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Create YOUR FUTURE. Andrea Penoyer is not your typical working mom. After all, not all mothers have their lives filmed for an American television program. But even with raising a son and working for a South Florida anti-crime police unit, all the while being part of the show Police Women of Broward County, she is able to pursue her second degree from Miami’s BARRY UNIVERSITY. “Barry makes it possible with classes that are convenient for me.�

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We help students to ‘step into their future’ A message from the Bermuda International College and University Fair

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his year marks the 7th year that we have organized the Bermuda International College and University Fair. It all started when we decided that our passion for the importance of career and college guidance could inject a new spirit into the event. We are a team of volunteers, so it was a difficult start, but every year our enthusiasm grows as does the community’s support. Our goal for the event is to help students to ‘Step into their Future’ — to bridge the gap between where they are now and where they want to be, and to provide them with the opportunity to make informed decisions about college. And, as we look at the many social issues plaguing our country right now, we

must consider education as an important solution. This year the College Fair will be held on Thursday, December 1, starting at 9am at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess. Sessions run from 9:30pm to 12pm; 1pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm. There will ve a panel presentation from 6pm and we will once again be hosting our very popular Community Evening, starting with an information session and continuing with the fair from 7pm-9pm. During the day, many schools will bring their students from the 30 plus visiting US and Canada colleges. The colleges that will be there have courses in everything from accounting to IT and from plumbing to graphic design. There will be something for everyone. We hope you come out to support this event. Who should come?

■ Parents with their your children. Even if the student attended with their school during the day, attending with parents will allow them to further discuss what universities are their favourite, and review tuition, timeline, and other important details. ■ Younger students are also invited to come along. We believe in an early start, so even if they are not yet at college-applying age, all young people should believe that college is in their future. Parents should bring them along too so they can start picturing themselves there. ■ If you are a part of a youth organization, perhaps as a mentor or coach, consider attending the Community Evening with your group. As we well know, it does not have to be a parent, but rather any adult can take an interest in a young

person’s life. ■ We also encourage older individuals who may want to return to school to come to the Community Evening. You may be looking to finish a degree or pursue a higher qualification. Talking to the colleges in person can help you to find out about financing options, credit for work experience, and what degrees interest you. In short, practically everyone can find something of interest at our Community Evening. So make an effort to support this important event. See you at the Fair! ■

THE BERMUDA International College and University Fair team is: Sandra Dill (chair) Kristin White Derek Smith Iesha Payne Daniel Stovell

Inside this supplement Students give their view on college fairs Admissions 101: Research and applications Finding the right college or university Studying in the US: What do you need? Making the most of the college fair ‘All you need to know’ college fair tips Hitting your deadlines Glossary of terms A snapshot of universities and colleges Belco scholarships College and university profiles

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HEAD START: Attending fairs offer students an early opportunity to see what colleges and universities have to offer.

Gaining a new perspective on college Students offer advice on making the most out of fairs BY ASHLEY DILLAS S4 student at Berkeley Institute

I am currently a senior 4 student at The Berkeley Institute, and I have previously attended the college fair at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, along with my peers. I found the experience very educational, well organized and beneficial. The college fair helps students to broaden their knowledge on international colleges and universities. It is an opportunity that students should take advantage of. The college fair informs students on what each of these various colleges has to offer. I must say each college or university had very impressive and persuasive presentations. Each station was set up with large picture displays, and tables full of brochures and booklets that gave us distinctive insight on these colleges.

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INSPIRED: Ashley Dillas was more motivated to perform well in her studies after attending a college fair. We got the chance to see what their campus looked like and which facilities it had to offer such as libraries, study halls, gyms as well as housing accommodations. These few colleges and universities had already

seemed promising to me. They each informed us of what type of programmes they focus on, and that helped us to start choosing which college or university would serve our best interest. I learned that some schools may have stronger

programmes in financial careers, or hospitality careers or even history. The institutions also discussed entry requirements, and prerequisite courses we should be taking Information on tuition, scholarships and available financial assistance was also shared. The fees varied, but it was a mutual feeling that if we worked hard from now until we are ready to go to college, school fees would not be an issue. Prior to attending the college fair I thought most colleges would be too far fetched for me, but after I saw how exciting and rewarding college could be it inspired me to make a new goal — to achieve an 80 per cent average or above in my final year, so that my chances of getting into my college of choice would be better. The college fair is a very useful and practical experience I believe every senior student needs to have. ■


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‘Be passionate, be involved and be proactive’ BY JORDAN RENFROE S4 The Berkeley Institute

When it comes to higher education, there is no perfect college for everyone. However, you can maximize the chances of finding a great college with benefits suited to your situation by utilizing the time at the Bermuda International College Fair. At this event you can relate to the representatives and use their in depth knowledge to ask critical questions that can really help you in picking the right college. The most essential thing to do at a college fair, or any event that has the possibility to influence your future, is to try to retain every piece of vital information. Although college representatives are stocked with all sorts of pamphlets, booklets and business cards, usually their personal

experience with the college and their vast knowledge of its inner workings, will supersede any brief overview within the brochure. Therefore, it makes sense to jot down any small details that you feel will be important when investigating a potential college. Additionally, don’t be reluctant to ask the questions that will really draw substantial information. Personalize the questions and keep in mind that your current or future financial situation should be taken into consideration. Whether the college offers undergraduate degrees, early acceptance or entrance scholarships there are questions you are better asking offhand rather than scrounging through the book for the information. A notebook is very handy to jot down any interesting facts and it also helps you to recall any information you might

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ASK QUESTIONS: Student Jordan Renfoe says it is essential to make the most of college fairs by being inquisitive. have missed elsewhere. Lastly, be passionate, be involved and be proactive. Representatives love to see a student so immersed and

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You can’t go wrong with Admissions 101 BY CHA’VON K. CLARKE Student Recruitment Officer

Applying for acceptance in college or university can be extremely overwhelming but Admissions 101 will help to ease your stress. First, the admissions process should be divided into two parts: A) the research and B) the application process.

Know the school 1. Familiarise yourself: Visit the college or university website to view the programmes and services available to you. Before you apply to a college or university, research the location of the institution, housing facility, programme offerings, tuition and fees, scholarship and financial aid as well as academic and support services. Know the school before applying.

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Begin the application process

KNOW THE SCHOOL: Find out as much about the university or college as possible before you apply. Visit the website, read the brochures and if possible visit the establishment. Think about things like location, housing, tuition and fees and scholarships and financial aid.

1. The application form: Most schools will offer online application forms. If not, write to the admissions office to request a hard copy application form. Regardless of the way you choose to apply, be sure to read all of the questions and details on the application form. Answer the fields the best way you can. 2. The essay: The purpose of the essay is to: ■ Reveal your needs and goals while at the college or university ■ Demonstrate your writing ability and style ■ Handwritten or typed? Some schools require a handwritten essay while others prefer typed. ■ Word count — usually the essay is between 200-500 words. 3. The application fee: As part of the application process, most colleges or universities require a processing fee. The amount is typically between $25 and $50 and may be paid online with the online application form or mailed as a money order or cheque with the hard copy

application form. 4. The letter of recommendation: Some schools request a letter or form from a teacher or counsellor to support the student’s ability to succeed at college-level. 5. The affidavit of financial support: Overseas colleges and universities require a letter from the bank to confirm that the applicant can reside in the country without the need to work. Usually they must prove that they have access to at least $20,000-$30,000 per year. 6. The records: Official transcript and academic records must be requested from the high school and sent directly to the college or university. The document should be sealed or unopened. Occasionally, transfer students may be required to send their transcript to a transcript evaluation service such as the Centre for Applied Research, Evaluation and Education, Inc. CAREE evaluates academic credentials completed outside the

US in terms of education at accredited institutions in the United States. This is typically requested when the institution the student is transferring from is not accredited. Results from the SAT, ACT or a placement test may also be required. 7. Government forms: In order for a student to attend an overseas college or university, he/she must receive a special visa from immigration to study in that country. Some schools send the government forms with the application or make them available for download on their website. 8. The medical disclosure form: As part of the Bermuda College application for admission, students must complete a medical disclosure form. Other colleges and universities may also request a letter from your doctor confirming that you are in good health or advising of any illness that may affect your academic progress. 9. The stamped passport, proof of Bermudian status

or entry visa: In order for a student to be granted free tuition status at Bermuda College, he or she must have a legal document to prove that he/she is a Bermudian or has Bermudian Status. For UK schools, a British passport is required. 10. The interview: Some schools require an interview with an academic advisor, counsellor or the Dean of Students prior to acceptance at the college or university. If a student’s GPA (grade point average) is under a 2.0, he or she may need to meet with a school representative once the application form and transcript has been received. Congratulations! You’ve just completed a huge step towards success. What do you do once you’ve submitted a full application? Sit, wait and confirm your financial plan but don’t stress. Everything will work out the way it is supposed to be. ■

CHA’VON CLARKE is student recruitment officer at Bermuda College.


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Give yourself plenty of time for applications BY KRISTIN WHITE The first stage of applying to college is research...and lots of it. Next is the ever-important second step so sharpen those No.2 pencils because you are going to be filling out forms. And, when it comes to the application process, it's important to get your facts straight. Before you even put pen to paper, find out if applications can be made online and whether international students are required to fill out paper applications. Do you have to submit a recommendation, and if so how many? What are the essay topics? What are the application deadlines? Are SAT scores required? It's very helpful to create a chart that lists what each university requires, in addition to the completed application. Recommendations, résumés, essays,

transcripts, award certificates, application fees...the list goes on and on and each school has its own individual requirements with its own individual deadlines. Exhausted yet? No rest for the weary, I'm afraid. As international students, Bermudians must also obtain financial affidavits confirming they have sufficient funds to pay for tuition and living expenses, before being allowed to attend universities in overseas countries. This could be in the form of a letter from the bank, copies of bank statements with an official seal, or if the stars align to provide you with a scholarship, a letter from the company/organization would also suffice. Some countries also require immunization records, so make sure all of this information is up to date. It is important to start early. Determine who you

can ask for recommendations. Consider coaches, guidance counsellors, employers, ministers/clergy and of course, teachers. Write letters to these individuals asking for recommendations. Remember, several students are completing college applications now, so there's no telling how many people have asked these same teachers and coaches for recommendations. Contact your family doctor for medical records, and visit the bank to request financial statements. Take your checklist as a reminder of what needs to be done. Meanwhile, start working on crafting an excellent essay. The essay is a very important part of the application, so spend a significant amount of time completing it. The essay tells the admissions officer what you stand for and why you would be an asset to

their college. Once it’s written, have someone read it over and give you suggestions. At the end of the day, the essay should be a true representation of who you are, but without the spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. As you can see this is a long and lengthy process so don't hesitate to ask for assistance if you need it. The school guidance counsellor has done this several times, and can provide you with great advice and tips. So, yes, it will take a good bit of time, but so does anything worthwhile. When you complete those applications, be sure to make photocopies of everything, put that stamp on it (or run to the FedEx office if you're a tad behind schedule) and send it off, you will be one step closer to achieving your goal of being collegebound. ■


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The trials of finding the right college COPY SUPPLIED

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pplications have been mailed off and now, all of a sudden your mailbox is full. The responses are flowing in but how on earth do you choose? There is no ‘one size fits all’ answer about how to make this choice — mainly because there are so many possible situations in which you could find yourself. Perhaps you saw one college you really, really wanted to attend, and the others were just back-ups in case you didn’t get into your dream university. Maybe there were a few first choices, or you didn’t get accepted into your only first choice. This is the time that you need to make the hard decisions. If you were accepted into more than one college, with no clear first choice, you could tape them all on a wall, put on a blindfold, throw a dart to see which one it hits…Or you could take a deep breath, get all of the responses and have a discussion about it. The criteria you used to determine where to apply can be the same criteria you use to whittle your choices down. ■ Location: Do you want to come home for the holidays…or are you hoping to travel, explore and ‘find yourself (while allowing your parents to go to Jamaica for Christmas)? ■ Size: How many students are on campus or in a class? ■ Student population: How diverse is it? ■ Academics: Does the school offer the mix of programmes that you want? ■ Extracurriculars: If you want to play football or netball, see which schools offer it. ■ Facilities: What does the campus look like? Did they just build a new multi-million dollar athletic centre, or do they have computer labs in every building?

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EVERY LITTLE HELPS: There are many factors to take into consideration when deciding on which college or university to attend, not least whether they offer financial aid for international students.

‘It may help to see if you can find some people who attended one of the colleges you’re interested in.’ ■ Cost: Do any of the schools offer financial aid for international students? Maybe size isn’t as important as facilities in your estimation, so do a “side-byside” comparison, perhaps using www.collegeboard. com or www.petersons.com. These websites allow you to see a comparison chart of whatever colleges you choose. After you’ve done that, it may also help to see if you can find some people who attended one of the colleges you’re interested in. Just ask your neighbour’s cousin’s best friend’s colleague! Someone will know someone who can give you some first-hand knowledge, and will most likely be more frank than the admissions office.

You can also ask the guidance counsellors, as they may be able to put you in touch with a former student who is currently attending one of the colleges on your list. If at all possible, one of the best ways to make a decision is to visit the campuses. Once you are there, your gut instincts will let you know if it’s a good fit. Remember, you will be spending a while there, so it has to be a place that you will feel comfortable and safe. If you were not granted acceptance by one or more colleges, don’t panic. It isn’t the end of the world. Colleges have many reasons for rejecting students — not just student

achievement. They must also address their own needs for a diverse population or for strength on sports teams or in specific degree programmes. It would be a mistake to treat rejection as failure. Now, in the worst-case scenario, you aren’t accepted anywhere. This could happen if you didn’t apply to many schools or if your grades faltered. Still, it’s not the end of the world. If going to college is really your dream, then you need to re-evaluate the situation, and look at your options. Yes, you have options. Apply to schools whose deadlines haven’t passed — many schools offer rolling admission — or apply to the same schools again, after re-taking the SAT or improving grades. You would have to contact the admissions office of the school to determine if that’s acceptable. Also contact the office to ask why you weren’t accepted. It’s better to know, in case you want to re-apply in a subsequent year. Good Luck! ■


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Want to study in the US? Ensure you are eligible COPY SUPPLIED Are you looking to study in the United States? The good news is that Bermudians currently do not require a visa to attend school in the United States — that is if your passport meets all of the following criteria: 1. A British passport with "Government of Bermuda" written on the front; 2. On the data page under nationality have "British Overseas Territory Citizen" or "British Dependant Territories Citizen" listed; and 3. Have a Bermudian status stamp that says "Holder is registered as a Bermudian", "Holder Possesses Bermudian Status" or "Holder

is deemed to possess Bermudian status". So, once the school accepts you into the programme all you need to do is obtain the I-20 form for academic or vocational studies. Then, visit your bank or get copies of scholarship letters so that you can provide proof that you have the funds to finance your education. Although a visa is not required, many students report that obtaining one eases their transition into student life. For instance, it is required in order to obtain a US driver's licence or other documentation in many states. ■

VISIT www.usconsulate. hamilton.gov for more information.

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CORRECT DOCUMENTS: Getting a US visa can ease your transition into student life in the States.

B.A. | B.F.A. | M.A. | M.Arch. | M.A.T. | M.F.A. | M.U.D. Apply now. New students may enroll in September (Fall), January (Winter), March (Spring) or June (Summer). Financial aid and scholarships still available for Winter 2012. For more information, email admission@scad.edu or visit www.scad.edu.

George Daniel, M.F.A. student in photography, Omaha, Nebraska USA

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How to make the most of the college fair The Bermuda International College and University Fair will be held on Thursday, December 1 at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess and all are welcome. That includes you!

COPY SUPPLIED ■ Senior school students will be heading to the fair, in most cases with their schools. But if your school isn’t planning to bring you, be sure to pop in on your own. ■ Adults seeking to go to college, whether for the first time or for an advanced degree should visit the fair. We will be open during the evening so come on by to talk about mature student programmes and graduate degrees. ■ Parents, bring your children along, even if they came with their school already. See what they are interested in, and find out about scholarships. ■ Middle and Primary School students should come along with their parents too. It’s never too early to start thinking about college. ■ Everyone else that just wants to see what’s on offer should stop by too. You aren’t thinking about going back to school just yet, but who knows? Okay, so now you want to come to the fair. But, how can you ensure that you don’t just spend the fair wandering around looking dazed and confused? After all, there will be over 30 colleges there, and it would be easy to walk around aimlessly, picking up college brochures and pens, without asking any real questions, especially if you don’t really know what questions to ask.

Before the fair — On your marks ■ Review the list of colleges before coming to the fair. Do a bit of research so you can narrow down who you absolutely want to see. ■ Start off with those colleges that offer the programme you want. ■ Narrow it down further

by looking at college size, and location. ■ And slim the list a bit more by considering tuition. ■ Print off a sheet of mailing labels with your information. Most colleges will have inquiry cards that they will want you to fill out, which will place you on their mailing lists. You can save a lot of time at the fair by bringing along selfstick labels to place on the cards. Include your contact information, email address, birthday, high school graduation date, GPA, and areas of interest. ■ Prepare a résumé. Even if you are a high school student. Handing out your high school résumé at college fairs will show college representatives that you are a go-getter. College reps like to see students who have made the effort to compile a résumé. Your résumé will allow the representatives to see what kind of a student you are and allow them to take it back to their colleagues in college admissions for review. ■ Complete an application. What better way to submit your application than face-to-face with the admissions officer at the fair? If you are looking to head off to college in 2012, then now is the time to complete your application. Many universities have earlier deadlines for international students (that’s us) so get it filled out and hand it in.

At the fair — Get set ■ Ask questions. Tons of ‘em! Your reason for being there will pretty much dictate the sorts of questions you should ask. Parents, you’ll most likely want to know about tuition. Students may be more interested in campus life. And those of you that are a little older and looking to go back to college may be most interested in what programmes are offered. Use the ‘Making the most out of the college fair’ article in this supplement as a starting point.

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FORMS AND MORE FORMS: You will need to spend your Christmas vacation filling out applications. Are financial aid and scholarships offered to international students? What is the average class size? Do you have a laptop programme? Do you accept the GCSE/IB/BSC/AP? What type of housing is available? What are your sports facilities like? And so on and so on…Make sure you have a pen and notebook to jot down notes about the colleges. ■ Be sure to visit with as many colleges as you can. This will give you a diverse group to choose from. Remember that there will be some colleges there that you’ve never heard of — but that shouldn’t deter you from stopping and seeing what they have to offer. Don’t focus on only the big-name universities — you may be pleasantly surprised.

After the fair — Go! After gathering information from the universities, you may now have a better idea of what you really want from your college experience. Perhaps you liked that one college allowed you to take a dual honours programme, but preferred another college’s urban location. Knowing what you want will take you one step closer to finding it. Once the International College Fair is over, you may end up with bags and bags of booklets and brochures and you don’t want them to just end up in the back of the closet. ■ If you are hoping to be college bound in 2012, now

is the time to determine if you want to attend any of the colleges they saw at the fair. Take an online tour of the schools by visiting their websites. Download applications, or apply online. Time is ticking, but there are still many colleges whose deadlines haven’t passed, so spend your Christmas vacation filling out applications. ■ Perhaps you didn’t see any colleges that were 100% what you were looking for. Remember, there are literally hundreds of universities out there, and you shouldn’t waste time waiting. Websites like www.petersons.com, www. schoolfinder.com, www. collegeboard.com, or www. ucas.co.uk allow students to search for colleges based on the qualities they want. One of the great things about a college fair is that it shows you that they have choice! ■ If you have another year of senior school, or are planning to attend Bermuda College first, you have some extra time. But not much! You’d be surprised how the years fly by. Get a head-start on the college search. Look through the information you received at the fair and compare the different colleges, including admission requirements, tuition, and locations. ■ And with the flyers you picked up at the scholarship corner, you can begin making a list of the scholarships you would be eligible for, and the corresponding criteria. ■


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The dos and don’ts of university life Read our top tips to help students on their way Whether you are worried about leaving the family home, stressed out about finding the right college or unsure about what to include in you college application, here are some tips to help you on your way.

COPY SUPPLIED ■ Tip 1: Treat a college fair like a buffet dinner. There will be more than you can possibly take in, but then again, not everything is to your taste. ■ Tip 2: Don’t just focus on ‘big name’ schools. You may find that a school you’ve never heard of offers the exact major, extracurricular programme, etc, that you’ve been looking for. ■ Tip 3: Don’t panic if you’re undecided. Two out of three college students change fields of study at least once before graduation. ■ Tip 4: Plan to spend the first year or two at college exploring your possible career interests — not just in classes. Look into internships, check out your college’s career centre, and try to connect with people who work in the career(s) you’re considering. ■ Tip 5: When planning to go to the US for college, remember this — you must not only be accepted to a US college, but you must obtain permission to live and study in the US. That means getting a visa, and although it’s relatively straightforward, it takes good planning, so don’t wait until the last minute. ■ Tip 6: Did you know that an undergraduate degree and a Bachelor’s Degree are the same thing? A graduate degree is known as a Masters’ Degree, and a postgraduate degree is the same as a Doctorate.

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LEAVING HOME: It’s normal to have conflicting thoughts about attending college. You may be excited at the thought of moving out and finally gaining independence, but feel a simultaneous surge of fear gripping your heart every time you think about leaving your friends, family and all the other things you love.

‘Did you know that there’s over three million dollars a year available for scholarships? .’ ■ Tip 7: Never been to a college party? Here’s a great version — you and your friends get together, and with the help of an older cousin, sibling or parent, go through all of your college and scholarship applications. ■ Tip 8: Did you know that there’s over three million dollars a year available for scholarships?

Check them out early, so you can see what’s required, and get your applications in by the deadlines. ■ Tip 9: College is not just about getting a great education — it’s also a huge leap into a whole new world of social experiences, personal growth, and independence. ■ Tip 10: Each of us has unique needs and values, and what is important

to you may not matter to someone else. By identifying your needs early on, you can eliminate hundreds of schools and focus on the things that will make your school a perfect fit. ■ Tip 11: Academics are only one part of the credentials equation. To really compete, you need to make the most of your talents. ■ Tip 12: Don't "thesaurusize" your essay. Big words, especially when misused, detract from the essay, inappropriately drawing the reader's attention and making the essay sound contrived. ■ Tip 13: Your essay must not only demonstrate your writing ability, but also paint a vivid picture of your


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LUST FOR LIFE: Your interests and skills say a lot about you so make sure to include them in your application. They offer additional insight into your personality and what you really love to do. personality and character — a picture that compels a busy admission officer to push for your acceptance. ■ Tip 14: Think college is for other kids, and not for you? Wrong. Don't give up on applying to college before you take a good look at it. ■ Tip 15: It’s normal to have conflicting thoughts about attending college. You may be excited at the thought of moving out and finally gaining independence, but feel a simultane-

ous surge of fear gripping your heart every time you think about leaving your friends, family and all the other things you love. ■ Tip 16: Don't follow your friends/boyfriend/girlfriend to school. Hopefully, your friends are doing research to find the best school for each of them. Do your own research and choose your own school. ■ Tip 17: Don't let anyone discourage you. Seriously, don't.

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REALISTIC GOALS: Be sure to follow up your interest in a profession you’ve seen with real research, including workshadowing a real person in that field and determining whether you’ll be able to find a job here in Bermuda. And if you still want to be a forensic scientist or medical examiner, go for it.

‘Think college is for other kids, and not for you? Wrong. Don’t give up on applying to college before you take a good look at it .’ Don't let anyone tell you that you are not smart enough to get into that school or programme. Apply. There's always going to be someone who thinks you're not smart enough, fast enough, tall enough, short enough or quick enough. As long as that person isn't you, what do they know about you, really? Only what you've shown them. Show them they're wrong. ■ Tip 18: Don't watch a movie or TV show and decide that's what you want to do. Be sure to follow up your interest in a profession you’ve seen with real research, including workshadowing a real person in that field and determining whether you’ll be able to find a job here in Bermuda. And if you still want to be

a forensic scientist, wedding planner, or medical examiner, then go for it. ■ Tip 19: Don't be afraid to ask for more information. Visit the Web sites of the schools you’re interested in, but if you can't find what you are looking for there, contact them and ask them to send you information or ask them specific questions. ■ Tip 20: Be open-minded. Look at colleges in places you’ve never been. Check out a wide range of courses. College is supposed to be about experiencing new things, so don’t limit yourself. ■ Tip 21: Your interests and skills say a lot about you. They offer additional insight into your personality and what you really love to do. And that's important when you start thinking about your future. ■


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cal certificates, proof of citizenship, and official bank statements, so don’t wait until the last minute to start requesting these. ■ Remember to monitor your applications to be sure that all materials are sent and received on time and that they are complete. Stay on top of things and don’t procrastinate; you can ruin your chances for admission by missing a deadline.

your tuition deposit and follow all other instructions for admitted students. ■ Be proud — you have completed a difficult task. ■ If your first-choice college places you on their waiting list, do not lose all hope. Some students are admitted off the waiting list. Talk with your counsellor, and contact the college to let them know you are still very interested. Keep the college updated on your activities. ■ Request that your counsellor send your final transcript to the college you will attend. Notify the college of any private scholarships or grants you will be receiving. ■ Know when the payment for tuition, room and board, meal plans, etc., is due. If necessary, ask the financial aid office about a possible payment plan that will allow for you to pay in installments. ■ Congratulations, you’ve made it through high school! Enjoy your graduation and look forward to college.

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September/October ■ Check your applications to see if you have all required forms. Call or email the schools to ask for any missing documents. ■ Meet with your guidance counsellor to be sure your list includes colleges appropriate to your academic and personal record. Your list of colleges should include a couple ‘reach’ colleges — schools that you’re not quite sure you’ll get into…Hey you never know. ■ Also talk to your guidance counsellor about SAT and GCSE exams, to make sure you’re on track. ■ If the colleges require recommendations, ask the appropriate people to write on your behalf. Give them plenty of leadin time, about three to four weeks before you need to send your application in. Also, since scholarship time is coming up, ask them to provide you with two letters (although they may have to slightly change one), so that you can save time and they can save energy.

November/December ■ Be sure your first quarter grades are good. ■ Continue completing applications to colleges. Make copies of all applications before mailing the applications. Remember that international student deadlines are sometimes earlier than regular deadlines. ■ Keep all records, test

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GOOD GRADES: Keep working hard in your classes. Grades and courses continue to count throughout the senior year. score reports and copies of applications for admission and financial aid. Do not throw anything away until at least the end of your first year in college. Having detailed records will save you time and effort should anything be lost or should you decide to apply in the future to other colleges and scholarship programmes. ■ Have official test scores sent to colleges on your list if you have not done so. ■ Over your Christmas break, start researching scholarships. Make a list of the ones you are interested in and call around to see if you can pick up the application forms.Or visit their websites and see if the applications are available online.

January/February ■ Keep working in your classes. Grades and courses continue to count throughout the senior year. ■ Request that your counsellor send the transcript of your first semester grades to the colleges to which you applied. ■ It’s scholarship time! You should know which ones you will be applying for, deadlines, and required documentation. It takes time to get items like medi-

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focused and keep studying — only a couple more months to go. ■ You may start to receive responses from the colleges. So now is the time to make decisions.

May/June ■ Review your college acceptances and financial aid awards. Be sure to compare your financial options in your decision-making process. If you are positive you will not enroll at one or more of the colleges which accepted you please notify those colleges that you have selected another college. Keeping colleges abreast of your plans might enable those colleges to admit someone else. ■ If you know which college you will attend, send

■ Ease the transition into college. Accept the fact that you’ll be in charge of your academic and personal life. What you do, when you do it and how things get done will be up to you. You’ll have new responsibilities and challenges. Think about budgeting your time and establishing priorities. Take charge of the changes that lie ahead and eliminate or minimize pressures. Go forth with confidence and enthusiasm, willingness to adapt and determination to succeed academically and personally. ■ Pack for college. Don’t forget to include things that remind you of friends and family. Be prepared for the new opportunities and challenges. Have a great freshman year! ■


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What on earth is a parallel programme? A glossary of terms for all things school related COPY SUPPLIED ■ Academic Advisor: Faculty member assigned to students in selecting appropriate classes to achieve their educational goals and discuss academic issues relating to their programme of study. ■ Area of Study: Major grouping of subjects of study, eg Arts & Science. ■ Associate Degree: Degree awarded by community colleges after a student completes a specified number of course requirements and credit hours to complete a programme of study. Approximately 60 hours of semester credit. ■ Bachelor’s Degree: A degree awarded by a four-year college or university after a student completes a specified number of course requirements and credit hours to complete a programme of study. Approximately 120 hours of semester credit. Also referred to as a baccalaureate degree or undergraduate degree. ■ Counsellor: Faculty member professionally trained in counselling who helps students with educational, career and personal concerns as well as goal setting and decision making. ■ Course: A specific subject studied within semester. ■ Course Number: Three-digit code that identifies a specific course and indicates its level and sequence (e,g, 111 in ENG 111). ■ Course Prefix: Three letter code that identifies the subject area of a course (e.g., ENG in ENG 111). ■ Course Title: The name of a specific course that indicates subject and content (eg Freshman English, title for English 111).

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HUMANITIES: Includes the subjects of Art History, English Literature and Languages, History, Music, Philosophy and Religious Studies. ■ Credits:

Amount of points attached to a course. Most semesterlong courses are valued at three college credits. ■ Credit transferability: College level credits with a grade of “C” or better to be transferred to another programme, college or university. ■ Cumulative Grade Point Average: The Grade Point Average (GPA) of all the college credit courses taken. ■ Department: A group of faculty who teach classes in related subjects, such as hospitality, business, or technology ■ Drop/Add Period: A specified period of time at the beginning of each semester when schedule changes are allowed without refund penalty. ■ Electives: Optional courses that students may select to complete their programmes of study. ■ Fees: A charge for services,

supplies and/or materials for a course. (eg Library, computer usage)not including tuition and books. ■ Financial Aid: Financial assistance to students based on need. ■ Grade Point Average (GPA): Determined by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credit hours attempted. ■ Humanities: The following subjects of study: Art History, English Literature, Languages, History, Music, Philosophy and Religious Studies. ■ Liberal Arts: Courses of study providing a broad range of exposure in the arts, natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. ■ Parallel Programme: Programme of study at one institution of higher education that is comparable to those at another higher education institution. ■ Prerequisite: Courses which the

student must complete prior to enrollment in another courses. ■ Required Course: A course that a student must complete to meet certain the graduation requirements of a programme. ■ Social Sciences: The following subjects of study: Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Economics and Geography. ■ Student Services: Office where students can receive assistance with a number of things such as personal issues, career planning, applying for overseas colleges, scholarships and financial aid. This is the office where counsellors are housed. ■ Transfer Credit: Course credit that is accepted from or by another college or university. Usually college level credits with a grade of “C” or better. ■ Tuition: Rates charged for courses. Can be paid by semester of full academic year. ■


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WHAT WILL YOU DO? While RWU originally made Sean’s list of colleges for the nationally ranked sailing team, it was the beautiful, waterfront campus that truly sealed the deal. Today, Sean sails and is a member of the club golf team. But don’t think he neglects his studies. In fact, the junior is taking on a double major in Legal Studies and Environmental Science. While trying to juggle academics, athletics and the overall college experience can be a tall order, Sean takes it all in stride thanks to the close relationships he’s formed with his coaches and professors. Sean is doing it all. What will you do?

www.rwu.edu

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Class of 2012 Paget, Bermuda Legal Studies and Environmental Science

One Old Ferry Road • Bristol, RI 02809 (888) 557-5012 • (401) 254-3500

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Overview: Schools share their virtues ■ ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY / Rhode Island, US

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WATERSIDE: Located in historic Bristol, Rhode Island, RWU is surrounded by water. It mixes the old New England charm with all the modern amenities of a big city school.

Roger Williams is close to the community Small class sizes mean a personalized education experience

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oger Williams is a medium-sized university with huge opportunities — and they are all open to you. With 42 majors to choose from, along with minors galore, your course of study can be almost anything you want it to be. And our small classes (19 student average) and low student to faculty ratio (12:1) allow for personalized attention and ultimately, a personalized educational experience. Are you interested in a class that you don’t see offered? Create it! At RWU, almost anything is possible.

‘Nearly 1,500 students, faculty and staff members take on tasks at 80 sites around the state in the single biggest day of service at the university.’ Maybe community service is more your speed? In the last year alone, RWU students performed more than 55,000 hours of community service.

Community Connections is a freshman day of service that will bring you closer to your classmates and your new home in Rhode Island. Nearly 1,500 students, faculty and staff members

take on tasks at 80 sites around the state in the single biggest day of service at the university. Of course, service at RWU extends far beyond our local community. From alternative spring break to tax help for senior citizens and serving as eco-reps to help us become a carbon neutral campus, RWU students are improving the community and world around them. Improving the world around RWU and beyond also means preparing for future careers.

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■ BARRY UNIVERSITY / Miami, Florida

Barry has been rated as one of the best US colleges R

ecently named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by Forbes magazine, Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, has a tradition of welcoming highly qualified international students. With students and faculty from nearly 120 foreign countries, Barry offers a global perspective. US News and World Report ranked Barry among the top 20 schools nationwide for student diversity in its “2011 Best Colleges” edition. As a Barry student, you join a caring community where you are valued as a whole person and a Catholic liberal arts tradition supports your growth. With a 15:1 student-faculty ratio, you receive personal attention from expert professors. You can choose from more than 100 Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programmes in the arts and sciences, business, education, health sciences, human performance and leisure sciences, law, podiatric medicine, public administration, and social work.

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TOP COLLEGE: Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, is the second-largest private, Catholic university in the southeastern United States. Forbes rated it a top US college.

‘Career opportunities begin in South Florida and span the globe.’

Professional experience No matter which programme you choose, you can gain professional experience before graduation. Career opportunities begin in South Florida and span the globe. Students have worked with MTV, World Cup Soccer, Morgan Stanley, Caterpillar, and The Coca-Cola Co., to name a few. But Barry students do more than advance their careers — they learn to make the world a better place. Honouring the university’s Catholic heritage and commitment to social justice, you engage in community service as part of your education. You can join volunteer activities through the DePorres Center or participate in service learning, which integrates your area of study with the local community’s needs. As an international

student, the support you receive starts at the application process and continues beyond graduation. Barry’s online system (www.barry.edu/mybarry) makes it easy for you to submit your application and track your status. The Orientation Programme gives you a head start on the Barry experience; you can register for classes and meet advisors and classmates. Throughout your stay, the Office of International and Multicultural Programmes serves as a liaison within the university and local, state, and federal agencies. It sponsors immigration and tax seminars, and advisors point you to the correct resources. Its International Assistant programme can pair you with a peer mentor to help ensure a smooth transition. The office also sponsors events that celebrate Barry’s diversity

of cultures. On the professional front, Career Services helps you through all stages of your professional planning — from the first internship to the first job and beyond. The staff provides helpful resources for students and alumni, including career fairs, career counseling, CV critiques, and interview preparation.

Dynamic campus living You can develop leadership skills and express yourself, with more than 60 organizations and recreational activities including fraternities and sororities, intramural sports, student government, the fine arts, and more. Barry’s campus has eight residence halls that house more than 1,000 students and offers multiple dining options to suit your tastes.

On campus, you’ll also find resources including wireless Internet, computer labs, and a library with more than 950,000 items. Barry is a member of the NCAA Division II and has 12 teams: men’s basketball, baseball, golf, soccer, and tennis, and women’s basketball, golf, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. The Buccaneers have won nine national championships. With nearly 9,000 students, Barry is the secondlargest private, Catholic university in the southeastern United States. Founded in 1940, Barry is affiliated with the Adrian Dominican Sisters. The lush, tropical main campus is in Miami Shores, just minutes from the ocean and the dynamic city of Miami — a center for international business, cutting-edge medicine, arts and entertainment, and professional sports. And with direct flights from Miami International Airport, home is never too far away. ■

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■ KING’S UNIVERSITY / Ontario, Canada

King’s helped me to become a well-rounded student Canada. As a fourth year student pursuing an Honors Specialization in Sociology, my eyes have been opened to a range of diverse social ideologies about society according to dominant views and beliefs. King’s has further allowed me to take courses that have a direct correlation to my career aspirations. Courses focused towards advertising, employee relations, and research methodology has made me a well-rounded individual and student, ready to take the next step while pursuing a degree that suits me! ■

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ou belong at King’s,” those words alone attracted me towards one of the best decisions I’ve made during my academic career. With the option of taking courses and accessing resources offered at Western’s Main Campus, King’s offers small classes, a community setting, and great faculty who are very knowledgeable in their fields and are always willing to make time to assist their students. King’s has given me the opportunity to give back to my community, while allowing me to tailor a degree that suits my career passions in both Human Resources and Marketing. During my time here, I have participated in the King’s Annual Fashion

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the London community, while also being a bridge for International Students who are making their first transition to University and

REGISTRAR'S OFFICE. King's University College at The University of Western Ontario, 266 Epworth Avenue, London, ON N6A 2M3Phone 519-433-3491 ext. 4307. 1-800265-4406

GET CONNECTED MAKE A DIFFERENCE Why Attend King’s? *Beautiful Campus *Small Classes *Award-Winning Faculty *Excellent Scholarships *Guaranteed Residence *International Exchange Opportunities Available *Western Degree King’s offers a wide variety of specialized programs including: *Arts and Social Sciences *Management & Organizational Studies *Childhood & Social Institutions *Social Justice & Peace Studies *Social Work (BSW, MSW)

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■ SENECA COLLEGE UNIVERSITY / Toronto, Canada

You will never be a ‘number’ at Seneca College

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ore students choose Seneca than any other college in Canada. Seneca College is Canada's largest post-secondary institution with 100,000 students on eight major campuses throughout Toronto. There are more than 3,000 international students from more than 100 countries. Yet, our class size remains small — you will never be a “number” at Seneca. Seneca offers an ultramodern learning environment with highly trained and dedicated professors. Their specialties range across more than 150 Diploma, Degree, and Post Graduate programmes. Opportunities to gain Canadian work experience also exist in the form of co-op work terms as part of the programme as well as through off-campus parttime work, while studying with us. Seneca is also Canada’s largest business college. Recent government survey shows that 94.3 per cent of employers are very satisfied with Seneca graduates’ skills and knowledge. Seneca College is located in Toronto, Ontario. Toronto is Canada’s largest and North America’s 5th largest city with a population of 4.7 million people. It is the economic and trade centre of Canada. Toronto is world’s most diverse city with more than 50 per cent people born outside of Canada. Over 100 languages are spoken on the streets of Toronto.

Admission requirements We offer admission to professional programmes in September, January or May. To be considered for admission students must have their High School Diploma, complete transcript and must submit an international student application. For more information

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‘Toronto is the world’s most diverse city.’ on admission procedures and minimum admissions requirements, please visit our website at www.studyatseneca.ca.

dents receive a free health insurance, access to three faculty advisors dedicated to working with international students exclusively, free Mathematics and English tutoring, free airport pick up and many other services that will make the Seneca experience unique. ■

TO LEARN MORE about Seneca, how to apply and the many services available for international students, visit us at www.studyatseneca. ca.on. For more information or have questions, please e-mail us at Seneca. International@senecac. on.ca. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Housing Seneca has two student residences at our Newnham and King campuses, featuring modern facilities with full kitchenette in each two bedroom suite, high speed Internet access, private bathroom, cable access and free local calls and voicemail. Residences also have furnished lounges, study rooms, social areas and laundry facilities. Our international stu-

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■ BRYANT / Rhode Island, US

Today’s world demands a new type of education BY DANIELLE MONIZ Major: Accounting Minor: Communication Hometown: Warwick, Bermuda Intern: PWC Bermuda

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hen my parents and I visited Bryant, we immediately fell in love with the small, safe campus, friendly and helpful faculty, and diverse community. The school is very focused on the success of its students, and we are given amazing opportunities to thrive. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to attend Bryant.”

A Tradition of Innovation Bryant's nearly 150-year tradition of continuous innovation offers an education like no other. You will learn more than you ever imagined possible at a university that is shattering the thinking that liberal arts and business are separate paths. You’ll be inspired to identify your passions, unlock your potential, and develop what you love into a lifetime of success.

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Providence (49 from Boston, 175 from NYC) ■ 3,332 undergraduate students from 29 states and 60 countries ■ 100% of students earn a major and a minor ■ 100% of courses are taught by professors, not teaching assistants ■ Ranked in the top 20 of U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” ■ Accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

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STATE-OF-THE-ART: Classrooms and academic facilities at Bryant are equipped with the latest technology. Every incoming full-time student receives a Thinkpad® notebook computer fully equipped with software and wireless capability.

‘The school is very focused on the success of its students.’ DANIELLE MONIZ PWC Bermuda

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For information about Bryant’s other rankings and accreditations, go to www. bryant.edu/quickfacts.

Engaged Learning and Applied Scholarship Bryant's innovative curriculum and unique student life programme endow students with the knowledge, skills, and qualities of character to succeed. You will be exposed to complex theory

PROFESSIONALS: Bryant faculty comprises dedicated teachers, mentors, researchers, and recognized experts in their fields. All classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants. and real-world practice from your first semester. Bryant's College of Business offers accounting, computer information systems, entrepreneurship, finance, financial services, human resource management, information

technology, international business, management, and marketing. Students in the College of Business earn a liberal arts minor that complements their business background.

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■ UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK / New Brunswick, Canada

World-class education and East Coast living

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he University of New Brunswick (UNB) was established in 1785 and is Canada’s oldest English speaking university. As one of Canada’s most comprehensive universities, students can choose from over 60 undergraduate and graduate level programmes. Programme areas include arts, business, computer science, engineering, English-language training, environment, healthcare, kinesiology, leadership and science.

Scholars We are a community of scholars, students, and leaders. We place a high value on international classrooms and perspectives with international students representing almost 12 per cent of our student population. There is one university over two cities. You can

choose between two beautiful and distinctly different campuses. The Fredericton campus is located in New Brunswick’s capital city, while the Saint John campus is located in the Province’s largest city. International students can work on, or off campus, for up to 20 hours per week while they are registered as full-time students. (Students must first complete six months of study and then apply for an open work permit.) Our graduates can remain in New Brunswick to work for up to three years after completing their degree, as long as the job is within the student’s field of study. Come and experience Canada’s beautiful East Coast, where the cost of living is low and the quality of life is very high. Known for its friendly people and

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COMMUNITY: UNB is known for its friendly people and its emphasis on community. its emphasis on community, UNB is an ideal place for students seeking a world-

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BRYANT Continued from page 20 The College of Arts and Sciences offers actuarial mathematics, biology, Chinese, communication, economics, environmental science, global studies, history, literary and cultural studies, mathematics and statistics, politics and law, psychology, sociology, and Spanish. In addition, students have the unique advantage of earning a business administration minor that will enhance the value of their liberal arts education. Learning transcends the classroom through research collaboration with faculty, community service projects, clubs and organizations, and exciting internships at home and abroad.

A global and diverse perspective Bryant students engage in debate and embrace new perspectives. Through coursework, internships, multicultural events, travel opportunities, and co-cur-

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and career skills. ■ Our corporate recruiting programme involves more than 350 companies annually ■ Median first-year compensation for Class of 2010 graduates: $50,160 ■ 97% of students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.

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NATURAL BEAUTY: Bryant’s 428-acre campus is an inspired combination of contemporary architecture and the traditional beauty of New England. ricular programmes, you will experience different cultures and ways of thinking.

The character of success Bryant's transformational education inspires all students to make a difference — at the university and after commencement. By working with corporate and non-profit partners, you will

contribute to the greater good while gaining handson experience and practical knowledge. Students across all majors acquire the leadership skills that provide a foundation for lifelong success and a competitive advantage in the marketplace and graduate school. Bryant’s nationally recognized career education center will help you develop exceptional poise

With a 100 percent wireless campus, live streaming of 80 international broadcasts, a virtual language lab, a fully loaded laptop with 24/7 support for every student, and personalized telecom networks, you will have access to the latest technology as a Bryant student.

Are you ready? Are you ready for an innovative education that empowers you with the knowledge, skills, and character to succeed? Are you ready to be an active participant in class, in your community, and in your future? Bryant is the one. ■

RWU Continued from page 15 Faculty/student research projects give students the opportunity to learn from hands-on experience with faculty members. In addition, many students travel the country and beyond to present their research at major industry conferences. Our students are often published researchers long before they are graduates. Of course many of them also choose to pursue internships as career preparation, and find placements in locations around the world. And RWU students are studying abroad on every continent but Antarctica — with RWU providing the passport for those who qualify. But let’s get real. You’re actually in the classroom for 15 hours a week. The college experience is everything that happens in the rest of those hours — living away from home, doing your own laundry, getting involved on campus and defining the person you want to be. RWU has more than 60 clubs and organizations and 20 NCAA varsity athletics teams, everything from

‘RWU has more than 60 clubs and organizations and 20 NCAA varsity athletics teams, everything from Wiffleball to our national champion co-ed sailing squad.’

Wiffleball to our national champion co-ed sailing squad. Then there’s our location. You’d be amazed how many people have seen pictures, but still can’t believe how beautiful the campus is. Located in historic Bristol, Rhode Island, RWU is surrounded by water. We’ve got that old New England charm with all the modern amenities of a big city school. RWU is conveniently located just 30 minutes from both Providence (R.I.’s creative capital) and Newport (R.I.’s beach haven), one hour from Boston and just three hours from

New York City. Our students are training to become teachers, psychologists, lawyers, architects, engineers, business leaders and more. But most of all, they are learning to think on their feet and are becoming citizens of the world. They are making a difference every day. So…what will you do? ■

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact our International Admission office +1 (800) 458-7144 //email: intadmit@rwu. edu or visit our website: www.rwu.edu


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SUCCESS: Llewellyn Vorley Scholarship and Educational Award recipients with then-BELCO CEO A.L. Vincent Ingham. From left Emily Dunne, Sophie Farrow, Hunter Pitcher, Simon Clinton, Evan Faulkenberry.

Turning talent into careers at BELCO Company’s scholarships are helping students to thrive

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ermuda Electric Light Company Limited’s (BELCO’s) scholarships and educational awards focus on turning young people’s talents into careers to ensure a bright future for them and for the Bermuda community. BELCO scholarships and education awards, including internal scholarships for staff, have helped dozens complete their educations, including a number, who have returned to work at BELCO. While the company is pleased to welcome scholarship recipients onto its team, BELCO is equally pleased to know that its investment in education helps to return educated

‘Our scholarships and education awards have helped dozens complete their educations including a number who have returned to work at BELCO.’ employees to the local, Bermuda workforce. In 2010, the company expanded its scholarship offerings. The new C. Eugene Cox Post Graduate Scholarship goes to a qualified graduate engineering student, and the A.T. Oughton Post Graduate

Scholarship goes to a qualified graduate student in business or the social sciences. All three of BELCO’s external scholarships are named in honour of former company executives, who have also served on the Board of Directors. In 2010, Diana Darrell

became the first recipient of BELCO’s A.T. Oughton Post Graduate Scholarship. Diana is enrolled in the Masters of Business Administration Program at New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is a graduate of Warwick Academy and has studied in Hong Kong and Germany, as well as the United States. Diana plans to work in the financial services industry, using her talent to expand her horizons academically, culturally and socially, while also preparing to contribute to the Bermuda community on a professional and personal level. See BELCO, page 30


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BELCO: Scholarships ‘BELCO salutes all of the scholarship recipients who have demonstrated their determination to turn their talents and interests into productive, challenging and rewarding careers.’

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C. EUGENE COX Scholarship recipient, Fanaye Broadbelt with then-BELCO CEO A.L. Vincent Ingham Continued from page 29 Also in 2010, Fanaye Broadbelt became the first recipient of BELCO’s C. Eugene Cox Post Graduate Engineering Scholarship. Fanaye is enrolled at University of East London, pursuing a Master’s Degree in Renewable Energy and the Built Environment. She joined BELCO as an apprentice, earning qualification as an Electrical Fitter, while also deciding to further her education. She is past-recipient of BELCO’s Internal Scholarship and an Education Grant. She has completed her undergraduate degree in Electrical, Electronics & Computer Engineering. Recipients of the 2010-2011 BELCO Llewellyn Vorley Scholarship & Educational Awards include two past- recipients. Evan Faulkenberry has earned the Scholarship twice, and has worked at BELCO during school breaks. He is a senior at Manhattan College

in Riverdale, New York, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He only has six undergraduate courses left to complete and has already completed two graduate courses. He plans to take four more graduate courses in the 2010-11 school year, followed by five graduate courses in fall 2011 to complete a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Evan believes in setting personal goals, and from all accounts consistently meets or exceeds them. He is Treasurer of the National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, Pi Tau Sigma. P. Matthew Shrubb has received a BELCO Llewellyn Vorley Educational Award in each of his four undergraduate years. He is enrolled at the University of South Carolina, where he is completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Matthew’s commitment to BELCO has included working for the company during

school breaks, contributing to the Plant, while also learning about the electric utilities. The other 2010-11 BELCO Llewellyn Vorley Scholarship and Educational Award recipients were: Scholarship: Hunter Pitcher, sophomore, studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island. Educational Awards: Sophie Farrow, sophomore, studying Mechanical & Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol; Simon

Clinton, freshman, studying Engineering at University of Western Ontario; and Emily Dunne, a freshman, studying Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. BELCO salutes all of the scholarship and educational award recipients, who have demonstrated their determination to turn their talents and interests into productive, challenging and rewarding careers. ■

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Llewellyn Vorley Engineering Scholarship & Educational Awards The annual $25,000 Scholarship is granted to a qualified Bermudian candidate who is working toward an engineering degree and has completed one year of his/ her degree or university education. The annual Educational Awards, which vary in amount, are also granted to Bermudian engineering students.

C. Eugene Cox Postgraduate Engineering Scholarship This annual $25,000 Scholarship will be granted to a qualified Bermudian candidate who is studying for a postgraduate degree in Mechanical, Electrical or a related Engineering field relevant to our operation.

A.T. Oughton Postgraduate Scholarship This annual $25,000 Scholarship will be granted to a qualified Bermudian candidate who is studying for a postgraduate degree in a business or social science discipline. Summer Employment / Internship Option Available for Successful Applicants '$7(

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All you need to know about prospective colleges Our profile directory is a valuable resource for any student deciding where to study in the year ahead. From entry requirements to the cost of accomodation, it is all here. Happy hunting.

FLAGLER COLLEGE Country: US Accreditation body: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Contact person: Judi Marino Address: 74 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084 Phone number: 914-819-6220 Email: jmaino@flagler.edu Website: www.flagler.edu Institution control: Public or Private Enrolment size: 2,600 (Co-ed) Institutional type: Four years Degrees offered: Bachelor’s Tuition and fees: International undergraduate — $14,510 Room and board: $7,990 Financial aid for international students: No Athletic scholarships for international students: Yes Housing options: Dormitories Setting: Suburban Entrance level: Moderately difficult Entry requirements: SAT, transcript, essay, recommendation letter ACT/SAT requirements: 1,000 GPA or % Requirement: 3.0 Application deadlines: March 1 early decision November 1

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FLAGLER COLLEGE: The college was originally built by Henry Flagler as the Hotel Ponce de Leon — a masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture. 8353 Email: sblagrav@uwo.ca Website: www.brescia.uwo.ca Institution control: Public Enrolment size: 1150 / female Institutional type: Four years Degrees offered: Associate / Bachelor’s/ Master’s Tuition and fees: International Undergraduate $19,002.19 Room and board: $7,700 Financial aid for international students: Yes

Athletic scholarships for international students: Yes Housing options: Dormitories Setting: Suburban Entrance Level: Most difficult/very difficult/moderately difficult/minimally difficult/ noncompetitive Entry requirements: Contact admissions office ACT/SAT requirement: 1,100 GPA or % requirement: Contact admissions office Application deadlines: We

Brescia University College Accreditation body: n/a for Canadian universities Contact person: Sheila Blagrave Address: 1285 Western Rd London, Ontario, Canada N6G 1H2 Phone number: 519-432-

accept students until programmes fill On-line programmes: No

Niagara College Country of location: Canada Accreditation body: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Contact person: Mr Sean Coote, director Address: 300 Woodlawn Road Wellland, Ontario L#C 7L3 Canada Phone number: 905-735-2211 ext.7717 Fax: 905-735-2413 Email: scoote@niagaracollege.ca Website: www.niagara college.ca Institution control: Public Enrolment size: 9,000 Co-ed male and female Institutional type: 2yr – 4yr Degrees offered: Associate Tuition and fees: International Undergraduate $10,500.00 CDN International Graduate $10,500.00 CDN Room and board: $10,000.00 CDN -

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Approximately Financial aid for international students: No Athletic Scholarships for international students: No Housing options: Dormitories, apartments, non –college operated Setting: Small town Entrance level: Moderately difficult Entry requirements: Varies per programme ACT/SAT requirement: N/a GPA or % requirement: N/a Application deadlines: July 2012 Online programmes: No

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology Country of location: Canada Contact person: Dalila Suhonjic, director Europe & Americas Address: 1750 Finch Avenue East, Toronto, ON, Canada M2J 2X5 Phone number: 1-416-491 5050 ext.2383 Emai: Seneca.international@ senecac.on.ca inquiries. americas@senecac.on.ca Website: www.studyatseneca.ca www.senecacollege.ca

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ST LAWRENCE COLLEGE: There are campuses in three small to mid-sized cities in eastern Ontario. Institution control: Public Enrolment size: 18,000 fulltime students and 90,000 part-time students Institutional type: 2/3/4 years Degrees offered: Diploma/Advanced diploma/ Bachelor’s/Post-graduate programmes Tuition and fees: International students $ 13,000 (average per year,

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vary per programme) Room and board: $ 14,000 (average per year) Financial aid for international students: No Athletic scholarships for International students: No Housing options: Dormitories/apartments/non college operated Setting: Urban Entrance level: Moderately difficult Entry Requirements: ■ Original documents and official translations of Secondary School Diploma and Transcripts — If applying for a two or three year Diploma, or a four year Degree ■ Original documents and official translations of University Degree or a three year College Diploma If applying for a Post Graduate Programme ■ The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), if applicable (For Caribbean region only) specific skills or knowledge may be required in some programmes. i.e. Art programs usually require

an artistic portfolio and a resume as well as a preadmission drawing test ■English proficiency scores (TOEFL, or IELTS), If English is not your first language Intakes: Fall, Winter, Summer Online programmes: No

St.Lawrence College Country of location: Canada Accreditation body: Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities Contact person: Barry Keefe, director, international education Address: 100 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 5A6 Phone number: 1-613-5445400 ext 1678 Email: bkeefe@sl.on.ca Website: www.stlawrencecollege.ca Institution control: Public Enrolment size: 6,500 co-ed Institutional type: 1/2/3 and 4 years Certificates, diplomas and degrees Degrees offered: Bachelor’s Tuition and fees: International Undergraduate


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THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK is the oldest English speajking university in Canada. $12,695 and International Graduate $13,705 Room and board: $750 per month Financial aid for international students: Yes, $1,000 first year bursary Athletic scholarships for international students: No Housing Options: Dormitories/apartments/ homestays Setting: Urban/ small cities Entrance level: Most difficult/very difficult/ moderately difficult/minimally difficult/ non competitive Entry requirements: Bermuda Secondary School Certificate ACT/SAT requirement: Not needed GPA or % requirement: N/a Application deadlines: Accepted any time Online programmes: Yes

the cities of Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada Phone number: 506-6485836 Email: international@unb.ca Website: www.unb.ca/ prospective/international Institution control: Public Enrolment Size: Approximately 10,000, co-ed Institutional Type: Four year Degrees offered: Bachelor’s/ Master’s/Doctoral/ Professional Tuition and fees: International Undergraduate: $11,912 CDN International graduate

$9,648 CDN Room and board: Approx. $13,000 CDN Financial aid for international students: Yes Athletic scholarships for international students: Yes (after arrival) Housing Options: Dormitories/apartments/ non college operated Setting: Urban Entrance level: Programme specific — very difficult to moderately difficult Entry requirements: Bermuda High School Certificate ACT/SAT requirement: None

GPA or % requirement: Programme-specific; we welcome IB, AP, GCSE and transfer students; please consult our website or contact us. Application deadlines: Rolling deadline for three intakes — September, January and May. Online programmes: No

University of Guelph Country of location: Canada Accreditation body: Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities Branch (MTCU) Ontario Contact person: Leanna Stillman, international admisSee PROFILES, page 32

The University of New Brunswick Country of location: Canada Accreditation body: Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission ( MPHEC) Contact person: Angelique W.Simpson, manager, international recruitment Address: Two campuses in

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sion coordinator Address: University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East (UC 3rd Floor) N1G 2W1 Phone number: 1-519-8244120 x 56066 Fax: 1-519-766-9481 Email: Istillma @ uoguelph.ca Website: www.uoguelph.ca/ admissions Institution control: Public Enrolment size: 20,000 co-ed Institutional type: Four years Degrees offered: Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorial, Professional — Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Tuition and fees: Undergraduate $16, 922. Graduate: $16, 341 Room and board: $9477 Financial aid: Yes - Athletic Scholarship — small stipend Entrance Level: Very difficult

Entry Requirements: Bermuda – Bermuda Secondary School Certificate International Baccalaureate (IB)

Lynchburg College Country of location: US Accreditation body: Commission on colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools to Baccalaureate, Masters, and Doctorate level Degrees Contact person: Sharon Walter-Bower Address: 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, Virginia USA 24501 Phone number: 1-434-5448439 Email: waltersbower@lynchburg.edu Website: www.lynchburg.edu Institution control: Public or private Enrolment size: 2,800 co-ed Institutional type: Two year and four year

Degrees offered: Associates/ Bachelor’s/ Master’s/ Doctoral/Professional Tuition and fees: 2011-2012 International Undergraduates $29,860 International Graduate varies depending upon the programme Room and board: $8,870.00 Financial aid for international students: Yes Athletic scholarships for international students: No Housing options: Dormitories, apartments, non-college operated Setting: Urban/suburban/ small town/rural Entrance level: moderately difficult Entry requirements: ACT/SAT requirement: Average ACT is 23; average SAT is 1040 (critical reading & math only) GPA or % requirement: B or 3.0 Application deadlines: Operate on rolling admission but fall deadline is June 1 and

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LYNCHBURG COLLEGE: is a nationally recognized private college in Virginia

spring deadline is October 15. Fall semester begins in August; Spring semester in January Online programmes: No

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Country of location: Canada Accreditation body: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, AUCC Contact person: Shannon Bracken Address: 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada Phone number: 905-7218668 ext.2958 Email: admissionsinternational@uoit.ca Website: www.uoit.ca Institution control: Public Enrolment size: $8,400 co-ed Institutional type: Four years Degrees offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral Tuition and fees: International Undergraduate $15,303- $17,523 International Graduate $15,309 - $19,845 Room and board: $6,550 $10,525 Financial aid for international students: No Athletic scholarships for international students: Yes Housing options: Dormitories, apartments, non – college operated Setting: Suburban Entrance level: Moderately difficult Entry requirements: High school diploma and pre-requisite subjects ACT/SAT requirement: ACT 27, SAT 1800 (recommended) — only required for American schools GPA or % requirement: 70% Application deadlines: February 3rd, 2012 Online programmes: No. ■


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