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Understanding a Campus Community: Utilizing Virtual Panels

As college campuses have made the transition to online learning and virtual platforms, finding new ways to connect with current students and understand the campus community is important. Many colleges are offering virtual information sessions and panel discussions, which are great ways to hear from current students as well as administrators, faculty and staff at […]

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3 Tips to Ace the College Search Process

As an Admissions professional, I have seen firsthand the many ways students and families begin their college search process. Some start early. Some start late. Some students even start the process through osmosis by being dragged along throughout their older siblings’ search. Regardless of where you fall in this mix, remember there is no wrong […]

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#BeyondMarketing: College Student Development on Social Media

With colleges and universities across the country transitioning to online-only courses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, student life staff are left with nearly vacant campuses and a sudden demand to engage student populations in new, digitally-focused ways. In a recent article published by NASPA Knowledge Communities, Liam Rice, the Assistant Director of Student Conduct/Resident Director, […]

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How to Identify a Robust Career Center

Every September, a new group of students embarks on their first year of higher education. Filled with excitement and nerves, they leave home and venture into the beginning stages of true independence. From meeting new friends to finding their classrooms, college begins with a flurry of unknowns. Each of them will say they are attending […]

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Be Well, Do Well: Tips for Staying Healthy and Successful in College

The transition to life as a college student comes with many changes and challenges; from new daily routines to exposure to new surroundings, you are responsible for keeping up with more than just your coursework. As the academic year progresses, you will become more and more inundated with schedules and courses, and the work ebbs […]

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Embrace Diversity! (Wait, what does diversity mean?)

On college campuses nationwide, students are encouraged to embrace diversity the moment they arrive. But what does that even mean? In the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Emmanuel College, we define diversity as the differences among people with respect to age, class, ethnicity, gender, physical and mental ability, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, […]

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What I Learned from Studying Abroad (And You Can, Too)

Immediately when I went to college, I knew that I wanted to study abroad. It was 2010, when I got that chance. I studied with Semester at Sea, visiting countries in Asia, Africa, and South America. I made lifelong friends and was able to comparatively explore and learn about different countries, while participating in service […]

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How to Recruit Yourself for College Athletics

So, you want to continue to play a sport in college but you’re just not sure how to go about the college recruiting process. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one wondering how to keep your athletic career alive at the next level. In fact, only about 10 percent of high school athletes go on […]

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