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Undergraduate Open House at Western New England University Sunday November 12

Published: November 02, 2017 | Categories: Business, Engineering, All News, Arts and Sciences
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Western New England University will host high school and college students and their parents at an open house on Sunday, November 12, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the

Western New England University will host high school and college students and their parents at an open house on Sunday, November 12, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the St. Germain Campus Center. The event is free, but advance reservation is requested by calling 413-782-1312 or toll-free at 1-800-325-1122 Ext. 1312, or register online at

Guests will have the chance to tour the campus and residence halls, meet current students, get a general overview of the admissions and financial aid process, and have academic questions answered by members of the faculty. The day concludes with an exhibit where students can gather more information on student clubs and activities, honors programs, athletic opportunities at both the NCAA and intramural levels, as well as hear from the Career Development Center regarding the varied internship and career opportunities Western New England University students are receiving. 

Prospective students interested in learning more about careers in Sport Management or Social Work are invited to specialized information sessions during the open house.

Career in Sport Management Panel

This event is open to prospective students at all levels who want to learn more about the incredible outcomes of the Sport Management program. The panel will include Dr. Sharianne Walker, Chair of the Sport Management program, and several professional leaders in Sport Management including Ethan Lang, Director of Operations for XL Center and Pratt and Whitney Field; Chelsea Johnson, Group Sales Coordinator, Basketball Hall of Fame, alum Laura Madaio ’13, Marketing Manager at Athletes of Valor, and alum Nicholas Starr ’13, Account Specialist, North America Soccer at New Balance.

Also on the panel is senior Tim Smith, President of the Sport Management Association who works for the Springfield Thunderbirds as a Game Day Operations Coordinator and recently completed an internship with the Travelers Golf Tournament, and recent graduates who will share how Western New England University’s Sport Management program helped them to break into the field.

Western New England University is one of only three programs in the country with both the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation. 

“We are in a time in our nation where there is a lot of focus on the state of higher education, and for good reason. We know that families are not only looking for a quality academic experience, but expect clear return on investment,” says Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing Bryan Gross. “With so much national attention on the rising cost of college, the fact that Western New England University opened the fall 2017 semester with its largest undergraduate class in University history demonstrates our clear commitment to providing value to our students. Our student outcomes are impressive and both students and employers are taking notice that we are a University with a unique focus on student success. The undergraduate Open House is the perfect opportunity to tour our beautiful campus, meet with members of our faculty, ask questions to current students, and get a sense of the community spirit that makes Western New England University a truly special place.”

Social Work Luncheon

The Social Work Luncheon is open to prospective students at all levels who want to have a chance to meet with a small group of faculty members, current students, and alumni of the Social Work program, and to discover more about the program’s accreditation, including the opportunity to complete four internships in four years. This luncheon is open to all students and families who want to learn more about the field of social work, and what makes the Western New England University program such a great value.

The Council on Social Work Education, (CSWE) has awarded its highest marks to the Western New England University Social Work program. This accreditation qualifies students to apply for Advanced Standing in Master of Social Work (MSW) programs to earn their master’s degree in one year, rather than two.