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A FAFSA FYI: What You Should Know Before Applying for Student Aid

Posted by Christopher LeBlanc on Jun 28, 2016 3:15:07 PM

With the June 30 deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) quickly approaching, time is running out for students who need financial help for the 2016-2017 academic year.

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No Rest for the Winner: 5 Ways to Make Your Summer Break Work for You

Posted by Christopher LeBlanc on Jun 21, 2016 1:03:42 PM

Now that summer has officially begun, many college students are using the semester break for some much needed R&R.

While there is nothing wrong with taking a break after a taxing semester, you could use some of that down time to get a jump-start on your career, or your studies, while your peers are idle.

Here are 5 ways you can make your summer break work for you.

Photo Courtesy of Fisher College.


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Self-serving Service: 5 Reasons Volunteering in College Helps You

Posted by Christopher LeBlanc on Dec 16, 2015 10:02:46 AM

College students, especially those with jobs or families, have to prioritize their precious time. Even during winter break time has to be neatly separated among family, friends, work, and preparing for the inevitable first day of the next semester.

Photo Courtesy of Fisher College.

Because time is at a premium, it’s okay to think pragmatically about how volunteering can help you while you help others during the season of giving.

To help gently nudge you in the direction of volunteering during your winter break, here are five ways volunteerism helps college students.

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Staving off Senioritis: 8 Tips to Avoid Burnout for College Seniors

Posted by Christopher LeBlanc on Sep 21, 2015 11:03:00 AM

If you’re a college student stepping into your junior or senior year, and you’ve never heard of “senioritis,” you’re lucky.

But don’t be fooled. Academic burnout is a real phenomenon that is especially prevalent among students with jobs, heavy extracurricular loads, and high-stress internships.

When you’re tired, weary, and burned out your responsibilities as a student begin to weigh on you.

Fortunately, you’re not alone in your late school blues. We’ve compiled eight tips to help you keep or regain your focus as your college years come to a close. 


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Music & Fashion: A Fisher College Visual Merchandising Event

Posted by Jessica Broneske on Jun 22, 2015 2:34:00 PM

Fisher College recently held a visual merchandising display contest open to the public that had students, faculty, families and guests flowing in through the doors on April 15th, 2015. Orchestrated by Professor Susan Mullins, the student competitors (who are in Fisher’s fashion merchandising program) were separated into seven groups and given the theme of "Music & Fashion".

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Fisher College: Blogs from Abroad

Posted by Colby Gray on May 19, 2015 12:09:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go to school in a different country, or for that matter, 10 different countries all in the same semester?

Well, you’re in luck! Fisher College offers both a Study Abroad program, that traverses 16 countries across the globe, and a Semester at Sea program, which allows students to live on a cruise ship and travel to numerous countries all within one semester.

Fisher’s own Rebecca Lake, Lisa Morris and Ana Da Cunha have all just finished their respective journeys abroad and have offered to share their experiences with us.

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Patriot Matthew Slater Hosts Fisher College Students

Posted by Ira Haywood on May 13, 2015 10:01:00 AM

"Do Your Job!" This has been the mantra of the New England Patriots during their epic run to four Super Bowl wins since 2001. We've seen how this work ethic and eye for detail manifests itself on the field, and now a group of Fisher College seniors has seen how this comes to play off the field as well.

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NAIA v NCAA: What’s the difference?

Posted by Christina Martin on Jan 22, 2015 2:57:00 PM

Does size really matter?

 For student-athletes navigating the maze of college options, school size matters a lot more than just how big your classes are and how many students are on campus.  School size also typically determines which athletic division a school falls in – which will directly impact the type of athletic experience you could have at that school.

And that’s why every student-athlete ought to know the difference between the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) before deciding which school they would like to attend. NCAA schools often fall on the larger end of the spectrum, at least when it comes to Division I athletics.  NCAA Division II and III and NAIA colleges and universities generally have much smaller student bodies.

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European Men’s Fashion in Boston

Posted by Surrie Adams on Dec 12, 2014 4:15:00 PM

European menswear trends, bold patterns, vibrant colors are taking the Boston area by storm, and we love it!

Currently, men in the Boston area are raving about the European fashion trend that appears to be spreading like wildfire. This trend features clothes that are slim, snug fitting, and sleek. When speaking with a menswear retail manager in the Back Bay area, she stated,“Men come in and ask for their slim suits to be taken in even further.”

If a curious reader wants to observe how this style is affecting men in the downtown work place or near-by colleges in Boston, they need to do nothing more than stand in line at the local Starbucks on Berkeley Street during the morning rush hour. 

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Bio-engineering: Thinking Outside the Biology Box

Posted by Rachel Thuillier on Nov 18, 2014 3:50:00 PM

Bio-engineering: sounds complicated. Bio-technology: sounds boring. Bio-medical Engineering: sounds like a lot of work.

Sure, when one thinks about bio-engineering and medical implants, it seems a bit overwhelming and like something only doctors and other medical professionals would discuss and know about. Though this may be true, bioengineering boiled down to the basics is just divergent thinking, or the thought process behind taking every day materials and finding other purposes for them.

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Division of Accelerated & Professional Studies

Fisher College first opened its doors in 1903 in the predominantly working-class city of Somerville, Massachusetts, just two miles north of Boston. The school was founded on the belief that the immigrants of that city should have an opportunity to advance beyond unskilled labor jobs.

The Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies was established in 1975 to serve the adult population of Eastern Massachusetts, with branch locations in:

  • Boston
  • Brockton
  • North Attleborough
  • New Bedford

The Fisher Online division began in 1998, and currently serves students from all over the United States and around the world.

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