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Explore On Vol 2 – The Value of the Summer Program

By Bob Wagner, M.Ed., Executive VP, Higher Education at College Interactive
(formerly of Pace University, Bentley University, and Babson College Admissions) March 2018. Pro-Tip Vol 2.

What are your summer plans? Hanging out with friends? Going to the beach? Playing video games? Are you looking for a job?

There are so many opportunities for you this summer! One option you might want to consider is attending a summer program at a college! The benefits are truly amazing. You will get the chance to experience college life, and if the program is hosted on a residential campus, you will be living in a dorm, eating in the dining halls and getting a real glimpse of college life.

Many students leave home for the first time when they enroll in their freshman year of college, and it can be a real culture shock. For many students, the transition from living at home to living on a college campus can be quite the adjustment.

By attending a summer program, you will develop independence being away from home. This is important as you prepare for adult life.


About the Author
Bob Wagner Senior Vice President,
Enrollment Management
College Interactive

Bob has had over a 25 year career in higher education enrollment management. Most recently, for 15 years Bob ran the MBA admissions process for Babson College, Wellesley, MA. Babson has been the No. 1 ranked “B School” for Entrepreneurship for the past 20 years. Previously he has held positions at Pace University and Bentley University. Bob is an Elon University graduate and also holds a M.Ed. Degree from Northeastern University.