My name is Grace Cady, and I am currently a Graduate Student at SUNY Potsdam. I just finished my first of three semesters in the MSED Literacy Specialist program here at SUNY Potsdam. Not only am I completing my masters degree through SUNY Potsdam, but I also received my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood/Childhood Education (Birth-Sixth Grade) specializing in English at SUNY Potsdam. I just loved Potsdam so much that I decided to stay!
I am from a small town in the Adirondacks located on Lake George, called Bolton Landing, What drew me to SUNY Potsdam was the small town community that both the campus and surrounding area has to offer. The classes are small so you are able to be involved and form a connection with the professor and other students. I have found that this really helps when there are group projects, or you are struggling. These small classes really allow you to feel comfortable and succeed.
In my small hometown I was really involved in different activities in and out of school. This carried over when I came to Potsdam. The small community is great for getting involved! It gives you the chance to join many different clubs, organizations, and other activities. For those in education, there are many opportunities to substitute teach, or volunteer in the many surrounding schools. This is a great time to get involved!
Feel free to come for a visit, or get in contact with one of our many Graduate Student Ambassadors to find out what else they have to say about SUNY Potsdam. This is a great college to be a part of, and I hope that you are able to enjoy it just as much as I have!