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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Careers in Theatre

A career in theatre isn’t always about shining on center-stage. For countless individuals, it’s about everything that happens off stage that helps to create a perfect performance. Although widely recognized for training students in the art of acting, the Theatre Arts Program at Suffolk County Community College prepares students for a multitude of opportunities the industry has to offer –...
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Investigating Scott Higham: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Graduate Tells All

[caption id="attachment_136" align="alignleft" width="178"] Scott Higham[/caption] Scott Higham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning member of the investigations unit of The Washington Post. He has examined the deaths of foster children, waste and fraud in Homeland Security contracts, the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib and conflicts of interest on Capitol Hill. He has also...

The 411 on becoming a Fitness Specialist

Salary Salaries for this field will vary and will also be based on a number of factors such as geographic location, years of experience, credentials, type of employer, etc. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health fitness specialists on average make around $45,000 a year. For those who end up working for hospitals and large-scale doctors’ offices, salaries can start off as high as...
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Exploring your interests: The value of elective classes

Since 2008, a focus of higher education has understandably been jobs, jobs, jobs. Providing marketable skills are a core mission of community colleges, and when the economy is sour, their role assumes a critical importance. Beyond the program-specific courses in a given major, college students enrolled in A.A. and A.S. programs are required by the State University of New York (SUNY) to complete...
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Answering the Call: Becoming a Professional Paramedic

When emergencies happen, EMTs and Paramedics make the difference. When we need help the most, emergency medical technicians and paramedics are the ones we call. They make a life or death difference when accidents, heart attacks, strokes, falls, burns, drug overdoses, and other medical emergencies occur. They have to be composed, decisive, and compassionate as they provide medical care at the scene...
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Cybersecurity: Real Careers in Virtual Environments

While the expansion of the internet has made everyday tasks like shopping and banking easier and more convenient, there is no denying that this growth has been accompanied by an increase in identity theft, data breaches and a wide range of cyber-related crimes. In fact, these types of computer crimes have been designated as a high priority by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and have increased...
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