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The Student Financial Services office located in the Student Union. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

SBU students face unique challenges with loans

Morgan Casey December 1, 2021
On top of these financial implications, there are also the looming mental and psychological effects that debt has on students’ mental health. Many students experience profound stress, anxiety and feelings related to shame when thinking about their financial situations related to school. In a 2021 survey, one in 14 student borrowers said they experienced suicidal ideation because of taxing debt situations.
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Alexandra Solowinska, a freshman at Stony Brook University, enters college with a goal of being a physician. Solowinska, a cancer survivor, now volunteers at the Stony Brook Medical Center, where she had her treatment as a toddler. (MICHAEL RUIZ / THE STATESMAN)

SBU advisor connects students to internships and research programs

Justin Lai September 19, 2021
Through her fall 2021 pre-professional advising workshops, Stony Brook University lecturer Alexandra Solowinska is connecting students to science, technology, engineering and math and pre-health internship and research opportunities.
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Official poster for the Weekly Wrap Up. HANYA GAO/STATESMAN FILE

The Statesman Weekly Wrap-Up Ep. 27

Laurie Wang April 9, 2021
Editors cover USG election results and recent amendments to the constitution, USG's meet and greet with actress Keke Palmer, a review of Lana Del Rey's new album “Chemtrails over the Country Club” and the importance of college internships.
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Business, Healthcare and Human Services job fair in 2019. MAYA BROWN/STATESMAN FILE

Internships are just as important as classes

Matt Venezia March 29, 2021
#OPINION Every student needs classes in order to complete their degree. Obviously, this isn't breaking news — if you look at your major's degree completion criteria, you'll notice that they're mostly made up of classes.
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Outside of the Stony Brook University Hospital. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Pre-med students navigate pandemic-related disruptions

Meenu Johnkutty May 18, 2020
Traditionally, medical schools require students to submit letter grades for their prerequisite classes; however, some have begun to rethink their admissions criteria for the upcoming admissions cycle.
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Every college student should have experience in a customer service job

Gabby Pardo March 25, 2018
Having small customer service jobs before starting your true career allows you to experiment and discover your work habits.
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101 Secrets For Your Twenties by Paul Angone: Chicken soup for the post-college soul

“101 Secrets For Your Twenties” by Paul Angone: Chicken soup for the post-college soul

Taylor Ha January 20, 2018
Angone tackles juggling expectations with reality, the struggles of forging and maintaining meaningful friendships in adulthood, navigating the work world and the late night blues of social media.
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SBU alumni give six ways to land the perfect job

SBU alumni give six ways to land the perfect job

Anisah Abdullah March 31, 2016
Young Stony Brook alumni share their experiences as college students entering the job world and what they did to succeed after graduation.
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Fundraising campaign to create scholarships will launch this month

Fundraising campaign to create scholarships will launch this month

Jessica Chin November 4, 2015
The public phase of a fundraising campaign by Stony Brook University that aims to create up to $200 million in scholarships for qualifying students will launch this month.
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Cuomo is looking too mandate experiential learning, like internships and research, in order for students to graduate. Over 60 SUNY institutions would be affected by this plan. 
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Cuomo pushes for experiential learning as graduation requirement

Daniel Moloney February 20, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing for experiential learning as a new graduation requirement for all SUNY students in his proposed SUNY budget for next year.
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Use ZebraNet—it works

Tejen Shah August 26, 2014
Many of us like to find opportunities on our own, but many struggle. There is no shame in getting some help, especially from the world-class institution you pay thousands of dollars to to attend.
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ZebraNet helps students find work on and off campus

Colleen Rowe July 18, 2014
ZebraNet, an online job listing and recruiting system available through the Career Center’s webpage, is uniquely helpful to Stony Brook students.
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