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From College to Career: Applied Learning Categories

If you want a real-world, hands-on college experience that takes you off-campus and into a professional environment or foreign culture, Farmingdale offers numerous and varied Applied Learning opportunities.  Below you will find a description of each Applied Learning category and actual stories of students who benefited from the program.


 Internship Farmingdale State College logo

This is an internship in which you will apply knowledge you have acquired in the classroom to a professional or community setting. You will gain valuable professional experience and connections in your chosen field. Internships that are part of a course are always credit bearing. Internship sites might also offer pay as an incentive. Talk to your professor or the department to determine how many credits you will receive and whether the internship will be paid or unpaid.

Montana Musillo

Montana Musillo

"I'm very excited to start working," Montana says. "It will pose new challenges for me professionally, and encourage me to keep learning and trying new things. I'm interested in all the different things I will learn beyond engineering." - Montana Musillo, Class of 2019  

Other highlighted internship experiences:

Nicholas King, Class of 2015


 Clinical Placement Farmingdale State College logo

In these courses you will spend time in a clinical health-care setting, interacting with individual patients or groups under the supervision of faculty. The goal is to master clinical concepts, improve clinical reasoning, and expand clinical skills.

 

kaitlyn Rostron, Dental Hygiene, Class of 2012

Kaitlyn Rostron 

"I definitely recommend clinical-placement experiences. You get hands-on training and learn invaluable lessons from working with different communities. I would do it again in a heartbeat." - Kaitlyn Rostron, Dental Hygiene Class of 2017  


 Practicum Farmingdale State College logo

These courses provide real-world experiences in which you apply theoretical/technical concepts or skills and cultural competency relevant to your education.

 

 

Abraham Im, Aviation, Class of 2015

Abraham Im

"I wanted to become a professional pilot ever since I was four years old," he says. "I discovered this passion from my first flight, from New York to Seoul, South Korea. After that I always looked up to the sky when an airplane flew over. I always told myself that I would become a captain one day." — Abraham Im, Class of 2015


 Service Learning Farmingdale State College logo

In these courses you will perform and reflect upon meaningful community service designed to enrich your education and strengthen the community. Service-learning activities are designed to illustrate previous learning about an area, group, community, problem, etc., while providing students the opportunity to help resolve an issue through their own work.

 

Kaitlyn Kallansrude in Jamaica

Kaitlyn Kallansrude

Applied Learning, under the right circumstances, can change the course of a life. In Kaitlyn Kallansrude's case, an Applied Learning experience not only changed her life, but the lives of several classrooms full of children, in a school in an impoverished neighborhood in Jamaica. 

Other highlighted Service Learning experiences:

Hajera Siddiq, Class of 2014 

Architecture and Construction Management Students Get Out of the Classroom and into the "Real World Community"


 Community Service Farmingdale State College logo

Students in these courses are expected to volunteer their time for the benefit of the broader community. The course includes experiences such as service days, volunteering at campus and off-campus events, fund-raising, and other projects. These experiences do not require previous knowledge or skill. They are designed to help students learn about and reflect on the needs of their communities and how they might be addressed.

 


 Civic Engagement Farmingdale State College logo

These courses have a teaching and learning focus on preparing students to be informed global citizens. It includes instruction and experiences designed to educate students about community, and activities that contribute to the social good.
Shaq Saillant, Class of 2017

Shaq Saillant

"I found out a lot about myself. I felt connected with my community and showed that my designs could be utilized for an important cause. I gained a new perspective on what it means to be part of my community. - Shaq Saillant, Class of 2017  


 Creative Works Farmingdale State College logo

These courses are designed to be a culminating experience that demonstrates student achievement in a program of study. A creative work implies a capstone (or culminating) performance, project, or other manifestation of systematic learning over a college career.

Deidra Kearns, Class 2017

Deidra Kearns

I thought if I was going to put so much effort and time into a campaign I might as well make it real and something that the community can benefit from," Deirdra explains. "I believed if I could find one student to pass the beacon on to, a scholarship would be the right way of showing support and encouragement. - Deirdra Kearns, Class of 2017 


 Undergrad Research Farmingdale State College logo

These courses involve an undergraduate research component in which you will develop a meaningful intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. With the guidance of your research mentor you will engage in the literature of the discipline, research design, data collection, data analysis, and research ethics, where applicable.

Kamryn Hernandez Picture

Kamryn Hernandez

Kamryn Hernandez (Nursing), Class of 2021, received SUNY investment grant funding to travel to Antigua to conduct conservation work, engage in excavations, and learn about the Saladoid and Arawak peoples with Dr. Matthew Brown in Anthropology over the summer. Together, they discovered 2 pre-birth infants from the 620-670 CE period. Kamryn presented in Antiqua on the methodologies they used in the field which included stratification, context recording, and relative and absolute dating techniques. For more on the RAM Program, see Fall 2017 Spotlight on RAM and Spring 2017 Spotlight on RAM.

Other highlighted Undergraduate Research experiences:
Lauren Liegmann '16: Constructing Building Blocks for an Engineering Career

Hassana Oyibo '07: Bioscience Program Research  


 Entrepreneurship Farmingdale State College logo

These courses will assist you in developing the entrepreneurial skills relevant to any professional organization (non-profit, start-up, private corporations, etc.) You will learn to uncover and develop opportunities that can provide value to such organizations.

William Turano surrounded by plants

William Turano created Lifted Roots Vertical Farms, a service that provides a hydroponic agricultural system that is versatile, mobile and sustainable, to meet the demand for farm-to-table foods.

Other highlighted Entrepreneurship experiences:
Jared Potash '16: In the Spotlight - Jared Potash '16
Jared's skills and new business were recognized and put to use by one of FSC's faculty members.  The story of this partnership can be found in the FSC Campus Times Story.


 Field of Study Farmingdale State College logo

You will be asked to collect data outside traditional laboratory settings - typically naturalistic or field settings. These courses demands inquiry, investigation, discovery, critical thinking, and application of data-collection skills.

 

 


 Study Abroad Farmingdale State College logo

These courses include either foreign or domestic travel. It is designed to increase your understanding of the history and cultural features of a location and its people. The course takes place at (specific location), a location specifically chosen to enhance your educational experience by virtue of its (specific attributes of the location).

 

Melissa Taveras, Class of 2015

Melissa Taveras

"In every country I traveled to I found a little bit of myself," she says wistfully. "These are experiences and lessons and skills I would never have learned had I been in my usual environment. Studying abroad has been the best decision I could have made." —Melissa Taveras, Class of 2015

Other highlighted Study Abroad experiences:

Alexa Toyas, Class of 2015 and Greysi Regalado, Class of 2016

David Dávila, Class of 2013

Gabriela Taciak, Class of 2013

Patricia Pickford,Class of 2010


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