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October 2013 Archives

Our adult students come to Simmons from a variety of backgrounds. Each fall, your Simmons admission counselors criss-cross the country to visit prospective students at their colleges and workplaces . Check out our November visit schedule below to see when we'll be in your area. Then come say hello-- we love to meet our applicants on the road!

Date Time Event Location
Mon. Nov. 4 9:30am-12:30pm Bristol Community College Annual Transfer College Day Commonwealth College Center, Lobby
Wed. Nov. 6 10am- 1pm Nashua Community College Transfer Fair Gym
Thu. Nov. 7 10am-1pm Nassau Community College Visit G Building, First Floor
Thu. Nov. 14 2:30pm- 5:30pm Quincy College Transfer Fair Quincy Campus
Wed. Nov. 20 10am-1pm Middlesex Community College (CT) Transfer Fair Founders Hall, Student Lounge

As a Dix Scholar, you will be taking courses across the breadth of Simmons' offerings.  This means that all of our graduates are prepared to enter or continue in the working world, having challenged their intellectual capacities and explored their interaction with their own culture, their natural environment, and their world.  Although a number of adult students come to Simmons with transfer credit fulfilling the modes, other students take them here at Simmons.

Today, we continue a monthly series on each of the Modes of Inquiry.  In September, you learned about Mode 3, Quantitative Analysis and Reasoning.  This month, you'll learn about Mode 4, Scientific Inquiry.  Mode 4 courses expose students to scientific disciplines, which encourage the exploration and study of the natural and physical world through application of the scientific method.  In Mode 4, you will learn through theoretical instruction and experimentation in the laboratory or field.  There are over 15 Mode 4 courses to choose from in various areas!  Here is a small sampling of Mode 4 courses:

Last month, we heard from Shannon Sullivan '15 about the classroom environment in the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program here at Simmons.  This week, we'll learn more about the role of service learning in the BSW and Shannon's summary of her experience at Simmons so far.  If this sounds interesting to you, go here to learn more about field instruction.


Service-learning has played a major role for me throughout my two years at Simmons. I believe this aspect of the BSW Program is one of the most meaningful. Service learning gives you the opportunity to be exposed to new locations, populations and systems. Having this opportunity to be out in the field can be one of the best ways to learn. This allows you to explore areas where you may be passionate or have special interest. Service-learning is a way to interact with additional groups of people and experience new things. The social work professors do an amazing job to challenge you and encourage you to think outside of the box. In the classroom we have the opportunity to share stories and have discussions about specific situations that occur during our field work. I feel connected to my professors and peers and supported in many ways. The individuals in the social work program have become extremely close. Developing class norms and guidelines is a group process involving numerous conversations between students and the professor so that everyone has input and is able to add thoughts and ideas to the list as they are needed.

There is something very unique and special about the BSW Program. Everyone knows each other's names and as a group we are able to share personal stories. Having this comfortable classroom atmosphere allows discussions and learning experiences to be meaningful. The semesters I have spent with the professors and students in the BSW Program have only encouraged me to look forward to the upcoming school year and be excited and motivated for the future.

Are you ready to learn more about the BSW program at Simmons?  Contact your admission counselor for more information!

Throughout October, the Simmons College alumni community will participate in "Simmtober"-- a month of celebrating and supporting Simmons!  You can follow the social media campaign on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram
When you graduate from Simmons, you get more than just a degree: you'll join our vast alumni network (50,000 strong) and receive access to free career services from our Career Education Center, networking opportunities, events, and other benefits

Want to get started on the path to becoming a graduate of Simmons College?  Apply now!