technology, the only four-year program of its type in Pennsylvania. Or earn a degree in industrial technology management, 100 percent online. Enter the business world with specialized skills in accounting, finance, management or marketing. Then add a competitive edge — and learn to manage big data — with a SAS certificate in data science, among the most in-demand credentials in today’s job market. Keep an eye on the sky with a career in meteorology. Head outdoors with a degree in fisheries and wildlife, geology or natural resource management. Or turn your love of animals into a career in veterinary technology. Shape the future of education by teaching children, including kids with special needs. Or create safer communities with a degree in criminal justice, where you can focus on homeland and international security, criminology, forensic science or cyber forensics. Knowledge is vital, but experience counts, too. Cal U prepares you to enter the workforce with internships, practicums and study-abroad programs. These opportunities supplement classroom education, build your résumé and get you ready to meet the demands of today’s job market. STEM Skills Are the Key to the Future In this digital age, technology isn’t confined to the lab. It’s a part of everyday life. For more than 40 years, Cal U has made science and technology its special mission. You’ll find information literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) infused throughout the curriculum — even in programs where you might not expect it. For example: Imagine preschoolers who use robots to learn their ABCs, or special needs students using iPads to reinforce behavioral skills. Cal U’s teacher-education students work with the latest classroom technology and software — and they share their learning with teachers in area schools. Cal U’s Music and Theatre Department houses an innovative, multidisciplinary program in commercial music technology — the intersection of art and science. Theatre majors can specialize in design and entertainment technology, exploring equipment and software used throughout the entertainment industry. Cal U English students have been involved in a series of digital storytelling projects that bring history into the digital age. Recognizing the power of images as well as words, the communication studies program teaches the graphic design skills essential for social media and video production. Realize Success Cal U’s technology focus doesn’t mean it’s lost that personal touch. You’ll have the support you need to feel right at home and discover success. California offers small classes, with an average class size of just 19 students. And every class is taught by an expert faculty member, not a graduate student or teaching assistant. Online and on campus, Cal U’s faculty and staff take a real interest in the success of their students. They take pride in seeing students graduate with both the skills and the confidence needed to reach their career goals. All Cal U students, including first-year students, have access to career advisers from the Career and Professional Development Center. With your advisers’ help, you can explore career options and develop a Career Advantage plan that’s the perfect fit for your skills, talents and interests. It’s never too soon to start building the future you envision! See for Yourself Visit Cal U’s beautiful 294-acre campus or get a glimpse of what Cal U has to offer by taking a virtual tour online. You can contact the Welcome Center today at (724) 938-1626 for details about campus visits and open house events, or learn more online at calu.edu/visit. Live, learn and grow with Cal U.

New Plymouth State Programs in Forensics, Game Design, and Sustainability

New Plymouth State Programs in Forensics, Game Design, and Sustainability

At Plymouth State University (PSU) you’ll gain real-world experience working on issues that you care about, and the University’s three new bachelor of science programs can set you up for success in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. STEM-Oriented Forensic Science The forensic science program is geared toward both science and non-science students with a passion for investigation and problem-solving. It’s the only one of its kind offered by a New Hampshire public university or college. Courses in criminal justice, chemistry, psychology, computer science, biology, and anthropology are featured in this STEM-oriented program. PSU’s program is unique because at other universities, access to laboratory equipment is generally restricted to graduate and post-doctorate students. PSU undergraduates train on lab equipment so they are ready to work in the forensics field when they graduate. You can choose from one of three specialties: laboratory science, computer forensics (i.e., cyber-attacks) or forensic psychology. Projections indicate strong career growth opportunities with government agencies or private laboratories, in forensic life science, private investigation, and information security. Focus Your Game Design Studies on Creative Media or Technology Student-created games of increasing sophistication stem from studies in art, business, computer science, communication, and graphic design, along with game design principles and practice. You can focus in either Creative Media or Technology to position yourself for work as an innovative game designer, interactive web developer, digital artist, and in other related fields. This exciting new program provides the skills needed in a rapidly advancing field, and the program offers a unique blend of both the hard and soft skills that employers prize. You will benefit from a wide range of University resources, including state-of-the-industry equipment in a facility comparable to those among leading technical and research institutions. PSU’s robotics lab, video production suites, art galleries, computer labs, and other assets, including a planned eSports Club and dedicated lounge, combine to offer multiple pathways to explore, experiment, and master essential concepts. Studies for a More Sustainable and Equitable Future Become an “agent of change” who puts what you learn into action in your career and your life. You will develop combined skill sets in PSU’s sustainability studies program from fields including business, the social sciences, the arts and humanities, environmental science, and public health. Your grounding in science will be complemented by a crucial understanding of factors that affect human behavior and by acquiring communication skills needed to influence others. The program engages students in interdisciplinary learning on local, national, and global scales. You will learn systems-thinking approaches for identifying and resolving sustainability-related problems and develop skills to promote equitable community, collaboration, and collective action while addressing sustainability-related challenges. The professional and transferable skills you learn will prepare you for careers in global corporations, government agencies, private practice, and other settings. PSU’s Integrated Cluster Learning Model Interdisciplinary hands-on, project-based work will challenge you to tackle real-world problems, and students in all of PSU programs benefit from the perspectives and experience of faculty members from multiple disciplines. PSU Sees Faces, Not a Number PSU looks closely at each applicant’s character, leadership qualities, initiative, and special talents, and sees you as a unique individual. At PSU, everyone wants to help you succeed. Academic Advising, Career Development, Plymouth Academic Support Services (PASS), and the Writing Center are among the many services designed for you. Work Hard, Play Hard Plymouth’s lively downtown is bordered by the White Mountain National Forest and New Hampshire’s scenic Lakes Region — perfect for hiking, biking, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, or just relaxing. Think of the campus as a laboratory, a classroom, and a playground. PSU is within 30 minutes of some of New England’s best skiing at four major areas. Club and intramural sports encourage everyone to play, and the Outdoor Center offers free use of recreational equipment and sponsors trips, so you can learn or practice skills like rock climbing, paddling, surfing, and skiing. Contact Plymouth State University There are many great programs to choose from and you can even design your own, whether you attend PSU in-person or remotely. Take the first step toward your future by visiting plymouth.edu or contacting the Office of Admission at 800-842-6900; admissions@plymouth.edu.

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology: Meet the Future You

Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology: Meet the Future You

Founded in 1932, and located in New York City, Vaughn College is a private, nonprofit, four-year college that enrolls more than 1,500 students in master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs in engineering, technology, management and aviation on its main campus in New York City and online. The student–faculty ratio of 14 to 1 ensures a highly personalized learning environment. Faculty and staff know students as individuals and work with them to enhance their college experience. Eighty-eight percent of Vaughn College graduates are placed in professional positions, 75 percent in their field of study, or choose to continue their education within one year of graduation. In recent years, outside of a pandemic, Vaughn’s outcomes for students typically average more than 95 percent and have been 99% percent 98 percent and 97 percent for the three prior years. Ninety percent of students receive some type of financial aid. The institution serves many first-generation college students and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Vaughn College was ranked number one in upward mobility among 2,137 colleges according to a study reported in 2017 in The New York Times. This means Vaughn is fulfilling its mission by moving students from the bottom 40 percent to the top 40 percent in income. Vaughn has been recognized as a best regional college in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report for the twelfth year in a row. The career development office provides year-round opportunities for on-campus recruitment, employment and internships nationwide. Recent laboratory additions include a leading-edge engineering lab that allows students to experience the application of automation technology through the use of robotic devices, a new chemistry lab and a new energy conversion and smart grid power system lab. The College’s engineering curriculum also provides students with the understanding and application of design software such as SolidWorks and CATIA (Computer-Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application) found in a variety of industries. Vaughn’s own master’s degree in airport management is uniquely targeted to an industry that employs thousands and contributes significantly to the regional economy and Vaughn now offers a master of business administration degree in aviation management. Vaughn houses a $1-million flight simulator laboratory that enables students to take off alongside a member of the flight faculty to complement the learning experience. Partnerships with flight training institutions enable students to pursue Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight certifications and ratings. Vaughn recently expanded the current training program with an air traffic control simulation laboratory that allows students to train on the same state-of-the-art equipment used by the FAA; and an associate of occupational studies in aviation maintenance along with FAA airframe and powerplant certification is available through Vaughn’s Aviation Training Institute. Vaughn is also one of the only institutions in New York to offer a degree in mechatronic engineering and is one of four institutions in the country that received accreditation for the program by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. Recent graduates have pursued advanced degrees at such institutions as Columbia, Stony Brook and Texas A&M and graduates work at companies including NASA, SpaceX, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, JetBlue, Atlas Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Students also have the opportunity to engage in internships with engineering, management and aviation-related companies such as Boeing, NASA, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce. This real-world experience helps students to explore career options as well as build expertise in their field of study. The College’s residence hall features panoramic views of Manhattan and a staff eager to assist students in taking advantage of all that New York City has to offer. An array of clubs and organizations are available to students, including the Robotics Club, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Club, American Association of Airport Executives–Student Chapter, Women in Aviation, International and the Hispanic Society of Aeronautical Engineers. Vaughn also competes in intercollegiate athletics as a member of the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in basketball, soccer, cross country and tennis. Find out if Vaughn is the right institution for you. Visit vaughn.edu, email admitme@vaughn.edu or call 1-866-6VAUGHN. Visit Vaughn on Facebook at facebook.com/VaughnCollegeFB and on Instagram at instagram.com/vaughncollege or @VaughnCollege. Vaughn looks forward to meeting you and supporting your pursuit of a futureproof education.

Ready Yourself for College by Checking Off These Five Important Action Items

Ready Yourself for College by Checking Off These Five Important Action Items

1. Take the Right Classes Your high school courses matter. Talk with your counselor each year to make sure you are taking the right classes to graduate. But you should also think about taking higher-level courses that will help you get into college. Start by taking the basic classes: Language Arts or English: Take every year. Math: Take at least three years, but preferably four years of math. It can be a mix of Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus. Science: Take at least three years. It can be a mix of Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Social Studies: Take at least three years of Social Studies. Consider U.S. History, World History and US Government. Foreign Languages: Colleges like to see at least two years of a foreign language, such as Spanish or French. Electives: Take art, music, drama, computer science, journalism or other electives. Take advanced classes, including Advanced Placement (AP) classes or honors classes when you can. These classes will help prepare you for college-level work and show the colleges you apply to that you are willing to challenge yourself. You may even increase your chances for scholarships. Plus, many colleges will give you college credit for passing advanced courses. These may put you ahead of schedule for college graduation, and ultimately save you money! Balance your schedule with electives that interest you. This may include art, music, journalism, computer, or business. 2. Participate in Extracurricular Activities Your studies should always come first, but colleges also look at your extracurricular activities. Participation in sports, clubs, or volunteer organizations can help you develop your talents and demonstrate your willingness to be actively involved in your community. Here are some things you can do: Join school clubs, groups or organizations. Join after school and summer programs. Participate in sports through your school or your community. Be active in the community, whether it is at a community center, your church, or a senior citizen center. Consider an internship. Look for opportunities to make the most of your summer vacations. 3. Volunteer Volunteering is a great opportunity to make a positive contribution to your community. It also benefits you, and you'll feel good about yourself. Volunteer opportunities may include tutoring younger students, participating in a fundraising event, or working at a hospital, youth center, nursing home, animal shelter or food bank. You don't have to volunteer every day or even every weekend. Pick something you are interested in and volunteer your time based on what fits your schedule. Here's how to get started: Ask your school counselor to recommend an event or organization. Check with your local library, community center or church to see if they need any help. When you find something you really enjoy, stick with it and work hard. You can make a difference. 4. Do an Internship An internship can help you explore an interest that may lead to a future career. Details may vary — some are paid, others unpaid; they may be available during the school year or over the summer — but all offer opportunities to explore areas of interest that may lead to a career choice. If there's a company or organization you're interested in, call and ask if they'd consider you as an intern. Check with your school counselor, family and friends who may know of an opportunity, too. There are also online resources such as InternshipFinder.com and Idealist.org. 5. Do More With Your Summer Yes, you should have fun this summer. But summer vacation should be more than sleeping in, hanging out with friends, and enjoying the weather. Stay focused on your goal of getting to college. There are many things to do that will keep you energized and engaged — and look good on your college application: Contact your guidance counselor about a summer school program if you need extra help in any subject or to get you on track to college. Summer is a great time to volunteer or intern. Work at a part-time job, preferably doing something that interests you or adds to your skills and experience. Take a class at your local community college. Join a summer program such as Upward Bound, a national program that lets students like you spend the summer living and studying on a college campus. A program like this allows you to experience college and puts you on track to college. Keep challenging yourself. Read books, newspapers, and magazines. Write in a journal. Watch the news or educational programs on PBS or the History Channel. Never stop learning. Wondering how to find a summer program? Ask your guidance counselors and teachers. Look for posters on bulletin boards at your school, local library, community centers, and other places where summer opportunities for students may be posted. Contact your local YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, United Way and community centers to see what they have to offer. Look online. Do an internet search for “summer programs for high school students in (your town or nearest city)” or “youth programs (your town or nearest city)”, or “volunteer opportunities for teens (your town or nearest city).” Source: hesc.ny.gov

Daemen College Offers 65+ Majors and Hundreds of Possibilities

Daemen College Offers 65+ Majors and Hundreds of Possibilities

Daemen is a private, nonsectarian college in Amherst, N.Y., offering undergraduate and graduate-level degrees. Its students and alums move their vision forward and shape their communities — whether globally or within their own neighborhood. Founded in 1947, Daemen offers more than 65 undergraduate programs – and hundreds of possibilities. Students choose Daemen for small class sizes, personalized attention and experiential opportunities, including internships, service learning, and study abroad. • No SAT? No ACT? No Problem! Daemen is 100 percent test optional. • ALL STUDENTS receive merit scholarships. • WNY’s Premier NCAA Division II Athletics Program, featuring 18 intercollegiate teams. Innovative Programs Daemen’s depth and breadth of exceptional programs include majors, specialized minors and concentrations, and pre-professional programs that can put students on the career path to top occupations with impressive salaries, consistent pay growth, and strong future prospects. Experience a life-changing education in a supportive environment that will welcome, challenge and inspire you. Explore innovative programs, including: Animation Cytotechnology Data Science NEW Leadership & Entrepreneurship in the Arts Physical Therapy Physician Assistant Pre-Medicine & Pre-Veterinary 3 Degrees in 5 Years Make the most of your education. Health promotion, mathematics, modern language, political science, and social work majors all have the opportunity to earn three degrees in just five years — two undergraduate and one graduate. Depending on your sequence, earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) or Master of Social Work (MSW). Academic Minors Take advantage of all that Daemen has to offer. More than 45 minors are available to complement a major course of study, enhance career opportunities, and enrich your overall academic experience. Experiential Hands-on Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom Internships, field placements, clinical assignments, and student teaching provide in-depth experience in professional settings. The Office of Career Services also assists students across all academic disciplines with tools such as an Individualized Career Action Plan (iCap) and WildcatWorks to ensure success. Learning Through Service All undergraduate students engage in a variety of service learning activities that connect students to different communities by integrating academic curricula with service participation. Daemen’s nationally recognized program places you (individually or with other students) in short- and long-term service learning projects and activities. Global Experiences The Global Programs Office (GPO) specializes in international study, internships, service learning opportunities, and faculty-led seminars. Programs are offered in more than 40 countries. You may participate in study-abroad experiences during a semester, summer, winter, or spring break. Get Involved on Campus Explore opportunities through LEADS Center for Student Leadership Development, Student Government Association, Wildcat Media & Entertainment, and a wide array of clubs, organizations, and activities. Fast Facts 11:1 Student-Faculty Ratio Enjoy a comfortable classroom setting, deeper learning, greater interaction and the development of lifelong friendships. Daemen’s small class sizes give students confidence to participate. With support from faculty, motivated students learn to see the world differently. Ideal Location Daemen’s suburban campus is in beautiful Amherst N.Y., just minutes away from the vibrant City of Buffalo. Amherst was recently named the best place to live in New York State by Money magazine. Grants and Scholarships Students who apply to Daemen will be considered for an array of scholarship awards. Grants are also available for students with high-need eligibility. 99 percent of Daemen College students receive some sort of financial aid through support such as generous scholarships and need-based aid. Medicine Begins at Daemen Many of the College’s programs exceed the national averages for success rates on key exams. Physical therapy students have an ultimate pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) at or above the national average. Physician assistant students have a 99 percent first-attempt pass rate on the NCCPA Certification Exam. NCAA Division II Athletics Men’s Athletics offerings include basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis, track & field, and volleyball. Women’s Athletics feature basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track & field, triathlon, and volleyball. Return on Investment Students at Daemen College receive a quality education at an affordable price and are able to leave with a career and job placement in hand. In addition, the loan default rate for a Daemen graduate is under 3 percent – far better than the national average, nearly 11 percent. Spring Open House Visiting the campus is the best way to really get a “feel” for what Daemen College has to offer. Spring Open House is Saturday, April 30 at 9 am. Register today at Daemen.edu/OpenHouse or text (716)271-0454.

Experience Castleton, Explore Vermont

Experience Castleton, Explore Vermont

Castleton University is dedicated to educating future leaders of Vermont and beyond, just as it has been since its founding in 1787. With more than 230 years of service to students, Castleton is Vermont’s first institution of higher education, and the 18th oldest in the U.S. Steeped in history, the University cherishes its long-standing tradition of educating the future leaders of Vermont and beyond. Sixty-five percent of Castleton’s 2,000 students call Vermont home, while the rest come from across the U.S. and more than 35 countries. New England and the Middle Atlantic states are the most predominant areas represented in the University’s out-of-state students. Castleton students are positioned for success the moment they arrive on campus thanks to the First-Year Seminar, an immersive program designed to teach new students how to navigate and excel in their educational pursuits. First-year students also benefit from an innovative cultural program known as Soundings, which introduces a world of theater, music, dance, film, debate, and lecture by renowned performers and scholars. Student Life Eleven residence halls provide more than just housing to 1,100 students; living on campus provides opportunities for students to build community, interact with peers, learn to respect and appreciate differences, and become involved in community governance. Each residence hall room is comfortably furnished, and equipped with wireless high-speed internet. Students further their experience outside of the classroom with more than 50 clubs and organizations including club sports, a nationally-recognized student newspaper, an internet radio station, and clubs related to politics and government, academic majors, and community service. Vermont provides a majestic backdrop for an active student body that takes advantage of free skiing at nearby Pico Mountain, some of the best hiking and biking trails in the state, and countless other outdoor recreational opportunities provided by nearby Lake Bomoseen. At the varsity level, Castleton sponsors 28 NCAA Division III sports including men’s and women’s alpine skiing, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s golf, men’s and women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s Nordic skiing, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s track & field, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s volleyball, women’s rugby, and wrestling. In addition to the more than 600 student-athletes participating in a varsity sport, there are also many intramural opportunities throughout the year that serve the entire student population in a fun and supportive atmosphere. With nearly $100 million in infrastructure improvements since 2002, Castleton’s facilities are among the finest in New England as virtually every building on campus has either been built or renovated during that time. The largest project of the past decade was focused solely on the student experience, and resulted in a $25.7 million project that included a new multi-sport stadium, athletic complex, and campus center. Location Nestled at the base of the Green Mountains to the east and the Adirondacks to the west, Castleton is located in a quintessential Vermont village. The small-town atmosphere, safety, and authenticity surround the University, but it is also just a short drive from two of Vermont’s largest cities of Rutland and Burlington. Major cities such as New York, Boston, Hartford, and Montreal are all just a train ride or easy drive away, and students also have access to Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport, which supports flights in and out of Boston several times each day. Academic Programs Castleton offers over 75 programs of study for undergraduate and graduate students. Students may pursue bachelor’s degrees in: accounting, American literature, art, biology, chemistry, children’s literature, computer information systems, criminal justice, digital media, ecological studies, economics, elementary education, English, environmental science, exercise science, forensic psychology, geography, geology, global studies, graphic design, health education, health science, history, journalism, kinesiology, management, marketing, mass media, mathematics, music, music education, nursing, philosophy, physical education, political science, psychology, public relations, secondary education, social studies, social work, sociology, Spanish, special education, sport management, theater arts, world literature, and women’s and gender studies. Associate degrees may be pursued in: business, media and communication, computer programming, criminal justice, and general studies. Castleton offers advanced degrees in school psychology, education with teacher licensure, curriculum and instruction, special education, educational leadership, athletic training, music education, accounting, athletic leadership, and a master of business administration. Experiential Learning Castleton University is committed to providing a holistic educational experience, relying on a strong liberal arts foundation to provide students with critical thinking, problem-solving, and creative skills needed to succeed in tomorrow’s workplace. This foundation is complemented by a focus on career preparation through experiential learning. With more than 400 partnerships in the region, Castleton offers students hands-on opportunities through civic engagement, internships, and research. Students benefit from access to local employers, a state-of-the-art maker’s space, and a flourishing entrepreneurial spirit in the region. In 2017, Castleton was the recipient of a five-year grant from the McNair Foundation worth more than $1 million to help its students gain entry into doctoral programs. This new addition complements the growing number of pre-professional offerings such as pre-law, pre-med, and pre-pharmacy, as well as the countless research opportunities available through student–faculty partnerships and other off-campus opportunities. Undergraduate students typically enroll in five courses each 15-week semester. In addition to the traditional calendar, Castleton also offers summer and January terms to allow students to stay on track for degree completion. Learn more at castleton.edu.