Author Archives: Admissions Intern

100 Things to Do Before You Graduate From Champlain College

By Bessie McManus, Sr. Admissions Intern The Senior Admissions Interns and I put our heads together to create you a list of “to-dos” to make the most of your four years at Champlain College. (We’ve done this for a few years in a row now—it’s so much fun to see what things have changed and […]

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Three Reasons Burlington, Vermont, Is the Place to Go to School

By Lamonte Gambrell, Senior Admissions Intern When students are looking for their dream school, they’re often encouraged to gauge institutions on their academic programs, career placement rate, and sports. All of which are important, but I believe one of the MOST important factors is where your school is located. I’m from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and when […]

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What Can I Eat While I’m Abroad?

by Quinn Kanner, ’19, Professional Writing major One of my biggest fears about studying abroad was if I was going to be able to find food that I could eat, especially in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where I am currently studying. You see, I’m a lactose intolerant vegetarian who is studying abroad in a country that’s […]

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How You Can Make a Difference While Pursuing Your Champlain Degree

By Michelle Garvey, Senior Admissions Intern One of the central elements of a Champlain education is its caring environment and support of opportunities to give back to the community we live in, both locally and globally. The College provides students with opportunities to give back on campus, through programs administered by Sustain Champlain or the […]

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What’s Changed: First Year to Senior Year

By Bessie McManus and Bianca Roa, Senior Admissions Interns It’s been just over three years after we moved on campus for our freshman year, and there have been so many amazing changes for Champlain College. In a fun trip down memory lane, we gathered a list of some of the coolest things that have changed […]

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Me, a Futbol Fan?

by Quinn Kanner Prior to studying abroad in Argentina, I would never be found voluntarily attending a soccer game. But, attending a fútbol match is on the list of things I heard you ought to do when studying abroad in Argentina, and I figured when am I going to get another chance to do this? […]

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Mastering the Interview Mindset

By Jovan Ellis, Assistant Director of Admissions Fall is here, and for many high school seniors, autumn means two things: pumpkin-spiced everything and college applications. Specifically, I would like to focus on what is, to many prospective students, the most nerve-racking step of the application process: the dreaded college interview. Many colleges recommend these Admissions interviews—some […]

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The Truth About Early Decision & Why It May Be the Right Fit for You

By Christopher Perlongo, Director of Undergraduate Admissions After 16 years in Admissions, if there is a list of the most common questions that students have asked me, I’d say the following: What is your average SAT? What is your average GPA? How is your (fill in major) program? Early Decision is binding, right? Why would […]

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How to Have Successful Conversations With Admissions Counselors At College Fairs

By Howie LeBlanco, Assistant Director of Admissions Soon after your senior year begins, you may find yourself attending college fairs and ramping up your college search and application process. But, what is the key to having a successful conversation with Admissions Counselors at college fairs? In a word: etiquette. I am not talking about knowing […]

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