Our students always wonder how we got here. Well this is how we did it!  Where did you go to College?

 

Ms. Papadatos

  1. Alma Mater– Queens College
  2. Major– Psychology
  3. Clubs and Activities you participated in- Peer Counseling, Greek Club, Research, Campus events
  4. Did you live on Campus? Tell us about your experience- No, I commuted from home
  5. What resources did you take advantage of during your time in college- Advisors, library, computer lab, offices pertaining to my field (ask lotssss of questions), student union
  6. Did you ever change your major before becoming an educator? If so, please explain -No, but I had a triple minor because I was interested in so many things!
  7. What advice would you give to the Class of 2021 as they prepare to venture out into the REAL WORLD!

You can enjoy every minute of your college experience -the studies and the fun- if you learn to manage your time and your priorities!! TIME is everything, so use it wisely and you won’t miss out on ANYTHING. Don’t be afraid to take a chance and step out of your shell- surround yourself with people who make you think about who you are, the way you view the world and all the great things it can offer. Always remember, you are never alone! Everyone struggles with something at some point in their lives and you will get through it. No one is more awesome than you and do not forget to tell yourself that! .. Last advice, be nice to everyone because you never know who will know someone who knows someone who can offer you a job!

Mr. Rosen
  1. Alma Mater: University of Massachusetts
  2. Major: Finance
  3. Clubs and Activities: Intramural baseball, basketball, football. Entrepreneurship club
  1. Did you live on Campus? Yes, I lived on campus my first two years. I loved living on campus.  It was the first time I was basically free from being under a roof with adults.  I loved the freedom and the having all your friends right around you.  It was an easy way to meet people.
  1. What resources did you take advantage of during your time in college? I was always in contact with my college advisor.  This was to make sure I was taking the proper classes for my major and that I was not doing anything I did not need to. I also used the library and the resources available there.  Colleges have such great libraries with access to information that you cant get at every library.  Definitely found myself pulling some all nighters studying at the library.  I also made it a point to at least visit every building on campus more out of curiosity to know what is going on all over campus.  I attended many job fairs which were great for networking and seeing what was available to me from my major.
  2. Did you ever change your major before becoming an educator? If so, please explain   I changed my major after I graduated and did not enjoy where I was working. That is when I decided to go get an education degree.
  1. What advice would you give to the Class of 2021 as they prepare to venture out into the REAL WORLD! Enjoy every moment you can of college, it is the last time before all the responsibilities of adulthood smack you in the face.  Go to all your classes and soak up as much knowledge as you can of the things that interest you.  I have a thirst for knowledge now that I wish I had in college because I know I would’ve been a much better student.  Don’t say no to new experiences.  Go to the party, go skydiving, wake up at 8am to go tailgate for a football game.  Get involved on your campus and your experience will be that more enjoyable.

 

Ms. Bartell 

  1. Alma Mater– University of Delaware
  2. Major– Psychology
  3. Clubs and Activities you participated in– Greek life, religious groups/ pro-Israel group (I don’t know if you want to include these), intramural volleyball/basketball/soccer
  4. Did you live on Campus? What was your experience– I lived on campus freshman and sophomore year and off campus junior and senior year I loved living on campus. I met a lot of new people and it was really nice living near the dining hall! Living off campus forced me to learn independence and adult-like skills.
  5. What resources did you take advantage of during your time in college– Math tutoring, writing center, office hours
  6. Did you ever change your major before becoming an educator? If so, please explain- I love what I do!
  7. What advice would you give to the Class of 2021 as they prepare to venture out into the REAL WORLD! Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Even though you are taking the next step on your own, you’re not alone!

 

Mr. Creppy

  1. Alma Mater -Stony Brook University
  2. Major-Asian and Asian American Studies with a Concentration on Business Management
  1. Clubs and Activities you participated in –Member of Hall Council, Photography Club, Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  1. Did you live on Campus? What was your experience  – Living on campus was a very fun experience but it came with a lot of responsibility. It thought me the value of adapting to being independent. Movie nights and making new friends were my favorite parts of living on campus!
  1. What resources did you take advantage of during your time in college – Office Hours and Networking using the Career Center. College provides an excellent opportunity to network with not only professors and faculty but with your peers as well! You never know what opportunity can come knocking! Also, Attending office hours was very instrumental in my college success ! I was well liked by my professors because I attended a lot of their office hours!
  1. Did you ever change your major before becoming an educator? If so, please explain – Originally, I wanted to pursue economics but I changed my major to Asian Studies w/ Business because I was passionate about studying in Asia and learning multiple languages and their business models.
  1. What advice would you give to the Class of 2021 as they prepare to venture out into the REAL WORLD! Network and don’t be afraid to try new things!!!! There are so many tools and opportunities out there but you need to do your research and take that leap of you feel you want to pursue that opportunity.

 

                         Ms. Duran

  1. 1. Alma Mater–Queens College
  2. 2. Major–Psychology
  3. 3. Clubs and Activities, you participated in–Spanish club, ASL Club, Psychology Research
  4. 4. Did you live on Campus? What was your experience–No, I commuted every day.
  5. What resources did you take advantage of during your time in college– Math tutoring, writing center, physics tutoring, and professor’s office hours
  6. Did you ever change your major before becoming an educator?If so, please explain-No, I always wanted to become an educator and help students become the best versions of themselves!
  7. What advice would you give to the Class of 2021 as they prepare to venture out into the REAL WORLD!Time is everything. Live in the moment, and enjoy every step of it! Enjoy the hard times, the laughs, the cries, everything. One day you’ll look back and realize how quickly time has flown by!