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Summer Blues: Transitioning From the Sunshine to the Classroom

  As of right now, there are 05 days, 17 hours, and 47 minutes before the fall 2017 semester begins…You feeling bummed yet? Or maybe you’re frantically indulging in the sweetness of these final days.  Maybe you’re on to your next year of grad school, or maybe you’re a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed newcomer…  No matter,… Continue reading Summer Blues: Transitioning From the Sunshine to the Classroom

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Teacher Education Student Perspectives: Take II

“When one teaches, two learn.” -Robert Heinlein ••• Our Plattsburgh State Teacher Education graduate students are learning about learning! This is the second installment of our summer blog series: Teacher Education Student Perspectives. Our campus has amazing Teacher Education programs, and there’s so much to learn about them.  We’re excited to shine a spotlight on these… Continue reading Teacher Education Student Perspectives: Take II

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Packing Tips: A not-so-comprehensive list (because moving is complicated!)

So you’re moving to Plattsburgh and you haven’t started packing, or you have but very s…l…o…w…l…y. Picking up and putting down new roots can be exciting: you get to rearrange stuff, throw out stuff, buy new stuff, but mostly be overwhelmed by all the stuff. As the title of this blog suggests, moving is synonymous… Continue reading Packing Tips: A not-so-comprehensive list (because moving is complicated!)

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Getting Ready and Planning Ahead: Coming to Graduate School

The warm season is upon us–finally! After a typically brutal winter here in Plattsburgh, Graduate Admissions is coming out of hibernation to prepare for the fall semester. Planning ahead is probably one of the most valuable habits in the academic world. But it’s summer and summer means Netflix, reading for fun, and picnics by Hawkins… Continue reading Getting Ready and Planning Ahead: Coming to Graduate School

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New Experiences in Grad School: Study Abroad

Graduate study is all about experiencing new things, be they in the classroom or outside of it. As a graduate student at SUNY Plattsburgh, you are welcome to study abroad — provided you have time in your schedule to do it! Here is a perspective on studying abroad from a current graduate student in the… Continue reading New Experiences in Grad School: Study Abroad

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“If at first you don’t succeed…” Reapplying to Graduate School

The old adage “If at first you don’t succeed…” can take on a whole new meaning when it comes to reapplying to graduate school. We asked current School Psychology student Daniel Schanck about his experience with applying to graduate school, unsuccessfully at first, and how reapplying and improving his application made a huge difference. He is… Continue reading “If at first you don’t succeed…” Reapplying to Graduate School

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A Change of Heart: Pursuing Graduate Study in a New Field

Graduate school can be an opportunity for many to change their lives, reinvent themselves, and discover their true passions. Some graduate programs at SUNY Plattsburgh accept applicants who have an unrelated undergraduate degree, like the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (M.S.), Fitness and Wellness Leadership (M.S.), Master of Science for Teachers (M.S.T.), and Student Affairs & Higher Education… Continue reading A Change of Heart: Pursuing Graduate Study in a New Field