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January, 2012
                                C.I. Perspective
In This Issue                 Beloit College’s Mindset List for the class of 2015
   •   Perspectives           Each year the president of Beloit College publishes a list of life encounters which the incoming
                              freshmen bring to their first year of college. The following is a partial list of attitude influencing
                              events which this years freshman class has or has not experienced.
   •   OPEN    HOUSE
                              The Mind Set List for the Class of 2015
       NOTICES                The only significant labor disputes in their lifetimes have been in major-league sports. States and Velcro parents have always
   •   Special                required that they wear bike helmets.                They “swipe” cards, not merchandise.
       Programs               The New York Times and the Boston Globe have never been rival newspapers.                    Altar girls have never been a big deal.
                              Their parents sort of remember Woolworths as this store that used to be downtown.              They’ve grown up with George
   •   College                Stephanolpulos as the Dick Clark of political analysts.           Charter Schools have always been an alternative.
       Counselors             Public Schools have always made space available for advertising.                           There the first generation to grow up hearing
                              about the dangerous overuse of antibiotics.         Electric cars have always been humming in relative silence on the road.
   •   Special                No state has ever failed to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
       Programs for
                              What Job & College recruiters are Seeking from Interviewees
                              Strong Personal Presentation -- clothing “look current” -- be well groomed
   •   Scholarship
                              Well prepared -- know about the school or company -- have a list of questions
                              Good communicator -- be a good listener, establish eye contact be confident and
   •   Counselor              engaged
       College Tours          Involvement outside of classroom – have participated in clubs and other
                              Confidence/Lack of Nervousness -- an interviewer is interest3ed in finding
Publisher                     good candidates.
                              Advice: Adopt the Boy Scout Motto “Be Prepared.”
Arthur P. Mullaney
64 Shore Drive
                                Source: Students in Free Enterprise, Career Connections – CAM Report 12/09
Kingston, MA 02364

Contact Us

(781) 585-4070

College Open House Programs
Suggestion: When responding regarding attendance, confirm the date and time and place of the meeting.
January, 2012 Codes: OH = Open House Programs                    IS = Information Session
Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA, Jan. 27 -Visit Day & Dept Workshop- call (781) 585-6724
Becker Col., Worcester, MA Jan 11 –Spring Semester Decision- 4 to 6 pm, Jan. 12 -Chat w/Becker on line- 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Ben Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston, MA Jan 5 -Winter OH-, 3 to 5 pm, call (877) 423-4630
Boston Architectural Col., Boston, MA, Jan. 9 -IS- 5:30 pm to 7 pm, call (877) 385-2000
Bridgewater State U., Bridgewater, MA Jan 20 & 27 -Friday Information Sessions-, 10 am, call (508) 531-1000
Bridgewater Col., Bridgewater, VA, Jan. 28 -OH- call (800) 759-8328
Canisius Col., Buffalo, NY, Jan. 16 & 28 -Special Monday Holiday & Saturday Visit Day-, call (800) 843-1517
Carnegie-Mellon U., Pittsburg, PA A series of admissions meetings for specific disciplines. See Carry Over Program Sect. Page 6
Castleton St. Col.,, Castleton, VT Jan 21 -Saturday Information Session- call (800) 639-8521
Catholic U., Washington D.C., Jan. 12 & 22 -OH- 9 am to 3 pm, call (800) 447-3765
Culinary Inst. of America, Hyde Park, NY, Jan. 13 -OH- call (800) CULINARY
C.W. Post of L.I.U., Greenvale, NY, Jan. 16 –Fin. Aid Session- Jan. 7 & 21 –Post Preview- call (800) 548-7526
Daniel Webster Col., Nashua, NH, January all Saturdays – IS- 9 am to 4 pm, call (800) 325-6876
Elmira Col., Elmira, NY, Jan 9 through Feb. 16 -Overnight Visiting-, call (800) 935-6472
Emmanuel Col., Boston, MA, Jan. 21 & 28 -IS- 11 am to 1 pm, call (617) 735-9715
Emerson Col, Boston, MA Jan. –Auditions- See Special Program, Carry Over Section
Fitchburg State Col., Fitchburg, MA, Jan. 21 & 28 -Saturday Information Session- call (978) 665-3144
Florida Southern, Lakeland, FL Jan. 13 -Preview Day- Jan. 27 & 28 –Scholars Weekend-, call (800) 274-4131
Florida Inst. of Technology, Melbourne, FLA Jan. 27 – Exploration Day- call (321) 674-8000
Framingham State Col., Framingham, MA., Jan. 28 -Saturday Sessions- 10 am, call (508) 626-4500
Franklin Col., Franklin, IN, Jan. 28 –Ben Franklin Day for Scholars- call (888) 852-6471
Geneva Col., Beaver Falls, PA Jan. 20, 27 -Discover Geneva Day- Jan. 28 –Scholarship Competition- call (800) 847-8255
Gettysburg Col., Gettysburg, PA Jan. 27 & 28 -Conservatory Auditions- call
Gustavius Adolphus Col., St. Paul, MN, Jan. 16 -Explore Gustavius- for high school Jrs. & Sophs., call (507) 933-8000
Hobart William Smith colleges, Geneva, NY, Jan. 28 –Interview Day-, call (315) 781-3000
Hope Col., Holland, MI, Jan. 16 & 27 -Visitation Day- 9:00 am to 3 pm, call (800) 968-7850
Johnson & Wales U., Providence, RI, Jan. 29 -OH- call (800) 342-5598
Keene State U, Keene, NH Jan 28 -OH Film Studies- call (800) KSC-1909
Kettering U., Flint, MI, Jan. 16 -Visit Day- (800) 955-4464
Lafayette Col., Easton, PA Jan 7 -Saturday Visit-, call (610) 330-5000
Lawrence Memorial-Regis Col. Collaborative ASN Program, Medford, MA, Jan. 5 -IS, Nursing- 7 pm, call (781) 306-6649
Lehigh U., PA Jan 16 -Information Session IBE- call
Loyola U., Baltimore, MD, Jan. 28 -Saturday at Loyola- 11 am to 2 pm, RR, call (800) 221-9107
Lyndon State Col., Lyndon, VT, Jan 28 -Decision Day, Instant Decisions--, call (802) 626-6413
UMass, Amherst, Jan 16 -Holiday Tours- 11 am to 1:30 pm, call (413) 545-0222
UMass. of Boston, Jan. 7 –Saturday Showcase-, 9 am to noon, call (617) 287-5000
Mitchell Col., New London, CT Jan. 21 -Interview Day for applied students-, call (800) 443-2811
Mt. Ida Col., Newton, MA, Jan. TBA - Mustang Days- call (617) 928-4500
Mt. St. Mary’s, Newberg, NY, Jan. 29 -OH-, call (888) YES-MSMC
Newbury Col., Boston, MA Jan. 21 -Saturday Tour- call (617) 730-7004
New England Col., Henniker, NH, Jan. 7 -Information Session- 10 am to noon, call (800) 521-7642
New England Inst. of Art, Brookline, MA Jan. 16 -OH-, Jan 21 –Decision Day- call (800) 903-4425
Nichols Col., Dudley, MA, Jan. 28 –Financial Aid Night & Review of FASFA- call (800) 470-3379
Norwich U., Northfield, VT, Feb. & Mar. -Leadership Challenge Weekend- See Special Programs for details, call (802) 485-2531
Ohio Wesleyan U., Delaware, OH., Jan. 28 -Scholarship Celebration- call (800) 922-8953 Feb. 3 & 4, Multicultural Weekend
Regis Col., Weston, MA, Jan. 21 -Information Session- call (800) 456-1820
Rollins Col., Winter Park Fl., Jan. 21 -Saturday Visit Day-, call (407) 646-2161
St Joseph Col., West Hartford, CT, Jan. 28 –Discover SJC, OH- 10 am to 1 pm, call (860) 231-5216
St. Olaf’s Col., Northfield, MN, Jan. 16 -Junior Preview Day, OH-, call (800) 800-3025
Salem State U., Salem, MA, Jan 29 -OH-, call (978) 542-6000
School of Visual Arts, New York City, Jan. 21 – Completion Day-, call (212) 592-2000
Simons Rock of Bard Col., Great Barrington, MA, Jan. 28 -Discovery Day, OH- call (800) 235-7186
Southern Florida Col., Lakeland, FLA Jan. 13 -Frank Friday- , Jan. 27&28 –Scholarship Weekend-, call (800) 274-4131
Spelman Col., Atlanta, GA, Jan. 7 -Saturday Tours- , 11 am, call (800) 982-2411
Sterling Col., Sterling, VT, Jan. 16 -Preview Day-, call (800) 648-3591
Stetson U., Deland, FL Jan 30 -Discover Day - 9 am, call (800) 688-0101
Spelman Col., Atlanta, GA, Jan. 22 -Saturday Tours- , call (800) 982-2411
Open House Programs January, 2012 continued…
Suffolk U., Boston, MA Jan. 21 & 28 - Interviews & Tours- call (617) 573-8460
Vanderbilt U., Nashville, TN Jan. 16 -Black & Gold Days for high school Frosh. Soph., ,7 Jun.- call (800) 288-0432
Washington & Jefferson Jan. 16 -OH-, call (888) W AND JAY

Special Programs for Parents & Students
Massachusetts College Goal Sunday January 29, 2012 at 2:00 pm
FAFSA Day in Massachusetts! College goal Sunday is a volunteer-driven effort to provide FREE ASSISTANCE to students and
families, including those who have no tradition of attending college, in competing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA), the federally required form for students seeking financial aid, including grant, and loan throughout the nation. College Goal
Sunday mobilizes financial aid professionals from MA colleges and universities to help families of college bound students. The 5th
College Goal Sunday will take place on January 30, 2011 at 2 pm in over 20 locations around Massachusetts Areas:
Greater Boston Area TERI College Planning Center, Boston Public Library (Jan. 29)
                        ACCESS Center for College Affordability (Jan. 27)
                        ACCESS Center for College Affordability (Feb 1)
                        Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown (Jan. 27) -- Chelsea High School, Chelsea
                 North Shore Community College, Lynn -- Cambridge Ridge & Latin School, Cambridge -- Malden High School --
                 Somerville High School -- Waltham High School --John A Shelburne Community Ctr., Roxbury
                 Pine Manor College --Office of Student Fin. Assist., Revere -- Northeast Metro Tech. High School, Wakefield
Cape Cod -- Cape Cod Community College, West Barnstable
South Coastal Area -- Bristol Community College, Fall River -- Dean College, Franklin
Merrimack Valley Area -- Amesbury High School -- Middlesex Community College, Lowell
Metro West Area -- Framingham High School -- Marlborough High School -- Upton, Blackstone Valley Vocational Tech.
Central Massachusetts Area -- Fitchburg State U. -- Bartlett High School, Webster -- Quinsigamond Community Col., Worcester
Western Massachusetts Area -- Amherst Pelham Reg. High School, Amherst -- Pittsfield, Intermodal Community College,
Pittsfield -- American International College
Students and their parents should bring completed 2009 IRS tax returns, W2 Statements and other 2009 Income and benefits
information. Current bank statements, untaxed income, records for the previous year (Social Security, Temp. Assist. To Needy
Families, Welfare or Veterans benefit records), drivers license (if any) & alien registration card. 2008 tax returns can also be useful if
2009 is not yet available. This information is helpful but not required.
For greater detail and additional site locations call (877) 4 - CGS – MAS or on line at

National Portfolio Days
January 14, 2012 San Francisco, CA at the California College of Arts, noon to 4:00 pm

Counselor Programs
33rd Annual Counselor Bus Tour -- April 22 to 27, 2012
Sponsored by the Consortium of Vermont Colleges. This program is for high school guidance Counselors, college counselors, or
independent educational counselors. College Impressions rates this tour Four Star. It is exhausting but extremely worthwhile.
For greater detail consult

The Human Relations & Diversity Awareness Committee is seeking nominations and self-initiated applications for the Margaret
Addis Memorial Scholars Program. Scholars receive a free registration to the Annual Conference & Meeting at New England
College, Biddeford, ME, May 30 to June 1, 2012. NEACAC’s Human Relations & Diversity Awareness Committee look to include
counselors from “underrepresented” areas, schools and programs. Contact: Matthew Lane, Hopkins School, CT., at 203-397-1001
Ext. 229

New England Institute of Addiction Studies -- 2012 Substance Abuse Training Opportunities
The institute offers several educational events per year supporting workforce development and skill building of the professionals and
volunteers who provide services for substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery organizations, and for those who
provide related social services.
This year’s summer programs kick off with the 44th Annual New England School of Addiction Studies, which will take place June 18
– 21, 2012 at Bowdoin college, Brunswick, ME.. The School is an intensive week-long experience designed for people from all
disciplines who wish to expand their knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of substance abuse services through in-depth
The N.E. Institute of Addiction Studies Summer Training Calendar is as follows:
 43rd Annual New England School of Addiction Studies June 18 – 21, 2012 at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
 12 th Annual New England School of Prevention Studies June 18 –21, 2012 at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
 19th Annual New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Treatment, September 10 - 13, 2012, Waterville Valley NH

N.E. Institute of Addiction Studies continued…
Preliminary event information is posted on the web site at Complete course catalogs and application for all events
will be posted on the web site in late spring. For further information, or to be put on the mailing list for any of these events, please
contact the N.E. Institute of Addiction Studies (NEIAS) at or call (207) 621-2549
Contact: Denise Adams

Special Programs for Counselors
EACAC’s Career Colloquium, In the Planning Stage with the aim of producing the program in the early spring of 2012. There will
be more to come. Are you finishing a graduate degree program in counseling? Working as a student in an Admissions Office?
Interested in a job in College Counseling? The Career Colloquium will feature seasoned Admissions and College Counseling
professionals discussing careers in admissions and secondary school college counseling. You will learn practical information about
the college counseling profession, graduate school opportunities, the types of jobs available, how to begin and manage your search,
how to market yourself, on-site resume review for you to receive immediate feedback for experienced hiring managers
For greater detail call Lynn O’Shaughnessy, NEACAC Regional Director at (603) 367-3292

Nugget      From: Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL Earn $500 Travel Grant for making the trip to F.I.T.
         If you make the decision to apply during your visit, and are accepted, a $500 travel grant will be credited to your student
         Account during your first semester of full-time attendance. If you complete an application during your visit, F.I.T. will
         wave the $50 application fee.

Volunteer Opportunity:
The Mass Substance Abuse Info. And Ed. Helpline seeks volunteers, for phone service to persons affected by alcoholism and
substance abuse. The Helpline provides training, supervision, flexible scheduling, in recovery from addiction helpful but not
necessary. For more information to be a volunteer: call (800) 327-5050, ext. 201. Visit their web site at

It is said……
High School Dropout Rates, 2010 - 2011 National 6%                        %age of Adults with a Bachelor’s Degree, 2011
Connecticut      4%       New Hampshire 3%                                Connecticut   36                New Hampshire
Maine            4%       New York          5%                            Maine         27                New York                  32
Massachusetts 4%          Rhode Island      7%                            Massachusetts 38                Rhode Island
    Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education, August, 2008

Colleges With the Most Freshman Merit Scholars, 2007 through 2010 (top 20 ) Source: Chronicle of Higher Ed
College                  # of Scholars                                # Sponsored by Institution
                      10     09 08 07 06                                09      08     07     06
Harvard U            261 266 285 285 294                                  0        0    0      0
U.of Florida         157 158 146 168 275                               127     234 132 230
U. of TX, Austin             245 281 283 250                           182     232 192 202
Wash.U., St.Louis    215 223 228 204 241                               166     154 175 120
U. So. Cal.          250 229 254 231 206                              188      195 206 159
Northwestern U.      227 246 239 249 219                              195      186 148 133
U. of Chicago        268 214 222 196 196                              151      186 196 139
Arizona St.          100 162 169 150 189                              133      187 159 189
Yale U.              224 234 213 183 186                                  0         0    0        0
Princeton            192 196 175 179 153                                  0         0    0        0
Stanford                      110 147 147 164                             0     194      0        0
New York U.                   116 127 159 145                           93      137 123          95
UNC,Chapel Hill      160 172 142 166 144                               131      127 113        107
Rice U.                       167 169 159 140                          119        95     90 104
U. of Oklahoma       225      196 178 175 140                          164       137 174 159
M.I.T.                        110 114 138 135                             0         0     0       0
Texas A.&M.          177      189 161 173 134                          148       134 103 134
Vanderbilt           188      185 147 172 134                          129        116 108 133
Duke                           105 99 90 117                              0          0     0        0
Ohio St.               92      115     118 115                           93         84     9

NEACAC’s Career Colloquium, In the Planning Stage with the aim of producing the program in March, 2012. There will be more
to come. Are you finishing a graduate degree program in counseling? Working as a student in an Admissions Office? Interested in a
job in College Counseling? The Career Colloquium will feature seasoned Admissions and College Counseling professionals
discussing careers in admissions and secondary school college counseling. You will learn practical information about the college
counseling profession, graduate school opportunities, the types of jobs available, how to begin and manage your search, how to market
yourself, on-site resume review for you to receive immediate feedback for experienced hiring managers For greater detail contact
Lynn O’Shaughnessy, NEACAC Regional director at (603) 367-3292

Special Programs
The New Actors Workshop, 527 Tremont St., Boston, MA is offering year round programs in film and stage beginning in January,
2012. The skills acquired in acting are transferable to most career and educational situations one will experience in adult life. For
greater detail obtain a brochure by calling the New Actors Workshop at (617) 504-4914

The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY will host a number of Open House Programs during the winter/spring 2012
Programs for Traditional and Non Traditional Students Hyde Pk., NY January 13, 2012
To make an appointment at attend any of these programs call (800) 285-4627

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA will be hosting a series of Departmental Meetings during the month of January, 2012..
   Engineering Special Events will be hosted during the month of January, 2012
    Engineering Special Tours - on Mondays and Fridays at 1:00 pm
IBEAS, Integrated Business and Engineering, Arts & Science Programs: January 15, 2012 at 8:30 am to 9:00 am
IBE, Integrated Business & Engineering Programs: January 15, 2012 at 9:00 am to 9:30 am
The Lehigh University Admissions Dept. phone # is 610-758-3100

Norwich University, Northfield, VT will offer two Leadership Challenge Weekends during the winter/spring of 2012. The dates
are: February 3 to 5, 2012 -- March 2 to 4, 2012 & March 30 to April 1, 2012
The Leadership Challenge Weekend is designed to expose the college bound student to a military college and university life, while
providing a worthwhile leadership experience through the development of individual leadership skills, self-confidence and teamwork.
Students participate as members of a team during the course and receive instruction in leadership and effective communications.
Students also participate in a Leadership Recreation Course, physical fitness training, water survival training and other physical
activities. Briefing on how to apply for college, to the Federal Academies and information on Reserve Officer Training Corps.
(ROTC) scholarships and financial aid are part of the 3 day program. Students should only apply if they are interested in pursuing a
college education and have an interest in attending a Federal Academy. There is a $50 application fee. For greater detail call
Norwich University at (802) 485-2531 or consult

Syracuse U. College of Visual & Performing Arts, School of Drama, or School of Music, or the School of Architecture.
Applicants must complete a portfolio review or audition. Visit the Syracuse web site at to obtain
audition and portfolio review deadlines or call 315-443-2769 to make an appointment..
Portfolio Reviews for School of Architecture in N.Y.C. call for specific dates & times (212)826-0335
At Syracuse, NY, Receptions, include option of audition & portfolio reviews
                   Drama Days, January 20, 21, 27, 28, 2012 February 10 & 11, 2012
                   Music Days January 21 & 28, 2012               February 4, 2012

18th Annual High School Marine Environmental Symposium -- April 27 to 28, 2012 Early registration is advised.
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy is sponsoring this unique educational event will allow students and teachers to participate in
workshop sessions with top environmental scientists, representing several of our nation’s most prestigious environmental
organizations. Each participant will be exposed to the most up-to-date information and have the opportunity to interact with the most
state of the art, high tech equipment available to assist in protecting our marine environment. A partial list of organizations that will
be making presentations at the Symposium includes: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Clean Harbors, Cape Cod Commission,
New England Aquarium, U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Defense Fund, U.S. Geological Survey, National Marine Life Center,
Coastal Education Association. A registration fee of about $75 (includes overnight accommodations and meals at the Maritime
Academy) which is due as soon as possible in 2011. This program is by invite only (an invitation can be obtained by contacting the
Mass. Maritime Academy Admissions Office.) Reservations will be limited hence early registration is encouraged. Contact High
School Environmental Symposium, The Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Dr., Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. To make
areservation call (800) 544-3411/ FAX (508) 830-5077 Email This notice will be repeated in February & March.

Carry Over Programs
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA will host “Sleeping Bag Weekends” for high school seniors on the following Sunday &
Mondays: January 22 & 23, 2012
The “Sleeping Bag Weekends” will feature presentations from the following academic departments: Engineering, Science, Computer
Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Information Systems, Business Administration, & Fine Arts. For specific info. consult the
Carnegie Mellon Web site or call admissions at (412) 268-2082
Carnegie-Mellon Diversity Weekend; Jan. 21 to 23, 2012. -- must have filed an application to C.-M. U.
School of Art & Design, Jan. 22 & 29 Portfolio Review days

Emerson College, Boston, MA will host auditions for Acting & Musical Theater, Theater Education & Theater Study with emphasis
on performance. Interviews will be conducted on an individual basis.
Regular Auditions will be held on:
             1.) Boston auditions will be held on January 21 & 28 on February 4, 11, 12, 18, 19, 2012
             2.) New York auditions will be held in New York City on February 2 & 5, 2012 at United Audition, 1601 Broadway
             3.) Los Angles, CA auditions will be held February 12,13,14, 2012 at The Westin LAX,5400 West Century Blvd.
                 San Francisco, CA auditions will be held on February 11, 2012 at TBA
Should there be any questions call (617) 824-8780 or Email
An audition form is included in an Emerson Application Package. An audition form can be obtained on the Emerson web site

Northwestern University, Evanston, IL will host Overnight Visits for high school seniors while Northwestern is in session (October
through April). Depending on availability, accommodations will be provided for one night during the week with a student host in a
residence hall, fraternity or sorority. Arrangements should be made at least one month prior to the visit by calling (847) 491-8733

Norwich University, Northfield, VT will offer two Leadership Challenge Weekends during the winter/spring of 2012. The dates
are: February 3 to February 5, 2012
                 March 2 to March 4 and March 30 to April 1, 2012
The Leadership Challenge Weekend is designed to expose the college bound student to a military college and university life, while
providing a worthwhile leadership experience through the development of individual leadership skills, self-confidence and teamwork.
Students participate as members of a team during the course and receive instruction in leadership and effective communications.
Students also participate in a Leadership Recreation Course, physical fitness training, water survival training and other physical
activities. Briefing on how to apply for college, to the Federal Academies and information on Reserve Officer Training Corps.
(ROTC) scholarships and financial aid are part of the 3 day program. Students should only apply if they are interested in pursuing a
college education and have an interest in attending a Federal Academy. There is a $50 application fee. For greater detail call
Norwich University at (802) 485-2531 or consult

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. The Admission Department will host a number of Open House & Information
Session type programs during the 2011 – 2012 school year. Each program will consist of a three hour presentation which will
commence at 1:00 pm and consist of a discussion regarding Admissions and the Application Process and a Tour of the facilities.
Especially note that each presentation is designed to be student and family friendly. The Schedule will be as follows:
October, 2011 through January, 2012 Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
February, March, April & May, 2012 Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays
RISD will host Saturday Programs: March 3,17, 2012 and April 7, 14, 21, 2012. The Saturday Programs are subject to change thus call to check
the date/time of any program. These programs are expected to attract more families and applicants than can be accommodated at one sitting
therefore prospective participants are urged to call well ahead (three to four weeks) of the intended program date and secure a reservation. Call the
RISD Admissions Office at (800) 364-RISD

Special Career Program
DYNAMY INTERNSHIP Full Year Program Dynamy’s Internship Year is the nation’s only residential “gap year” internship
program. It is designed for students who want to explore the world of meaningful adult work before they embark on a college or career
path. This practice is common in the U.K., Europe and other parts of the world, but is catching on fast in the USA. The majority of
interns go on to college after completing their internship experience. Dynamy interns live in apartments as independent adults, get
invaluable on-the-job experience in three consecutive nine-week mentored internships, work with Dynamy advisors on clarifying their
future personal and academic goals, and have the option of taking up to 12 credits from Clark University. Each program begins with
a wilderness challenge. Dynamy has sites in Worcester, MA. and Santa Rosa CA. Dynamy is currently accepting applications for the
2010 Spring Semester and 2010-2011 academic year. Should there be any questions please contact Mr. Brian Hopewell, Dean of
Admissions, at (508) 755-2571 or by email at Please visit the Dynamy web page at

DYNAMY (Mid-Year/Spring ’12) offers a Spring Semester scheduled to begin in mid January, 2010. This would be an appropriate
opportunity for mid-year graduates of students who went off to college in the fall and have decided not to remain enrolled for the
spring. The regular Dynamy program is available; wilderness challenge, advising, internships, community service, independent
apartment life, Clark University credit seminars. Enrollment is possible at either the Worcester MA or Santa Rosa CA site.
Application deadline is late in December, 2010. Contact Brian Hopewell at (508) 775-2571 or email at

  SciFair 2012, the Mass Annual State Science Fair to be held at M.I.T. May 3 to 5, 2012 is awarding a record number of
scholarships. The fair is the culmination of a year-long science project competition starting at the high school level, progressing to the
state-wide fair, presented by Massachusetts State Science Fair, Inc., a non profit corporation.
  The opportunity for students to receive Scholarships, Cash Awards or Experience Awards are excellent as, all public and private
high schools in Massachusetts are each eligible to send one student. In addition, 40 students from each of the six regional fairs are
eligible to go on to the state fair. With over 200 students receiving awards at MIT and with the additional chance of receiving regional
awards this is a great way to help defray college and university costs.
  Science projects are a fun and exciting way to understand inquiry, one of the three strands of the science and technology/engineering
curriculum frameworks. Inquiry represents fully one-third of the reporting categories in the science MCAS tests. Science projects
earn scholarships, cash and awards while helping the student to succeed in the classroom and on the achievement tests.
Additional information and guidelines can be found at or by calling the state wide office at (508) 224-3265.
Following is just a sample of this year’s awards with next year’s promising to be even bigger:
  These awards and many more will be available to high school students in all public and private schools in Massachusetts. Each and
every school can send one student to compete at the state fair in May as well as competing on the regional and local levels for awards
and recognition. The state office phone number is (508) 224-3265 and web site to easily download information is
1.) There are Science Fairs in the other five New England states. Interested students should check with the Science Depts. in their
      high schools for specific information regarding Science Fair opportunities in their state.
2.) The Middle School Mass. Science Fair will be held on June 2, 2012 at Worcester Technical High School, Worcester, MA

Scholarship Potpourri

The Henry David Thoreau College Scholarships:
Massachusetts high school seniors with plans to pursue an interest in the environmental field, may now apply for an undergraduate
scholarship totaling $20,000 spread over a four year period, to the students choice of college. The scholarship also includes a paid
internship for the summer between the student’s junior and senior year.
Scholarship goals:
  To stimulate increased awareness and incentive for a broad range of Mass high school students to enter the environmental field;
  To broaden student’s understanding of the issues that impact the environment;
  To forge working relationships between students, faculty, and experts in the field;
  To develop a cadre of bright and committed students with the potential for future leadership in the environmental field.
Deadline to submit an application: February 1, 2012 -- Notification date, no later than April 30, 2010
For specific details call Jane Nalieri, Northeast Educational Services, 265 Medford St., Somerville, MA 02143 or call (617) 666-6900
All application are to be taken off the web page

Massachusetts Restaurant Association Hospitality Institute has $2,000 scholarships available for students interested in pursuing
further education in culinary arts, hospitality, and restaurant/food service management. The MRAHI will distribute $80,000 in
scholarships this year. Call the MRAHI at (800) 852-3042 or (508) 366-4144 or check the web site

Aero Club of New England, Box 183, East Boston, MA 02129
Scholarship of $2,000 for a New England resident interested in a career in aviation. Criteria: financial need and school record & 160
hours of flight time. For details contact the club at the above address.

Graphic Communication Council, 1899 Preston White Dr., Reston, VA 20191-4367 703-648-1768
Awards: 300 scholarships for students preparing to enter a career in the graphic communication industry.
Criteria: must maintain a 3.0 gpa which in college. Write to the council for it’s application package.

Boy Scouts of America, Learning for Life Program, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079 972-580-2079
Award: $5,000 scholarship to help a young man prepare for a career in education, government, business and science. Need not have
been a Boy Scout but must have an outstanding record. Must apply through a local Boy Scout Council.

Scholarship Potpourri continued
The Christian A. Herter Scholarship Program, for Massachusetts students
The Christian A. Herter Scholarship Program seeks nominations/applications on behalf of high school sophomore and juniors who
have encountered difficult circumstances in their lives, but have managed to become successful students and leaders in both their
school and home communities. Each year OSFA mails application to all Massachusetts high school principal and guidance oiffices as
well as community agencies. Traditionally Herter Scholarship has adhered to an April 1 application submission deadline date.
However in 2011 material will be due in the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance on February 15, 2012. Application
mailing will take place at the end of December, 2011.
N.B. This scholarship has not been researched in three years thus changes may have been adopted since 2008-9.

Financial Aid Seminars at Stonehill College, Easton, MA designed for South Shore of Boston Parents
All seminars begin in the Martin Institute Auditorium - This meeting will explain the “how to’s” in applying for Financial Aid
This is a well put together program. Eileen O’Leary, Director of Financial Aid at Stonehill has designed the most complete Financial
Aid Seminars I have ever attended. For details call (508) 565-1373
January 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm
  Bridgewater-Raynham regional High School, Canton, High School, Cardinal Spellman High School, Catholic memorial High
  School, East Bridgewater High School, Sharon High School
January 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm
  Brockton High School, Oliver Ames High School, Randolph High School, Stoughton High School

January 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm
 Archbishop Williams High School, Boston College High School, Braintree High School, Fontbonne Academy, Holbrook High
 School, Milton High School, Norwood High School, Notre Dame Academy, Sacred Heart High School, Woodward School,
  Ursuline Academy, Walpole High School, Xaverian Brothers High School

This Stonehill College Financial Aid Seminars notice has been included because during this time of the year many colleges and
universities provide a similar service. Our advice is that parents contact a college or university in their area and make an
inquiry regarding the hosting of a financial aid program to help parents through the financial aid maze.

Six signs that a scholarship opportunity may not live up to it’s promise
         1. “The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.”
         2. “You can’t get this information anywhere else.”
         3. “May I have your credit card or bank account numbers to hold this scholarship?”
         4. “We’ll do all the work.”
         5. “The scholarship will cost you money.” “There is a small handling fee which must accompany the application.”
         6. “You’ve been selected by a ‘national foundation’ to receive a scholarship”, or “You’re a finalist” in a contest you never

Odds & Ends…
23nd Annual Global Youth Service Day, April 20 – 22, 2012 “Youth Challenging The World”
What is National Youth Service Day?
Millions of youth participated in National youth Service day, the largest service event in the world in April 2007. They tutored young
children, registered new voters, educated their communities about good nutrition, distributed HIV/AIDS prevention materials and met
many more community needs through their service. National Youth Service day supports youth on a life-long path of service and
civic engagement, and educates the public, the media and elected officials about the role of youth as community leaders.
  Youth Service America and the State Farm Companies Foundation are offering 100 grants of $1,000 each to students, teachers and
School based service-learning coordinators. To obtain an application send a serf-addressed, stamped envelope to good Neighbor
Service-Learning Award, c/o Written Request, Youth Service America, Suite 200, 1101 15th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 or
go to the Web for more information about National Youth Service Day. The Deadline for application is early
Dec., 2010.           Source: Internet , October, 2010

Oft Repeated ….
Should you be preparing your budget for the school year 2012-13, the College Impressions Newsletter will be $80 per year.
Subscribers to the College Impressions Newsletter are assumed to be continuing their subscription from year to year unless
their intention to cancel their subscription is made known to College Impressions prior to the beginning of the subscription
year. It is very difficult, bordering on the impossible, to contact each subscriber either in the spring or during the summer to complete
a new subscription form.
Note to Guidance Directors --- Post your guidance position openings in the College Impressions Newsletter
Three years ago the College Impressions Newsletter posted a number of guidance openings at secondary schools in Massachusetts. I
know of two instances where candidates did interview because of information received in this publication. Should any readers of the
College Impressions Newsletter want to post guidance openings, by all means, send the information along and it will be published.
There is no fee for this service. C.I.’s aim is to help our readers stay on top of developments/opportunities in our profession.

College Impressions Listing of College Tours for Guidance & College Counselors -- Spring & Fall, 20 12
New England
BEANS Boston Extended Area Network of Schools
       The following information was taken from the internet and interested counselors are advised to contact an
       Admissions Dept. of one of the participating colleges for specific information, date/time/itinerary, etc.
BEANS College Tour -- Bentley College, Emerson College, Simmons College, Clark University, Worcester Polytechnic
BEANS - Worcester Area - usually hosted in April
      Assumption College, Becker College, Anna Maria College, Clark University, Holy Cross College, Worcester State
      College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
BEANS - The Pike Tour - usually hosted in April
      Babson College, Holy Cross College, Emerson College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

CACO Southern Connecticut College Tour – The next program will be in the spring of 2012 - tour of seven colleges Albertus
Magnus College, Fairfield University, Mitchell College, University of New Haven, Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University &
Southern Connecticut University. Cost: $100 registration fee plus travel expenses. Contact: Bill Romano, Quinnipiac U. at (203)
582-3678 or Email to

Colleges of the Fenway, Boston, MA., Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Simmons College, Wentworth
Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College will host a tour for college counselors during the middle week of November. The
person to contact in order to register for this tour is Megan Hunter at (617) 632-2729

The Pine Tree Admissions Consortia – Guidance Counselor College Tour Program -- The Pine Tree Admissions Consortia
will be organized in the late spring of 2012. Colleges to be visited are: University of Maine at Farmington, University of Maine at
Orono, the University of Southern Maine at Portland, University of New England (Biddeford), St. Joseph College, Southern Maine
Community College and Bridgeton Academy. For greater detail or to register call Robert Pecchia, Assoc. Director of Admissions at
University of New England (207) 283-0171 X 2297

The Private Colleges of Greater Springfield Tour, Springfield, MA area usually takes place in mid November, 2012. Participating
colleges: Western New England University, Springfield College, American International College, Bay Path College, Elms College.
The contact person is Mark Hudgik, Associate Director of Admissions, Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA. To receive greater
detail regarding this tour call Sara at 800-782-7284

The Rhode Island Admissions Association Guidance Counselor Tour will take place during the last week of week of April.
Colleges to be visited are: Bryant University, Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, New England
Institute of Technology, Providence College, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina College and the Rhode Island School of
Design. For greater definition or to register contact Beth Farias, Sr. Asst. Dir. of Admissions at Bryant University at (800) 622-7001

The Consortium of Vermont Colleges is sponsoring its 33rd Annual Counselors Bus Tour, usually takes place on April 22 – 27,
2012. The visit will include 19 campuses and they are: Bennington, Castleton State, Champlain. College of St. Joseph, Goddard,
Green Mountain, Johnson State, Landmark, Lyndon State, Marlboro, Middlebury, New England Culinary Inst., Norwich, St.
Michael’s, Southern Vermont, Sterling, University of Vermont, and Vermont Technical College. For questions contact Bus touor
Hosts Jeremy & Jim at , 802- 459- 2758

New York
The Bridge Tour -- this tour is designed for counselors in metropolitan New York City who work with underrepresented students.
Cornell University, Binghamton College, Syracuse University usually takes place during the Spring. Contact an admissions office or
a participating college/university

College Tour - Colgate, Rensselaer Polytechnic, Union, Skidmore, Syracuse, Hamilton -CRUSSH - This tour is a very

popular tour and at the present time it has a two year waiting list. It will occur in the early fall. Contact Charlotte Tefft, Admissions
Dept, Syracuse University for details and to pre register for the tour at (315) 443-3611. Dates: April 29 to May 3, 2012             April
28 to May 3, 2013 April 27 to May 1, 2014

Finger Lakes Tour of Upstate New York Colleges is hosted by Hobart William Smith College, Ithaca College, Syracuse University,
& University of Rochester. This tour will take place in the early fall of 2012. Dates TBA, look for an announcement in the fall or
contact the admissions depts.. at any of the hosting colleges in the spring of 2012.

The Hudson Valley College Tour, -- The participating colleges: Bard College, Marist College, Culinary Institute of America,
SUNY at New Paltz. This tour usually takes place during the month of June. For greater detail and to register for this tour contact
a College Counselor at Maris College (800) 436-5483

28th Annual Western New York College Counselor Tour April 22 to 25, 2012 will tour Western New Your Colleges. The
participating colleges are: Alfred State University, University of Buffalo, Buffalo State College, D’Youville College, Daemen
College, Fredonia College, Canisius College, Medaille College and Niagara University & St. Bonaventure University. To obtain
greater detail or to register for this tour go to Web site or contact Deborah Goodrich, Admissions
Counselor at Alfred State College, at (607) 587-4215

Middle Atlantic
The Blue Ridge Tour will be hosted in late September or early October, 2012. The participating colleges are: Hollins University,
James Madison University, Lynchburg College, Radford University, Roanoke College, Virginia Tech., University of Virginia. The
contact is Mrs. Rebecca LaPlante, Assistant Director of Admissions at the Radford Admissions Office (800) 890-4265

The Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges will offer two tours of its member colleges the first tour will occur April 15
to 18, 2012and the second tour will occur April 22 to 25, 2012 Participating colleges/universities are: Lehigh College, Lafayette
College, Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest College, DeSales University and Moravian College. Contact Mr. Tom Tenges,
Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Consortia or Mary Ann Williams, Director of Administrative Services for the Lehigh Valley
Consortia at (610) 625-7888 or write to either Tom or Ann at The Lehigh Valley Consortia, 130 West Greenwich St., Bethlehem, Pa

Maryland College Tour, early April - Colleges: Notre Dame of MD College, Goucher College, Hood College, Johns Hopkins
University, Loyola College, MD. Institute College of Art, McDaniel College, Mt. St. Mary College, Washington College, St. Johns
College, Villa Julie College. Contact: Jake Doll at McDaniel College (800) 638-5005
Note: This tour has a waiting list of 40 people at the time of this publication. Jake Doll has recommended that prospective
participants should contact him during the month of October to be placed on the invitation list for an April, 2012 college tour.

The Pennsylvania College Consortium -- Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg Colleges usually hosts a guidance
counselor tour during mid April. This is an excellent college tour and highly recommended by the College Impressions Newsletter.
For greater detail contact Dotty Warner, Dir of Conferences & Special Events at 717-245-1900 or Email her at

Pennsylvania Liberal Arts College Tour for Counseling Professionals: Albright College, Elizabethtown college, Juniata College,
Lebanon Valley College, Lycoming College, Messiah College, Mid November - call one of the participating colleges for specific

The Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia (CICV) 23nd Annual Guidance Counselor Tour. The dates have not been
established as of this printing but the tour usually takes place during late June.
The tour is organized by the Eastern Group and the Western Group on alternating years. The Western Group hosting the tour in 2012.
And the next Eastern tour will be in 2013.
Western Tour July, 2012
Averett College                      Lynchburg College                Bluefield College                      Mary Baldwin College
College of Health Sciences           Roanoke College                  Emery & Henry College                  Sweet Brair College
Ferrum College                       Virginia Intermont College       Hollins University             Washington & Lee C.
The tours are sponsored by the Educational Foundation of the Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia (CICV). A $50
registration fee and transportation to and from the points of departure will be the only expenses. Meals and lodging are provided.
After the tour, CIVC will provide each counselor with five application wavers to be used by their students next year.
For greater detail or to register to participate contact: Liv Fedorko, Public Affairs Director for CICV at (540) 586-0606 or
Eastern Tour, July, 2013

Bluefield College, Bridgewater College, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampton University, Marymount University, Randolph-Macon
College, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, St. Paul’s college, Shenandoah University, University of Richmond, Virginia Wesleyan

Mid West
The COWS Tour (Counselors Observing Wisconsin Schools) is hosted by: Beloit College, Lawrence University, Marquette
University, University of Wisconsin, and Ripon College. Participants must be invited by one of the five colleges. Each fall the
admissions representatives pool the names of people they have met who they believe would be interested in participating in this tour.
The tour usually occurs in April. Advice: contact a college admissions representative from any of the colleges, invite he/she to visit
your school and that probably will begin a relationship which would be rewarded with an invitation

University of Dayton, Miami University Guidance Tour -- usually hosted in late March -- tour of colleges: Miami University
& University of Dayton. Cost: travel expenses
Contact: Sharon Wright, U. of Dayton, at (800) 837-7433 or via Email at

The Heart of Ohio Tour (HOOT). The Program will tour the following colleges/universities: Ohio University, Ohio State
University, Kent State University, Case Western Reserve University, Otterbein College, John Carroll University, Marietta College.
For greater detail contact: Linda Rhodes at Marietta College 800- 331-7896

The Ohio Counselors Visitation Program is usually hosted in late March through April. The participating colleges are: Denison
College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan College, Wittenberg University, College of Wooster. Contact: Ann
Bixel, Associate Director of Admissions, at Wittenberg at (877) 206-0332 or (937) 327-6320 or Email Ann at
for greater detail or to enroll.

College Counselor Tour, Minnesota. Participating colleges are: Carlton College, Macalester College & St. Olaf College in
Minnesota. This tour takes place in the late summer or early fall of the year. To obtain greater detail or to request an invitation
contact: Dean Djiara Meehan, Dean of Admission, Carlton College at (800) 995-CARL

Far West
Montana Counselor Tour, “Big sky”, mid July, 2012 -- Pre Tour July, 2012
Colleges: University of Montana, Carroll College, Montana Tech.
Contact: Shannon Marr at (406) 788-7431 -- Open Registration, 1st come first serve.
South East
The Sunshine Tour of Private Florida Colleges will take place in early February . Colleges usually participating are; Eckerd
College, Embry-Liddle Aeronautical, Flagler College, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida Southern University, University of
Jacksonville, Lynn University, Rollins College, Stetson University, and the University of Tampa. This tour is by invitation and is
being coordinated by Ms. Judi Marino, Dir. of Admiss., Florida Institute of Tech. (800) 888-4348
College Counselors Visit to St. Andrew’s – Is usually hosted during the first week of March. University of St. Andrews, Butts
Wynd, St. Andrews, Fife Ky16 9AJ, Scotland. This program is organized for a small group of interested College Counselors from
American High Schools each spring. Contact Rona E. Mackenzie, Educational Liaison Officer or Miss Dawn Redman at Tel. # 44
1334 463323 or Email for details.


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