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Category: Graduate Study

Jessica Staiger G'23

Saint Rose school counseling student embraces field’s emerging role, wins scholarship

Jessica Staiger waited five years after earning her undergraduate degree to pursue her goal of becoming a school counselor. Academics didn’t come easily to her, she said. And once out of college returning to school while also balancing work felt daunting. With encouragement from her husband, though, she went for it. As she applied to graduate programs, the pandemic hit.…

Melanie Dillman

Melanie McCullough Dillman: An education on the road for Apple

Melanie McCullough Dillman is a senior project manager for Apple, and she spends about 50% of her time traveling throughout the country for work. Her reasons for pursuing her MBA at Saint Rose are exactly why the Flex MBA option was born – allowing students to take courses in-person, via livestream, or online on their own time. We talked with…


Educational Leadership Graduate Examines Challenges and Opportunities for Principals in Saudi Arabia

  As women in Saudi Arabia gain rights, women are helping transform the national educational system. Moneerah Alarefe is one of them. An Arabic-language teacher, she, her husband, and their four children came to the U.S. in 2016 to develop the skills to help improve life at home. Here, Alarefe discusses her decision to enroll in the Saint Rose educational…

Marlee Clarke

Graduate Students Share Remote-Study Experiences

When COVID-19 began to change the way we study and work, Saint Rose graduate students transitioned to operating remotely without missing a beat. They’ve adapted to new routines for studying and keeping vital connections with family, friends, faculty, and classmates. A few of our graduate students gave us an inside look at how they are currently succeeding in school while…

Going to School While Working: Our Grad Students’ Tips

If you’re like many graduate students, you’re working a full- or part-time job in addition to attending college. How do you go to class, study, and complete projects while working (and possibly caring for a family or serving in the military, on top of grocery shopping, laundry, and the myriad other responsibilities of daily life)? We asked a few of…