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Your Career in Healthcare Begins at Touro College’s NYSCAS
Take the first step towards a career in the health sciences at New York School of Career and Applied Studies This past year has brought into sharp focus the critical role that healthcare professionals hold in our society. These are the heroes we turn to in times of personal and communal emergencies. Their value simply cannot be overstated. With the field of healthcare now booming with demand, there has never been a better time to consider pursuing a health science-related college degree. Whether you’re interested in serving the greater good in roles such as medical doctor, nurse, physician’s assistant, physical therapist, dentist, pharmacist — or even by doing research in a private lab — Touro College’s New York School of Career and Applied Studies can help put dozens of in-demand career options within reach. At NYSCAS, students are prepared for the job market of the future, focusing on career-oriented undergraduate degrees and courses that provide the professional knowledge you’ll need in the workplace or in graduate school. NYSCAS offers more than 40 associate and bachelor’s degree programs, including degrees in biology (Pre-Health Science), medical imaging, nursing, and more. Touro’s signature Pathway Programs offer select students a direct route to advanced degrees in medicine and pharmacy within the Touro College and University System — in less time and at less cost. In addition, the College offers a dedicated Honors Biology major for academically excellent students with a strong vision. NYSCAS has multiple sites located in three New York City boroughs — Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens — conveniently accommodating students from all areas of the city. No matter which location you select, you will benefit from small-sized classes taught by esteemed faculty who bring both theoretical and real-world experience in their fields to their curricula. The school offers classes and tutoring sessions in person, via Zoom (synchronously), and online (asynchronously). Pathways in Healthcare If you’re looking to pursue a career in healthcare, keep in mind that Touro College is one of the country’s largest medical and healthcare education providers. Touro’s Medical Honors Pathway provides a direct route to medical education for highly qualified students out of high school. It leads to a baccalaureate degree from NYSCAS and an M.D. medical degree from New York Medical College, one of the country’s largest and oldest medical schools. In this track, you’ll be mentored throughout your education by NYSCAS and New York Medical College faculty and staff, including counseling, assistance with MCAT preparation and clinical or research opportunities at New York Medical College during your undergraduate years. For students interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy — one of the top paying professions in the healthcare sector, with a median annual salary over $126,000 — Touro offers a 3+4 Pharmacy Fast Track. This joint pathway of NYSCAS of and Touro College of Pharmacy (TCOP), allows students to earn both a bachelor's and a PharmD degree in only seven years (as opposed to eight). Touro’s accredited Medical Imaging program trains students to provide high quality radiographic health care, through a combination of classwork and hands-on clinical experience. With a minimum Associate degree now being required for the profession, NYSCAS is an excellent choice to become eligible and highly trained for national licensing exams. Ready to Take the Next Step? Guidance is at the heart of NYSCAS’s signature enriching and rewarding college experience. Most notably, the school offers complimentary tutoring in all subjects to students who wish to perform better in their classes. Additionally, 80 percent of Touro students receive financial aid each year. Students can apply for federal loans and grant programs, New York State tuition assistance, external scholarships, work-study programs, or private loans. The school’s Office of Career Services is the ultimate resource to help you navigate the professional world and the opportunities you will have after graduation. Whether you need help writing your resume, you’re looking for an internship, or you want to perfect your interview skills, Touro’s professional career advisors will guide you. As a student, you will also have access to the school’s career fairs, which take place twice a year and help you connect with recruiters from a wide range of companies. Many of Touro’s graduates join the workforce right out of school, while others pursue one of the College’s many graduate and professional degree options. NYSCAS is not a school like any other; it’s a college experience with a personal touch. Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring 2022 semester. Visit https://nyscas.touro.edu or call toll free at 855-62-TOURO for more information about programs and to learn how you can apply today! Touro is an equal opportunity institution. For Touro’s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please visit www.touro.edu. Any references to location, college experience and/or in-person opportunities herein are subject to change based on governmental or administrative directives.
University of Southern Maine Offers Many Opportunities
The University of Southern Maine (USM) is in Maine’s largest economic and cultural center. Why is this important? USM students can take advantage of a beautiful, outdoor-centric locale combined with internship access to local and state governments, national and international businesses, minor league sports teams, and renowned music and arts organizations — opportunities not readily available in more populous states. USM Is growing! The University is excited to be in the early construction phase for two new buildings on its Portland campus opening in the summer of 2023: A three-story, 42,000 square-foot Career & Student Success Center housing student career services, study rooms, meeting rooms, dining, a cafe/brew pub, and more. A 580-bed, 218,000 square-foot residence hall for second-, third-, and fourth-year undergraduate students and University of Maine System graduate students. This will be the second largest Passive House university building in the United States. Accomplished Faculty USM’s faculty members include Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellows, advisors to state and local government, and acclaimed authors which positions them well to help their students put classroom theory into real-world practice. Through internships for every major, USM is dedicated to community engagement both for the benefit of its students and the world around them, evidence that especially in a small state, motivated people can make a big difference. Highlights of the University Average GPA of 3.31 for incoming Fall ’21 class Internships for all majors Undergraduate opportunities for research work with professors Innovative facilities: MIST - a collaborative makerspace where skills learned pertain to electronics, 3D printing, 3D modeling, coding, robotics, design, and woodworking and can be utilized as incubators and accelerators for business startups Digital Immersion Lab - a space set up with everything students need to design, test, and refine videogames and AR/VR projects QC2 lab - an entrepreneurial space where chemistry faculty and undergraduates help regional craft brewers to assess the taste and quality of their products Ranked by U.S. News & World Report An AACSB-accredited business school, awarded to the top 5 percent of schools worldwide Excellence in Academic Advising award What USM Embraces The University embraces academic freedom for students, faculty, and staff, advocates diversity and supports anti-racism efforts in all aspects of its campus life and academic work. USM supports sustainable development, environmental stewardship, and community involvement. Examples of these commitments are seen through the following initiatives: One of USM’s five university goals of Equity and Justice USM’s 1st annual Sustainability Progress Report for 2020 USM’s 10 Living Learning Communities (Citizenship, Creativity, Entrepreneurship, First Generation Student Experience: TRIO & Promise Scholars, Health, Honors, Rainbow, Russell Scholars Program (RSP), and Social Justice) USM’s internships program, which ensures internships for every major USM’s annual Husky Day of Service The University’s foundation as a center for discovery, scholarship, and creativity is anchored by two important research centers. First is the Cutler Institute at the Muskie School of Public Service which works with local and national entities to research and report on today’s pressing issues. Additionally, USM’s Osher Map Library contains nearly half a million cartographic items used for educational and research purposes. These are global in scope and date back to 1475. Athletics USM’s 22 nationally-recognized Division III athletics programs offer student-athletes the opportunity to compete at conference, regional, and national levels. T teams win their regional championships, including baseball, women's basketball, and men's and women's indoor and outdoor track teams, and USM student-athletes regularly earn All-American and Academic All-American honors. The university mascot is Champ the Husky. The University of Southern Maine is proud of all it provides to its state and the nation and looks forward to welcoming you to its educational community. Office of Admissions: Phone: 207-780-5670; Toll Free: 1-800-800-4USM; TTY: 207-780-5646; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web: usm.maine.edu/admissions.
Milwaukee School of Engineering: Rethink What’s Possible
The Blue Lotus Farm and Retreat Center near West Bend, Wisconsin, has a new bath house complete with a hydraulic-assisted lift table, wash station and changing area thanks to the work of students at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Blue Lotus serves those with profound life challenges of any age by providing accessible outdoor recreational and therapeutic opportunities in a caring, accepting and inspiring 64-acre day camp setting. Researchers at MSOE and the Medical College of Wisconsin are collaborating with undergraduate MSOE students to use artificial intelligence, neural networks and MSOE’s supercomputer to identify and assess the severity of damage to blood vessels in kidneys. One hundred K-12 students at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and Milwaukee Public Schools now have their very own desks at home, complete with a desktop computer. MSOE students designed and built the desks for the young students to support them during pandemic-induced virtual learning, and an MSOE alumnus donated refurbished computers for each student. MSOE mechanical engineering students helped create a way to implement self-healing properties in 3D-printed materials—a key novel feature that will allow additively manufactured parts to self-repair and restore their lost mechanical properties. These are but a few examples of MSOE’s hands-on, application-oriented approach to teaching and learning. At MSOE, there is a different way of thinking, acting and existing. It’s a way of life that faculty, students, staff and alumni exhibit each day which inspires them to make an impact within their communities – it’s the MSOE Mindset. The MSOE Mindset is an assimilation of the Servant-Leader Mindset, the Entrepreneurial Mindset, and MSOE’s mission, vision and values. It identifies graduates as leaders of character; responsible professionals; passionate learners; and value creators. Faculty focus on helping students develop the MSOE Mindset throughout their educational journey. By leveraging its industry partnerships, incorporating high-impact educational practices throughout campus and enhancing educational programs to deepen experiential learning, MSOE ensures that all students use real-world projects in their field of study. This real-world experience translates into career success. MSOE offers the highest ROI and average early and mid-career salaries of any college or university in Wisconsin according to PayScale Inc. And in Georgetown University’s report, “A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges,” MSOE was at the top of the list, offering the highest return on investment of all colleges and universities in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota that offer bachelor’s degrees. “As I reflect on the decision I made 20 years ago on which college to attend, I find myself being thankful that at such a young age I had the vision and the support of my parents to choose MSOE. Life can be defined as a series of forks in the road and when presented with the choice of MSOE or the other five colleges I was considering, I chose MSOE and I’ve never regretted the decision,” said Lisa Vanlerberghe, a 2002 industrial engineering graduate who is now the senior director of plant operations for MillerCoors. “At the time, I thought it was expensive but I knew the short-term and long-term benefits would pay off. The high placement rate landed me a great job with a competitive salary before starting my senior year.” MSOE’s undergraduate engineering programs have been ranked among the top 10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. MSOE is also highly ranked by Forbes, Business Insider, Princeton Review, PayScale Inc. and others. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in actuarial science, business administration, computer science, construction management, nursing, user experience, and architectural, biomedical, biomolecular, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical and software engineering. Learn more today and rethink what’s possible at msoe.edu.
Find Your Future at Wright State University
Located in the heart of the Miami Valley, adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Wright State University offers you a world-class education right here in your backyard. Over the last 50-plus years, Wright State has evolved from a small branch campus into today’s powerful economic engine, with more than 114,000 alumni around the world. Right now, Wright State is making a difference in the lives of your family, your community, and your region. The University is proud to be a critical partner in developing an educated, innovative, and creative workforce of tomorrow. Wright State’s undergraduate tuition is among the lowest for Ohio four-year universities. The Wright Guarantee program guarantees the same annual cost of in-state tuition, housing, and meal plans over a four-year college career if you are a new, incoming, degree-seeking undergraduate student. Wright State offers you exceptional, affordable education through its more than 300 academic programs at the Dayton Campus and the Lake Campus branch in Celina, Ohio. The bachelor’s degree programs with the most students enrolled are biological sciences, business, computer science, counseling, elementary education, mechanical engineering, nursing, and psychology. A 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio speaks to the level of individual attention available. At Wright State, programs focus on experiential learning—giving you real-world experience based on the concepts you learn in the classroom. Manage a portfolio of university money in the Soin Trading Center or practice nursing skills in the simulation lab. Or learn the latest video and sound editing techniques in the New Media Incubator. Wright State offers internships and co-op experiences, undergraduate research, service-learning projects, and study abroad opportunities. Enjoy campus life that includes music concerts, theater performances, outdoor recreation, NCAA Division I athletics, club sports, more than 100 student organizations, Greek life, and many opportunities for leadership and service. The Dayton Campus includes tunnels that connect 20 of the 22 academic buildings, shielding you from adverse weather and adding to the University’s national reputation for accessibility for those with disabilities. Newer and newly renovated buildings include the Student Success Center, Creative Arts Center, Tom Hanks Center for Motion Pictures, and Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building. The University Libraries house the most extensive Wright Brothers collection in the nation. The 11,200-seat Nutter Center is Dayton’s premier sports and entertainment venue. Find your passion, find your people, find your future. Right Here. Right Now. Wright State.
The Future Is Now at Valparaiso
If you’ve heard of Valparaiso University, you’re probably on a first-name basis with Valpo. Since the University first opened its doors in 1859, there’s been a special sense of familiarity there. It’s that feeling of belonging, no matter who you are — no matter what you want to become. Valpo is where all the wide-ranging things that define you come together — and the University is committed to supporting you every step of the way. As an independent Lutheran school with a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum and doctoral/professional program, Valpo has a reputation for incredible academics. If you look at the numbers, you’ll see it: The University has a 97 percent graduate placement rate. If you look at its heart, you’ll feel it: There’s a bright, energetic spirit there that inspires students to make a difference in this world. The Campus and Curriculum The Valpo campus is designed to offer both a personal and inclusive experience. Across Valpo’s 350 acres, you’ll discover state-of-the-art facilities and tools, including science laboratories, Doppler radar equipment, art and digital media studios, and its James S. Markiewicz Solar Energy Research Facility, which houses the only solar furnace at an undergraduate research facility in the United States. Valpo continually develops new programs to stay on the cusp of innovation and shape tomorrow’s leaders, including bioengineering, data science, environmental engineering, integrated business and engineering, mechatronics, music therapy, physician assistant studies, and supply chain and logistics management. Expect the learning to extend far beyond campus, with experiential programs that empower you to make real change, like internships at NASA, undergraduate research projects on campus, or even service projects that bring health care and clean water to communities around the world. A Sense of Community Furthering the Valpo bond is its tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith. Valpo is a Lutheran university where students come from around the world, representing a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds. Thoughtful dialogue flows and it’s normal to feel an instant connection with someone you just met. Take advantage of numerous opportunities to expand leadership skills through Study Abroad programs, sorority and fraternity life, NCAA Division I Athletics, thriving arts programs, and more than 100 student clubs and organizations. A Culture of Recognition Valpo is nationally recognized for the quality of its academic programs. Yet it’s not just about Valpo being recognized for its standout academics. It’s also about Valpo students being recognized for their achievements. The University’s faculty members thrive on connecting you with opportunities. They’ll empower you to “run with it” — because they know you can. Fast Facts • 94 percent graduate placement rate • 70+ undergraduate programs • 5 undergraduate colleges • 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio • Rated “Best” by U.S. News & World Report for undergraduate teaching; undergraduate engineering programs; and business programs. If it’s time to imagine the “something bigger” you want to be a part of, then go to Valpo and build it.
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. #HartfordCollegeFair #BostonCollegeFair #LongIslandCollegeFair #SpringfieldNationalCollegeFair #NorthernNewJerseyCollegeFair #ProvidenceNationalCollegeFair #BergenCountyCollegeNight #DanburyCollegeFair #RocklandCountyCollegeNight #WestchesterCollegeConference
Cazenovia College – One of America’s Best
For the 18th consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked Cazenovia College as one of America’s Best Colleges for quality of education. U.S. News also ranked Cazenovia one of the top Best Value colleges in the entire 11-state North region. Top 5 reasons students choose Cazenovia College 1. Outstanding academic reputation 2. Academic programs that lead to successful careers 3. Personal attention 4. Financial aid awards or scholarships 5. Beautiful campus that feels like home The Cazenovia Commitment The Cazenovia Commitment provides students with a quality education at a cost their families can afford. The program offers access to a quality education through increased scholarships, small class sizes, internships, faculty and alumni mentors, and opportunities to study abroad. An Affordable Choice More than 98% of our students receive some form of financial aid. Merit scholarships from $22,000 to $31,000. These scholarships are available to all accepted students, regardless of family income or state of residence. In addition, there are no strings attached—with no risk that a scholarship will be converted to a loan—and no post-graduation residency restrictions. Cazenovia College students are encouraged to become citizens of the world. Real-life Success From the time students step on campus they are provided with an academic experience and career counseling that leads to career success with 94% of recent graduates employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months. Small class sizes provide students with a personalized learning experience and the 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows students more opportunity to interact with professors and participate in learning activities. Cazenovia College’s student-centered approach provides valuable opportunities outside the classroom as well, such as internships that lead to career success. In fact, 96% of Caz students complete at least one internship. Cazenovia College also offers study abroad opportunities. Beautiful Lakeside Community and Campus The College is located in Upstate New York in the historic lakeside Village of Cazenovia where students find the security of small-town living combined with the many social, cultural and recreational activities Cazenovia and nearby Syracuse has to offer. Become a Wildcat Participate in NCAA Division III athletics. Women’s: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, and volleyball; Men’s: baseball, basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, and swimming and diving; along with Equestrian riding teams (IHSA, IDA); Club Sports: a highly competitive non-varsity outlet for all our students; and a full range of intramural sports and fitness programs. Want to know more? To find out more about what Cazenovia College has to offer, please got to www.cazenovia.edu/info. We would love to have you come experience Cazenovia for yourself. You can schedule a visit at www.cazenovia.edu/visit, or call 800-654-3210.
Imperial College London Offers Global Summer STEM Programme
Imperial College London’s Global Summer School is a two-week residential programme, specifically designed for 16- and 17-year olds with a passion for science, technology, engineering and medicine. The programme runs during July and August, providing a unique learning experience for students from across the world. A global top ten university Imperial, located in the heart of London, is ranked in the top ten universities in the world*. It is a one-of-a-kind university in the UK, focusing exclusively on engineering, science, medicine and business. Global Summer School offers an opportunity to study at this world leading institution, alongside likeminded students and under the guidance of Imperial staff. Challenging academic programme Over the course of the two weeks there will be over 50 hours of class time, providing students with the opportunity to take their knowledge to the next level in one of three subject areas: engineering, medicine and life sciences, or physics. In the first week students will be immersed in their chosen subject stream. They will participate in a range of classroom-based lessons, practical workshops and laboratory sessions, led by Imperial faculty members. In week two, students from all subjects come together to take part in a team challenge. In mixed subject teams, students will share their specialist knowledge to design and build a solution to a real-world problem. The team challenge allows students to share expertise and develop some of the key skills needed at university. Packed social programme Alongside the academic programme, there is also a packed schedule of social activities to help students make the most of their time in London and get a real taste for student life. Activities range from trips to the West End, sports sessions, movie screenings, day trips, and an end-of-programme party. Students will stay in one of Imperial’s halls of residence at its main campus in South Kensington, central London. South Kensington is home to some of London’s most notable landmarks including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the V&A, and the Royal Albert Hall. Applying Applications for Global Summer School 2022 programme will open in January 2022. Global Summer School welcomes applications from academically excellent students who have an enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. To apply students must be 16 or 17 years old at the time of attending the programme. They should have received a majority of A+–A grades across all subjects, with a minimum of grade A in math and relevant sciences. Find out more at the Imperial College Booth, or visit the website, www.imperial.ac.uk/global-summer-school and register your interest for the 2022 programme. * QS World University Rankings 2022
WCC: Here For You!
Throughout the tumultuous events of 2020, Westchester Community College (WCC) has maintained an unwavering focus on offering students a high-quality education while retaining one of the lowest tuition rates in the tri-state region. WCC did this while keeping the health and safety of its students and employees as a top priority. Westchester Community College is the largest educational institution in the county. As such, you will enjoy a wide variety of resources and options. WCC offers over 60 degree and certificate programs, including innovative programs in high-demand fields including Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Nursing, Health Information Technology, Respiratory Therapy, and Digital Filmmaking. Wherever your academic journey takes you, starting at WCC will provide you with the tools and support you need to succeed. Thousands of students have started their higher education journeys here, taken advantage of its many transfer agreements with four-year institutions, or its several honors programs, before pursuing their academic goals at such four-year institutions as Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia, Smith, NYU, Sarah Lawrence, as well as SUNY campuses and local four-year institutions. If your focus is on quickly entering the workforce, WCC offers many job skills and workforce training certificate programs. WCC students are often supported by grants and scholarships established specifically for these programs. Just as important as academics is the sense of community that WCC students join. As the first SUNY campus to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution, the WCC community reflects the cultural and economic diversity of the region. The institution is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors. It is a showcase for the best of Westchester. When you arrive at Westchester Community College, you will be able to immerse yourself in your passions, or find new ones, with 60+ clubs and organizations. Becoming an active member in clubs/organizations is a great way to meet new friends who share your interests, to learn a new hobby, to expand your understanding of an area of study, to explore new cultures, and to make a positive impact on the community! WCC has always stressed accessibility, which is why the College has five locations around the county. However, during the COVID crisis, this concept has been broadened to include remote accessibility. Most classes (other than labs, culinary arts, and other classes that require in-person instruction) were moved online for the 2020-21 school year. WCC’s faculty underwent thorough training to ensure continued excellence in instruction. All support services, including tutoring, academic advising and personal counseling, were offered remotely. Students who did not have a home computer were able to receive a loaner laptop from the College, and clubs, organizations and e-sports were all operating online. All this is to say that if WCC does not offer its classes on campus next semester (and we are doing everything we can to do so safely), you will enjoy the high-quality educational experience students have come to expect from WCC. When we do return to campus, you will be able to enjoy WCC’s vast 218-acre location in Valhalla, where new buildings boasting state-of-the-art facilities dot the vibrant green expanse of the grounds. Each year, approximately 30,000 students come to the College to prepare for new careers, to improve their lives, to have fun, and to reach for their dreams. Many of them attend courses at the main campus with its state-of-the-art library, a bookstore, and astounding technological resources including thousands of computers at various locations. In addition to the main campus, the College has seen an unprecedented off-campus expansion. WCC has opened full extension sites in Mount Vernon, Yonkers, and Ossining, while doubling the size of its Peekskill Center. A true community college not only offers courses, but it becomes a real part of the community. There is no better way to illustrate this commitment than through WCC’s expansion into the areas where you live. The College’s impact goes beyond that of an institution which provides the means for success through courses for members of the community. On a typical day at the College, you will see any of its 300 community volunteers sprucing up the Native Plant Center gardens or helping international students improve their study skills. You will see festive revelers attending WCC’s Italian Club’s many lectures and festivals. You will see older members of the community attending Collegium workshops, intensive learning workshops for mature adults taught by their peers. You will see hundreds of members of the community flocking to the main campus for the College’s annual President’s Forum or the famous Friday Night Film Series or any of WCC’s Smart Arts cultural offerings. You will see members of the business community attending Professional Development Center sessions to improve their skills. As you start to explore your post-secondary options, consider Westchester Community College. Visit one of its Virtual Open House events to learn how WCC can help you establish the foundation you need for lifelong success – at the lowest tuition rates in the county! Visit at www.sunywcc.edu for more information about how Westchester Community College is the college for you! Remember, #WCChereforyou!
There’s a Place for You at New York Tech
Do you imagine yourself as an engineer, health professional, architect, or physician, and have personal reasons that are keeping you from going away to college? For almost seven decades, New York Tech has been making dreams come true for students like you, who need to study close to home in the greater New York metro area but don’t want to sacrifice their professional ambitions. You can have it all at New York Tech: a great education at a fair price, right in your own backyard! Mindful that the pandemic has been difficult for students and their families, New York Tech has instituted a test-optional policy and offers priority deadlines for early admission and financial aid consideration; virtual, in-person, and one-to-one admissions and financial aid events let students connect with the university at their convenience. Preparing Students for the Jobs of the Future At its suburban Long Island and urban New York City campuses, students are prepared for careers of the future and are helped to grow as people, citizens, and professionals. Nearly 7,000 students from 76 countries and 40 states pursue degrees in computer science and cybersecurity; architecture and design; life sciences, pre-med, chemistry, and physics; electrical and mechanical engineering; nursing, medicine, and allied health; digital arts; management; and more. New York Tech recently introduced future-focused programs in data science, architectural/digital technologies, construction engineering, applied & computational mathematics, user interface/user experience design, business analytics, and risk management as well as a new master’s in public health (M.P.H.) and Ph.D. programs in computer science, engineering, and medical & biological sciences. The curriculum, labs, and incubators foster research, innovation, entrepreneurship, and exploration, underscored by a growth mindset, challenging students to think beyond their major, take risks, and learn from their successes and mistakes. The caring faculty, experts in their fields, know how to leverage technology and best-in-class pedagogy, whether they’re teaching on campus, remotely, or in a hybrid model. They encourage students to showcase their abilities through industry challenges, internships, re-search, and service projects. Highly Ranked and Accredited New York Tech programs are valued by ranking organizations and accreditors because the university delivers on its promise: to provide a rigorous, quality education that gives graduates a noticeable edge in the workplace. New York Tech consistently appears in U.S. News & World Report’s top tier of best regional universities (North) and rankings for social mobility, diversity, and best schools for veterans. Its ranking in The Wall Street Journal/Time Higher Education survey, focused on student success, has skyrocketed. In the 2021 Educate to Career rankings, New York Tech is a Tier 1 College, based on affordability and quality education. But perhaps most impactful, New York Tech is No. 7 among nonprofit institutions with the highest socio-economic mobility rates, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Moreover, New York Tech is among the top 20 percent of colleges based on the salary potential of graduates, according to the PayScale College Earnings Report. Affordability and a Diverse, Vibrant, Caring Community Understanding that a college degree is a serious investment, New York Tech offers generous financial aid packages (98 percent of first-year students receive assistance). In addition to having one of the lowest out-of-pocket tuitions among private colleges in New York State, it offers special scholarships for veterans, transfer students, alumni, and children of police, firefighters, EMS, and K-12 teachers. New York Tech comprises individuals from all racial, ethnic, religious, gender, gender presentation, geographic, age, ability, and socioeconomic groups. The College supports all its students’ success through myriad services, ranging from its new Bear Bytes program to address food insecurity, to its Achieving College Excellence initiative offering academically at-risk students personal academic support, to its financial literacy program to extracurricular research and entrepreneurial opportunities. Throughout the pandemic, counseling, health, and wellness services were provided to New York Tech campuses by its medical school and chief medical officer, a leader in public health and preventive medicine. Delivering on New York Tech’s Promise to Reinvent Your Future Nothing reveals the value of a New York Tech degree better than its alumni. Data shows 94 percent are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation. Recent grads are pursuing successful careers at Fortune 500 companies and high-tech startups. Others are in prestigious graduate programs at Georgia Tech, Harvard, and the University of Pennsylvania. And in this global health crisis, graduates of its medical school and health professions programs are eagerly moving into critical roles. By pursuing a degree at New York Tech, you’ll discover and follow your passion, balance your education with other priorities, build a professional network, graduate career-ready, and receive excellent returns on your investment. Discover your next step at nyit.edu/college.
Eastern Connecticut State University A First Choice for Students
Eastern Connecticut State University is the state’s public liberal arts university. Combining challenging academics with applied learning opportunities such as internships, paid co-ops and undergraduate research, Eastern is becoming a University of First Choice for Connecticut students as well as students from across the United States. Eastern’s distinctiveness is its public liberal arts mission. In addition to rigorous coursework, students who attend Eastern embrace involvement and service in and outside the classroom. Whether it is student teaching in local schools, interning at the state Capitol, or building houses for Habitat for Humanity, Eastern students gain valuable career and life skills in preparation for today’s changing and challenging world. Eastern focuses on undergraduate education on a residential campus; a majority of all students and 87 percent of first- year students live on campus. Supporting this residential community is a modern Student Center, which sponsors more than 2,500 student events annually and houses upwards of 100 student clubs, student government, a fitness center, performance stages and other student-focused resources. All Eastern students take a broad-ranging core of liberal arts courses from the arts and sciences in preparation for focusing on one of 41 majors (from accounting to visual arts), as well as selecting from 65 minors. Small class sizes (average of 21 students); an attractive student/professor ratio (14:1); and the personal attention of full-time faculty provide students with an opportunity to get to know their professors and receive personal attention. Student interest in attending Eastern continues to grow. In fall 2021, total enrollment was 4,321. In addition to representing 160 of Connecticut’s 169 townships, Eastern students come from 31 states and 17 other countries. Students of color constitute 30 percent of the student body, up from 17 percent in 2009. In fall 2008, the University opened a 174,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Science Building, which is equipped with a confocal microscope, ground penetrating radar used in geological research, DNA sequencing technology and a state-of-the-art robotics lab. Eastern science students travel to exotic places such as French Polynesia and Costa Rica to conduct field experiments; receive NASA fellowships to conduct and report on their research into antibiotics; gain exposure presenting at regional and national conferences; and publish their findings in academic journals. In January 2016, Eastern opened a new 118,000-square-foot Fine Arts Instructional Center, which houses the Music, Theatre, and Art & Art History Departments as well as the University’s art gallery. Three different performance venues will offer performances and exhibits to the campus community, as well as local and regional audiences. In 2018 and 2019, the University completed major renovations on the Communication Building, upgrading the television studio and radio station; Goddard Hall, which features new psychology labs and a physical education performance lab; and Shafer Hall, which houses 90 upperclassmen in loft- and apartment-style suites. Successful Eastern alumni include nationally recognized ophthalmologists, TV producers, museum curators and research scientists. In July 2016, Marc Freeman ’93, whose work in neurobiology is used for potential treatments for spinal and nerve injury and neurodegenerative disease, became the director of the Vollum Institute, the biomedical research arm of the Oregon Health and Science University, where he leads more than 200 research scientists. Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ’01 has published three books: “Purple Hibiscus” (2003), “Half of a Yellow Sun” (2006) and “Americanah” (2013), which was on the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2013 list. Her most recent book is “Notes of Grief” (2021). Both “Half a Yellow Sun” and “Americanah” have been turned into Hollywood movies. Eastern has 19 varsity teams participating in Division III intercollegiate athletics. The Eastern softball team has won five national championships; the baseball team has won four national championships. Over the past 14 years, 43 teams have qualified for NCAA tournaments: eight in baseball; eight in women’s basketball; three each in women’s and men’s lacrosse; three in women’s soccer, three in men’s basketball; eight in softball; six in men’s soccer; and one in women’s volleyball. During that same period, 36 student-athletes have earned All-America honors, including 10 Academic All-Americans. Eastern students have won three national Player of the Year honors in that time. In 2020–21, Eastern teams won three conference championships and five major individual conference awards. Baseball players Luke Broadhurst and John Mesagno and softball players Brooke Matyasovsky and Cassie Woods were named NCAA Division III All Americans. In 2020, the Warriors won the Little East Conference’s Commissioner’s Cup for the fourth year in a row for having the best athletic performance among the LEC’s nine schools. (Due to COVID-19, the Commissioner’s Cup was not given out in 2021.) The Warriors have also won the LEC’s Presidents’ Cup a record six times since its inauguration in 2010; the cup recognizes the institution with the highest cumulative GPA among its student-athletes each year.
Caldwell University Inspires Students to Think Big with New Financial Labs and Exciting Majors
As one of the most affordable private colleges in New Jersey, Caldwell University continues to be celebrated for its academic excellence and a campus that is guided by values of respect, integrity, community and excellence. Caldwell University is ranked in the “Top 15 New Jersey Best Value Colleges” for Regional Universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report. A “Best Value” university is recognized for being cost-effective while offering a strong academic education focusing on the individual student’s aspirations and goals. Caldwell University is also noted as a “Top College” in the rankings of Regional Universities in the North as well as a top performer for Social Mobility, and Most International Students. Caldwell University is an outstanding value with approximately 98% of their students receiving financial aid through scholarships, grants, loans and work opportunities, making a Caldwell education affordable and a great value. New on Campus this Fall – Bloomberg Terminals, Rugby and More… Caldwell University has ramped up their business curriculum with the installation of the Bloomberg Finance Lab. Within the lab students will find Bloomberg Terminals that allow professors to bring the real world into the classroom. It provides students with the same platform used by the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies in order to enhance their academic studies across a wide range of disciplines. New business majors include a B.S. in Computer Science, B.S. in Healthcare Administration and a B.S. in Esports Management. On the athletic front, Caldwell offers 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports (men’s baseball, basketball, soccer, cross country, lacrosse, track and field as well as women’s basketball, lacrosse, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball and bowling), with a new addition this fall, Acrobatics and Tumbling. Men’s Rugby is also new this season and joins Esports and Sprint Football as intercollegiate sports. Caldwell enhanced all aspects of student life with various improvements throughout campus that include an Esports gaming suite and two new student lounges. The CARES Center provides an efficient, one-stop for advisement and student needs. Focused on well-being, The Wellness Center offers healing of the mind, body and spirit. At the Learning Commons students will find a technology-oriented collaboration center with state-of-the-art features. A campus-wide technology transformation is in full force with 3-D printing, engaging 360-videos, technology-infused learning environments, as well as a vastly improved Wi-Fi footprint. Service to the surrounding community, the United States and around the world is at the heart of the Caldwell experience. Campus Ministry provides an array of volunteer experiences and spring break missions for students. The heartbeat of campus includes more than 40 clubs, organizations, sororities and fraternities. Students can live in three residence halls that have single, double and quad rooms. Dominican Hall offers apartment-style modern suites with kitchens. For early mornings and late nights, the new Café ’39 is the stop for coffee and goodies on the go. The Dining Hall offers delicious gourmet selections perfect for residents and commuters alike. Barnes & Noble, the official campus store, is well stocked with campus apparel, bestsellers and textbooks. The on-campus fitness center gives students a chance to take a healthy break from studying. Quality, Value and Financial Aid As a student, you will make life-changing decisions over the next four years while choosing your career path. The quality and value of an education is measured in outcomes. With 92% of recent Caldwell University graduates employed, attending graduate school or participating in service programs, it is clear that Caldwell delivers. Employers and graduate schools continue to recognize the value of a Caldwell University degree and are excited to hire Caldwell alumni. Learn more about the success of our students and alumni by visiting Caldwell.edu/studentstories. With small class sizes and a 13:1 student–faculty ratio, the campus is truly a close community of caring faculty, staff and students. Caldwell University offers 31 undergraduate majors and 31 graduate programs including nationally accredited programs in business, counseling, nursing, art therapy, education and applied behavior analysis. Caldwell has made a strong commitment to the health professions with degrees in nursing, health science, public health education, and healthcare administration. In fact, traditional B.S.N. graduates earned a 92% pass rate for the NCLEX boards in 2019. Caldwell also offers partner programs with an extensive list of other universities. This gives students the opportunity to begin their studies at Caldwell University, then complete their graduate degrees in medicine, dentistry, occupational therapy and other disciplines at a wide range of partner universities. Caldwell University was awarded National Science Foundation, STEM scholarship grants, providing an exciting opportunity for students who aspire to pursue careers as secondary STEM educators. A Safe, Secure and Beautiful Campus Caldwell University has been ranked among the “safest colleges and universities” in New Jersey by stateuniversity.com. The university is located in the picturesque town of Caldwell, New Jersey and is only a short walk from town. Caldwell sits in the heart of the tristate area offering many opportunities for internships, cultural or sporting events. Just 20 minutes away are great destinations in New Jersey including The Meadowlands Sports Complex, Prudential Center and the Jersey Shore. Close proximity to New York City also offers great opportunities for internships and cultural development. Attend an event or schedule a campus tour at caldwell.edu/visit. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (973) 618-3500, or e-mail Admissions@caldwell.edu. Founded by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, the University is rooted in a proud 800-year Dominican tradition of rigorous scholarship, committed teaching and ethical values.