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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

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

College Test Drive: Take Your Summer Tour Of The Westfield State Campus

Posted by Kelly Hart on Jun 30, 2017 2:22:00 PM

Summer break is finally here. That means more than just a vacation; it’s a chance to start planning for your future. But what if you’re just starting your college search? Then summer is your perfect time to test out college life with a campus tour. Read on below for our tips to getting the most out of your experience.

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Topics: Choosing the right college, new students, Sending your kids to college, First Year, The Westfield State Experience, Summer Classes

Campus Safety: See Something, Hear Something, Say Something!

Posted by Kelly Hart on Mar 27, 2017 7:03:00 PM

Whether you’re a commuter or resident, campus safety can be one of the biggest concerns for any student. But campus safety is a job for more than just law enforcement.

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Topics: Things college freshmen need to know, new students, Sending your kids to college, Campus Safety

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