Apple Picking with the Alumni

The alumni of the College Experience in the Transitions and Community Living Programs recently had the chance to embrace one of the most profound harbingers of autumn.  We visited Bowman Orchards in Rexford, NY on a beautiful day on Sunday, September 17, 2017 that boasts farm animals, entertainment, and ice cream in addition to hundreds…

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The Alumni Beachfront Bash at Wildwood, NJ

At the College Experience we enjoy having some of our students continue their adventures and learning experiences with us as alumni. The Awesome Activities Club take interested alumni to many different activities throughout the Albany area and sometimes many miles beyond their neighborhood. Staff is always on hand to help with planning as well as…

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Congrats, Class of 2017!

by Jesse A. Saperstein During the second weekend in May, the College Experience held its annual graduation barbecue, celebrating the class of 2017! The weather was beautiful, and it was a chance to finally say goodbye to any remnants of winter time.  Most important, this was a chance to congratulate the seniors for making it…

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International Cultures Opens New Worlds

Can you read Cyrillic (the Russian alphabet)? Our students in International Cultures can, and have used a Cyrillic key to identify cities all the way from Нью-Йорк and Чикаго, to Санкт-Петербург! (For those of you new to Russian, that’s New York and Chicago, to Saint Petersburg!) In our International Cultures class, students and immersed in…

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Historical Fun at the Shaker Museum

–Written by Activities and Media Liaison, Jesse Saperstein Some of our greatest history is found in our own backyard.  The students learned this lesson in February when they went with Michelle Brown’s History class to the Shaker Museum located on 25 Meeting House Road in Albany.  The Shakers were a group of pacifists who broke…

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Exciting News at The College Experience!

Our College Experience students are on break this week, but it’s all hands on deck at the College Experience office. While the students are away, we continue to work on developing new programming and opportunities – and we have some exciting news! The College Experience has been accepted as a non-profit in Global Giving’s March…

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The Right Fit at The Marriott

Amy Maiorano, a College Experience Senior, has grown by leaps and bounds at her internship at the Albany Marriott. While Amy has had past work experiences, none seemed like the right fit until she began her internship at The Marriott! Amy provided us with some additional information about her internship, and tips for future students,…

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Meet Nick Wilson, Intern at Orange Motors!

In the upcoming weeks, we will be featuring some our seniors on our blog, highlighting their accomplishments and achievements at their internship placements. First up is Nick Wilson, an intern within the service department at Orange Motors car dealership!   Nick fills an essential role at Orange Motors – his main duties include prepping and…

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