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

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 You Can Learn From Your Mentor Outside the Discussion Board

Posted Friday, July 11, 2014

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

More than 250 years later, Benjamin Franklin’s words still ring true when it comes to the academic relationship between student and mentor. It’s a common misconception that a mentor and teacher are one in the same. While both work with students and grade assignments, teachers focus on instruction and presenting information. A mentor’s role is to facilitate your learning and assist you on the

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Tags: Career , Mentors , Science and Technology , Taking Courses

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

Advice for Engineering Job Seekers

Posted Friday, March 15, 2013

Bernie Siben, CPSM '00
Bernie Siben, CPSM '00

By Bernie Siben, CPSM '00

My brother sent me a resume from a recent college graduate who is the son of one of his colleagues, along with the following request:  "Would you look at the resume and comment? Also, because you deal with engineers all over the country, do you have any thoughts about who is hiring, or where engineers are being sought? He’s open to a move.”

Because my brother has been a very good brother to me, I took a close look at

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Tags: Alumni , Career , Science and Technology