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What You Need To Know If You Don’t Know Your Major

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 12, 2018 11:03:00 AM

It’s your first semester at Westfield State and everything is going great. You’ve made a ton of new friends, joined a few clubs and already know your way around campus. There’s just one thing: You can’t decide on a major. Don’t worry. You’re not the only student out there facing the same dilemma. But that doesn’t mean you should start panicking and just pick any random degree. You might not know what you want your major to be, but you should know that you have time and options. Let us explain.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know, Choosing the right college, Choosing your major, Incoming College Students, Career Services

Your Major and Planning for the Job Market of the Future

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 4, 2018 11:14:00 AM

There is a lot to think about when you first get to college: how to find your way around campus, figuring out your class schedule, making new friends. But maybe the most important thing all first year students need to think about is a major. Figuring out your major early on helps determine what the next four years of your life at Westfield State University will look like. And for a lot of students, a major depends on the job market. That’s where we can help. Read on for our guide on how to plan for tomorrow, now.

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Topics: Choosing your major, Career Services, Planning for Your Career

Where Are They Now? Alumni Stories with Michael Brill

Posted by Kelly Hart on Dec 22, 2017 2:03:00 PM

Since graduating from Westfield State University in 2012, Michael Brill has been anything but static. For starters, he studied Arabic in Amman, Jordan, earned a master’s in Arab Studies at Georgetown University and is now a doctoral candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University.

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Topics: Alumni Stories

High-Demand Jobs and the Majors That Prepare You

Posted by Kelly Hart on Dec 19, 2017 1:07:00 PM

Life after college. What will that look like for you? What job should you go to college for? How do you choose the right college? For most students around the country, life after college means finding a job. And how you find a job is determined by what you studied in school. While you may be familiar with the Criminal Justice Department or an English degree, there are two growing departments at Westfield State that are helping to fill high-demand positions in the New England area and around the country. But you might not have ever heard of them before now.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience, Choosing your major, Sending your kids to college, Enhance Your College Experience, Planning for Your Career

The Benefits of Planning for Graduate School as an Undergraduate Student at Westfield State

Posted by Kelly Hart on Dec 6, 2017 1:31:23 PM

Let’s face it: Everyone is out there looking for a job. It’s a crowded market and each student offers their own unique set of skills to give them an edge over the competition. However, employers aren’t just looking for someone who can get a job done. They are looking for someone who can help grow their company; someone who is willing to learn and improve over time. But how do you demonstrate that on a resume? Well, continuing your education with an advanced degree is one way. Let us show you how.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Career Services, Planning for Your Career, Graduate Programs at Westfield

How To Turn Your Passion Into A Profession With Help From The Westfield State Career Center

Posted by Kelly Hart on Nov 2, 2017 12:48:14 PM

College is a time to explore; make new friends, try new experiences, and figure out what you want to do with your life, which can be a lot easier said than done for some students. And if you’re one of the students struggling to pick a major or decide on a career path, you might feel unsure where to start. But that’s where the team at the Westfield State Career Center can help.

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Topics: Choosing your major, Welcome to Westfield, Career Services

Westfield State Now Offers Scholarships for Out-of-State Applicants

Posted by Kelly Hart on Oct 25, 2017 10:06:17 AM

Right about now, most high school seniors are doing their homework when it comes to the future. That means deciding which colleges they want to attend and figuring out how they are going to pay for it. But what if the school is out-of-state? This can make some schools harder, or even impossible, to afford. But not for future Westfield State students.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Out of State Students, Westfield State Scholarships

4 Things to Know as a New Student

Posted by Kelly Hart on Oct 11, 2017 11:08:00 AM

You’ve made it! You’re officially a college student and your first week of classes is over. Now what? Well, a lot actually. But lucky for you, we’re here to break down a few key things you need to keep in mind about your first year of college.

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Topics: Welcome to Westfield, Incoming College Students

Dorm Sweet Dorm: How to Make the Most of Your New Home

Posted by Kelly Hart on Oct 6, 2017 10:09:40 AM

For many students, college life means life away from home for the first time. And that can come with it’s own unique set of challenges like working through issues with your roommate or navigating a crowded dining hall. But with a few simple tweaks, you can turn a dorm room “don’t” into a “do!"

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Topics: Things to Know When Moving In to College, Dorm Life, Incoming College Students

Tour Westfield's Campus Right From the Comfort of Your Couch!

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 7, 2017 12:08:00 PM

It’s that time of year for many high school seniors. There’s just a few short months between you and graduation, and your first year of college. That means it’s time to start looking at potential schools and taking tours of different campuses. But what if there’s a great school on the other side of the country? That can make it a little hard to schedule a tour, right? Wrong. Westfield State now offers an online campus tour so you can check out the grounds and experience Westfield's campus without having to make the trip. Here’s how:

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Topics: Choosing the right college, The Westfield State Experience, Online Virtual Campus Tour

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