Visiting Colleges in Boston? Take a Stroll Along the Freedom Trail
Jul04

Visiting Colleges in Boston? Take a Stroll Along the Freedom Trail

If you have a scheduled college visit in the Boston area this summer, or early in the fall, you can relive the events surrounding the country’s independence on the Freedom Trail.

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Campus Life with Kenneth Elmore Tonight on #CampusChat
Oct24

Campus Life with Kenneth Elmore Tonight on #CampusChat

Who: Kenneth Elmore, Dean of Students at Boston University (@DeanElmore) What: Tonight we will discuss student and residence life, specifically the importance of getting involved with your campus. When: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 – 9PM ET, 8 CT, 7 MT, 6 PT Where: On Twitter, hosted by Kelly Queijo, founder of Smart College Visit (@collegevisit) Why: Dean Elmore is a shining example of campus involvement and maintains his celebrity standing at BU to every student starting day one of orientation. He shares why becoming involved with your school on some level can add great depth to a college education. Join #CampusChat tonight at 9PM to discuss the importance of student life and how it can strengthen and shape your college career. What is #CampusChat? | Twitter Tools for #CampusChat | Next on...

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I Think I’ll Go to Boston
Feb03

I Think I’ll Go to Boston

February 3, 2012Chelsea Merget   Looking back on my four years at Boston University, it is difficult for me to pin down exactly what drew me here.   The communications program is phenomenal.  The faculty is first-class.  Boston is a great city to be in as a college student.  But I think that what sealed the deal with Boston University was when I first visited in April of 2008. The campus had begun its spring transformation and was blooming back to life from the winter months.  It enveloped me.  I felt like I already was a student there.  I could see myself walking along the Charles River during a study break. Without hesitation, I could picture milling around the dining hall with new found friends. The scholars around me exuded excellence.  I was surrounded by future CEOs, scientists and educators. It was then that I knew that I would flourish at BU. To this day, spring is still my favorite season in Boston.  It is full of life and color, much like my experience at Boston University.  It reminds me of my first visit to campus and of the new beginnings that await me.   Become a Campus Rep Intern: If you're interested in gaining real-world experience in writing, marketing and social media outreach and, at the same time, representing your beloved college or university, contact us for more information about our campus rep internship...

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The Education of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan16

The Education of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929- 1968) – Graduated from high school at the age of 15 – Received the B. A. degree from Morehouse College (Atlanta, 1948) – Received B. D. from Crozer Theological Seminary (Pennsylvania, 1951) – Ph.D. from Boston University (Boston 1955) – Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1964)     Related Links: Where’d They Go to School?™ Top Tweeters Fortune 500 CEOs Stars of Glee U. S. First Ladies U. S. Presidents    ...

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Have Questions on Your College Tour ? Ask the Natives
Sep09

Have Questions on Your College Tour ? Ask the Natives

We asked Chelsea Merget, our public relations intern from Boston University, if students or parents touring campus ever stop and ask her questions. They do and below is Chelsea's take on her role as a BU native.  I have been approached by several students visiting the campus. I also work in an area on campus that handles a lot of visiting traffic so I have had rather lengthy conversations with parents and students about BU.   One of my favorite questions a student asked was, "What did I like least about BU?" Even though it was kind of difficult for me to answer, I really appreciated her train of thought–what complaints do these students really have about their school? Instead of answering where the best place to live is or my favorite place to hang out like I have a hundred times, I actually had to think about a negative knowing it could make or break a college decision. I was honest about the cost of tuition being a challenge and that sometimes we wonder where our undergrad fee goes. There was no positive way to answer this question except to be completely honest.  Another factor that really makes a difference when answering questions is having the student, not the parent, do the asking. It is the student, after all, who will be attending the college, so they should ask questions that they want answered.   Even with the parent present, there is a difference in how I answer questions compared to when I am directly addressing a student.  My answers are more informal, more approachable, and possibly more honest and frank with a student.  When parents ask questions, a lot of times students feel the need to impress them with statistics, facts, and the typical answers. I always feel more comfortable giving my honest opinion to a student directly, especially if the student is alone. In addition, I think the student feels a more personal connection with the school if they have a real, human interaction with another student.   *** Asking a student on campus what they like least is a great question! Here are 15 other questions to consider asking when on your college tour: Student-to-Student: Questions to ask on a College...

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Boston: A College Kid’s Playground
Jul31

Boston: A College Kid’s Playground

With population of roughly 600,000 residents with a median of 31.1 years of age, Boston is possibly one of the most young-adult-friendly cities in the country offering countless opportunities to experience real city life with a college town atmosphere.  More than 200,000 area college students thrive in the city that knows how to meet their needs for fun. Prospective students visiting a college or university in Boston may want to plan to stay an extra day (or two) and explore not only what the schools here have to offer (there are more than 50 in the metropolitan alone), but also what this fabulous city can provide.  Top 10 Things to do in Boston after your College Visit        Visit the Museum of Science — fun for all ages, always new and exciting exhibits, reasonably priced. Have a delicious Italian dinner in North End and top it off with a cannoli from Mike’s Pastry. Take a Duck Tour — a fun way to get to know the history of the city in a really cool automobile. See a Red Sox Game, or at least tour Fenway Park — can be pricey, but always worth it. Explore the Commons and the Public Garden — beautiful in spring and summer, and always FREE. Shop at Fanueil Hall Market. Walk through Cambridge — get that old Boston brick feel here. Numerous eclectic shops, especially in Harvard Square. Walk Smoots Bridge to Cambridge — walk the bridge measured in smoots.  Don't miss the New England Aquarium. Visit the JFK Presidential Library — a great way for parents to share a bit of their generation with their kids. Beautiful library; a bit of a commute but worth it. Check out the Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information about fun, learning, and play in Boston. Photo credit: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau. *** Chelsea Merget, a junior at Boston University is pursuing a degree in Communications with a minor in Psychology and is a public relations intern with Smart College Visit, Inc. To read more of Chelsea's work, click...

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