Author Archives: Admissions Intern

10 Secrets to College Success From a First-Generation College Student

As Told By Elle Woods and Stephanie Doan, ’18 // Psychology College can be difficult transition for anyone, but for first-generation college students, the change can feel a little more daunting. I understand. As the oldest in my family, I was the first to attend a postsecondary institution, since neither of my parents attended college. […]

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How I Kept Up My Love of Dance While Studying Abroad

By Quinn Kanner, ‘19 // Professional Writing I couldn’t give up dancing during my semester abroad in Argentina; so of course, I also wanted to continue taking dance classes during while I studied abroad in Ireland. In Buenos Aires, I studied styles of dance that I was already familiar with because taking the classes in […]

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So, You Want to Be a Student Ambassador?

By Veronica Lewis, ’16 MBA, Associate Director of Admissions First things first: Who are Student Ambassadors and what do they do? Depending on the college or university, this job description will vary. At Champlain, our Student Ambassadors (SAs) are the student face and brand ambassadors of the college. They give prospective students and their families […]

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Adventures Abroad Part 1: South America

By Quinn Kanner, ’19 // Professional Writing What could be better than stopping for a selfie with an Alpaca in Urubamba, Peru. (It’s actually a bit of challenge to get them to pose with you!) Photo by me, Quinn Kanner. Studying abroad doesn’t just provide the opportunity to learn about the culture of the city […]

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How to Transform Your Good College Essay into a Great College Essay

By Stephanie Doan, ’18 // Senior Admissions Intern Everyone talks about the general things that go into a good college essay—using correct spelling and punctuation, making the essay about you, organizing your thoughts, so they’re easy to understand—but what are the little details that make a college essay go from good to great? What makes […]

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How I paid it forward while studying (and volunteering) abroad.

By Quinn Kanner,’19 // Professional Writing I think that volunteer work is a great way to give back to the community, but I haven’t had time to do any since I started college. So, when my academic advisor in Buenos Aires shared a list of potential volunteer opportunities, I jumped at the chance to get […]

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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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