5 Secrets to Picking a Degree Program Right for You

Posted Thursday, September 18, 2014

“Do what you love,” said every person you ask for career and college advice, ever.

That answer is not always the case. In fact, there’s no easy way to decide which degree program is the best for you. “Doing what you love” may not be an option. Maybe you’re unsure of the occupational prospects, or a major lifestyle change is just not possible with your family responsibilities. Or, perhaps your transfer credits fit better into another area of study, and are the

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Tags: Going Back to College , Majors and Degree Programs

Ask an Expert: Robert Rockmaker, President and CEO of the Flight School Association of North America

Posted Tuesday, August 19, 2014

In honor of National Aviation Day, celebrating famed aviator Orville Wright’s birthday on August 18th, we sat down with Robert Rockmaker, President and CEO of the Flight School Association of North America (FSANA) for a chat about the flight industry, where it’s going and how your aviation career can take off.

Orville Wright would be proud.

Q: What advice would you give students in the College’s air traffic control, aviation flight technology and aviation maintenance technology

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Tags: Career , Majors and Degree Programs , Science and Technology

Is History the Key to Our Future?

Posted Friday, August 15, 2014

By Dr. John R. Woznicki, Dean
Heavin School of Arts and Sciences

It was the philosopher George Santayana who most famously spoke to the ultimate benefit of knowing our history: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

You know this quote, or some version of it, and I am willing to wager that you also have an inherent sense that history, and our knowledge of it, is indeed important to us in some way. Historians are those who, ultimately, chronicle and, in many

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Tags: Arts and Sciences , Majors and Degree Programs

BSAST Degree FAQ: The Answer to the Second Degree Policy You’ve Always Wanted to Ask

Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014

By Donald S. Cucuzzella, Assistant Director
School of Applied Science and Technology

I often receive emails from students asking if they can earn a nuclear energy degree and a nuclear energy engineering technology degree under our second-degree policy, particularly if they are enrolled in one of these degree programs already. This is a great question that needs a Thomas Edison State College history lesson to answer, so to help you and all those with a similar burning curiosity, I’m happy to

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Tags: Majors and Degree Programs , Science and Technology

What’s a Capstone Project? And Why Do I Have to Take It?

Posted Thursday, May 22, 2014

Donald S. Cucuzzella, MA Assistant Director
School of Applied Science and Technology
Donald S. Cucuzzella, MA Assistant Director School of Applied Science and Technology

By Donald S. Cucuzzella, MA
 Assistant Director
School of Applied Science and Technology

Over the years, I’ve frequently heard students grumble about taking a capstone course or project, that one last step before graduation as outlined by their degree requirements.

“Why do I have to take it?”
“Do I really have to take this?”
“What is the point of all this!”


This final course may seem daunting or frustrating, but once it’s completed

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Tags: Majors and Degree Programs , Science and Technology , Taking Courses