OWL Talks

20 Things to Know for Your First Year, as Told by an Alumna

Posted by Sarah Abare '19 on Sep 19, 2019 11:26:00 AM

1.) Your ID is Your Lifeline to Everything in and Around Campus

It is more than a picture of you indicating that you are a student at Westfield State. It holds the power of doing almost everything around campus.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know, new students, First Year

What to Bring/What Not to Bring to College

Posted by Kelly Hart on Aug 5, 2019 1:46:00 PM

It's almost move-in day—where you'll make new friends and begin your life-changing experience at Westfield State University. We want to help make your big move to campus simple, so we put together this list of items to bring and not to bring.

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Topics: First Year, Welcome to Westfield, Incoming College Students

The Westfield State University Model United Nations Team

Posted by Massara Almafrachi '20 on Jul 27, 2019 11:16:00 AM

Participating in the Model United Nations conference, a simulation experience to learn about international politics and diplomacy, has been one of our most rewarding experiences at Westfield State. Students from universities across the United States and the world come together to represent a country assigned to them, and our Westfield State University Model UN team of 14 members from a variety of majors was lucky enough to represent WSU in Canada, Boston and New York.

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Topics: Academic conferences, The Westfield State Experience

The World is at Your Feet: Making the Most of Study Abroad

Posted by Anna Szczebak '20 on Jul 22, 2019 11:48:00 AM

So. You’ve had this amazing, life-changing adventure. You’ve studied abroad. But what do you do now? (Besides rave about it to anyone who will listen.) Well, as I learned at the Welcome Back Reception for returning study abroad students, there are countless ways to extend the study abroad experience back to life in the U.S. This is important information to know for people who have studied abroad and those who are considering doing so. After you travel across the world and back, the world is at your feet. Here’s how you take advantage of it.

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Topics: Study abroad, Enhance Your College Experience

Common Fears of First-Year Students

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jul 15, 2019 9:52:00 AM

Though you may outwardly deny it, you may be anxious and stressed about leaving home to attend college. Here are some common fears, as summarized by education.com that you and your parents can talk about before you leave for college:

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Topics: Things to Know When Moving In to College, Welcome to Westfield, Incoming College Students

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

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