“I never had to study in high school”. “My high school did not prepare me for college-level work”. These are two of the most common phrases I hear from the students I work with on a regular basis. As a College Liaison, I work with students who are referred to the Student Success Center for any number of reasons. My role is to then reach out to the student, discuss the referral, and create a plan to get back on track. Most often, referrals come after an exam has been given. Other referrals can be related to absences, classroom behaviors and concerns, and if a student is considering changing their major or transferring to another institution.
Topics: Student Services
Briana Scorey is a senior who works as a tutor and writing tutor in the Student Success Center. She answered five quick questions about her time at Misericordia University and working in the Writing Center for past two years. She can recite the alphabet forwards, backwards, and in French.
Topics: Student Services
Getting accepted into college is one of the most thrilling experiences life has to offer. After weeks of anxiety and wondering if you’ll even get in, receiving your letter of acceptance is one of the most relieving feelings a person can have. I can still remember the excitement of receiving all of my acceptance letters, and even the unabashed joy of being accepted to my top choice school. My time has come and gone, and now it’s my sister's turn to go off to school. Despite her determination to get as far away from home as possible, she has decided to come to school here at Misericordia to get her degree.
On behalf of our athletic department I would like to welcome you to the exciting world of Misericordia University Athletics! During our 25+ years as a member of the NCAA Division III, ECAC, former Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, and currently the MAC & MAC Freedom conferences we have enjoyed tremendous athletic and academic success. Our athletic program aligns with the mission of the university as we strive to assist in the development our student athletes as people, students, and competitive athletes. You will find Misericordia student athletes engaged as prominent leaders on our campus, including football student athletes that have held the office of vice president and president of our Student Government Association.
It is said that one of the most effective ways to locate job opportunities is through networking. Many job vacancies are never even advertised and often referred to as the "hidden job market". So, how does a candidate learn about the opportunities and secure one? Networking can go a long way in learning about job opportunities both directly and indirectly. Networking can take place in person or on-line. Job fairs are a great way to meet professionals in your field, network with recruiters and have conversations that set you apart from other candidates.
Topics: Student Services
If you told me my first-year in college that I was going to graduate school, I would have laughed at you and say, “Oh sure!” Fast forward three-and-a-half years later, I’m laughing at myself.
Often when I first meet parents either on campus or in the community, their first question is, “What do you do for MU?” The reply for me is easy, “I have the best job on campus!” Describing that job is a bit more complicated, because between the wide array of services offered in the Student Success Center (SSC), and the diversity of our work, it is hard to recap in just a sentence or two.
Going to college may seem like an overwhelming and even intimidating experience. There are so many unknowns that can potentially make for an uneasy transition. With the exception of maybe a few brief visits to campus and the student orientation, it is a completely new environment and culture to learn as you are basically starting over. While this is a great opportunity to become anything that you want, there are also the fears and insecurities of what can go wrong. You know that mom and dad aren't going to be there to ask the questions on your behalf and help you navigate the difficult decisions. For possibly the first time, your future is in your hands. This is why we want to set your mind at ease and share our experience with you by addressing eleven of the most common concerns of incoming first-year college students.
If you’ve ever played a sport, you know the main goal is to win. You want your team to make it to the big playoff game and win the trophy that you know you deserve. Nothing feels better than when your hard work pays off. I’m on the Misericordia field hockey team and our motto is “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”. We’ve been practicing since August for our shot at the championship and all of our hard work paid off this fall when we won the MAC Freedom championship.
When visiting students arrive on campus, their first instinct is to ask, “So, what is there to do around here?” They take one look around and think there is nothing going on; but they would be sadly mistaken. Misericordia is actually deceptively busy. We are always offering something fun to do on- and off-campus along with the natural attractions that we are fortunate to have surrounding us.