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

Posted by Kelly Hart on Mar 21, 2019 8:22:00 AM

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

Preserving The Art of Giving in Guatemala

Posted by Erin Doyle ’20 on Mar 13, 2019 11:16:00 AM

One simple lesson I was taught growing up was to put others before yourself. I did not know the true meaning of this lesson until my recent travels to Zacapa, Guatemala. Sponsored by Athletic Therapeutic Institute Physical Therapy and Hearts in Motion, I joined four other students from across the country on a service learning trip to a country we knew little about, Guatemala. We had one mission in mind: provide those in need with exceptional physical therapy and medical services.

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Topics: Study abroad, Experiential Education, Community Impact, Enhance Your College Experience

Game On! How sports help you get the most out of college

Posted by Kelly Hart on Mar 11, 2019 2:05:00 PM

Athletics at Westfield State go beyond what you’d find in your typical high school P.E. class. Quidditch, anyone?

At Westfield, sports teams are separated into three different categories: varsity, club and intramural. Together, all three form the Westfield State Athletic Department, which is overseen by Richard (Dick) Lenfest. Let's explore how to improve your college experience through sports.

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Topics: Getting the most out of your college experience, Athletics, College Athletics

Top tips! Ensure you have the support you need to succeed in college.

Posted by Kelly Hart on Mar 7, 2019 2:02:00 PM
We get it. College isn’t easy. And if you’re a student struggling with a learning disability or are the first one in your family to be enrolled in a university, just picking out your courses can seem like an uphill battle. But at Westfield State, students can find help all over campus. Let us show you how to ensure you have the support you need.
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Topics: Getting the most out of your college experience

Why Choose A Liberal Arts Degree?

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 28, 2019 4:13:00 PM

 

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Topics: Getting the most out of your college experience, Choosing your major

Insider tips - Make the most out of transferring to a new school

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 28, 2019 10:05:00 AM

Going off to college can mean big changes for many students. But for transfer students, adapting to the changes can seem impossible. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when you’re interested in transferring to a new school and what to remember once you get on a new campus.

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Topics: Transfer students, Paying for college, Choosing the right college

3 things you should keep in mind when choosing your college major

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 28, 2019 8:30:00 AM
 
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Topics: Choosing the right college, Choosing your major

College 101: A Parent’s Guide To Sending Kids Off To College

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 22, 2019 8:29:00 AM

College means change, and not just for students. Parents are in for their own challenges right after the kids graduate from high school. Being prepared is the key to an easy transition for both parents and students when the time comes to send your kid off to college.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Sending your kids to college

Homesickness, Roommates And More - How To Cope Your Freshmen Year

Posted by Kelly Hart on Feb 17, 2019 3:03:00 PM

A new year away from the comforts of home can mean big changes, and challenges, for college students. Whether you’re fighting homesickness or just fighting with your roommate, we have the tips college freshmen need to know to tackle any problem you face freshmen year and beyond.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know

Common Goods: Alleviating Food Insecurity on our Campus

Posted by Kristin Monty '19 on Feb 5, 2019 11:55:10 AM

At Westfield State University, our students, faculty, and staff are our foundation. We're more than academics, books, lecture halls, and sporting events. We're a community.

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Topics: Community Impact, Common Goods

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