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College Fair April events on Long Island
• Top certiﬁcate programs • Things you didn’t know about ﬁnancial aid
Discover a DYNAMIC college experience and find your PRIDE and PURPOSE at Hofstra University Undergraduate Open House Sunday, April 24 | 8:30 a.m. RSVP: hofstra.edu/SpringOpen
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The right education can inspire you to do anything. Are you ready for an academic challenge? We're considered one of the best in the Northeast.
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Faculty who care and are connected to you 97% of students receive a Monmouth scholarship or grant
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Learning Transformed Students from all majors can work oneon-one with faculty on a wide variety of research topics. Some have been presented at professional conferences, some have been published in academic journals, and some projects have become creative and artistic works.
Collaboration Beyond the Classroom The University is committed to learning experiences that are both high-impact and immersive — and that extend beyond the classroom. Research opportunities with faculty are a transformative way for qualified students to undertake thoughtful and challenging work. Exploration and analysis can nurture the student’s intellectual passions and provide a path for future career goals and/or entry into graduate programs.
“The opportunity for doing collaborative research as an undergraduate was a huge draw for me,” said Genevieve Fasano ’14, a biology major with a concentration in molecular cell physiology who is currently pursuing her MD. “I was excited by the opportunity to participate in research as a freshman. In my second semester at Monmouth, I began collaborating on research in the Dean of the School of Science’s reproductive biology lab. This same project continued for three years and gave me the skills to develop my own independent research project.”
Dean of Monmouth University’s Honors School Kevin Dooley, PhD, said “employers want to see how that job candidate thinks, and not just about the job, but how they function analytically and creatively. Our students do such original research that they make a real impression.”
A Wealth of Career Opportunities Internships have become the new job interview and Monmouth students gain hands-on experience working in and around New York City and Philadelphia.
“Our students are gaining experience that serves as the perfect bridge from college to career,” said Joseph Patten, associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and Sociology.
For Monmouth alumni Benjamin Boyd ’15 and Kristi Silver ’14 internships were key in landing their dream jobs. Today, Ben is a wealth management analyst for JP Morgan Chase & Co., and Kristi is a talent coordinator for the Spike TV network,
currently booking celebrities on the channel’s hit program, Lip Sync Battle. Both completed internships as students that helped them land great positions. From first-year advising to career services, and experiential education, Monmouth helps students plan ahead right from the very first day. Students, in turn, gain valuable hands-on experience that has led more than 48,000 alumni to successful careers throughout the country and around the world.
To learn more or to schedule a tour, visit monmouth.edu/future.
Located along New Jersey’s coastline, Monmouth University takes pride in preparing students to succeed in life. At Monmouth, transformative learning does not just take place in a lecture hall but through a variety of ways, some experiential, technological, collaborative and innovative.
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IN KNOWLEDGE THERE IS OPPORTUNITY Court reporters create word-for-word transcriptions at trials, depositions, administrative hearings, and other legal proceedings. Some court reporters provide captioning for television and real-time translation for deaf or hard-of-hearing people at public events, at business meetings, and in classrooms. Communication Access Real-Time Translation providers or CART providers, are court reporters who work primarily with deaf or hard-of-hearing people in a variety of settings turning speech into text so that the deaf or hard of hearing can interact with the world around them. For example, CART providers who use a stenograph machine may caption high school and college classes and provide an immediate transcript to students who are hard of hearing or learning English as a second language.
Growth of the elderly population also will increase the demand for court reporters who are Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) providers or who can accompany their clients to doctor’s appointments, town hall meetings, and religious services. In addition, theaters and sports stadiums will provide closed captioning for deaf or hard-ofhearing customers. If you would like to gain the knowledge and skills required of a Court Reporter contact Long Island Business Institute (www.libi.edu) (631-499-7100).
CONTENTS The 15 Best Certificates For Today’s Job Market…......................p.8B BOCES Carpentry Student Breaks New Ground…........................14B Hofstra Trustee Elected Chair Of State Board…...........................14B Volunteer Firefighters Sound The Alarm For New Recruits.......…22B ‘Getting Your Daughter Ready For College’ At Winthrop….........24B NCA College EXPO Spring 2016 Supplement….........................25B No, You Won’t Be Arrested For Falling Behind On Student Loans….....................................................................31B LIU Launches Center For Executive Education For Women......…32B Business Competition For Student Entrepreneurs….....................32B Cosmetology Students Succeed At Regional Event…...................33B CUNY Gets AMA Grant For Curriculum.....................................…33B St. Joseph’s College Named To ‘Best For Vets 2016’.................…36B April 12 Declared As ‘Equal Pay Day’ On Long Island…...............37B
Long Island Business Institute is the only college on Long Island that offers a program in Court Reporting. Court Reporting is a rewarding professional career that offers long-term growth potential and only requires a two-year degree.
Call to make an appointment OR attend our Open House on May 18th, 6-7pm
Veterans Get Top Priority At HempsteadWorks.........................…39B HOPE Skills: Graduates And Jobs…...............................................40B ‘Nassau 200’ Millennial Networking Opportunity…......................40B
• SMALL CLASS SIZES • DAY & EVENING CLASSES • TWO-YEAR PROGRAM • FLEXIBLE CLASS SCHEDULES • RECESSION PROOF CAREER IN THE LEGAL FIELD • CAREER PLACEMENT SERVICES • ACCREDITED • STATE & FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE for those who qualify
Scholarships For Pursuing STEM Careers…...................................42B Free College Admission And Scholarship Help..........................…42B Employment Funding Supports Individuals With Disabilities.....…44B Focusing On Financial Literacy For Students…..............................46B Aaron Zwas’ book Transition to Independence…..........................46B April: Focus On College..............................................................…48B Job Churn Rate Gives American Workers New Shot..................…50B
Computer-aided transcription, or “CAT,” is technology that utilizes highly specialized
software to interpret the strokes made by a court reporter on a stenography machine. As the court reporter presses applicable keyboard combinations, the software immediately translates the machine shorthand into English. Realtime writing refers to computer-aided transcription which is performed by court reporters and can be instantly read on a monitor.
Should You Leave 401(k) Money Behind?.......................................51B Five Things You Didn’t Know About Financial Aid…......................52B
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It’s time to jumpstart your future.
45th Annual Sponsored by the Nassau Counselors’ Association
Meet personally with representatives from over 300 colleges, universities, career schools and military services at the spacious, conveniently located
MACK SPORTS AND EXHIBITION COMPLEX
Hofstra University Hempstead, NY
Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 5:30-8:30PM
In addition to speaking with school representatives, you will have an opportunity to attend these valuable workshops:
FINANCIAL AID • COLLEGE ADMISSIONS • STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENT ATHLETES & THE NCAA • THE “SELECTIVE COLLEGE” PROCESS **COLLEGE SEARCH ASSISTANCE WILL BE AVAILABLE**
Register for your barcode at gotocollegefairs.com
Detailed information about schools attending, specific workshop times & travel directions will appear in EXPO booklets, available from your counselor in April, as well as on our website!
Visit www.nassaucounselors.org for additional information. This event is offered as a FREE public service.
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HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY: WHERE YOU ARE MEANT TO BE
Best of Both Worlds At Hofstra, you will benefit from large university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere. Our student-to-faculty ratio is 13-to-1, and our average undergraduate class size is just 21, giving you personal attention and easy access to your professors. With nearly 7,000 full-time undergraduates and a total student population of about 11,000, Hofstra is, for many students, the perfect size. You can choose from 155 undergraduate program options, 170 graduate program options – including online programs -- or more than 100 dual-degree program options, which allow you to earn
both an undergraduate and a graduate degree in less time than if each degree was pursued separately. Hofstra is among only three schools in the New York metropolitan area with colleges of law, medicine and engineering, and it is home to so much more: • Frank G. Zarb School of Business
• Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences o Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs o School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts o School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics • Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University • Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University • Hofstra University Continuing Education • Honors College • Lawrence Herbert School of Communication • Maurice A. Deane School of Law • School of Education • School of Engineering and Applied Science • School of Health Professions and Human Services Experiential Learning At Hofstra, you will conduct
research with success-oriented professors in our innovative labs on campus, including a big data lab, a robotics and advanced manufacturing lab, and a cell and tissue engineering lab. You will access the same data and analytics used by financial professionals in our Martin B. Greenberg Trading Room, which has 34 Bloomberg Terminals. You will work in a cutting-edge broadcast studio at WRHU-88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University, which was named the top college radio station in the country by The Princeton Review (2015 and 2016 editions) and won a prestigious Marconi Award in 2014. And you will complete one or more internships with top-tier organizations, such as NBC, the New York Mets, Atlantic Records, KPMG and the United Nations. Campus Life Hofstra students are hardworking and social. Whether you commute or live on campus, you will quickly settle into your home away from home. Hofstra has 35 residence halls, 18 eateries, six theaters, a new fitness facility and 17 NCAA Division I sports, as well as an active club sports program. You can join any of our 200 student clubs and organizations, including 28 national and local sororities and fraternities. National Recognition Since its founding in 1935, Hofstra has evolved into a nationally and internationally renowned university with 24 academic accreditations and 27 total accreditations. Hofstra is consistently recognized on the “Best College” lists of U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Fiske, Washington Monthly, Forbes, LinkedIn and PayScale.com, and was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years. Hof-
stra is also one of only two universities chosen to host consecutive U.S. presidential debates (2008 and 2012). Distinguished Alumni More than 131,000 Hofstra University alumni are spread throughout all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 countries. As a Hofstra graduate, you will join the ranks of such notable alumni as best-selling author Nelson DeMille, Academy Award-winning director and producer Francis Ford Coppola, former NASDAQ chairman Frank G. Zarb, New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, and Lawrence Herbert, who invented the Pantone Matching System. Applying to Hofstra Hofstra University seeks to enroll students from diverse backgrounds and locations, with varied interests. Applications are accepted for fall and spring admission. The Admission Committee reviews each application individually to assess academic achievement, curricular intensity, leadership potential, extracurricular activities, standardized test scores and overall interest in attending Hofstra University. The application process provides an opportunity for the applicant to share information that may not be apparent on a transcript or through a test score. Go to hofstra.edu/admission for information about the admission process, or go to hofstra.edu/ visit to schedule a campus visit today!
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Hofstra is a dynamic private university located in the heart of Nassau County, just 25 miles east of New York City – the business, cultural and entertainment capital of the world. Our students live, study, work and play on a lush 240acre campus, which is a nationally recognized arboretum. They attend class in traditional ivy-covered buildings and experience hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art facilities.
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at Hofstra University Tailored for hardworking, motivated students, Hofstraâ€™s small college atmosphere is enhanced by the resources and programs of a large university. Led by a dedicated faculty and staff, our nationally ranked university offers flexible scheduling options and internship opportunities in nearby Manhattan.
Learn how you can be a part of the Hofstra Pride at an Undergraduate Open House Sunday, April 24 | 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Register at hofstra.edu/SpringOpen
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The 15 Best Certificates For Today’s Job Market GOOD Education website recently asked the question, “Is the certificate the new college degree?” We’re inclined to say that it’s a likely possibility. With the rising cost of college tuition, the lengthy process of study, and the lack of available jobs for graduates, more and more students are becoming turned on to the idea of a short, sweet, and cheap certificate instead of a college degree. At the same time, others seek out certificates to bolster their existing degrees, launching them into new
employment opportunities. However students are using certificates, there’s one thing for sure: they’re on the rise, and they offer opportunities for lots of great jobs. OnlineCollege.org recently picked out 15 of the most helpful certificates to have in today’s job market, from health care to IT and even construction. Read on to learn about some of the very best certificates you can earn for finding a job today.
With a project management certificate, workers can expect to be in charge of large-scale projects in construction, engineering and IT. In these industries, salaries for a project manager can reach as high as $152,922 and often well into the six-figure range. IT managers and directors tend to do the best with this certificate, but project engineers do well, too, with a wealth of positions available through major contractors including The Boeing Company and even the U.S. Air Force. HP and Microsoft are the most popular employers for IT project managers. Often, project management certificates are received online, with the University of Phoenix and DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management among the most popular schools for this certificate.
General Contractor Certification
With a flagging housing market, one might think that construction and contracting has slowed down, but in actuality a general contractor certificate is still quite valuable these days, and it’s practically a must for becoming a construction manager. With coursework that typically focuses on estimating, drawing, building materials and construction methods, general contractors are groomed to be ready for the construction zone. Construction contractors enjoy a 17% job growth rate and have a wide salary range: from $30,606 all the way up to $124,686. Construction managers and project engineers with a general contractor certification also do very well. Workers with this type of certificate often operate as self-employed contractors or work for companies like Lennar Corp., Balfour Beatty and even Habitat for Humanity.
ARRT Registered Technologist in Radiography
Radiologic science is a growing field, as new technologies are developed to make radiographic diagnostics even more powerful. Jobs for this certification are plentiful, with the BLS.gov reporting that job growth for radiologic technologists is growing faster than average. Salaries aren’t too shabby, either: a radiologic technologist typically earns an annual wage of $54,340. Stick with it, and you can do even better. Radiology managers make $65,928 and diagnostic imaging directors nearly reach six figures with a $96,690 salary. People with this certificate tend to work in hospitals, but there are positions available in doctors’ offices and imaging clinics as well.
see TOP JOBS on page 12B
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Undergraduate and graduate-level classes are available in almost every discipline— from global business to multimedia production. Join in environmental, psychological or archeological fieldwork. Advance your career options with courses in child development, social psychol-
ogy or advanced financial accounting. Sharpen your computer and writing skills. Learn to swim, play tennis or speak a foreign language. Travel across the country or overseas to participate in film, anthropology and cultural programs. Class sizes are small and offer individual attention. Many are scheduled at convenient times that will allow you to work around your summer plans. Classes are filling up quick! Pack your book bags and register for today for a fiveweek summer course in one or both sessions:
Session 1: May 31 – July 12 Session 2: July 13 – August 18 Financial aid is available for qualified undergraduate and graduate students. Not a Brooklyn College student? Non-degree and visiting students are also invited to apply. Check out the full list of summer course offerings on the Brooklyn College website. For more details, visit brooklyn.
cuny.edu/summer or email email@example.com.
This summer, let Brooklyn College help you achieve your educational and career goals. The college’s 2016 summer sessions take place on its beautiful campus, and many classes expand learning opportunities to cultural, scientific and business institutions throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan.
All summer classes are taught by faculty who are experts in their fields and are designed to enable you to expand your professional goals, explore new fields, or pick up extra credits toward finishing your degree.
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A Foundation for a Promising Future in a timely manner so they will continue to be successful once they move on to the next stage of their academic or professional careers.
Queensborough has developed a national reputation as a top transitional institution. The majority of graduates transfer to Queensborough has gained four-year institutions both national recognition as within and outside the a model for student sucCUNY system such as cess that other colleges Stony Brook University, have studied and applied. Queens College, Columbia Earning the first half of a University, Rutgers Unibachelor’s degree at a top versity, and Penn State in community college such as Pennsylvania, New York Queensborough is a smart University and University of financial decision. In fact, Connecticut. nine out of ten Queensborough students graduate The College also has without federal student several Dual/Joint Degree loan debt and nearly 70% programs with four-year of full-time students attend CUNY institutions: Nursing tuition free. Nassau County with Hunter College, York students qualify for CUNY’s College and CUNY School New York City tuition rate. of Professional Studies; Biotechnology with York Queensborough is dediCollege; Criminal Justice, cated to providing a stuForensic Accounting and dent-centered learning Forensic Science with environment designed to John Jay College of Crimhelp them maintain their inal Justice; Education momentum and graduate with Queens College and
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The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, one of seven regional accrediting organizations in the country. The College is one of twelve community colleges from across the country to be named by the Association of American Colleges and Universities as a national model in supporting student success.
Queensborough also offers a robust student life. In the last three years, Queensborough has fielded 16 championship men’s and women’s teams. In addition, Queensborough offers students outstanding undergraduate research opportunities and internship experiences, and is home to more than 40 student clubs and an excellent study abroad program.
A community that values the diversity of its members, Queensborough strives to individualize the college experience. This goal is accomplished through meaningful collaboration among students, staff and distinguished faculty, of whom 76 percent hold Doctoral or terminal Degrees. That is more than three times the national average. Additional support for student success is achieved with a wellplanned curricula and developmental course work, as well as strong, closely
The College’s nationally recognized Queensborough Academies offers students over 30 academic and career programs, personalized one-on-one advisement (from entry to graduation) and learning strategies such as High Impact Practices, which are progressive teaching methods known to encourage deep learning, hone critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and transform students into lifelong learners.
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The 15 Best Certificates For Todayâ€™s Job Market
TOP JOBS from page 8B
Licensed Practical and Vocational Nursing Certificate
Registered nurses make up a huge part of the nursing population, but licensed practical and vocational nurses are growing in a big way. BLS.gov reports that jobs for licensed nurses are growing faster than average, and most can expect to earn about $40,000 per year with a full-time position. Providing basic nursing care, LPNs and LVNs work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors. Typically, certificate programs for this type of nursing take just one year.
Professionals with a certificate in automotive service and repair keep cars, motorcycles and other vehicles in good working order. Although service technicians can begin work without certification, most employers prefer to hire professionals with a certification as well as long-term on-the-job training. In this stable career, mechanics enjoy a median pay of $35,790 per year and good job opportunities for qualified job seekers, especially those that are certified.
Using soft-tissue massage, massage therapists increase the wellness of their clients, and even rehabilitate injuries. To become a massage therapist, most states require licensing or certification from an accredited training program with 500 hours or more of study and experience. With this certificate, massage therapists can earn about $34,900 per year, and this job has a faster-than-average growth outlook.
Fitness training is a hot market, with lots of people trying to lose weight and seeking professional help to do so. That means certified fitness trainers and instructors enjoy a great job outlook in an industry that is growing faster than average. Working in health clubs, studios, country clubs, even private homes and hospitals, thereâ€™s no shortage of locations where fitness trainers can find work, and those that are certified will find the very best opportunities available.
see TOP JOBS on page 18B
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Adelphi University’s summer Pre-College program is an exciting way to gain an unforgettable college experience as a high school student! course credit include: The New York Business Experience, and Broadway Bound: Adelphi Acting and Performance Boot Camp. The noncredit Adelphi-Winthrop Summer Science Institute allows both residential and commuter options.
The two-week intensive gives you the opportunity to pick an emphasis for study and work closely with faculty and current Adelphi students. You will attend a college-level class each day, live in our new, air-conditioned residence halls, and eat in our dining hall. Adelphi’s beautiful and safe Garden City campus is just minutes from renowned beaches and parks, and a quick train ride from New York City, the world’s premier city for art, culture and entertainment. You’ll get to immerse yourself in life at Adelphi, see for yourself all we have to offer and find out what it means to be a Panther. Our Pre-College program will give you a chance to give college life a try. We want to help prepare you for the next step in your educational
journey. While you’re with us, you’ll get to test your knowledge and expand your horizons through cultural and academic excursions—creating your first Adelphi memories that will last a lifetime and that we’re sure you’ll want to build on. You’ll stay with us on our beautiful 75-acre campus, a registered arboretum through the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta. What’s more, the credits you’ll earn will be
from a University that’s been named a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy school for 10 years running. We’re one of only 24 private universities in the country to earn the title. For-credit programs that allow you to stay on campus with us include: Introduction to Nursing, Psychology of Fiction and Artistic Expression, Introduction to Game Programming and NYC Art Lab. Courses that allow you to stay on campus but don’t offer
Our student guests aren’t just confined to the classroom. Nursing students go on field observations at area hospitals and labs and have access to our state-of-the-art Clinical Education and Simulation Lab. Psychology students will learn about conditions and disorders by way of their depiction in popular media. They’ll also visit the Living Museum at Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital to discover how visual art can be used to help diagnose and sometimes treat mental illness. Aspiring artists will visit the American Museum of Natural History, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and other galleries and museums, finding all the inspiration New York City—right next door— has to offer.
We’re now accepting summer Pre-College applications for 2016.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE SUMMER PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM AT ADELPHI UNIVERSITY FOR CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
EXPERIENCE LIFE AS A COLLEGE STUDENT DURING YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ADELPHI’S SUMMER PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAMS. PURSUE CREDIT-BEARING AND NONCREDIT COURSES.
JULY 17, 2016–JULY 30, 2016
OUR PROGRAM INCLUDES: • Introduction to Nursing • Psychology of Fiction and Artistic Expression • Introduction to Game Programming • NYC Art Lab • Broadway Bound: Adelphi Acting and Performance Boot Camp • New York Business Experience • Adelphi/Winthrop-University Hospital Summer Science Institute Visit us on May 14 for the Panther Preview Session to learn more about the Pre-College program. For more information, call 1.800.ADELPHI or visit precollege.adelphi.edu.
Every summer, we offer high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a taste of collegiate life while earning credits you can apply to your degree program.
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NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate Graduate Programs—Preparing the Next Generation of Real Estate Industry Innovators
The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate is uniquely positioned as one of the top academic and practice-based real estate programs in the country. Students who enroll in its programs learn directly from seasoned industry veterans, in the heart of New York City—the real estate capital of the world. The NYUSPS Schack Institute offers three master’s degrees that address the needs of today’s competitive global arena by preparing leaders who are equipped with the financial savvy, the strategic thinking, and the innovative vision needed to rise above the rest in these evolving industries. The MS in Real Estate integrates theory, real-world application, and practice-based immersion in all phases of real estate from initiating and analyzing to negotiating, financing, and closing the transaction. Courses examine various real estate disciplines, including development, finance, investment, valuation, project management, law, market analysis, and economics. The MS in Real Estate Development provides students with the knowledge and skills to find creative, sustainable solutions for the issues confronting real estate development professionals—
from planning and design to land use and environmental regulations. The program emphasizes entrepreneurship, sustainable practices in construction and development, advanced finance, public-private partnerships, and global development. The MS in Construction Management imparts the expertise needed to effectively lead a construction project or business. The curriculum teaches students how to integrate multiple requirements for bringing construction projects to successful completion, including estimating, cost control, risk, new technologies, project planning, scheduling, negotiation, and labor relations.
Neeley Quinn (right) is among the most intrepid students at Nassau BOCES Barry Tech. As a student in the Barry Tech Carpentry Program, she is considered a pioneer in career and technical education for choosing an academic and career path that defies conventional gender roles. Under the guidance of teacher Paul Eidle (left), Quinn works to build a successful future in a traditionally challenging landscape. Visit www.barrytech.org to learn more about BOCES programs.
Comprehensive academic and career development counseling, internships at some of the top real estate firms and construction management companies in the world, a plethora of professional networking opportunities, and study away opportunities around the globe prepare NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate graduates to go on to highly successful careers.
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In addition to the graduate programs, the Schack Institute offers the BS in Real Estate, which delivers an NYU liberal arts education that is fused with industry-based expertise. Non-degree programs also are available in the form of Diploma Programs and Career Advancement Courses. To learn more about the programs at the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, call 212-998-7100, email sps. firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit sps.nyu.edu/schack1k.
Most experts agree that the current real estate market shows promising growth as an improving economy fuels a steady rise in real estate transactions. To compete successfully in this evolving business environment, real estate professionals need to adapt to the dynamic forces that are constantly reshaping the industry.
BOCES Carpentry Student Breaks New Ground
Hofstra University Trustee Arthur “Jerry” Kremer has been elected as chair of the state’s Council of Governing Boards (CGB) representing 3,000 trustees of the more than 100 private colleges in New York. Kremer is a former chair of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee and is currently president of Empire Government Strategies of Uniondale. He is the first Hofstra trustee to be elected as chair since the founding of the CGB in 1976 and has served on the Hofstra Board for the past 25 years. CGB is the trustee organization of New York’s independent colleges and universities, representing the interests of the approximate 3,000 trustees of those institutions. CGB’s board of directors draws from those campus trustee ranks to produce a representative sampling of
the more than 100 independent sector institutions of higher education in New York. CGB’s sister organization, the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York (cIcu), represents the interests of the campus chief executive officers of the independent sector of higher education in New York.
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Florida Atlantic University
Founded in 1961, Florida Atlantic University is a comprehensive public university that is currently serving more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites strategically located along the state’s southeastern coastline. Long known as an outstanding teaching institution, FAU is undergoing rapid development as a center of cutting-edge research, particularly in the biomedical arena. This process has been accelerated by the University’s partnerships with four internationally known biomedical research organizations, The Scripps Research Institute, the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies and the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. Additionally, FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine recently welcomed its third class of students. Through a well-developed network of partner campuses, FAU serves students at locations and sites throughout its sixcounty service region in southeast Florida as well as through distance learning. FAU’s student body, which ranks as the most ethnically and culturally diverse in Florida’s State University System, includes men and women of both traditional and non-traditional age. Modern student housing is available on the Boca Raton and Jupiter campuses, and all campuses offer attractive and varied dining facilities. The University community is served by an excellent library system that has more than 3.6 million items, including books, periodicals, government documents, microforms, maps, media and other materials as well as a wealth of electronic resources, including more than 374,000 full-text electronic books and 18,000 full-text electronic journals, plus access to several hundred proprietary databases. A member of Conference USA, FAU has 19 men’s and women’s intercollegiate teams, including an NCAA Division I football team that has won two bowl games. The Boca Raton campus is home to a new 30,000-seat football stadium. FAU’s 10 academically distinguished colleges are the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. The University currently offers more than 180 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Additionally, the University holds membership in the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and the Council of Graduate Schools. FAU has fully funded Eminent Scholar Chairs in disciplines that include the arts and humanities, brain science, community education, engineering, growth management, Holocaust and Judaic studies, international business, marine biology, nursing, philosophy and social science. FAU is committed to serving the educational needs of persons of retirement age through non-credit courses offered by the Lifelong Learning Society, which is believed to be the largest and most successful organization of its kind in the United States. For more information on Florida Atlantic University, visit www.fau.edu. For more information on Florida Atlantic University, visit www.fau.edu.
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The 15 Best Certificates For Today’s Job Market
Employed by both the justice system and closed captioning industry, court reporters are in high demand these days, with a solid salary of about $47,700 each year. And it’s easy to find programs for studying court reporting: just about every community college has one, or you can find a technical institute that offers the certificate. Plus, if you study techniques for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, you’ll have even more opportunities available to you.
Although Apple makes popular products, Microsoft professionals are in incredibly high demand and sometimes hard to come by. Microsoft Certified IT Professionals (MCITP) can configure enterprise environments, network and application infrastructures, and more. This means MCITPs can find work anywhere from small business to enterprise. Information systems managers often earn $100,000 per year or more.
Cisco Certified Network Associate
Microsoft Certified IT Professional
Another heavy-hitting certification in the IT world, a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification is essential for professionals working within the Cisco network. Add a CCNA Security certification, and you’ll even be prepared to take on network security as well. Network and computer systems administrators will usually earn about $69,160 each year.
Is it getting hot these days, or is it just us? Thankfully, we have certified heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers to save the day, whether it’s sweltering hot or freezing cold. Professionals with this certification are clearly in demand, with a 34 percent growth rate that’s much faster than average. Over the next 10 years, there should be more than 90,000 new jobs for HVACR-certified professionals, with typical pay around $42,000 per year. The work environment is typically very hot or very cold, but most HVACR professionals find that this is a small price to pay for great job security and a stable salary.
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Keene State College
Who says college doesn’t prepare you for the real world?
The Education You Need for Careers That Matter name on a class roster. Your professors will know you personally. You will hear about opportunities that are unusual for undergraduates at any college, and you will meet other students who share your excitement about learning and building the capacity for success. You will find your voice and your place in the world. Kelly Christianson, 2015 graduate, found her passion for humanitarian issues studying sociology, education, and Holocaust and genocide studies. She is a new Peace Corps member. “Supportive faculty at Keene State gave me the opportunity to get involved with projects that became my passion. That’s the reason why I accomplished everything that I did. I couldn’t have done it without them.” Sean Millikan, another 2015 graduate, is pursuing his PhD in Chemistry. “The Keene State Chemistry Department helped me get where I needed to go. There are tremendous facilities and the faculty is very dedicated—they challenge you in a way that promotes problem solving. The program is a real gem.” To learn more about Keene State College, visit www. keene.edu.
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Find your passion and gain wisdom to make a difference with a liberal arts education at Keene State College. At Keene State, real-world education is a broad and balanced program of study that gives each student the power to think critically, act creatively, and serve the greater good. It’s the ability to innovate, collaborate, and connect. It’s comfort with diversity. It’s the ability to integrate knowledge across fields and make new connections. Keene State is: • A four-year residential college focused on the undergraduate student. • Small enough that you will feel comfortable; large enough to give you room to fly. • A liberal arts college that prepares you for your life: your next move, and how to get there. • Known for hands-on learning, in and out of the classroom. • A good value. You spend four years here, committed to learning. We equip you for the next 40. That’s a promise. From your first year, you won’t be stuck in large lecture halls or be just a
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The 15 Best Certificates For Today’s Job Market
Turning voice recordings into written reports, medical transcriptionists make up an important part of the medical field. Often, transcriptionists work in hospitals, doctors’ offices or transcription service offices, but many others are able to work at home, making this a flexible career to pursue. Certificates in medical transcription can be completed through community colleges, vocational schools and distance learning programs. Once complete, medical transcriptionists will understand medical terminology, grammar and the skills needed to perform this job. Medical transcriptionists typically earn about $32,900 per year, and although the job outlook is slow overall, certified transcriptionists will enjoy the best employment opportunities.
Death doesn’t stop for a poor economy, so those that work in the death business, including funeral directors and embalmers, will continue to find plenty of opportunities for work. With this certificate, professionals will learn how to work for funeral parlors, preparing the dead to be buried. Most embalmers will earn about $38,000 per year.
Usually first on the scene at an accident or trauma, EMTs are the front line when it comes to medical care. With about 1,000 hours of specialized training, EMTs can reach the advanced level, typically finding work on ambulances or in hospitals. The work is stressful and emotionally draining but rewarding. Median pay for EMTs and paramedics is $30,360 per year, but those with an advanced certificate will earn more and have more opportunities to find a good position in this industry that is growing much faster than average.
Commercial Driver’s License
Truck drivers spend a lot of time on the open road, bringing goods from one place to another. To do so, drivers must qualify for a Commercial Driver’s License, showing their ability to drive specialized vehicles. Drivers can also add a HAZMAT endorsement for even more opportunities. With education and experience, truck drivers usually earn about $37,770 per year. Visit www.onlinecollege.org for more information.
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WCSU: Diverse, Distinctive and Dedicated to Excellence Ancell School of Business (ASB) • Accounting • Finance • Management • Marketing • Management Information Systems • Justice & Law Administration (Division of Justice & Law Administration)
Comprehensive programs, dedicated instructors All programs at Western, beginning with a foundational core of liberal arts courses, prepare students to achieve success in professional careers and cutting-edge jobs.
Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences • American Studies • Anthropology/ Sociology • Biology • Chemistry • Communication • Computer Science • Contract Major • Earth and Planetary Science • Economics • English (Literature) • History • Mathematics • Meteorology • Political Science • Professional Writing • Psychology • Social Sciences • Spanish
Almost all of the university’s outstanding faculty members possess a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. Furthermore, Western maintains a 14:1 student-to-teacher ratio, the small classes encouraging students to ask questions and exchange ideas.
School of Professional Studies • Elementary Education (K-5) • Secondary Education • Health Education (PK-12) • Health Promotion Studies • Nursing • Registered Nurse to B.S. in Nursing • Social Work
Western offers 39 programs leading to the baccalaureate degree. Options and concentrations allow for specializing within most programs.
School of Visual & Performing Arts • Art • Music • Theatre Arts • Musical Theatre
Students go global As part of its World Languages and Literature and other academic programs, as well as its participation in the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), the university encourages students to travel beyond familiar boundaries. WCSU students have attended conferences, taken part in scientific projects, and performed on faraway stages while in other states and countries.
The bottom line For more than 113 years, Western has sought to provide quality education to thousands of students. Proof of its success? Western’s high return-on-investment as ranked by Payscale.com in 2015. The university’s value can be measured by employers’ respect toward the WCSU logo on our alumni degrees.
An honors program that draws standout students Western’s signature Kathwari Honors Program is widely respected for its rigorous standards and record of producing more undergraduate Fulbright scholars than do other universities in the region. The program provides unique opportunities and learning facilities to its students, including its Irfan Kathwari Honors House, a 6000-square-foot building equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms.
181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810 For Information 203-837-9000 or www.wcsu.edu
Western Connecticut University in Danbury, Connecticut is a mid-size public university located on the New York/Connecticut border. Its two campuses, called “Midtown” and “Westside,” are close in proximity, but have their own style. Midtown’s 35 acres reflect its city setting, while Westside’s 365 acres offer a mix of natural landscapes and modern architecture.
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Volunteer Firefighters Sound The Alarm For New Recruits
All across New York, volunteer fire departments will open their firehouse doors to the public on the weekend of April 23-24 as part of the sixth annual RecruitNY statewide volunteer firefighter recruitment campaign. RecruitNY is a major initiative designed to increase membership in volunteer fire departments across the state. Throughout the weekend, fire department volunteers will conduct tours of their facilities, demonstrate firefighting techniques, allow visitors to try on turnout gear, and provide other exciting activities to give visitors a taste of the fire service. Families and children are welcome. Members will discuss the requirements and rewards of being a volunteer firefighter, and speak with interested visitors about the process of joining their local department. As of March 23, 410 fire departments from 59 counties across the state have already committed to participate in RecruitNY Weekend. “The RecruitNY campaign continues to inspire residents across New York to consider volunteering with their local fire companies. In recent years,
hundreds of fire departments have participated in RecruitNY, and we’re confident that even more will take part this year,” said Robert McConville, president of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY). “We invite all New Yorkers to visit their local firehouses on April 23 or 24, even if it’s just to say ‘hello’ to those neighbors who are currently protecting your community. You might just decide to join them as a neighbor helping neighbors and become a part of a new and very special family: your local volunteer firefighters.” Volunteer firefighters are not only neighbors coming to the aid of their community during emergencies, but they are also saving residents over $3 billion each year. FASNY recently released its first comprehensive, volunteer firefighters economic impact report in more than a decade. The study, which quantifies the value of
VINCENT SMITH SCHOOL
The School is well-known for its individualized program for students with AD/HD and Learning Disabilities, including Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Auditory Processing Disorder and Language (Expressive/Receptive) Processing Disorders.
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2016 ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSES Wed. April 20 @ 7 pm
Contact Vincent Smith School for Enrollment Information Today: 322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050 Tel: (516) 365-4900 Fax: (516) 627-5648 www.vincentsmithschool.org Registered by the NYS Board of Regents -- Accredited by the NYS Association of Independent Schools The Vincent Smith School is a non-profit corporation and is open to all without regard to race, creed or national origin.
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Volunteer firefighters make the state not only safer, but more affordable for millions of New Yorkers. Visit www.recruitny.org/participation-area to find out if your fire department is participating in RecruitNY. For fire departments that would like to sign up for RecruitNY, simply log on to www.recruitny.org/signup and fill out the participation form. The program provides fire departments with access to recruitment resources, communication tools, posters, banners, etc. to help a firehouse hold a recruitment open house.
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volunteer firefighters and tax savings throughout the state, concluded that the annual cost of a replacement all-career service would be $3.87 billion. This deficit would raise property taxes across the state an estimated average of 26.5 percent.
The Vincent Smith School is Long Island’s premier private, independent school addressing the needs of students with AD/HD, and Learning Disabilities, including Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Auditory Processing Disorders and Language (Expressive/Receptive) Processing Disorders for boys and girls in grades 1-12.
We are known for: • Academic Excellence • Differentiated Instruction • Strong Home/School Connection • College & Career Counseling • Social Emotional Learning • Small, Supportive Classes We take pride in being a place where “It’s Okay to Learn Differently”. The Vincent Smith School is a small learning community that provides an individualized, supportive and structured environment to students with learning disabilities. Through integrated programs and multimodality curriculum, students explore, learn and meet New York State’s approved curriculum. In addition to academic pursuits students also learn essential social and emotional skills, in an environment that encourages self-awareness, self-discipline and self-advocacy. With the guidance and support of staff and faculty, students are empowered to set personal and academic goals that will reflect their personal growth and their individual best. We are celebrating over 92 years of educational excellence. Join us at our next Admissions Open House on Wednesday, April 20th @ 7 pm. For more information, call (516) 365-4900 or email: email@example.com. Private tours are also available. 322 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050 Tel: (516) 365-4900 Fax: (516) 627-5648 www.vincentsmithschool.org
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Mount education program cultivates NYS TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Dana McDonough, 2016 NYS Teacher of the Year, in her classroom
Mount Saint Mary College’s nationally accredited programs have prepared countless prestigious educators for the classroom, including two New York State Teachers of the Year.
strengths were and gave me the tools to help me be the teacher that I am today.
Dana McDonough, 2016 Teacher of the Year, graduated from the Mount in 1991 with a bachelor’s and in 2000 with a Master of Science in Education. She teaches second grade at Fostertown Magnet School in the Newburgh City School District, where she has served for 22 years. Q: What qualities or habits does a great teacher need? A: To be able to communicate effectively to each student, to identify the strengths in each student and teach to those, and to demonstrate the passion that they possess. Q: In what ways has teaching changed since you graduated from the Mount? A: In order to teach students, you have to reach them. Today it requires more creativity and stamina!
Q: What is your advice to current education students? A: As you begin your career, realize that when you educate a child, you educate a family and, in some cases, a community. Let your passion drive your teaching! Q: What do you hope to accomplish in the future? A: My overarching goal is that I have a positive impact on each student and that they see what lies beyond the four walls of the classroom. At the Mount, students begin fieldwork in sophomore year in the college’s vast network of student teaching sites, including schools in New York City, West Point, and beyond. Mount faculty are leaders in their field, and the program earns high marks in preparing students for New York State licensure as teachers. For more information, visit www.msmc.edu
Q: How did the Mount help mold you into a great teacher? A: I had many wonderful professors. They helped me to dig deep and see what my
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‘Getting Your Daughter Ready For College’ At Winthrop On April 14
College-bound young women and their moms are invited to attend Winthrop-University Hospital’s unique presentation, “Getting Your Daughter Ready for College,” on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Winthrop Research & Academic Center, 101 Mineola Blvd. in Mineola, and will address the health and social issues faced by college-bound women. This program was developed by healthcare professionals at Winthrop more than 10 years ago and is presented every spring for mothers and daughters. It offers strategies and practical tips that help young women make smart choices that will help protect their well-being. Topics presented by speakers Jane Swedler, MD, chief of adolescent medicine and Elana Kastner, MD, attending physician, department of OB/GYN, include: adapting to campus life, campus safety, making the right choices, nutrition, time management and on-campus medical assistance. The presentation costs $20 per
person. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation call 516-663-2609. The program is being offered
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as part of Inspiring Women: The Women’s Wellness Initiative at Winthrop-University Hospital, a community education series dedicated to the health and well-being
COLLEGE CONNECTION, Home of The College Whisperer™ and Official Sponsor of College Admission Success™, offers comprehensive college planning and counseling. Guidance and support in choosing a college, getting in to college, and finding the money to pay for college, all while taking the stress, the worry, the frustration and the madness out of college applications and admissions. At COLLEGE CONNECTION, we’ve not only got your back, we’ve got your best moves forward!
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of women. Visit www.winthrop. org/community-programs or call 866-946-8476 for information about Inspiring Women events or other programs at the hospital.
From college matching to admission strategies, application enhancement to essay development, there is a difference between simply applying to college and actually getting in. That difference is COLLEGE CONNECTION!
Remember, there’s more to applying to college than filling in the blanks on Common App, and more to getting your hands on the money to pay for college than just submitting FAFSA. So, before the college admissions and financial aid process gets to you, you need to get to us -COLLEGE CONNECTION! Call for a FREE telephone consultation. 516-345-8766. Visit us on the web at www.CollegeConnect.info
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No, You Won’t Be Arrested For Falling Behind On Student Loans
BY MATT LEHRICH
Today, more than ever before, a college diploma or job-training credential is one of the best investments you can make in your future. By some estimates, a bachelor’s degree is worth an average of a million dollars over the course of your lifetime. But college also has never been more expensive and far too many Americans are struggling to pay off their student loan debt. Maybe you haven’t quite landed that dream job in your field of study yet. Or you decided to go into public service instead of taking the highest-paying offer. Your reward for investing your time and money in the skills and knowledge needed to secure your future shouldn’t be a sky-high monthly payment. That’s why President Barack Obama has fought hard to make college more affordable and to help borrowers keep their student loan payments manageable. Today, thanks to those efforts, you never have to pay more than 10 percent of your monthly income on your federal student loans. Even if you’re temporarily unemployed, you’ve got options to stay on top of your loans—after all, 10 percent of zero dollars is zero dollars. With the option to cap monthly payments based on income, everyone with a federal student loan should be able to manage his or her monthly loan payments and stay out of default. In fact, unlike with private loans, the federal loan repayment options are designed specifically to help student loan borrowers avoid default. There are consequences if you do default—it’s bad for your credit and your financial future, for starters. But to clear up misperceptions about one thing that’s not a consequence for falling behind on your student loans: going to jail. America hasn’t had debtors’ prisons for nearly two centuries and you cannot be arrested simply for not paying your student loans. Here’s the truth about what happens if you fall behind: the Department of Education’s loan servicers work for almost a year to contact borrowers who get off track on their payments. During that time, servicers work to inform the borrowers of their options to get back on track and the effects of defaulting.
If a borrower does default, the department attempts to establish repayment on the debt and then, if that doesn’t work, tries other methods to collect. Only if all other methods are unsuccessful does the Department of Education turn debt over to the Department of Justice for collection through litigation. The Department of Education is required to do that by law. Referral of student loan cases for litigation is extremely rare—less than one tenth of one percent of all borrowers—but even then, borrowers are not arrested for nonpayment of their student loan. If you’ve seen high-profile claims to the contrary, there’s probably more to the story. Last month the Washington Post broke down one such case:
station reported that a resident there, Paul Aker, had been arrested because he owed $1,500 for a federal student loan he took out in 1987... Well, thank goodness there was more to Aker’s story... Marshals had made several attempts to contact Aker to appear in feder- al court, according to Hunter. Notices were sent to numerous known addresses. Marshals spoke with Aker by phone and requested that he appear in court, but Aker refused, a statement from officials said. So a federal judge issued a warrant for Aker’s arrest for failing to appear at a December 2012 hearing. “A big misconception is people are being arrested for not paying their loans, when in fact they are being arrested for failure to appear in court,” [chief deputy U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Texas Richard] Hunter said. “At the point the U.S. marshals show up at your door, there have been months — perhaps many years — of notices,
America “ hasn’t had debtors’
prisons for nearly two centuries, and you cannot be arrested simply for not paying your student loans.
If you’ve defaulted on federal student loans, you can breathe more easily. You won’t be arrested for simply failing to make payments. For a hot second, people were panicking after a Houston television
summons, et cetera, issued.” One obvious lesson from this story is that if you’re summoned to court, you should appear. But the bigger picture is this: it’s much easier and better to get help with your loans well before it reaches that point. There are millions of Americans are feeling the burden of their college debt and new options have been created to help. If you’re having trouble making your monthly payments, look into income-driven repayment plans. Again, these plans allow you to cap your payments at 10 percent of your monthly income—with payments that can be as low as $0 per month. And all income-driven repayment plans allow borrowers to have their remaining balances forgiven after they’ve made payments for either 20 or 25 years (depending on the plan). Even if you’ve already fallen behind on your loans, you can get back on track. Visit studentaid.ed.gov to find out more about income-driven repayment options. Or, if you are having trouble repaying student loans and would like to discuss these options, reach out to your student loan servicer. If you don’t know who your servicer is, call Federal Student Aid at 800-433-3243 or visit studentaid. ed.gov/login to find out. Matt Lehrich is director of communications at the U.S. Department of Education.
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LIU Launches Center For Executive Education For Women
Long Island University (LIU) has launched the Center for Executive Education at LIU Post, offering breakthrough executive development with practical, hands-on knowledge vital to a leader’s success in the complexity of today’s business world. The center features the expertise of distinguished faculty from the AACSB International-accredited LIU Post College of Management—ranked among The Princeton Review’s Best Business Schools for the last 14 years—along with a wide array of top-level coaches, guest lecturers and industry experts. “LIU is the premier educational resource within the region,” said Dr. Kimberly R. Cline, president of LIU. “The Center for Executive Education at LIU Post will provide highly effective, relevant
knowledge for executives who are the driving forces behind the region’s business community.”
participants will discuss the pros and cons of different leadership approaches and use this knowledge as they discuss their own
The center’s first program, “Leading for Results...Up and to the Right!” helps participants to understand the many inputs into leadership styles, starting with social personality style. Through small- and large-group discussion,
development plan. Participants who successfully complete the eight-session program will
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receive a Certificate in Executive Leadership issued from the College of Management. “One of the most effective ways to make an immediate impact on the practice of management is to arm rising executives with new paradigms in ideation and emotional intelligence,” said Dr. Rob Valli, dean of the College of Management. “The center’s purpose is to empower advancing professionals with a vision-to-action skillset to succeed in an environment fraught with disruption.” Visit www.news.liu. edu/executive/leading-with-edge or contact Ivy Algazy at 516-2993615 to register.
Business Competition For Student Entrepreneurs On April 6, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos hosted the 4th annual Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial High School Challenge. This year’s theme, “StartUp Nassau,” asked teams to convince a panel of expert judges that their new businesses could collaborate with local universities and succeed in Nassau County. Approximately 160 students from 13 Nassau County high schools competed for top prizes of $2500, $1250 and $1000. First prize went to East Meadow High School’s Team Energym, who received $2500 provided by HAB Bank for its business plan to manufacture and market a device that stores a bicycle’s kinetic energy to power electrical devices. Second prize went to Baldwin High School’s Chip In team, who received
$1250 from the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin for a business plan to create and market a device that tracks the whereabouts of chip wearers. Third prize went to MacArthur High School’s Team Safe Touch of Levittown, who received $1000 from the Long Island Conservatory for its plan to produce and market a fingerprint-activated locking device for firearms. “I am tremendously proud of the outstanding young people who presented their business ideas today,” said Maragos. “I encourage these students to refine their ideas and pursue their dreams. This is the kind of entrepreneurial spirit that will help Nassau County’s economy thrive.”
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SkillsUSA Members in Sewanhaka’s cosmetology program took part in a SkillsUSA Regional Competition.
Cosmetology Students Succeed At Regional Event SkillsUSA members in Sewanhaka Central High School District’s cosmetology program participated in the SkillsUSA Regional Competition. Congratulations to the following students, who achieved success in various competitions at the event:
Junior Cosmetology competition New Hyde Park Memorial’s Yolanda Fuentes (first place) New Hyde Park Memorial’s Isis Flores (second place)
Employment Application Process competition H. Frank Carey’s Alexandra Luciani (second place)
Job Interview competition New Hyde Park Memorial’s Zareen Goolcharran (second place)
Prepared Speech competition Elmont Memorial’s Shanika Analiese Springer (first place) H. Frank Carey’s Shannon Giddens (second place)
Promotional Bulletin Board competition Sewanhaka’s Isabella DaSilva and New Hyde Park’s Bianca Suppa (first place) —Submitted by the Sewanhaka Central High School District
CUNY Gets AMA Grant For Curriculum The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine is one of 20 medical schools selected to be a member of the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium for its project, “Growing Our Own: Partnering with Health Care Centers to Educate Practitioners for the 21st Century.” In this three-year project, the school will partner with Urban Health Plan, Inc., a South Bronx community health center, to develop and implement a curriculum that prepares medical students for modern-day practice in
clinical sites that deliver primary care to underserved communities. Once the three-year experiential curriculum is designed, a process expected to take a year, a group of students will be assigned to UHP to serve as patient navigators. In this role, students will accompany patients through all points of their clinic visit. During those visits, the students will begin to identify the multiple points of care, the various members of a health team and their specific roles. Those roles range from the front desk, to nursing and triage staff, the physician, pharmacists,
social workers and nutritionists. Students will remain at the UHP site for three years, including years four and five of the Sophie Davis program, which would be considered the first two years of a traditional medical school curriculum. An AMA advisory panel received applications from 170 eligible medical schools for the $75,000 three-year grant, which intends to “advance the AMA’s innovative work aimed at transforming undergraduate medical education to better align with the 21st century health care system,” according to the grant application.
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Our programs are nationally accredited. The University is one of only two public universities in Connecticut to offer ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering programs and the only university with a wide variety of engineering technology and technology management programs complementing its STEM discipline programs. CCSU is also one of only two public institutions in the state to offer an AACSBaccredited undergraduate program in the School of Business. CCSU offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the Master’s and sixthyear levels, the MBA, and the EdD in Educational Leadership. Committed to educational excellence and access, the University ENROLLMENT Approximately 12,000 students; 10,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduates MALES: 52% FEMALES: 48% INTERNATIONAL STUDENT POPULATION: Representation from over 40 countries. MINORITY STUDENT POPULATION: 26% 10 RESIDENCE HALLS: Housing 2,700 students. INTRAMURAL SPORTS FOR MEN AND WOMEN: Softball, Volleyball, Flag Football, Basketball, Soccer and Whiffle Ball
works to keep tuition low and to provide a robust financial aid program that has grown to more than $90 million annually. Last year alone, the University provided more than $1 million in scholarship funds to nearly 600 students. The college guide Affordable Colleges Online recognizes CCSU as one of the top “low-cost colleges with graduates who earn high starting salaries.” CCSU’s educational excellence has been nationally honored. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recognized CCSU’s many community outreach activities by selecting the University as a “Community Engagement Institution.” The Open Doors Report 2013 ranked the University’s study abroad programs 17th in nation. Our professors are committed to helping students make the most of their education. They challenge students AND provide the support they need to succeed. They take pride in making themselves available outside the classroom for one-on-one education, advice, and guidance. As one student notes, “There are great professors at CCSU who are willing to help out every step of the way.” CLUB SPORTS: Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee, Karate, Equestrian, Rugby, Paintball, Skiing & Snowboarding CO-CURRICULAR ORGANIZATIONS: 125 unique student-run clubs & activities that add to the campus-life experience, including Greek life, cultural organizations, radio station, and campus newspaper RATIO OF STUDENTS TO FACULTY: 16:1. AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 25 students (all classes taught by professors, teacher assistants are not utilized).
CCSU professors are dedicated scholars and have won national and international awards for their scholarship, but they consider teaching their first calling. They are experts in their fields, and they know how to make learning exciting and rewarding.
opened in fall 2015. Our Student Center was recently ranked 25th among the nation’s “most amazing” student unions. The entire campus has recently been renovated and offers one of the most attractive, convenient, and modern campuses in the state.
Our low 16-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio keeps most classes small: nearly half have 20 or fewer students. This ensures that professors get to know their students as individuals.
CCSU serves approximately 12,500 students—10,000 undergraduate and 2,500 post-graduate. Our distinguished alumni include successful business men and women, the first Latina state supreme court justice, CEOs in a wide range of industries and corporations, leading academics at national universities, award-winning educators and educational leaders, trainers and coaches at high schools and colleges as well as top NFL and MLB teams, journalists, novelists, artists—each and all demonstrating that success begins with CCSU.
Our commitment to student success begins with providing the tools and the support to complete their degree in four years. Whether students choose to “finish in 4” or decide to take longer, our student support programs are designed to help. Our 18 NCAA Division I programs are a major source of campus excitement. All Blue Devil teams are highly competitive and “bring it” in every game. The campus features several new academic buildings and is being revamped to offer academic facilities devoted to engineering, to the sciences, and to the liberal arts. A new residence hall, housing some 600 students,
To learn more or to schedule a campus tour or visit: www.ccsu.edu. Central Connecticut State University 1615 Stanley Street New Britain, CT 06050 Admissions@ccsu.edu 860-832-CCSU
FACULTY WITH PhD: 83%. TUITION & FEES (per year) CT Resident: Tuition & fees $ 9,741 Housing (double occupancy) $ 6,326 Food (cost varies per meal plan) $ 4,826 Total $20,893 Out-of-State Resident: Tuition & fees $22,602 Housing (double occupancy) $6,326 Food (cost varies per meal plan) $4,826 Total $33,754
One of Connecticut’s premiere comprehensive public universities, Central Connecticut State University is a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and to scholarship. Education balances academic challenge with personal support. A network of study-abroad opportunities prepares our students to become global citizens. Our faculty’s commitment to scholarly inquiry ensures the intellectual vitality of our classrooms.
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St. Joseph’s College Named To ‘Best For Vets 2016’ from Military Times, the rankings are published in issues of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, Marine Corps Times and Military Times EDGE magazines, as well as online at MilitaryTimes.com, ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com. With more than 230 military-connected students at the college, SJC offers a number of degree programs with flexible course schedules, including offerings at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island, the Jones Beach Coast Guard Station in Freeport, SFO Moriches in East Moriches and the Shinnecock Coast Guard Station in Hampton Bays. SJC is also a proud participant of the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and a core member of the SOCAD-4 management network. For more information on military benefits available at SJC, contact Erin D’Eletto at 631-687-2678 for SJC Long Island and SJC Online, and Angela Diaz at 718-940-5719 for SJC Brooklyn.
St. Joseph’s College (SJC) was ranked in Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 list for four-year schools. The Military Times Best for Vets distinction recognized SJC for its commitment to providing opportunities to our nation’s veterans. “Out of the 600 colleges surveyed, St. Joseph’s College is proud to be ranked number 78,” said Erin D’Eletto, director of military and veteran services at SJC Long Island and SJC Online. “In a few short years, the College has surpassed its initial goal of prioritizing the service and support of our ever-growing military and veteran student population. We are looking forward to a future that will expand our current infrastructure and initiatives, elevate relevant community outreach, and implement new and creative ways to further serve those who have sacrificed so much.” For the sixth year, the publication compared each school’s more than 120-question survey answers and data compiled by the U.S. Education, Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments to decide on the inclusion and rank of each school. Aside
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Early Childhood (age 5-6) Young Artist (age 7-10) Mature Artist (age 11-14)
A Summer of Fun, Dynamic Art Enrichment Sessions for Kids & Teens PARTNER PROGRAM with Park Shore Country Day Camp, Dix Hills ... Kids age 5-9 can join SAA in the mornings and spend afternoons at Park Shore!
Summer Studio Intensives at the Art League Center (Teens 13-18) July 11- July 28 (Mon-Thurs)
Architecture & Spatial Design or Fashion Fundamentals July 11- August 19 (Mon-Fri) Pre-College Portfolio Development
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For more than 20 years The Art League of Long Island’s Summer Art Adventure Program has been offering kids and teens fun and creative activities led by dedicated art education professionals. Art Adventurers explore a variety of visual arts mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, found-object art and more. Flexible options allow you to choose one or all program sessions. Kids ages 5-10 participate in weekly activities centered on exciting themes such as “Wild Kingdom”, where kids draw inspiration from live animal models. Weekly programs start July 11 and end August 12. Mature Artists ages 11-14 can hone their artistic skills in one or both 12 day sessions beginning July 11 and July 28. Pre-College Summer Portfolio for ages 13-18 prepares students for winning portfolios designed to help them gain acceptance into higher education or program of choice. Two threeweek sessions start July 11 and August 1. Summer Pre-College Design Programs in Architecture &
Spatial Design or Fashion Design run Monday to Thursday July 11-28 taught by practicing professionals and experienced educators at a college level. Now in its 2nd year in with Park Shore Country Day Camp of Dix Hills, parents have the option of enrolling kids ages 5-9 in the mornings at Summer Art Adventure and afternoons at Park Shore. Early Childhood (ages 5 & 6) 9am-11:30am, Young Artists (ages 7-10) 9am-2pm, and Mature Artists (ages 11-14) 9am-2pm at Chestnut Hill Elementary School in Dix Hills. Pre-College Programs take place 9:30am-2:30pm at the Art League Center in Dix Hills. Call for a brochure or register at www.artleagueliregistration.org./ summer-art-adventure.
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Since 1955 the Art League of Long Island has focused on enhancing Long Island’s cultural life by promoting the appreciation, practice and enjoyment of the visual arts.
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April 12 Declared As ‘Equal Pay Day’ On Long Island more than three months into the year, women’s wages catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.
amounting to a yearly gap of $10,762 between full-time working men and women. Women won’t see pay equity
American women who work full-time year-round still earn on average 79 cents for every dollar earned by men,
with men until 2058 based on the rate that the pay gap has been closing since 1960.
“Equal Pay Day shouldn’t even exist in 21st century America,” said Rice. “The fact that it still takes more than three months for women’s earnings to catch up to what their male colleagues made the year before shows how much work we have ahead of us to close the wage gap. Achieving pay equity is not just a matter of fairness for women stuck earning less than men for equal work— it’s also an opportunity to unleash women’s potential to participate fully in our local economies. That’s why I’ll keep fighting in Congress to make equal pay a reality and make ‘Equal Pay Day’ a thing of the past.” Israel and Rice are both co-sponsors of the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 1619), which updates and strengthens the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by providing effective remedies to women who are not being paid equal pay for equal work.
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Congressman Steve Israel (NY-03) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (NY-04) joined the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Women’s Group to sign a proclamation declaring April 12 as “Equal Pay Day” on Long Island. “It is unacceptable that 53 years after the Equal Pay Act was signed into law that women still only make 79 cents for every dollar a man earns for doing the same work,” said Israel. “I am fighting hard in Washington to eliminate pay discrimination in order to put more money in the pockets of hardworking New York women and strengthen our local economy. I am proud to join Kathleen in declaring April 12th as ‘Equal Pay Day’ on Long Island, because equal pay isn’t a women’s issue—it’s a family issue that is comes down to growing New York’s middle class.” April 12 represents the day when,
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Located in New York City, Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology is a private, four-year college committed to providing its students with the excellent education and skills needed to achieve professional success in engineering, technology, management and aviation. Founded in 1932, the College, adjacent to LaGuardia Airport, is a small, high-quality institution where students can experience personal attention as they progress through academic course work. The College offers master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs in engineering, technology, management and aviation and fosters a culture of excellence in rigorous degree, professional, technical, and certification programs. Significant investments made recently in the learning environment, degree programs and academic resources have enhanced the value of a Vaughn degree. For the sixth year in a row, Vaughn’s curriculum, faculty and overall academic reputation earned it a place in U.S. News and World Report’s survey of
the best regional colleges in the North.
employment and internships nationwide.
More than 92 percent of Vaughn graduates are employed or continue their education within one year of graduation. Recent graduates have pursued advanced degrees at such institutions as Columbia, Stony Brook and Texas A&M, or landed positions at well-known organizations, such as Lockheed Martin, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, United Technologies, Consolidated Edison, Embraer, and JetBlue Airways. Vaughn’s master’s degree in airport management is uniquely targeted to an industry that contributes significantly to the regional economy.
While many families are concerned about the affordability of a college education, Vaughn remains committed to providing its students with a private college experience at a highly competitive tuition rate. Ninety percent of students receive some type of financial aid, and counselors work directly with parents and students to craft a competitive aid package. As a result, the recent U.S. News and World Report’s survey of the best regional colleges in the North ranked Vaughn seventh out of 30 schools for graduates with the least debt.
Vaughn’s small college experience, with a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, ensures that students benefit from a personalized learning environment. Faculty and staff know students individually and work with them to enhance their college experience. The career development office provides year-round opportunities for on-campus recruitment,
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Hempstead Town To Veterans: You Get Top Priority At HempsteadWorks Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony Santino recently showcased the town’s veterans’ employment services to federal and state officials during a tour and roundtable forum. HempsteadWorks, a “One-Stop Employment System,” serves approximately 12,000 job seekers every year and specializes in veterans’ career and training services utilizing two talented, dedicated, veterans’ staff career counselors. Present at the tour and forum were Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment Michael Michaud, Congresswoman Kathleen Rice and representatives from local veterans’ advocacy groups, as well as officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the U.S. Department of Labor, the NYS Department of Labor and the NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs. “Hempstead Town veterans deserve top priority when it comes to employment services and job training,” said Santino. “We’re proud that HempsteadWorks is at the forefront of providing our veterans with a full complement of specialized
employment and career training services that they deserve.” Priority services to veterans and their eligible spouses are offered at HempsteadWorks by serving them first and by providing them with priority over all other clients for jobs and training. Highly trained professionals provide job seekers with career counseling, referrals and
handicapped-accessible workstation. “It is an honor to join with Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans’ Employment Michael Michaud and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice to highlight HempsteadWorks and its top-notch services for the defenders of our freedom,” said Santino. He was proud to highlight the array of services during the tour and was eager to discuss the many programs that HempsteadWorks has to offer during the roundtable discussion. “The Town of Hempstead has always been committed to the needs of our veterans,” added Santino. In addition to the veterans’ employment services at HempsteadWorks, the Town of Hempstead has its own veterans’ benefits counselor on staff to career workshop training programs. In assist veterans and their families file addition, HempsteadWorks boasts a claims for benefits. resource room that includes personal “I encourage every veteran who recomputers with Internet access, a sides in the town and is in need of cacomputerized job bank, a career reer services to visit HempsteadWorks library, photocopiers, fax machines for a full complement of services.” and telephone banks. Individuals Visit www.hempsteadworks. with disabilities are also provided com or call 516-485-5000 for more with additional services including information. assistive technology, such as a
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Graduates And Jobs If you’re graduating high school or college this year and looking for a job, you have to know how to sell yourself into a job. According to Bureau of Labor statistics, today’s graduates will have 12-15 jobs during their career. And it’s important to know what a career is: One’s progress through life in a particular vocation. Your career is an accumulation of what you do in your life. Some graduates know what type of career path they will pursue: i.e. mathematics, accounting, engineering, science, medicine, law, education, manufacturing, technology, etc. Others have no idea what their career path will look like. In either case, it’s okay as long as you understand you are competing with lots of graduates looking for a job. It’s also important that you know what work is and what a job is. WORK is an acronym for Worthwhile Opportunity Requiring Knowledge and a JOB is an acronym for Just Opportunity Beginning. You notice that “opportunity” is common to both
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acronyms. Regardless of what type of work you do and job you have, you have an opportunity to learn and gain experience that helps you navigate your career path. You’ll learn about: the job and its responsibilities, hours you work, people you work with, culture of the business, clothes you wear at work, the products and services at the job, the challenges the job presents, how you get to work, where you have to live to get the job and, of course, your income package and what increases are possible over time. Every job adds to your resume of responsibility and accomplishment. Remember, there are no unimportant jobs. Every type of job increases
your knowledge. Your career path is all about finding, making and taking advantage of opportunities. It’s unlikely (but not impossible) that your first job will be the best job for you. It’s important that you work at it as if it’s the best job for you. Why? Because people you work with pay attention to what you do and how you do it. They see how competent and dependable you are and how well you work with the people around you.
Here are some tips to help you get that first job. Your resume is important, and being able to talk about what’s on it with confidence and enthusiasm is very important. A resume might get you an interview, but once there, you have to be able to explain what’s on the resume and make it sound interesting. How do you do that? You practice speaking what you’ve written. Ask family, friends, teachers or coaches to listen to you and tell you if you sound confident and comfortable while you’re speaking. You have to
practice a lot. Networking is something you do every day and it’s simply meeting people, getting to know them, and letting them get to know you. Make a list of people you know or want to know who are in jobs that interest you. Contact them and ask for their advice and help. If they help you in any way, send them a handwritten thank you note. Then, be sure you keep in touch with them every so often and let them know how you’re doing. Networking is something you’ll do all through your career because...you can’t know enough good people. Practice these five HOPE skills: first impression, interpersonal, communication, presentation and selling. These skills prepare you to meet, earn support from and work effectively with people, the “one” thing that’s the same in every job and type of work. You use these skills in every job. Everyone can learn and apply these skills by training yourself to practice them. And, as you grow, these skills grow with you, becoming more refined over time. With these skills you will interview successfully, network effectively, build supportive relationships, and be a confident leader. Some people are reluctant to take jobs that they think are beneath them, which is a mistake, because every job presents opportunities to learn and grow. And, if you start at or near the bottom, the only way to look and go is up. When you do an outstanding job every day, people notice. And that can result in you earning the opportunity to be given more responsibility. The door of opportunity is open when you do outstanding work in every job. Bob Wolf is founder of Hope: The Students’ Bridge To Business. Visit www.hopeskills.com for more information.
‘Nassau 200’ Millennial Networking Opportunity The Nassau 200 Executive Committee has announced plans to host a millennial networking forum at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building, 1550 Franklin Ave. in Mineola on Thursday, April 21, at 6 p.m. Nassau 200 is a millennial think-tank formed by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano to combat Long Island’s brain drain. “My administration is committed to combatting the exodus of young people from Nassau County by creating jobs, fostering rental opportunities, and forging a strong bond between our young residents and their community,” said Mangano. The Nassau 200 millennial
think-tank was formed by surveying hundreds of young residents born between 1979 and 1995. The think-tank is charged with advising the county executive on issues of importance to their generation, as well as hosting events and conducting studies. The Nassau 200 currently has three events planned for 2016: the Nassau 200 Networking Event, the Nassau 200 How to Start a Business Panel in September and the Nassau 200 Art Show in December. Residents born between the years of 1979 and 1995 are encouraged to visit www.nassaucountyny.gov/ Nassau200 to reserve tickets to the Nassau 200 networking event.
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Welcome to Molloy College
In today’s uncertain economic climate, both college-bound students and their parents are looking for an academic environment that offers the best fit for the student and the best value for their tuition dollars. One school that combines all these key factors is Molloy College, recently named – for the second consecutive year – a “Best Value” school by Money® magazine. (In fact, this ranking placed Molloy ahead of all the schools on Long Island that offer a full range of degrees and majors.)
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Molloy, one of the most affordable private colleges on Long Island, was founded in 1955 and is an independent Catholic college located in Rockville Centre. Molloy students can earn degrees in a variety of outstanding academic programs including the liberal arts, social and natural sciences, nursing, business, education, social work, new media, speech therapy, music therapy, theatre arts, criminal justice and many more.
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Molloy provides its 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students with a variety of high-quality academic programs. Molloy is large enough to offer students a rich educational experience, yet small enough to provide personal, compassionate mentoring to bring out the best in every student. In recent years, Molloy added three doctoral programs (in nursing and education) and new master’s programs in clinical mental health counseling and speech-language pathology/audiology, as well as a new media major and a four-year degree in nuclear medicine technology. The College also just launched a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre arts in partnership with New York City’s CAP21, one of the country’s leading musical theatre conservatories.
What are you searching for? Find it at Molloy College. More than 50 academic programs, doctoral programs, exceptional internships and global learning opportunities help prepare you for success in and beyond the classroom. Learn from an experienced faculty in a challenging environment with small classes. Get involved in any of the 60-plus clubs and activities in our vibrant #MolloyLife program. Feel at home – and ready to define your future – at one of the best colleges on Long Island.
We create a challenging and nurturing environment for our students. In addition to our 50-plus academic programs, approximately 60 clubs and honor societies, a competitive honors program, various service and intern opportunities, and NCAA Division II athletics, there are abundant opportunities for each student not only to strive for academic excellence, but also to explore new interests, pursue athletics and enrich our community. In fact, our student surveys regularly earn Molloy recognition in both The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report listings of outstanding colleges and universities. Those rankings referenced Molloy’s 90% freshmen retention rate, which is among the highest in the country. Also of note, Molloy graduates’ starting salaries have ranked among the highest in the country in surveys conducted by Georgetown University and also PayScale.com. Molloy’s residence halls were also recently ranked the best in New York State, and niche.com rated the Molloy campus #13 in the country for safety. Additionally, Collegefactual.com ranks Molloy as #4 in the country for colleges offering studies in the healthcare professions.
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Scholarship Money For Students Pursuing STEM Careers
The New York State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program application is now available for high school students entering college in fall 2016. The program provides a full SUNY or CUNY tuition scholarship to students in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class if they major in a STEM field and work in a STEM job in New York State for five years after graduation. “The STEM Incentive awards not only give this state’s top high school students access to a first-rate education, but it ensures that they and their talents remain in New York to help build our burgeoning high-tech economy,” Governor Andrew Cuomo
said. “I encourage every eligible student from the class of 2016 to apply today and begin training for the jobs of tomorrow right here in New York.” The program is a key tool in encouraging the best and brightest
high school students to pursue high-demand, high-tech careers and build their future in New York. Since the program’s inception, more than 1,400 top scholars have received STEM awards totaling more than $7.5
million. “The STEM Incentive Program provides an opportunity for hundreds of high school graduates from throughout New York to attend our colleges and universities tuition-free while also addressing a critical workforce need for our state,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. SUNY campuses in every region look forward to enrolling the program’s next class of high-achieving students.” Applications must be submitted by Aug. 15 for June high school graduates planning to enroll in college in fall 2016. Visit www.hesc.ny.gov/STEM for details about the STEM Incentive Program, including eligibility and application requirements.
Free College Admission And Scholarship Help BY DAN ROSENFIELD
Surveys have shown that although high school counselors and community college transfer counselors play a very important role in helping students identify their educational and college financing options, even more students—especially working adults—turn to the Internet for information and advice on higher education and career preparation. One of the dozens of helpful websites for both prospective and current college students of all ages is Online Colleges, Scholarships, and Degree Programs (www. college-scholarships. com). As the site’s name suggests, it offers comprehensive information for both students interested in traditional, campus-based degree programs and those who wish to earn a specialized, vocationally-oriented certificate or college degree online. The goal of the website has always been very simple: to provide high school students and their families, current college
students and adults contemplating a return to traditional or online education with as much helpful information and actionable advice as possible. The most visited pages on the site, not surprisingly, are the ones that lists 70 free scholarship search sites and another that calculates a GPA for any number of grades almost instantly. The website now receives approximately 56,000-65,000 visitors per
month. With more than 1,000 pages, its many lists include colleges by state, colleges by religious affiliation, colleges offering comprehensive programs for students with learning disabilities, colleges for women, traditionally African-American colleges and colleges offering online degrees. Other tools and information on the site include an online student loan repayment calculator and more than
100 articles offering students information in areas of concern to them. In addition to providing information, the site’s administrators answer dozens of weekly questions about college admission, financial aid, campus life and career preparation. Dan Rosenfield is the founder of American Educational Guidance Center.
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5 tips for Success At SUNY Old Westbury
There are many reasons students decide which school to attend. At SUNY Old Westbury, students answer our call to “Own Your Future.” An Old Westbury education is not just about being ready for a career – although students get that preparation. It’s about putting each student in a position to think critically about the world around them and their role in it, so he or she can chart their own course to the successful life they want to lead. Below are five tips offered by the team at SUNY Old Westbury on how best to succeed on campus next fall:
2. Keep Your Finances in Mind As a SUNY campus, Old Westbury offers students a small college environment while paying tuition and fees of about $7,000 a year. Even with that affordability, make sure you list SUNY Old Westbury on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid so that aid for which you are eligible can be appropriately applied. 3. Find Your Niche SUNY Old Westbury offers nearly 50 undergraduate degree programs. Interested in STEM? Old Westbury offers programs in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry and Computer Information Sciences. Looking for a career-igniting foundation in Accounting, Marketing and more? The School of Business faculty is ready for you. Interested in health and human services? Our programs
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State Announces Employment Funding To Support Individuals With Disabilities
Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that $2.4 million has been distributed to 100 organizations that provide employment services to individuals with disabilities via the New York State Employment Services System. This funding is part of the governor’s Employment First Initiative to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. “This funding continues New York’s legacy of inclusiveness by helping provide the necessary employment services to individuals with disabilities,” Governor Cuomo said. “This action is yet another example of our commitment to expanding opportunity to all New Yorkers.” Cuomo’s Employment First Initiative, created through Executive Order 136, is tasked with establishing policies and practices for government, community agencies and advocacy organizations to increase the employment rate of New Yorkers with disabilities, decrease the poverty rate of New Yorkers with disabilities, and encourage businesses to establish formal policies to hire people with disabilities.
In Nassau County, the following organizations will benefit from the funding: • Family Residences & Essential Enterprises Inc. $3,350.40 • Mill Neck Services $23,120.37 • Town of Hempstead Department of Occupational Resources $74,477.01 New York State Office of Mental Health Commissioner Dr. Ann Marie T. Sullivan said, “Under Governor Cuomo’s leadership, New York State continues to lead the way on disability employment. Helping individuals with mental illness find meaningful work not only helps economically, it also plays an important role in the recovery process, fostering a sense of independence and pride. By working together, providing support for each step forward, we are truly creating a brighter future for New York.” The governor also announced that the state has been awarded a training grant from the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Programs that will provide comprehensive assistance in support of the Employment First Initiative and allow for the training of up to 10,000 service providers in the provision of disability employment
services. “We have an important responsibility to help provide support and opportunities to New Yorkers with disabilities so they can achieve their full potential and live with dignity and independence,” said Congresswoman Kathleen Rice. “This federal funding will support hundreds of organizations across the state that help thousands of disabled New Yorkers secure good, permanent jobs, both by strengthening job placement services and by enhancing the training of the people who are on the ground providing these services.” Rice added, “These funds will go a long way toward building a highly qualified, professional workforce that is fully committed to helping New Yorkers with disabilities find rewarding and sustainable employment.” New York Employment Services System (NYESS), an integral part of the Employment First Initiative, is the largest employment network for people with disabilities in the United States. To date, $2.4 million from the Social Security Administration
has been received by 100 New York State organizations that have assisted 7,755 individuals with disabilities with employment services, helping 1,366 individuals find permanent employment. NYESS provides all New Yorkers—regardless of ability—with access to comprehensive employment-related services and supports including job matching with the approximately 120,000 jobs currently posted by employers in the state. “It is very gratifying to see the governor and the administration taking these steps to advance the promise of employment and greater economic self-sufficiency for New Yorkers with disabilities,” said Harvey Rosenthal, executive director of the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services. “Employment is the essential pathway out of poverty and towards wellness and full community inclusion.” As one of 19 states to receive training assistance from the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Programs in fiscal year 2016-17, New York will receive 400 hours of training from
nationally recognized experts in the field of disability employment. This training will focus on assisting community service providers in the cultural transformation necessary to support Cuomo’s Employment First Agenda and creating strategies for the implementation of specific services aimed at improving the employment rate and reducing the poverty rate among individuals with disabilities. To expand the reach of this valuable training, the state will pursue a “trainthe-trainers” approach and prioritize the training of the leadership of disability employment trade associations affiliated with the New York State Inclusive Workforce Alliance. It is expected that each of the 20 members of the Inclusive Workforce Alliance will train 100 of their members in the delivery of evidence-based practices supporting the Employment First model. Visit www.dol.gov/odep/topics/ EmploymentFirst.htm for more information on the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Programs’ Employment First efforts.
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SUMMER IS THE BEST TIME TO PREP FOR THE ACT® AND SAT®. It’s a question asked by the parents of high schoolers every year—when should my son or daughter start prepping for the ACT or SAT? It may seem like a loaded question with lots of things to consider, but the answer is actually a simple one. The best time for students to prep is during the summer.
Here are the reasons why: 1. More time to prep = less stress. Summer prep means students don’t have to split their time between schoolwork and prep. It’s a less stressful way to get ready for the exam. 2. Test early and get it done. Once a student has the score they want, they never have to worry about the ACT or SAT again. Depending on a student’s schedule, they could be finished with the exams by September or October! 3. Flexible schedules. Summer means students can prep in the morning, afternoon or evening—whatever works best for them! The variety of schedule options available also makes it easy to work around vacations and summer jobs.
4. Having test scores can help with exploring options. Having their test scores can help students narrow their college choices and figure out what else is needed to make sure they have the strongest possible application. Scores may also be important for scholarship opportunities. 5. For rising seniors, this is their last chance to prep. Many college applications are due at the end of the calendar year. This means that seniors need to take the exam early in the school year in order to get their scores back in time.
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3 Reasons To Go Independent With Your Career In 2016
It’s nearly bedtime, but you find yourself sitting at your laptop finishing a report the boss expects in the morning. Your daughter’s soccer game starts in five minutes, but you’re a 30-minute commute away. More and more, the modern work world infringes on home life as professionals try to balance their career needs against personal time, and end up feeling dissatisfied, frustrated and exhausted. “In our modern culture, we are time poor, with too much focus on work and not nearly enough time for life,” said Aaron Zwas, an independent consultant and author of Transition to Independence (www. t2iplan.com). That’s all the more reason to take the reigns of your career, becoming your own boss and adding flexibility to your work-life balance, he said. It all adds up to a new level of freedom to pursue the things that matter to you most. Zwas knows from experience. He once worked as a technical writer for a computer-software company, but a series of events led
him to make the break from his corporate job and venture out as an independent consultant. That allowed him to set his own schedule and work from home, all the while increasing his income by an average of 25 percent a year. Plenty of people can benefit from working independently, though for reasons as varied as their circumstances, he said. They include the 20-something college graduate; the mother or father with young children who wants more flexibility; a stay-at-home mom returning to the workforce; or a middle manager recently laid off in the company’s latest down-sizing move, just to name a few. “This is not about making $1 million,” Zwas said. “This is about improving your quality of life. It’s about pursuing your passions, whatever they might be, while still being able to pay the rent.”
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Focusing On Financial Literacy For Students BY ELIZABETH COOGAN
April is National Financial Capability Month. Decisions about paying for higher education can have a lasting impact on individuals and the economy. In keeping with ongoing efforts to increase financial literacy among college-bound and postsecondary students, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is working with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC) to teach students how to save and manage money for their postsecondary education.
The Far-Reaching Impact of Financial Literacy
•earning a degree that is not competitive in the 21st century With this in mind, the FLEC emphasizes college completion, in addition to college affordability and accessibility (www.ed.gov/college-completion).
Getting the Word Out To help students make wise decisions about higher education, our office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) offers several learning resources, including: •Responsible Borrowing and Budgeting videos •An early preparation and saving fact sheet •A workbook to help middle and junior high school students think through their education goals and how to pay for them •ED’s College Scorecard
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Online education works for busy adults at work (with your employer’s approval), or at the library. 4. Can I communicate effectively in writing? Most online courses require a fair amount of writing. 5. How will I finance my education? Options include federal financial aid, school or other scholarships, your employer’s tuition reimbursement plan, and personal savings. Most adult students consider several schools before finalizing their selection. Research the following for colleges or universities you are considering: 1. Accreditation. Accreditation is critical since it provides an indication of an institution’s reputation and quality. General accreditation applies to the entire institution as a whole and is awarded by one of six regional accrediting agencies. 2. Program ‘fit.’ You may need a degree to remain competitive in your job or to earn a promotion, or your industry may require it to remain licensed. You may just want the fulfillment that comes from earning your degree. 3. Experience with distance learning. The length of time an institution has offered distance and online education is important, since
it means the school has established policies and procedures that work for adult students learning offsite. 4. Credit transfer. Most institutions will provide credit for previous college courses, and some will also award credit for work experience and/ or other professional training. 5. Tuition and fees. When considering your costs, be sure to factor in the money you save by not driving to class or paying for child/elder care, and the extra family time you gain by learning at your location. If you ask these five questions of yourself and investigate these five areas for each school, you will be more successful in your personal pursuit for an online education.
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How can you take courses or earn a degree while working and raising a family? It’s a balancing act, but online education is becoming more and more popular, especially for those pursuing a master’s degree or completing an undergraduate degree. Learning online accommodates family time, varied work schedules and active lives. Answering the following questions should help determine if online learning is a good fit for you: 1. Do I enjoy reading, learning new things and meeting new people? Online courses require a significant amount of reading, studying and interacting with others. 2. Am I disciplined and committed? Good time management is critical, and at times, you may have to choose completing an assignment over other activities. 3. Do I have regular access to a computer with an Internet connection? It could be at home,
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April: Focus On College BY ANDREA GOLDMAN
It’s decision time for high school seniors... High school seniors and their families know what May 1 means: It’s the deposit deadline for securing a place as a first-year student next fall. By now, colleges have issued their admissions decisions. And assuming the paperwork has been filed on time, they’ve also issued financial offers of need-based aid, merit aid or a combination of both. Some seniors committed to their college months ago, and can begin preparing for life as a college student. For those who haven’t, now is the time to figure out which school would be the best fit. Clearly the top choices should offer the academic topics the student hopes to study; take into account the family budget; and provide the social, emotional and academic support that such student might require. Most importantly, it should be a place where that particular child can be successful— meaning not only that he or she can handle and thrive with the academic program, but also that the student can become active within some aspect of that school’s community. Visiting the campus (whether as part of an “admitted students day” or not) and speaking with current students can truly help with this process. Once the college choice is made, students and their families can start to focus on the transition from high school to college. This is the perfect
time to discuss financial literacy, anticipated budget, time management and familial values. Students who plan to live on campus will participate in roommate selection and should hone their housekeeping and laundry skills. Most importantly, they can relax knowing they have a place to attend in the fall, but they should still remain consistent academically to ensure that a college does not rescind its offer of admission.
Evaluation time for high school juniors... Even though juniors are earlier in the college process, the goal is to create a list of schools that are a good fit for their needs. Parents should encourage their children to learn more about themselves and their interests, talents, strengths and weaknesses. High school guidance counselors and reputable independent educational consultants can review student self-assessments, high school transcripts and standardized test results. They also can listen to students expressing their plans in order to help develop a list of tentative schools to consider. From there, students are best served doing their own research. That includes visiting schools, attending regional information sessions and college fairs, and speaking to current students and alumni. Once the student has an initial college list, he or she can begin preliminary work on college applications now. Many schools participate
in The Common Application (www. commonapp.org). New for this year, if a current junior creates an account for the Common App, any information entered will “roll over” when the official application period begins on Aug. 1. Additionally, The Common Application already has announced that its essay prompts for the class of 2017 will remain the same as those for the class of 2016. Individual schools will not finalize their questions and/or supplemental essays until sometime after August 1st. But students who get their initial essay completed sooner will have less stress once the fall rolls around, and will be able to meet early- to mid-fall deadlines for scholarship consideration.
Planning time for high school sophomores... Sophomores should be thinking about long-term consequences of their current decisions. This is a great time to explore elective subjects and consider new areas that may lead to future studies. Junior year will be the time to take standardized tests (PSAT, SAT, ACT, perhaps AP), but for certain programs it would be useful to take SAT Subject tests at the end of sophomore year. When selecting courses for junior year, remember that colleges generally like to see students perform the best they can academically in the most rigorous classes they can handle. And while colleges will see grades from senior year, the gpa will be calculated
for application purposes at the end of junior year. Students who are contemplating majors in art, theater or music may want to investigate the additional application requirements that colleges have in these subjects. Spring is a time for growth. For high school students at all levels, it’s an opportunity to take additional steps on their journey towards a successful college experience. Andrea Goldman is the founder of The Family College Experience, LLC in Plainview and is a member of the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA) and New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC).
Locally, there are two major college fairs in the next few weeks: Nassau Counselors’ Association Spring Co Expo at Hofstra Un llege iversity on Tuesday, April 19, fro to 8:30 p.m. Registe m 5:30 r at : www. nassaucounselors. org/events/ springexpo.php The National Associa tion for College Admission Counseling’s National Fair at Jaco b Javits Center on Sunday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p. m at : www.nacacnet.o . Register rg/college-fairs/SpringN CF/Pages/ New-York.aspx
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Nassau BOCES Adult Education is the perfect place for those pursuing a new career path or refresh skills in their current career. The courses are designed to inspire self-driven adults to take programs that will launch them into successful careers. “We work closely with industry partners to be sure our courses are preparing students for industry needs right now,” says Nassau BOCES Adult Education Assistant Principal Michele Cohen. “The classes are very hands-on and directly correlate to real world work experience.” With over 40 courses to choose from there is something for everyone. Courses range from Culinary to Audio Music Production, and Cosmetology to Automotive Technology.
Nassau BOCES Adult Education has a very promising success rate, which is measured by jobs attained and exams passed. “Our Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program has an elite success rate; 90% of our students pass the CNA exam, which makes them eligible for immediate employment, continues Michele. “We focus on classes that accommodate what industry needs are and supply those with high employment demands, such as healthcare, with well trained employees.” “We’re very excited about our new course offerings. At a time when our nation is focused on college and career readiness, job creation and economic recovery, addressing adult education on Long Island is critical,” says Laura Holder-Gibbs, Nassau BOCES Adult Education Principal.
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“The Dental Assisting course gave me the confidence to go into any interview knowing that I was qualified for the job,” says Sandie Braun, of Hicksville, a recent Nassau BOCES Adult Education graduate. Sandie, who now works full-time in a dentist office in Syosset added, “Nassau BOCES helped prepare me for the job I have now. I learned the skills I needed to become a dental assistant.”
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Job Churn Rate Gives American Workers New Shot At Career Pivot
BY SCOTT CURKIN
The number of people leaving their jobs has reached record-setting numbers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, leading economists to herald a return in the confidence of the American worker. This confidence opens up the possibility of a career pivot for those workers who are unsatisfied in their current positions. Michael Lonnay of the local staffing and recruiting franchise All About People, sees the recent jump in job creation as an encouraging sign for the worker who is looking for a mid-career change. “In order to have a fulfilling career, the research shows you need to be doing something you’re good at and that you believe in,” said Lonnay. “If you’re not, that’s a big sign you should begin looking elsewhere. And luckily the economy is strong again, and now is the perfect time to seek out a new career.” A Gallup panel released in November 2015 supports this interpretation. According to this study, more than half of American workers are considering leaving their current
positions for new jobs. The Gallup panel showed that most people were seeking a career change in order to find a better match for their skill set. Seventy-one percent of respondents said they were looking for a career that would allow them to use their skills and their years of expertise. The feeling of excelling in their role was more important even than money, which ranked third in a list of reasons for a career change. For those who think it’s time for a career pivot, Lonnay said there are several strategies a worker can implement to keep from starting at the bottom rung in their new job. Here are five of his tips on how to facilitate your transition into a new career.
Put your experience in simple terms.
An employer is unlikely to understand jargon from your prior position,
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Temple Beth-El of Great Neck’s Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) is nationally recognized as a model of excellence for Jewish early childhood programs. The school strives to stimulate each child’s individual sense of curiosity, and foster a love of learning in a seamlessly integrated secular and Jewish environment. In 2005, the school was one of a small number, chosen by the Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative (JECEI), from schools throughout the country to implement a new synergy of authentic and relevant Jewish values with the best in progressive education. Led by Director Vicki Perler, M.S., SAS, the school’s teaching methodologies are modeled after and inspired by the world-renowned Reggio Emilia early childhood educational system. The ECEC’s approach to learning is based upon the following principles: The Image of the Child: Children are capable, competent, and creative thinkers, and bring a wealth of knowledge to their educational setting. The many languages that children use, such as drawing, dramatic play, sculpting, painting, music, and others are creative ways through which they express themselves. The teachers have been trained to recognize and utilize these languages to build upon each child’s strengths and existing knowledge. The approach strongly supports the development of each of these languages in young children, which constitutes what the Reggio approach calls the “hundred languages of children.” Curriculum: The heart of the curriculum originates from the children’s ideas and interests. Once their interest is captured, it is pursued. Because children create their knowledge from prior experiences and through current exploration, their interests continually deepen with ongoing investigation. Inquiry and problem-solving are a major focus of the school. Play encourages children to engage joyfully in the process of learning and truly have fun. The school fosters respect for self and others, autonomy, and a lifelong love of learning. The Role of the Teacher: The ECEC’s highly
trained and certified teachers work collaboratively with each other. Teachers value and support children’s ideas, and create opportunities for smallgroup discussion with children throughout the day. Teachers observe and listen closely to children, so that they can plan for ways to extend their learning together. The teachers use photographs and children’s dialogue to document the learning, enabling each child to revisit the learning process. The Role of Parents and Families: The families are actively involved, and the school emphasizes collaborative relationships among parents, teachers, and children. Families are highly respected and valued in each classroom, creating a strong bond and community within the school. Family members are encouraged to participate in the school, and are often invited to share their hobbies, talents, or profession with the children. Classroom Environment: The school’s approach to learning understands that the environment is the child’s third teacher, and each space is intentionally designed to be a warm and inviting place for both children and adults. The school is brightly lighted, and the teachers capitalize on the changes in natural light, inviting children to paint, draw, and experience their environment. Plants and natural materials are found throughout the school, and the ECEC operates a season-long outdoor gardening experience from seed to harvest to table. The ECEC is fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Pre-Kindergarten program meets or exceeds all New York State and Great Neck Public School Learning Standards. The ECEC is licensed by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. A visit to the school will demonstrate how dynamic and exciting early childhood learning can be. For more information and/or a tour of our ECEC, please contact Vicki Perler, M.S., SAS, Director of Early Childhood Education, at (516) 487-0900 extension 130.
so instead explain the big picture impact you had in your company. Imagine you’re explaining your jobs to a college freshman to help you simplify your experiences without dumbing it down.
Focus on the soft skills.
If you don’t have as much experience in the role you’re seeking, focus instead on the soft skills that will help you succeed. These are typically equally important and harder to teach than the hard skills of the job.
Get adequate training.
Taking courses and getting needed certifications will go a long way to convincing a new employer to take a chance on you, because it will show that you’re independently motivated and a fast learner.
Know what you want.
Having a vision in mind for your career change will make your search
and applications more targeted.
Talk up your age and expertise.
You didn’t get where you are without learning a thing or two about the professional world and how it works. Let your interviewer know that what you might lack in youth, you more than make up for in institutional understanding. Even after implementing all these tips, however, many struggle to get their feet in the door in their desired career. Most people expect to have several different careers in their lifetimes, and recent research suggests that the typical millennial expects to change jobs about once every two years. There are now fewer obstacles standing in the way of workers who want a different future for themselves. For those looking for their next career, strategic planning and execution, plus a little help from a fast-growing recruiting and staffing firm can make all the difference. Scott Curkin writes for All About People, a staffing and recruiting franchise.
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When Changing Jobs, Should You Leave 401(k) Money Behind? With the average American spending only 4.6 years at any given job, it’s never been more important to have a plan for any retirement funds you’ve accrued at any employer. A big problem that began during the 2008 recession but continues today involves loans, hardship withdrawals and complete cash-outs of 401(k) plans. A 2015 Boston College study (www.crr.bc.edu) reported that 1.5 percent of retirement assets “leak out” of 401(k) plans and personal IRAs each year, reducing an individual’s wealth at retirement by about 25 percent. Meanwhile, a 2014 Fidelity Investments study sounded a particularly urgent alarm about 401(k) cashouts and workers under the age of 40. The mutual fund giant noted that 35 percent of all participants were simply cashing out their 401(k) assets when leaving a job. However, for workers aged 20-39 – indeed, those with the longest savings horizons – that number jumped to 41 percent. So what should you do? A great deal
depends on your age, time to retirement and specific needs. Start by taking an inventory of your retirement assets. Either alone or with the help of a qualified financial or tax expert, put together an official list of current and former 401(k) plans, personal IRAs or, depending on your years of work history, assets from traditional defined benefit retirement plans that were popular more than 20 years ago. Then see where you are. Make sure you always review retirement options whenever you change a job. If an employer is highly motivated to get you on board, query the company about the retirement savings options that would fit the position you’re interviewing for. Ask hiring managers in general terms about how well their retirement options have performed and if you would have the option of rolling over your 401(k) assets to that employer. If, for example, your prospective employer has a more generous matching feature than your current employer has, that could create a favorable environment for transferring those assets. If not, you may want to keep your money in your employer’s
existing plan or consider a rollover to a personal IRA with the features you’re looking for. Ask plenty of questions. Evaluate IRA choices carefully. If you are considering rolling your former employer’s assets into a personal IRA, evaluate your tax situation, both Traditional and Roth IRA options and their performance and fee levels before you arrange for a transfer. Go for the best-performing investment options that fit your needs and anticipated retirement date. Employerbased 401(k) plans generally disclose investment choices and investment fees (www.dol.gov/ebsa/publications/401k_employee.html). It may be a good idea to get qualified help to review those documents. Age is important. There’s typically a 10 percent penalty if you withdraw money from a 401(k) or IRA before age 59½. But if you lose or leave your job at age 55 or later (or earlier for certain public employees), you can generally take 401(k) withdrawals without penalty. An IRA rollover requires account holders to be at least 59½ years old before they can take a penalty-free IRA distribution. While keeping your money invested as
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Our bright spacious classrooms promote the children’s understanding of community as the principles of self-control, sharing, negotiating, compromise and empathy are seen at work here everyday. Our nurturing program builds the foundation for self-directed learning, positive self-esteem and a stepping stone to academic success.
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Set on 3 acres in Port Washington, Child’s World offers our pre-schoolers ample grounds to play and explore. With two beautiful fenced in playgrounds complete with swings, climbers, play sets, tricycles and wagons and our large indoor play space, children are provided with opportunities to engage in daily gross motor activity.
Bottom line: Frequent job changing can derail anyone’s retirement planning. Whether you roll over a former employer’s retirement assets every time you switch or decide to keep your money in certain plans, get help if you need it.
Child’s World Nursery School has been committed to providing a high standard of quality education to pre-school age children for over 45 years. We are dedicated to offering a safe, caring and nurturing environment, promoting growth and development through meaningful, positive and engaging learning experiences.
long as possible is key to a successful retirement, withdrawal issues are also important to consider based on your age and time to retirement. Invest on your own. It’s important to do parallel personal retirement planning with any employer-based retirement options available to you. Again, get qualified help to assist you in evaluating the retirement savings and investment decisions you make on your own and at work.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Your Financial Aid Award BY MARK DIESTLER
Generally, the first step in applying for financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The schools you listed on the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov) will take that information and use it to calculate the financial aid you’re eligible for. Your financial aid awards may vary from school to school based on a number of factors including: your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the number of credits you will take each term, your cost of attendance (COA) at each school, your eligibility for state and institutional aid at each school, and your year in school. Keep in mind that many schools have a priority deadline, so the sooner you apply each year, the better. Here are 5 things that will help you better understand how financial aid is awarded:
to note that the EFC, in most cases, is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college. Therefore, if your EFC is zero, that does not mean you will have zero out of pocket expenses. Instead, the EFC is an index number used by financial aid offices to calculate how much financial aid you would receive if you were to attend their school. Contrary to popular belief, the EFC formula considers more than just income. Factors such as dependency status, family size and the number of children in your family who are attending college are just a few of the additional factors considered. •Federal Aid Estimates (bottom right): The FAFSA confirmation page provides federal aid
States, colleges and outside agencies may require additional applications.
Beyond federal financial aid, which is determined by completing the FAFSA, some states and colleges may require additional applications to determine your eligibility for state or institutional (college) financial aid. Check with the financial aid office at each college you are applying to and ask whether they require additional applications. (Also ask about deadlines!) These applications may include consideration for state or institutional grants, scholarships, work-study and loans. Tip: Don’t forget about outside scholarships, which may require separate applications as well.
The FAFSA confirmation page is not your financial aid award.
After you complete the FAFSA online, you’ll receive a confirmation page. This page includes a lot of helpful information, so you should read it carefully. However, there is often confusion surrounding two sections on this page: •Expected Family Contribution (EFC) (bottom left): The information you report on your FAFSA is used to calculate your EFC. It’s very important
estimates based on the information you provided on your FAFSA. It’s important to know that these figures are truly estimates and assume the information you provided on the FAFSA is correct. To calculate the actual amount of aid you’re eligible for, your school will take into account other factors, such as the cost to attend the school. Additionally, these estimates only take into account federal aid and not outside scholarships or state and institutional financial assistance you may also be eligible for.
Tip: Each school you are accepted to and include on your FAFSA will send you a financial aid award. Until you receive this award letter/notification from a school, it may be difficult to know exactly how much aid you might be eligible to receive from that specific school. In the interim, you can use the Net Price Calculator (www.collegecost.ed.gov/netpricecenter.aspx) to help get a general idea of what aid you are likely to receive from a specific school.
How financial aid is calculated: COA - EFC = Financial Need.
Cost of attendance (COA) minus Expected Family Contribution (EFC) equals financial need. This formula is the starting point to calculating your financial aid package. COA is an estimate of what it will cost you to go to school, in most cases for two semesters or three quarters. COA is more than just tuition and fees; it includes room and board, books and supplies, transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses. The financial aid office at your school will determine how much financial aid you are eligible to receive. Schools will first award need-based aid, such as grants and subsidized loans, before awarding non-need-based aid, such as unsubsidized loans. The total amount of aid you will be awarded in almost all cases cannot exceed your COA. Tip: Oftentimes a student’s financial need is higher than the needbased awards a student is eligible to receive. Therefore, just because a student has high need does not mean they will only be awarded need-based aid. Other factors must be taken into account, such as cost of attendance.
Financial aid award letters are school specific.
There is not a standard award letter, so while some letters you receive may look similar, others may look completely different. Certain schools may send you a paper letter or award packet, while others may provide the information electronically. Many schools may also send you a Shopping Sheet (www.collegecost. ed.gov/shopping_sheet.pdf), which is a standardized format letter that provides personalized information on financial aid and net costs, as well as general information on institutional outcomes, such as graduation rates and loan default rates. Because these letters/notifications may look different, you should be careful when comparing them. You may be awarded the same amount of federal aid from school to school, but it would not be uncommon to see varying award packages depending on the schools you are applying to. Tip: Keywords to look for are: grant or scholarship (both are types of financial aid that don’t have to be repaid), work-study (earned through working), and loan (needs to be repaid).
FAFSA information doesn’t always accurately reflect a family’s financial situation.
We understand that the FAFSA does not always accurately reflect your family’s current financial situation and that your situation can change. While schools are not required to consider special circumstances, many schools do. There are a number of factors schools may consider, such as loss of a job or a reduction in income as compared to what was reported on the FAFSA. It’s important to know that even if your current situation has changed considerably, it may still have little or no impact on your overall financial aid award. Discuss your circumstances with a financial aid counselor/advisor at the school before collecting and sending in all the required documents. Tip: Check with the financial aid office to find out if they consider special circumstances and if so, how you go about submitting a petition for reconsideration of your financial aid eligibility. Mark Diestler is the senior associate director of financial aid and scholarships at the University of Oregon.
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defined by quality and value dentistry, occupational therapy and other disciplines at a wide range of partner universities.
It’s a defining moment for Caldwell University students, too, as they make lifechanging decisions to attend college and choose a career path. With 94% of recent Caldwell University graduates employed, attending graduate school or participating in service programs, employers and graduate schools recognize the value of a Caldwell University degree. The student experience at Caldwell is intimate, interactive and inclusive. With an 12:1 student/faculty ratio students will find personalized attention and small class sizes, which are shown to greatly enhance educational achievement. Caldwell University offers 25 nationally acclaimed undergraduate degrees including accredited programs in business, nursing, art therapy, education and applied behavior analysis, attesting to the rigor of the programs and quality of the faculty. Accelerated dual-degree options combine bachelor and master degrees in business, education, applied behavior analysis and psychology. Caldwell has made a strong commitment to the health professions with degrees in nursing, health sciences, public health, and healthcare administration and partner programs with an extensive list of other universities. Students can begin their studies at Caldwell University, then complete their degrees in medicine,
RECOGNITION FOR EXCELLENCE Caldwell University has been recognized as a Tier 1 university by U.S. News and World Report and is celebrated by CollegesofDistinction.com as a “College of Distinction”. This acknowledgement commends the institution for its engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus community and successful graduate outcomes. Caldwell University has also been highly ranked for providing the “Best Return on Investment” among New Jersey colleges by AffordableCollegeOnline.org.
FINANCIAL AID OPPORTUNITIES Caldwell University provides incredible value to students by maintaining one of the lowest private college tuitions in New Jersey. Approximately 90 percent of its students receive financial aid through scholarships, grants, loans and multiple work opportunities are readily available. Learn more about Caldwell University by attending the April 30th Open House by visiting caldwell.edu/rsvp. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (888) 864-9516 or (973) 618-3500, or e-mail Admissions@caldwell.edu.
Caldwell University has reached a defining moment, as the University celebrates the achievements of the past 75 years. The legacy of providing a quality education and exceptional value continues with the development of groundbreaking programs and state-of-the-art learning environments.
Quality and value can also be measured through the commitment to student success. Look at the latest campus improvements Caldwell has instituted to enhance all aspects of student life. Additional dorm space to accommodate their growing freshman class, a new CARES center designed as a one-stop for student needs, a Wellness Center for the mind, body and spirit, and a Learning Commons that offers students a technology-oriented collaboration center are among just some of their recent improvements. A campus-wide technology transformation is in full force with 3-D printing, Google Glass, engaging 360-videos, technologyinfused learning environments, as well as a quadrupled Wi-Fi footprint.
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New Paltz: A Degree ... and an Education In a rapidly changing professional landscape that demands creativity and ingenuity, SUNY New Paltz embraces a distinct mixture of liberal arts and pre-professional education. With nearly 100 undergraduate majors to choose from in the liberal arts, natural and social sciences, fine and performing arts, teacher preparation, business, engineering and other professional programs, including digital media and communication disorders, New Paltz students earn degrees that open doors to lifelong career opportunities. At New Paltz, you are encouraged to explore and take intellectual risks to find your passion, to begin your path and to find your voice. This journey in self-enrichment and discovery is fostered through lessons in open-mindedness, imagination and a broad spectrum of perspectives and opportunities that reach far beyond the classroom.
More than 2,000 Long Island students choose New Paltz and here are some reasons why: “My time at SUNY New Paltz allowed me to discover my passion for teaching and helped to create the values that would carry me through my career.” – Assistant Principal Chris Peterson ’08 of Huntington, N.Y.
The School of Education offers programs in Adolescence Education, Early Childhood and Childhood Education, Education Studies and Special Education. Accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), several programs lead to our recommendation for New York State certification. As a graduate, you will be well grounded in content, theoretical and historical perspectives, pedagogy, the Common Core Learning Standards and clinical practice.
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The Center for Innovation in Education at New Paltz (CIE@NP) is the new, SUNY-backed downstate innovation hub helping expand clinically-rich preparation of teachers and leaders. The CIE@NP’s mission is to advance collaboration, enrich curriculum and enhance clinical practice across all levels of learning. It achieves these goals through the implementation of Collaborative Exploration Learning and Leadership Spaces (CELLS) in classrooms spanning the Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island. The CELLS are supported by 21st century instructional technology that inspire inquiry-based teaching and learning: collaborative, multi-disciplinary curriculum development; classroom simulation; and 3D printing. The New York State Master Teacher Program (NYSMTP)
New Paltz is nationally ranked among the nation’s top public colleges by a variety of highly regarded publications. Princeton Review named the College to its 2016 list of “Best Colleges: Region by Region” and Kiplinger’s named New Paltz to its 2016 list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.” The Business Journals ranked New Paltz among America’s 75 best public colleges and universities in the most recent installment of its annual list. Moreover, U.S. News and World Report declared New Paltz No. 4 among all public regional universities in the North region.
celebrates the work of the highest-performing STEM teachers by establishing an expert community dedicated to developing expertise in the areas of content, pedagogy and students’ families and communities. Introducing motivated teachers to like-minded professionals and high-quality growth experiences keeps our best teachers in the classroom. Inspiring our state’s best teachers and rewarding their efforts ultimately attracts talented students into careers in STEM fields, including STEM education. Through participation in the NYSMTP, selected STEM teachers receive $15,000 stipends annually over four years.
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