We know that navigating the path to college can be both exciting and challenging for students and parents. We'd like to make it easier.
Whether it's the first time your family is looking at colleges or you have already logged the miles to many college visits, you are bound to have questions.
Here are some tips as you navigate the process.
1. Research schools and colleges online (as you're doing right now). This will give your family a good base of information about each institution, which you can then use to decide if you want to continue exploring the institution through a visit. Already interested in visiting Emmanuel? Find out more about our campus visit opportunities.
2. Personalize the process. Now that your student has some colleges in mind, he or she can request to be placed on their e-mail and mailing list to receive important information. Please note that this should be the student's same e-mail that he or she will use on his or her admissions application. Get started!
3. Learn more about the academic programs and offerings. At Emmanuel we have more than 50 programs of study. If your student is not sure about a specific major...that's fine! As a liberal arts and sciences college, our students do not officially declare their major until the end of their sophomore year. We have an award-winning academic advising program with terrific advisors to assist your student in choosing classes and making decisions about his or her academic future.
4. Visit! There is nothing like seeing a campus in person. Whether it's a family road trip or a subway ride down the street, it's important to visit colleges to see if they feel right. Emmanuel College has a number of visit options and events available throughout the year.
After taking on undergraduate research with Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Sarah obtained a research position as a post-baccalaureate researcher at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, where she studies Fragile X Syndrome.
What began as an on-campus job in Emmanuel's student center transformed into a new career path for Jessie, one that brought her to Harvard University as a master's candidate in higher education administration.
Chemistry graduate Jennifer Scarborough '17 has found a way to combine her love for science and education. She shares her enthusiasm for the subjects as an education associate in the Hall of Human Life exhibit at Museum of Science Boston—one of the top science museums in the country (according to National Geographic).
At Emmanuel, management major Juan Sebastian Levy '14 prepared to succeed in an increasingly global society, experience that has taken him to Wayfair's offices in Berlin and back to Reebok's international headquarters in Boston.
Kylia visited Emmanuel's Career Center for the first time during her freshman year and made key connections that would eventually lead her to a full-time position in research administration at Harvard University.
One of Jannet Desvira's goals early in her Emmanuel career was to become president of the Business Leaders of Emmanuel Club. She has achieved that and more—and is poised to become a business leader in the real world.
On campus and off, Jaxell Negron is all about building community. As an RA, he creates a strong, safe sense of rapport within his residence hall. Through the on-campus boxing club he co-founded, he gave students a new way to work out and relieve stress.
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