Worcester, MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute


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Dan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Start looking early, visit most of the colleges, ask lots of questions, and go where you feel the most comfortable.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Start looking early, visit most of the colleges, ask lots of questions, and go where you feel the most comfortable.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The low percentage of females and the even lower percentage of attractive female. Does it really need any more explination?

David
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Engineering. Project based learning. Well-prepared students with real world experience. Problem solving. Group work.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Engineering. Project based learning. Well-prepared students with real world experience. Problem solving. Group work.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

In order to get the most out of college, it's important to know what you really enjoy doing first. I strongly recommend taking a year off after high school before starting college. Yes, it could be easy to get distracted, or used to making money and be a little harder to go back. But, if you're anything like me, you just might get some insight into yourself that you wouldn't have gotten otherwise. Work a couple of different jobs. Pay attention to the things that you like and dislike about them, your coworkers, your supervisors, and the company. Even if the work is totally unrelated to your intended field of study, you might discover you really enjoy some other aspect of a job that you hadn't even considered studying. Take a few classes at a community college during your "year off". It will keep you used to studying, and you can try out different topics on the cheap. Finally, whatever you do, pick your college and your major based on what you enjoy, not because of the average salary on graduating. If you really enjoy your work, it's not really work after all!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Self-motivated, hard working, hard playing, diversified, intelligent, thoughtful, friendly, outgoing

will
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

visit the college, and trust your first impression of the school

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

visit the college, and trust your first impression of the school

What kind of person should attend this school?

anyone who wants to get a good engineering experience and a good job after graduation

Ivan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First figure out what type of career you would like to focus on--e.g. engineering, management, research, writing, media compo...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First figure out what type of career you would like to focus on--e.g. engineering, management, research, writing, media composition or production, teaching, medicine, etc. Then choose your school(s) based on how closely they fit whatever you wish to pursue and what their reputation is for fulfilling the needs of students with similar pursuits. Although you may not yet know specifically what jobs you want to have throughout your career, you should know yourself well enough that you can choose at least a general career category based on what types of useful things you are good at. Once in school, explore your newfound academic and social possibilities thoroughly. One of the main purposes of your undergraduate career should be to define yourself more concretely than before as a student, as a worker, and as a person. Don't worry too much if you don't find your path immediately, but don't allow yourself to get so distracted that you lose sight of your goals in school and in life.

What's unique about your campus?

The vast array of academic and social resources available to students.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person seeking a setting in which to build the foundations for a career in science or engineering who is able to motivate and focus him/herself to perform well academically. A person who enjoys theoretical or practical problem solving and wishes to gain the knowledge and experience necessary to effectively engage in it.

Kristina
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you check into everything. Coursework, job availablity, housing, food, everything. Don't always just go for the goo...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure you check into everything. Coursework, job availablity, housing, food, everything. Don't always just go for the good school, go for the school that fits your situation best. This can help you avoid horrible choices and debt piles the size of mountains.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

It really is too expensive. I have no idea if I am even going to be able to afford the second half of this year. The large bill and financial strain this school places on it's les fortunate students makes a clear sturggle between funding college and doing coursework for college.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Ideally, they should be deeply ivolved and interested in thier studies and hobbies. However, I would feel that they also should have a decent financial situation or a very generous provider of some kind.

Janese
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Engineers! 98% of our students have jobs within 6 months of graduating! Having more men than women at school!

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Engineers! 98% of our students have jobs within 6 months of graduating! Having more men than women at school!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Students and Parents should go together and visit the school as much as possible (orientations, tours, information sessions etc...). The student should be happy while at school.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The only bad thing is that some people are too smart that they are socially inept!

Lauren
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very diverse, but everyone is so friendly, helpful, and eager to learn.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very diverse, but everyone is so friendly, helpful, and eager to learn.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice about finding the right college would be to make sure you explore all of your opinions, and then go with your gut instict about which is the right college for you. Then you should go to school with the a positive attitude that you will love it because even if you don't at first, you will be more open to adjusting to the new environment. Even if you don't like the school you pick, you aren't stuck there and you can transfer.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is the size. It is tight knit, and everyone is here with the same basic goal so we enjoy helping each other out.

Alyssa
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The 3 projects - 1 humanities oriented, 1 interdisciplinary, and 1 within the major, usually with a company.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The 3 projects - 1 humanities oriented, 1 interdisciplinary, and 1 within the major, usually with a company.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Apply to a variety of places so you have more to choose from

John
Describe the students at your school.

intelligent, bright, friendly

Describe the students at your school.

intelligent, bright, friendly

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

engineering, real world experience through projects in local and global areas

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents: Don't choose a school for your kid, let them decide what is right for them. Take them to any school they are interested in and don't tell them they can't go to a school because its too expensive - financial aid exists for a reason. Students: Look at all your options. What major are you thinking of? Which schools are accredited for that major? Have a back-up major! Is the school accredited for that major as well? Visit as many schools as you can! The right school is usually the one where you feel the most comfortable and can see yourself attending. Once you're in college, join clubs and be active socially. Reach out to professors and other students for help and advice. You can have a good time while getting a good education. Good luck!

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