Cooking Up Some Fun!

The College Experience students recently had a SWEET time learning about the Culinary Arts. For six Fridays in a row, eleven College Experience students participated in a virtual culinary class with Matthew Williams, Executive Chef of the Albany Marriott International. The hour-long classes covered a lot of ground. Among other topics, students learned about the…

We Say Goodbye to a True Hero

The College Experience and Living Resources, Inc. Family wishes to extend our sincere condolences to the family of our 2014 College Experience alumnus, Andrew Maggio who lost his father, Anthony J. “Tony” Maggio to the Coronavirus last month. Mr. Maggio was a veteran of both the New York Police Department (NYPD) and Emergency Medical Services.…

Hi Tor!! Nice running into you in town!

While leading a trip to Junior’s Bar and Grill with the Alumni Activities Club, guess who staff ran into at the restaurant? It is Tor Kronbichler! Tor agreed to take a break from having dinner with his friends to pose for a photograph. Tor is one of the most athletic students we have ever had and…

Character Strengths and The Ripple Effect of Kindness

We have the privilege of continuing to work with our full-time social worker, Allison Fuller who is providing ongoing support to the students during this unprecedented time of their student careers! Among the multiple hats she wears, Allison is serving as one of our educators and is currently teaching a Character Strengths class this semester.…

Transition to Employment

The seminar will focus on assuring students’ acquisition of skills in negotiating successful, real workplace situations, such as: communication refinement, acceptance and rejection, conflict resolution, co-worker and supervisor relationships, self-awareness and self-monitoring, stress management and positive outcomes. Students will be engaged in performance assessment, involving input from students, employers, college professors, and job coaches.

Internship

College Experience seniors prepare for the working world by participating in an internship. Students choose a career field and are provided with assistance from a job developer to apply and interview for job openings. Once an internship or job is identified, students are provided with one-on-one job coaching services until they feel confident in completing…

Budgeting

Upon completion of Finance class, students will continue to work on their personal finances with a focus on budgeting. In preparation for independent living, students will learn how to set up and follow a budget. They will review where their money comes from and what their expenses are. Students will continue to use skills they…