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Did you know that 90% of Farmingdale State College
graduates are employed within six months of graduation?
And – not so amazingly, given the hands-on
education our students receive while earning
their degrees – 74% are employed in a position
related to their major.
And for those of you who hope to secure a job
even before you graduate, there’s good news
here, too: 44% of our undergrads are offered
positions while still attending classes.
That’s a track record any college would be
proud of – but how many besides Farmingdale
can make that claim?
A large number of our students who find
work in their field have experience with
what we call Applied Learning – real-life,
marketable knowledge and skills learned in
the classroom, at internships, and through
research opportunities. Our students gain
this invaluable experience at a number of
locations, such as hospitals, research facilities,
art studios, museums, sports arenas, airports,
state government, Wall Street – sometimes
even while immersed in overseas cultures.
Even better, a vast majority of our students get
their jobs and do their internships on Long
Island, at corporate and industry giants such
as Tesla, the cutting-edge electric car maker;
Henry Schein, the world’s largest provider of
dental care products; D3, a leading designer
of state-of-the-art in-store displays; Summit
Security, a security services provider to
Fortune 500 companies; Enterprise Holdings,
the car rental and transportation services
giant; energy provider National Grid, and
Farmingdale State College is quite successful
at placing students and graduates at such
prestigious companies, and that will only
increase with the arrival of the Nexus Center
for Applied Learning and Career Development.
The Nexus Center is taking the lead role in
pairing employers with current students and
alumni, through internships, service learning,
clinical placement, civic engagement, study
abroad, practicums, and more.
Says Farmingdale State College provost and
vice president for academic affairs, Dr. Laura
Joseph: “Applied Learning will continue to be
one of the strengths of our academic programs.
And in 2019, we will take it a step further
and make an Applied Learning experience a
graduation requirement. The Nexus Center
will play a key role in this cutting-edge
Farmingdale is also a leader in health-care
education that funnels students into the
workplace pipeline. For instance, this fall
the College’s popular nursing program will
offer an online component called Nursing
RN to BS Completion, where licensed
registered nurses are prepared to apply their
professional nursing skills in a variety of
Similarly, Farmingdale’s dental hygiene
program offers on online Bachelor of Science
degree designed to provide comprehensive
upper-level study in the discipline.
Farmingdale proudly introduced the College’s
first graduate program – a Master of Science
in Technology Management in fall 2017.
More degrees will be announced shortly.
All in all, Farmingdale State College
is synonymous with real-world career
preparation and jobs with world-class
employers. To learn more about how FSC
prepares its students for the marketplace, visit
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Noon – 3 p.m.
See our 380-acre campus
Speak with Faculty and Students
Meet with Student Support Services and Athletics
Come see our state-of-the-art Campus Center
Visit our Residence Halls
to make a reservation.
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