Customize Your Major With Any of These Concentrations

Posted By Donna Murphy | February 23, 2017 concentrations-preview.jpg

When an employer sifts through résumé after résumé of communications majors, do you think one that says "communications major with a concentration in sports and services marketing" would stand out from the rest? We do. And that's why we're excited to share that the new concentrations offered through our School of Business aren't just for business majors.

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Food Talk: Where Siena Students Take Their Parents To Dinner

Posted By Donna Murphy | February 17, 2017 parents-dinner-preview.jpg

One thing Siena students never have to worry about in the Capital Region is finding really good food—something that's probably important to you as a prospective student, right? So, we bring you a new series to our blog: Food Talk. In our first of the series, check out a few places Siena students like to take their parents to dinner when they come to visit.

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Dear Siena College...Love, Your Students

Posted By Colin O’Reilly | February 14, 2017 valentines-preview.jpg

Oh, Siena. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways... In honor of Valentine's Day, we asked Saints to help us create a love letter to our dear school by answering this question: "If you could tell Siena what you love most about it, what would you say?" (Just go with it.) Here are some responses... 

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Seven Common College Application Mistakes

Posted By Katie Szalda | February 8, 2017 7-mistakes-preview.jpg

From repurposed essays to college name misspellings, believe us—admissions teams have seen it all. And while these application mistakes may be common, it doesn't mean they're unavoidable. As you gather everything together to send yours off, keep in mind this list of the seven most common app mistakes we've seen.

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Faculty Roundup Part 2: What I Love About Siena

Posted By Colin O’Reilly | February 3, 2017 faculty-roundup-2-preview.jpg

At Siena, your professors will do more than just instruct you. They will mentor you, cheer you on and happily give you the skills needed for success. But what really makes our faculty so special is that they clearly love working here, which can make all the difference in the way they teach. Here’s why a few various faculty members choose to be at Siena (and check out part one here!).

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Q&A With A Siena Alum (And Founder of Metabolic Meltdown): Matt Phelps '02

Posted By Allison Turcio | January 31, 2017 Matt-Phelps2-preview.jpg

At Siena, our close-knit community doesn’t end after graduation. In fact, we love staying in touch with our thousands of alumni who constantly impress us with their achievements. This month we caught up with Matt Phelps ‘02, who took his English degree to a level that may surprise you...by opening up a gym. Find out how his Siena education and values strongly influence his growing business.

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Design Your Own Major At Siena: How It Works

Posted By Paul Acosta | January 19, 2017 design-your-major-preview.jpg

Were you considering applying to Siena, but then didn’t see a major that appealed to you? Wait, don’t cross us off your list! With our Student Designed Interdisciplinary Major (SDIM), you could potentially have the opportunity to create your own plan of study and earn a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (with a specific concentration noted on your transcript). Here's how it works.

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The Best Things About Attending a Small, Private, Liberal Arts College

Posted By Ned Jones | January 10, 2017 private-college-benefits-preview.jpg

Take a look at your list of potential colleges. Is there a mix of small and large schools, publics and privates, liberal arts and pre-professional choices? Unless you've been certain about the kind of school you belong at from the start, it can be hard to narrow down your list when there are so many differences to consider. Let us help. 

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How To Clean Up Your Social Media Profiles In Case Colleges Are Looking

Posted By Allison Turcio | January 6, 2017 clean-social-media-preview-1.jpg

It's no secret that many college admissions counselors will check out applicants' social media profiles during the review process (just like many employers do). So even if you think your privacy settings are locked up, it doesn't hurt to add virtual spring cleaning to your application checklist. Here are some ways to make your online presence more college-friendly. 

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