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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

How to Make The Most out of Your Internship Experience

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 16, 2019 1:00:00 PM

 Interning, It’s a lot more than fetching coffee and making copies. Watch these students make their passion part of their degree program at Westfield State. There are over 300 area businesses, schools and organizations that have at least one Westfield State student on the part-time staff. This means there are over 300 Westfield students learning invaluable on-the-job training every year. Read on below to find out how you can be one of them and get the most out of your college experience.

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

Heading to college? Learn how to become a student leader!

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jan 12, 2019 11:10:00 AM

Classes are all picked out. The dorm room is unpacked. You even mapped out the fastest way to get around campus. What’s next? You might be asking yourself this a lot as you head into your freshmen year at Westfield State University. If you’re anything like thousands of our students, the answer might be “Get Involved!” Read on to learn about how you can become a student leader.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Student leadership

Live Your Dream: Study Abroad Options for World Education

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 20, 2018 11:17:00 AM

One of the most exciting possibilities open to students at Westfield is the chance to study abroad. Students can spend weeks, months, or even a full year in a different country where they can earn college credit, increase their intercultural understanding, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Topics: Study abroad, Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience, The Westfield State Experience, Enhance Your College Experience, Welcome to Westfield

Do I Need to Pick a Major In My First Year?

Posted by Kelly Hart on Sep 8, 2018 12:03:00 PM

Some freshmen are blessed with knowing exactly what they want to do with their lives. They have a plan, they know which departments to enter, and they can easily find resources on how to get where they want to go.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know, Choosing the right college, Getting the most out of your college experience, The Westfield State Experience, Enhance Your College Experience

Regional Influence: GARP Program Steadily Contributes to Planning Efforts

Posted by Troy Watkins on May 3, 2018 3:05:00 PM

As the only public college in New England to offer a bachelor’s degree in regional planning, Westfield State has a solid history of educating and training successful planners that dates back to 1983. Key in this work by the Geography and Regional Planning Program—known as GARP—is the University’s connection to Tim Brennan, the executive director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC).

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

Powerful Collaboration: New program allows Westfield State students to earn MSW in Worcester

Posted by Judith Kelliher on Apr 29, 2018 12:46:00 PM

A shortage of master of social work (MSW) programs in the Worcester area, combined with a high demand for that degree there, led Westfield State University into a collaboration with the YWCA Central Massachusetts in Worcester. “This partnership has a natural synergy,” says Shelley Tinkham, Ph.D., dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education. “This is a unique model. It is very powerful.”

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

What To Do In and Around Westfield State

Posted by Kelly Hart on Mar 29, 2018 11:01:00 AM

Each year, over 6,000 students spend time at Westfield State University. Lucky for them, the campus sits on over 250 acres of pristine New England landscape. There’s also 24 academic and administrative buildings plus 9 residence halls to spend time in. But what if students are looking to spend time off campus? Well, they won’t have to go too far.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, The Westfield State Experience

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