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Live, Learn and Earn at the Happiest Place on Earth - Disney

Posted by Kelly Hart on Aug 3, 2017 10:42:31 AM

It’s the happiest place on Earth, and for a few months it could be your home as a Disney College Program participant. Since 1995, Westfield State has partnered with Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida to provide students with one of the most unique and rewarding learning experiences in the country. Find out how you can live, learn, and earn at one’s of America’s favorite destinations.

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

Civic Engagement And Giving Back To Your Community

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jun 15, 2017 11:09:00 AM

There’s a lot more to college than time spent in a classroom. There are plenty of chances for you to meet new people, explore new cultures, and even give back to your community through civic engagement. Let us show you how.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Civic engagement, Getting the most out of your college experience, Working with Our Community

Dig In: Westfield State & Healthy, Sustainable Dining On Campus

Posted by Kelly Hart on May 25, 2017 2:03:00 PM

Whether they live on campus or commute, finding ways to eat healthily is a priority for most students. That’s why Westfield State made the move to launch its own self-operated dining services last year. The change places student feedback and sustainability at the top of the priority list.

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

Westfield Celebrates the Dr. Nettie Maria Stevens Science & Innovation Center

Posted by Kelly Hart on May 18, 2017 11:00:00 AM

When it comes to fostering research and technology, Westfield State is committed to staying ahead of the game. Nothing showcases that commitment quite like the brand new Dr. Nettie M. Stevens Science & Innovation Center opening May 5, 2017. Read on for more information about the Center and all of the other ways that Westfield is bringing new ideas to the community.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, Biology, Getting the most out of your college experience, The Westfield State Experience, STEM

Why You Want To Take Summer Classes At Westfield State

Posted by Kelly Hart on May 12, 2017 2:10:01 PM

Summer is just around the corner and while for many students that can mean a break in between classes, many students opt for a summer semester. Besides potentially helping you earn your degree faster, there are several reasons why a student choose a summer course or two. Read on below to learn more about the benefits of a summer semester at Westfield State.

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Topics: Getting the most out of your college experience, Summer Classes

How to Make The Most out of Your Internship Experience

Posted by Kelly Hart on Apr 26, 2017 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: Choosing the right college, Internships, Getting the most out of your college experience

A Look At The Westfield State Experience: Year Four

Posted by Kelly Hart on Apr 6, 2017 11:04:00 AM

So, you made it! You’re in the homestretch and graduation is just around the corner. But how do you get there? And once you’re there, what happens next? Read on for our final breakdown of what to expect during and after Year Four of your Westfield State Experiecne.

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

A Look At The Westfield State Experience: Third Year

Posted by Kelly Hart on Apr 1, 2017 11:03:00 AM

Year three. You’re almost in the home stretch—you’re so close to graduation you can taste it. It can be easy to get complacent during your Third Year at college. You’ve made plenty of friends, connected with faculty and have a plan for the future. But now is not the time for rest. This is the time to make sure you're getting the most out of college! Put everything you’ve learned in the past two years to the test and go beyond any limitations you think you have. Get ready, because Year Three at Westfield State is about to break every boundary you’ve ever set.

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Topics: Year Three, Getting the most out of your college experience, The Westfield State Experience

A Look at the Westfield State Experience: Second Year

Posted by Kelly Hart on Mar 31, 2017 11:02:00 AM

So, you’ve made it through your first year and now you’ve got this whole “college thing” down, right? Well, it can certainly feel that way. But your Second Year is the time to challenge yourself. It’s the time to start focusing on new opportunities to learn and grow as a student and as an individual. Read on for our guide to making the most out of this year at Westfield State University.

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Topics: Second Year, tips for college freshmen, The Westfield State Experience, Getting the most out of your college experience

A Look at the Westfield State Experience: First Year

Posted by Kelly Hart on Mar 29, 2017 6:49:00 PM

Welcome to Westfield State University! You made it; you’re officially a college student. Now what? Your first year at school can be exciting, overwhelming, confusing, amazing and challenging. There’s a lot to take in between all of the classes, students, and faculty. Lucky for you, we’re breaking down the Westfield Student Experience and giving you a guide to each year. Check out our tips for college freshmen and what to expect during your First Year, below.

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Topics: Getting the most out of your college experience, First Year, tips for college freshmen, The Westfield State Experience

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