Tuesday Tour Day — Wade College

April 15th, 2014 by

Wade College-Fashion SketchingToday we are looking at Wade College, located in Dallas, Texas!

Wade College is a specialized college that offers dual major Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in merchandising and design. General education in fine art, humanities, social science, behavioral science, mathematics, and other subjects helps students prepare for careers in the visual fields while also helping them to broaden their perspectives. Complemented by the design and merchandising programs at the college, courses in general studies help students develop the analytical, written, mathematical, communication, business, and presentation skills necessary to bridge their specialized fields of study with the demands of the larger world of business and industry.

Wade offers specialized study in graphic design, fashion design, interior design, and merchandise marketing at the associate-degree level. Fashion design, interior design, merchandise management, and visual communication are all available at the baccalaureate-degree level. Both programs help students develop the professional skills required to advance in their career field.  The curriculum promotes a well-rounded perspective of the world and the particular demands of merchandising and design professions. The school even employs professors who have educational and professional experience in their respective fields.

A Wade College education maintains a creative and supportive environment, with intimate class sizes in every concentration. Students have the opportunity to work with hands-on projects, which are later utilized in their portfolios. They also are provided with iPad Minis, e-books and art supplies, with the prices automatically included in the students’ tuition. In fact, Wade is dedicated to providing a quality education in the cheapest and most efficient way possible. Full time students often finish their associate’s degrees in 16 months and bachelor’s degrees are attainable in as little as 32 months.

Being the only merchandising/design school in the Dallas Design District, Wade provides many opportunities for students to build their resumes with volunteering, internships, or part-time and full-time work in the industry. There are guest speakers, field trips related to the industry, and multiple clubs and organizations including the Merchandising and Design Student Association, ASID Student Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa, and Mu Kappa Tau. And there are multiple experiences to be had off-campus, as well, since the college is located in Dallas Market Center, the world’s largest wholesale market with over 50 markets each year.

> For more information about Wade College click here!


Tuesday Tour Day — ITT Technical Institute

April 8th, 2014 by

itt-profileToday we are touring the campuses of ITT Technical Institute!

ITT Technical Institute is committed to helping men and women develop skills and knowledge to pursue opportunities in today’s most promising career fields. Its various locations provide education in electronics, drafting and design, criminal justice, business, information technology, health sciences and nursing.

Most campus-based ITT Tech programs of study strive to blend traditional academic content with applied learning concepts. In addition, a significant portion of these programs is devoted to practical study in a lab environment. Advisory committees, comprised of representatives of local businesses and employers, help each ITT Technical Institute periodically assess and update curricula, equipment and laboratory design. You can be sure your education will be up to date and will evolve with the always-changing career landscape.

ITT Technical Institute has campuses all over the country including:
California | Massachusetts | New York | Pennsylvania | Texas

Plus many more locations! Search for all locations using NextStepU’s College Match tool.

At each one of these locations, you have the option of studying in the School of Information Technology, the School of Electronics Technology, the School of Drafting and Design, the School of Business or the School of Criminal Justice. No matter which campus you pick or what you decide to learn about, ITT Technical Institute is devoted to giving you the education and practical skills necessary for your ideal career and life.

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Tuesday Tour Day — Regis College

April 1st, 2014 by

regis_profile_13-14Today we are touring Regis College located in Weston, Mass.!

Regis College is a multifaceted Catholic university in Greater Boston with 2,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in the arts, sciences and health professions devoted to engagement, service and advancement in a global community. To broaden the Regis College learning experience, the campus has transformed into an all-iPad institution and offers iPads with specific apps tailored to the Regis community.

Regis College offers small classes with an average class size of 18 students. With a student to faculty ratio of 14:1, students have the opportunity to work closely with professors and participate actively in the classroom. With nearly 50 areas of study, an honors program, teacher licensure programs, and the option for a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree, Regis focuses on helping students succeed not only in their careers but in their personal lives as well.

The School of Liberal Arts, Education and Social Sciences offers baccalaureate and master’s level programs. Undergraduate pathways in education, liberal arts, business and social science, offer a range of majors, minors and concentrations designed to combine academic knowledge with practical experience. Graduate pathways in education and communication provide in-depth professional knowledge and broader professional preparation.

The School of Nursing, Science, and Health Professions is the academic home for numerous undergraduate and graduate health professions programs. Regis College welcomes you to study health and fitness, nursing, social work, psychology, biology, biochemistry, medical imaging, and public health.

Regis is located on a beautiful suburban campus in Weston, Massachusetts. The campus, situated on 132 landscaped acres of a former estate, is historic, updated, and just 12 miles west of Boston. As a small college, the size fosters a strong feeling of community and a personalized approach to the success of each student. There is also a lively mix of over 30 clubs and activities, along with a roster of 18 NCAA Division III teams.

For more information about Regis click here!


Tuesday Tour Day — Indiana Tech

March 25th, 2014 by

indiana-tech-profile-13-14This week we are checking out Indiana Tech located in Fort Wayne, Ind.!

Indiana Tech offers a wide range of degree programs in engineering, computer studies, business, accounting, criminal justice, education, psychology, therapeutic recreation, and more. Relationship-based education is at the core of their faculty’s teaching philosophy. This means that professors take a personal interest in their students. As a result, professors become more than just teachers; they become mentors and lifelong friends.

In addition to the traditional program in Fort Wayne, Indiana Tech also provides accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs for adult learners at locations throughout the state. Online programs also are available.

Growing enrollment has inspired new opportunities for campus activities. Students can discuss contemporary topics at open forums, listen to guest speakers, watch movies in the campus theater, win prizes at weekly Student Board activities, or cheer on their classmates at athletic events in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. Student organizations include fraternities, honor societies and student professional organizations.

Almost all facilities on Indiana Tech’s thriving campus have been built or renovated within the past 10 years, including a student center (with dining hall, library, movie theater, bowling alley, and recreation center), a wellness center, state-of-the-art computer labs, and two new apartment-style residence halls.

> For more information on Indiana Tech click here!


Tuesday Tour Day — Westwood College-Inland Empire

March 18th, 2014 by

westwood island empire profileToday we are taking a look at Westwood College-Inland Empire, located in Upland, Calif.!

Westwood degree programs provide you with the knowledge, tools and support you need to earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months, your bachelor’s degree in as little as three years, or your master’s degree in just over one year. By offering year-round classes focused on the most critical skills needed to start or advance your career, you can complete your coursework in less time than students at other schools.

The Westwood community understands that you want to improve your career options, and we help you act on that goal from the very beginning. At Westwood, you won’t spend two years waiting to get into the classes that matter most to you and your future. Instead of merely learning from lectures, you learn by actually doing what you’ve come here to do. The college’s instructors are working professionals in their fields who will mentor you and teach you what you need to know in order to make it in your career. The small class sizes also promote one-on-one interaction so you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

You live a busy life. That’s why many Westwood classes are available during the day and the evening, and can even be completed online. With 14 locations in five states plus flexible online learning options, there is nothing stopping you from starting your career by earning a degree from Westwood College. Inside and outside of the classroom, Westwood is dedicated to helping you succeed in ways you may not find anywhere else.

For more information about Westwood click here!


Tuesday Tour Day—Keuka College

March 11th, 2014 by

keuka_profile_13-14Today we are touring Keuka College located in Keuka Park, N.Y.!

Located on the shores of Keuka Lake in New York State’s Finger Lakes region, Keuka College is a private, four-year, residential, coeducational college that places a strong emphasis on career and pre-professional education.

Keuka College is dedicated to helping every student find the right path post-graduation. No other college in the country can match Keuka when it comes to integrating hands-on learning experiences into your academic program. Keuka College can guarantee you will complete a 140-hour Field Period internship every year, starting your freshman year. And you have almost limitless choices of what to do and where to do it. Keuka students have completed Field Periods in more than 2,500 locations worldwide. 

In addition, Keuka College offers 32 bachelor’s degree programs (many with specialized concentrations), 26 minors, and self-designed majors. Keuka also offers seven master’s degree programs and pre-professional programs in dentistry, law, medicine, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, and physical therapy.

Community service has been part and parcel of the Keuka experience since it was founded. In fact, all of the 40-odd clubs are currently required to conduct at least one community service project each semester. Keuka also offers 16 intercollegiate sports and a variety of intramural and club sports.

Six residence halls and apartment-style living for select students dot Keuka’s 212-acre campus. Facilities of note include Jephson Science Center, a state-of-the-art facility featuring a greenhouse, Dahlstrom Student Center—which houses the Geiser Refectory and student organization offices—and the 34-acre Jephson Community Athletic Complex.

For more information about Keuka College click here!


Tuesday Tour Day — Pennsylvania College of Technology

March 4th, 2014 by

penn college techRecently celebrating its 100th anniversary, Pennsylvania College of Technology is ranked among the top northern public colleges and is one of the nation’s top 100 associate degree producers. Its main campus is in Williamsport, (North Central Pennsylvania) just hours from Philadelphia, New York, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C.  As a special mission affiliate of Penn State that is committed to applied technology education, Penn College offers bachelor, associate, and certificate majors to nearly 6,000 students.

These students can choose from more than 100 career fields ranging from manufacturing, design, transportation, and construction to hospitality, health, business, and natural resources. In addition, business/industry connections, national corporate sponsors, small classes, industry-standard equipment, and faculty with work experience contribute to strong graduate placement rates.

And a first-class education is not the only option available at Penn College. The school also offers more than 50 clubs and organizations, Greek life, leadership programs, campus events and intercollegiate and intramural athletics. There are 12 intercollegiate varsity sports, six club sports, and 30 intramural sports. Finally, Penn College includes on-campus housing accommodations for 1,700 students, and private, off-campus student housing is available near campus.

For more information about Penn College of Tech click here!


Tuesday Tour Day — Everest Colleges, Institutes & Universities

February 25th, 2014 by

everest main image 2013Today we are touring the multiple campuses of Everest Colleges, Institutes & Universities!

Everest provides a number of hands-on training programs that can help you prepare for an exciting new career. Depending on your career interests, you can choose from career-training diploma programs, associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. Everest schools include Everest College, Everest Institute and Everest University.  And with nearly 100 campuses in the Everest career education network, you can choose a campus near you!

Since 1995, Everest has offered a variety of exciting training programs in healthcare, law, business, information technology and the construction trades. You can get the most from your training by attending small-sized classrooms taught by qualified and caring instructors who can give you the help you at every step along the way. You can better prepare for success by training on much of the same equipment you’d likely find on the job.

Each Everest campus provides an information resource library where you can learn valuable information about your field in books, periodicals and computers while training for your program. Everest offers day, night and weekend classes depending on the program and campus location. Everest also provides a Student Ambassador program where fellow students can offer peer-to-peer support.

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Tuesday Tour Day — Trinity Washington University

February 18th, 2014 by

trinity washington university (1)Today we are touring Trinity Washington University located in Washington, D.C.!

Trinity Washington University is situated on a 26-acre campus, just minutes from the U.S. Capitol and downtown Washington, D.C. At Trinity, you will can earn your bachelor’s degree in anything from international relations to statistics. The average class size is 15 and classes are always taught by faculty, not by T.A.s.  In fact, all of Trinity’s full time tenure-track faculty have their terminal degree.

And a top-rate education is not the only opportunity you will have at Trinity. You also have the chance to participate special programs including the Honors Program, internships, leadership forums, service learning, and study abroad options. And when you have free time or need to get off campus, you can explore our nation’s capital very easily. Trinity is conveniently located on the Metro Red Line and offers free Metro shuttle services to and from campus.

Trinity also offers the best in facilities and resources. If you are struggling with a career plan, declaring a major, your GPA, or a specific class, there is help on campus. The campus includes academic support, career counseling, computer centers, individualized academic advising, tutoring, and a writing center. No matter what you need as a student, Trinity will be able to give it to you.

Click here for more information about Trinity!



Tuesday Tour Day — University of Missouri-St. Louis

February 11th, 2014 by

umsl Profile 2013Today we are looking at University of Missouri-St. Louis in St. Louis, Mo.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is a true metropolitan campus — attracting diverse and motivated students of varied ages and backgrounds. As such, UMSL is full of energy and real life experiences, with a median undergraduate age of 22. In addition, you have the option to pick from a variety of majors. At UMSL, you can study everything from sociology to biochemistry to theatre arts. And you will definitely find that the college has a lot of successful students just like you.

UMSL students come from far and near. While 93 percent hail from the St. Louis metropolitan area, the total student body represents 48 states and more than 100 countries. African American students account for 19 percent of on-campus enrollment and women make up 60 percent.

UMSL is situated in north St. Louis County, just a couple minutes from Lambert International Airport, and is a short drive or MetroLink away from cultural hotspots like the Delmar Loop, Central West End, Washington Avenue in Downtown St. Louis, South Grand, Grand Center and historic Ferguson. Each neighborhood offers an array of delicious and affordable restaurants, eclectic shopping, night clubs and entertainment ranging from live concerts to Broadway shows.

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