• Arts & Entertainment,  Self-Empowerment,  This Week's Paper

    A Guide For Incoming QC Students: How to get involved on campus

    Although everyone’s expectations of the “perfect college experience” tends to vary from person to person, it differs based on preferred campus size, amenities, or even the number of quiet floors in the library, everyone has the same question in mind: “will I be able to make friends here?” Any guidance counselor or college tour guide will tell you that the best way to truly get involved in your school and put yourself out there is to join clubs. Although intimidating, this truly is the best way to actually get to know your campus, your peers, and even potential lifelong friends. We have an extremely diverse campus that is the force…

  • Career Column,  This Week's Paper

    QC is first CUNY to Receive Partnership with Google for Computer Science

    Doors are opening for incoming freshman with a passion for computer science and all things technology at Queens College.   This past summer, a lucky group of 26 freshmen were competitively selected to be the first cohort to participate in Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute Extension at QC.   “I am very pleased to join with Google to offer students this rich opportunity,” President Félix V. Matos Rodriguez shared with the QC community. Adding, he is “…proud to be among the nine colleges nationwide selected to participate.”   Thirty-three percent of the summer’s cohort was female, in-addition to thirty-three percent of the cohort being a member of minority groups underrepresented…

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    QC program helps freshmen adjust to college life

    Every student has been there before–figuring out what classes to take, deciding a major, getting lost on campus–it’s all a part of freshmen year. Adjusting from high school to college isn’t easy. Queens College offers a program called Freshmen Year Initiative (FYI) to help. FYI is a program designed to help freshmen with their college transition by placing them into two co-taken courses for their first semester at QC. One of those courses is English 110: College Writing, and the other fulfills one of QC’s general education requirements. Each of these pairings is known as a “community” and aims to bring students together with common experiences to build lasting friendships.…