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Awesome Sauce: The Gulturk Sisters Discover Their Careers

  If twin sisters Meltem and Sinem Gulturk of Ronkonkoma, New York, look familiar, it’s easy to understand why. Chances are you’ve seen them — and heard their catchphrase “Awesome Sauce” — in the national TV commercial for Discover Card.  Both graduated from Suffolk in 2008 and share how their careers began and what their hopes are for the future. Why did you choose to start at...
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Studying Abroad: The World Awaits You

  Today, we live in a global world. We are bombarded with competition from abroad, businesses are increasingly focusing on global markets and technology is driving us to a converging commonality. We must be prepared for this new landscape with a set of skills one can easily obtain while studying abroad. Studying in another country is not just an adventure, it’s a smart move that will help...
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Accredited Programs of Study

BUSINESS and LEGAL STUDIES Accounting Business Administration Business Administration Online Business: Marketing Business: Office Management Business: Retail Business Management Business Management Paralegal Studies COMMUNICATIONS and THE ARTS Communication Studies Communications and Media Arts: Journalism Computer Art Design (Fashion): Interior Design Graphic...
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Flexible Scheduling Options at Suffolk

No matter what your situation, Suffolk will make college work for you.  Mix and match these scheduling options to fit your unique lifestyle. Blended The perfect balance — online and on campus. In many cases, you’ll meet in class only once a week. Traditional Immerse yourself in the familiar world of weekday classes. Online Experience a 100 percent interactive online...
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Encore Careers

Find new fulfillment in midlife and beyond. So you’ve put 20, 30 or 40 years into your career. The spark that kept you going is waning and yet you may not be financially or emotionally ready for retirement. What are your options? In what has been called one of the most significant social trends of the new century and the biggest transformation of the American workforce, encore careers are an...
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Rise and Shine

  Get an early start on college while still in high school. I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “Early to bed, early to rise.” The same can be said for early college enrollment.  A recent study by the American Institutes for Research shows that high school students who take college courses early are more likely to graduate high school and attend college than their...
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Growing Up Without Going Away

More college students are choosing to live with their parents. The assumption that every college freshman moves into a tiny dorm room, leaving parents and old friends behind in one fell swoop isn’t all that accurate. In 2015, 41.5 percent of parents of a college student said their child will be living at home, according to a National Retail Federation survey. Quinn Favilla and her sister,...
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Getting Your Foot in the Door

  In an economy where job seekers significantly outnumber positions, distinguishing your credentials is essential. How can you stand out from the crowd? According to online résumé service TheLadders.net, job recruiters wade through thousands of profiles and résumés with a ruthless eye for clarity and concrete information. TheLadders tracked the eye movements of 30 professional...
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Help Fight the War on Drugs

Become a Chemical Dependency Counselor. Today, nearly one in 10 Americans has some type of alcohol or substance use disorder, a new federal government survey finds. But only a quarter of them get the treatment they need, researchers say. Though not everyone recognizes chemical dependency as a medical condition, it most definitely is a chronic, relapsing medical condition with devastating personal...
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Suffolk: The Savvy Choice

More than half a decade after the economic recession hit, students are “savvier shoppers” than ever before, according to the Cooperative Institutional Research Program’s (CIRP) Freshmen Survey. The annual survey is administered through the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) and captures feedback from hundreds of thousands of students entering two- and four-year colleges across the...
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Scholarships: Making Higher Education Possible

  There is a common misconception that scholarships are for valedictorians or star athletes only. In reality, there are numerous types of scholarships available to students pursuing various programs, majors and career tracks, as well as open and unrestricted scholarships for the general student population. As a matter of fact, Suffolk County Community College offers more than 500 scholarship...
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Campus Conversations

  The Suffolk Community College Foundation will honor the Frey family at its Gala. The Suffolk Community College Foundation will honor the Frey family of Belle Terre, New York, at the Salute to Excellence Gala being held at the Hilton Long Island in Huntington on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Dr. Robert J. Frey currently serves as the Secretary of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. He is a...