First Year Advice
For many, distance from home plays a major role in the college decision. Going out of state may seem daunting, and certainly, there are obstacles to overcome, but it also opens you up to new possibilities and new adventures. Graciela Garcia ('20) is from New York City and discusses finding her freedom at Springfield College and the learning curves along the way.
Now a rising senior, Graciela Garcia shares the lessons she wished she knew before she entered college—from making friends to losing them, getting involved on campus, and the importance of sometimes being alone.
Starting college can be a time of mixed emotions: excitement, uncertainty, fear of the unknown. While the experience is different for everyone, Meg Godfrey ('19) shares the seven things she thinks everyone should know before entering their first year of college.
Summer is a time to relax, but it doesn't mean you should forget your professional goals. Career Center Director, Scott Dranka, gives advice on how you can stay active and professional even when school is out for the summer.
For the last few years, Springfield College Communications/Sports Journalism (COSJ) professor Kyle Belanger has worked Radio Row at the Super Bowl. While this is a tremendous opportunity for his own freelance career, Belanger focuses on turning his own opportunities into those for his students.
Classes. Sports. Clubs. Jobs. Family. Friends. College students today are busier than ever. So how do you juggle it all? Academic Success Coach David J. Renza offers time management advice to the busy college student on how to balance school and life.
The Springfield College Office of Communications recently got a chance to catch up with our own Charley Casserly (‘71, G’72), TV sportscaster and former NFL executive with the Washington Redskins and Houston Texans. Casserly has made a name for himself in the sports world and credits the lessons learned at Springfield College, as well as raw determination, for his success.
Weather in New England is infamous for changing at the drop of a hat. Nate gives advice on how Springfield College students can be prepared for the four seasons on campus. Whether you're a newcomer to the area or a veteran New Englander, here is what you'll need to know.
Cover photo: Emma Fan
Never fear, the library is here. School can be stressful but the library (and it's trusty librarians) are here to help. Here's how to negotiate the Learning Commons at Springfield College.
When I began studying communications, way back in 2007, I walked into my first Public Relations class and was told “don’t post anything on Facebook that you wouldn’t want your grandmother to see.” With Facebook still in a very early incarnation, and without the now popular Instagram and Snapchat competing for your attention, this was a very powerful statement.