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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

Change the World One Good Deed at a Time - The Peace Corps

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 6, 2017 12:48:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to see the world while helping to make a difference? Well, now you can while earning your degree with Westfield State University. The Peace Corps Prep program launches in the Fall 2017 Semester and is helping to promote peace, service and friendship throughout the world.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, The Westfield State Experience, Enhance Your College Experience, Peace Corps Prep Program, How to Make a Difference in College

Anonymous Donation Makes Westfield State an All Steinway School

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 2, 2017 1:04:00 PM

 

Earlier this year, Westfield State was generously gifted $1.1 million by an anonymous donor. This is the largest donation ever received by Westfield State, but it’s not just the amount that makes this gift so special. The donation was made in honor of the late Dr. Catherine Dower, the former chair of Westfield State’s Music Department. And these funds will be used to purchase 20 Steinway & Sons pianos, earning Westfield an All Steinway School distinction this fall.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, College Music Programs, All Steinway School, Westfield State University Awards

Welcome To Westfield State University…Now What?

Posted by Kelly Hart on Aug 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Fall is almost here and that means a whole new semester, and if you’re a first year student at Westfield State, it means an entirely new beginning. So, other than figuring out where your classes are and how to organize a dorm room, what is the “have to know” advice for incoming students? Read on to find out our top tips straight from campus.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience, Civic engagement, First Year, The Westfield State Experience

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