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Trail Mapper: Stanley Park

Posted by Troy Watkins on May 2, 2018 11:40:00 AM

Hikers in Stanley Park are benefiting from the trail mapping efforts of Chelsey Pousland ’17, a recent graduate of the University’s Geography and Regional Planning Program, known as GARP. Thanks to her efforts, the trails in the park’s Frank Stanley Beveridge Wildlife Sanctuary have been accurately mapped, with signs at points of entry and trail maps placed in kiosks throughout the several miles of trails, encompassing some 100 acres of the 200-acre sanctuary property.

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Topics: Getting the most out of your college experience, Community Impact, Enhance Your College Experience

Lessons Learned: Making the Most of Your First-Year Experience

Posted by Shauna Legsdin '19 on Apr 17, 2018 2:03:00 PM

As we wrapped up the fall semester and prepared to welcome the class of 2022, it was a good time to reflect on the transition into college. Leaving home and coming to college is a scary yet exciting experience. I was anxious and uncomfortable, a mixed result from being in transit to a new place and having the car crammed full to the point where there wasn’t much room left for me. A few days into the semester I began to settle in, and the hype ended. I am now in my junior year and find myself busy almost all of the time. I am still trying to find ways to manage it all, but success is possible and the struggle is worth it. I learned a lot, and I would not be where I am today if I didn’t start making an impact on the university and myself during my first year. Here are some of the lessons I have learned.

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Topics: Getting the most out of your college experience

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

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

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

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, Getting the most out of your college experience, Working with Our Community, Civic engagement

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, Getting the most out of your college experience, Civic engagement

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: Biology, Choosing the right college, 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

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

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