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Real-World Cooking Skills

A major focus of the The College Experience is ensuring that students have the skills they will need to live independently and really thrive on their own after completing the program. Our students work hard to hone their cooking skills both in cooking class and while preparing meals in the evening because after all, everyone…

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Internship/Job Experience

Preparing for the Working World Preparation for a career College Experience seniors participate in two semester long paid or unpaid internships. These internships assist students in learning specific job skills, evaluate potential career paths and prepare them for competitive employment. The Internship Coordinator works closely with each student to find an internship in a career…

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Haunted Happenings

This post comes a little bit late, but we wanted to share some of the festivities our CEP students and staff participated in leading up to Halloween! Michelle Brown’s History Class participated in the “Capitol Hauntings” Tour at the NYS Capitol. Apparently, the Capitol building is said to be full of historical ghosts and ghouls.…

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Haunted Happenings

This post comes a little bit late, but we wanted to share some of the festivities our CEP students and staff participated in leading up to Halloween! Michelle Brown’s History Class participated in the “Capitol Hauntings” Tour at the NYS Capitol. Apparently, the Capitol building is said to be full of historical ghosts and ghouls. I…

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Emily Dawson Student in The College Experience

Being “Special”

Today, we have an awesome entry from Senior College Experience Student Emily Dawson Emily Dawson composed a beautifully written essay on her experiences as a College Experience student and special education student in high school. She attributes a lot of her own insight and confidence today to our very own Jesse Saperstein, a College Experience…

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The College Experience students prepare for independence

Newbie Navigators

One of the most difficult tasks that many college students encounter when moving to a new city for the first time is learning how to successfully navigate unfamiliar surroundings. I have very vivid memories myself of getting lost during my freshman year at the University at Albany – both on the sprawling campus and in…

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Apple Picking Adventures

A group of CEP students had a fantastic time picking apples fresh off the trees at Indian Ladder Farms this past weekend! It was a brisk day – snow flurries were even spotted – but that wasn’t enough to deter the students from finding the sweetest apples! We expect our budding chefs and bakers to prepare…

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Meet the Instructor – Michelle Brown

In a series called “Meet the Instructor,” we will introduce you to some of our CEP Instructors throughout the year. We hope you will enjoy learning more about our fantastic adjunct professors who are absolutely dedicated to helping our students to learn and grow! The first instructor we would like to introduce is Michelle Brown!…

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Hello from Baby Adelaide!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer break and is excited to begin another year with CEP very soon! Just wanted to give a quick update – baby Adelaide “Addy” Grace was born on July 27th  measuring 7lbs 10 ounces and 19 inches long. We’re lucky – she’s a very happy baby! I’ll be home on…

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Favorite CEP Memories

As students prepared to leave for the summer break, we asked students and staff:“What was your favorite CEP memory from this year?” Here are the responses: Abby: I got to speak at a Living Resources board meeting about my experiences working as an intern at Dutch Manor Stables – that was really cool! I was…

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