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Worcester’s ambition to retain brain gain

Assumption College Undergraduate

Ranked among the top 10 cities for job gains and “brain gain”, Worcester is home to over a dozen colleges and universities, including Assumption College. With thousands of graduates ready to enter the job market each year, the city’s ambitious desire to retain as many graduates as possible has led to ongoing development initiatives. Earlier […]

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September 30th, 2014

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What percent of our brain are we really using? Hollywood vs. Science

Assumption College Undergraduate

We’ve all heard the claim that: “Humans only use 10 percent of their brains.”  Hollywood has tapped into this idea in a number of films.  In the recently released film, Lucy, it’s the entire plotline of the movie: A woman taps into that other 90 percent of her mental capacity by taking an experimental drug, […]

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September 23rd, 2014

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Why subject area knowledge matters in teaching

Assumption College Undergraduate

Becoming a great teacher requires mastery on several fronts: Content knowledge; Teaching expertise specific to the subject matter; General pedagogical knowledge; and Knowledge of child and adolescent development as applied to teaching. In Massachusetts, students must major in a specific academic discipline in conjunction with their education major. Every education major at Assumption College gains […]

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September 18th, 2014

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The Successful Juggling Act: Classes and an Internship

Assumption College Undergraduate

While many students intern during the summer months, others choose the ambitious path of interning during the school year. That is not surprising considering the recent news of the local labor market improving. The Worcester Economic Index (WEI), a snapshot of the state of the local economy, increased at a 7.9 percent annual rate during […]

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September 16th, 2014

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The Pre Med Student’s Timeline and Checklist

Assumption College Undergraduate

Whether you pursue a bachelor’s degree in Biology— the most common undergraduate degree at Assumption for students planning to go to medical school — or choose the more structured pre-Med program — you will soon begin developing a persuasive medical school application. The timeline below offers pre-medicine students a checklist to best prepare for the […]

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September 11th, 2014

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How to Decide What Grade Level to Teach

Assumption College Undergraduate

Whether you feel that you chose teaching, or teaching chose you— there remains the practical question of what grade level(s) best suit you, personally and professionally. Where can you share your talents and skills to impact the lives of your future students? The choice may not always be yours, but if you are given options, […]

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September 9th, 2014

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The perfect complement to your psychology bachelor’s degree: volunteering

Assumption College Undergraduate

While volunteering may be seen as an obligation at some colleges, Assumption students consider it a part of everyday life — witness the 125,488 hours contributed by our campus last year. When it comes to getting more experience in the world of psychology, volunteering your free time in the Worcester area serves as a great […]

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September 4th, 2014

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Book Resource: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

Assumption College Undergraduate

Ever wonder what it might be like to work for Facebook? Lean In, a book by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, gives an inside view. Whether you are pursuing a degree in business or might be interested in exploring a career in operations after Assumption, this book will give you a unique perspective of […]

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September 3rd, 2014

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