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How to find the right college for you

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Choosing the right college for you is one of the most important decisions of your life. Whatever college you choose, it’s where you’ll spend most of the next four years of your life, where you’ll get your professional formation, and where you’ll meet what could potentially be people you’ll know and remember for the rest of your life. This is why it’s important you make the right decision for you.

Student perspective: How to start looking for colleges?

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When I was applying to colleges, I remember spending the summer going into my senior year of high school working on my college applications. I already had my SAT scores (this was before UMass went test optional), my personal statement written (thanks to my wonderful AP Literature teacher), and a list of colleges I wanted to apply to. Having already gone through the process of applying to colleges, read on for my two major tips for students looking to start their college application process.

Applying to the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst

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The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts is among the top business schools in the northeast region. It is home to many students who come with aspirations to study business and build their career. Isenberg provides its students with the best support from faculty to ensure the students are prepared for post graduate careers. Whether you are a high school student looking to apply to college, or a transfer applicant, keep reading to learn about ISOM, with a Q & A with Isenberg's Director of Enrollment Management, Meg Smith.

Meet the Major: Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Want to know more about the world of hospitality but don’t know where to begin? Well then, you’ve come across the right blog! Here at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, our Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) prepares students to become leaders in the hospitality industry — one of the world’s largest industries, with endless possibilities for a meaningful and dynamic career. 

Summer Weekend Getaway: 2020 Edition

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During these unusual times, I’ve been looking for ways to get out of the house while following social distancing guidelines and adjusting to the “new normal” we’ve been creating these last few months. I’ve been longing for a new, and safe, excursion. Lucky for me, I was able to satisfy my travel itch over the fourth of July weekend when I headed up north with my boyfriend and his family to Maine for a relaxing weekend getaway.

Living at UMass: How to Pick a Roommate

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Now that you have officially enrolled in the University of Massachusetts Amherst (congratulations to the class of 2024!) it is the perfect time to start thinking about your living situation for the 2020-2021 school year. While you may have the perfect residential area in mind, finding a roommate for the first time can be stressful for many incoming students. How do you go about finding the perfect roommate for your freshman year of college? 

As someone who has lived on campus all four years and had my fair share of amazing roommates, here are three tips on how to pick the best roommate for you!

Meet La Unidad Latina: The first Latinx fraternity at UMass Amherst

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Greek life can be a quintessential part of the American college experience. At least for me, all I knew about American colleges was the existence of sororities and fraternities. Although I never partook in anything Greek life related, there was always a little part of me that wondered what it would've been like to rush and be part of a sorority.

My experience at UMass Amherst with a Disability

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Growing up with a bilateral hearing loss, I struggled to feel like I fit in with my peers while still making sure I was receiving the academic accommodations I needed. Over the yearsI have used a number of different resources, such as FMs (a type of assistive hearing device) and assigned seating, and found out which accommodations do, and do not, work well for me.

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