A Memorial Day message

Posted on May 22, 2015 by Dr. Jim Moryan, Interim Dean School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

As we approach this Memorial Day, a few thoughts from all of us at The Janet Manion Military and Veterans Center at Delaware Valley University. As you read these brief words, give thought and prayer to the military members of your family, your extended family, or of your community and country.  All of us owe a huge debt of gratitude to each service member who has stood for us, to preserve this great country.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Doylestown this Summer

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

When taking a break from classes during the summer or visiting DelVal to decide on the next step in your education, you can take advantage of the many summer events that the Doylestown community will be offering. DelVal is located in the heart of Doylestown and there are a lot of things to do and explore. For some inspiration, we’ve created a list of the top 10 things to do in Doylestown this summer.

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How to Prepare for Grad School

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Graduate school is where you can further your education in a specific subject to benefit your career. Graduate students will embark on an entirely new journey through academia. While somewhat similar to adjusting to life as an undergraduate, there’s still a need for preparation.

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What You’ll Learn at Delaware Valley’s Summer Camp

Posted on May 13, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Not only is Delaware Valley University great for adults, it also has a lot to offer children. This summer, teens and pre-teens will gather at DelVal’s campus for a day camp called Kids U! This day camp is perfect to get your son or daughter out of the house for a few weeks so they can participate in various activities within the classroom or on the athletic fields.

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Why you Should Take Advantage of Delaware Valley University Summer Program

Posted on May 12, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Delaware Valley University’s Summer College program is an amazing opportunity for students to get ahead or catch up on their degree requirements. With three available summer sessions that are six or 12 weeks long, you can make sure you’re up-to-date and on track to fulfill your graduation requirements.

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Going exploring in Japan

Posted on May 6, 2015 by By Kristy Poisson ’16.

It has been a month since I last wrote. Settling into the routine of classes here in Tokyo has taken a bit more time than I expected. It feels as though I’ve been running around all over Tokyo. Though, last weekend, CIEE, my study abroad program, took us on a trip to Hiroshima, which was a highly impactful life experience.

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How to Take Advantage of your Senior Year at Delaware Valley University

Posted on May 5, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Surely you’ve heard that your senior year of college tends to fly by. With job hunting, graduation planning, spending time with friends and preparing for your next endeavor, you’ll certainly have a lot going on. However, seeing that it will be your last year in college, seniors need to take advantage of their final months.

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How to plan for Graduation

Posted on April 30, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

There are countless benefits to the noncredit courses offered at DelVal. Download and complete the registration form, then send it to cps@delval.com to register for your desired course.

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Top Five Reasons to take a Sustainable Living Course at Delaware Valley

Posted on April 28, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Graduation day is a great time to celebrate all you’ve accomplished during your years at DelVal and an exciting look at all of the opportunities that the future holds for you. For more information about commencement, visit the Commencement FAQ page on DelVal’s website.

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The day DelVal became a university

Posted on April 22, 2015 by By Dr. Joseph Brosnan, president.

The jagged line of students waiting to get free “university” t-shirts wound its way through the lobby of the Student Center and out into the Pub. I stood in the middle of all the excitement, helping to give out this souvenir of DelVal’s new status as a university. It clearly was a hot item. We couldn’t give them out fast enough. More and more students crowded in, with everyone enjoying the frenzied pushing, the camaraderie and the shared pride. This was April 8, the day our school officially became Delaware Valley University.

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The Range of Classes Avaliable with Delaware Valley’s Noncredit Courses

Posted on April 21, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

There are a variety of noncredit courses and certifications offered at DelVal designed to help you advance your professional achievements or personal intellectual growth. Many people enjoy taking these courses because they’re not worth credits and there’s no pressure to get a good grade. Instead, you can focus on personal enrichment -- expanding your skill sets and fields of knowledge by participating in classes that interest you.

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Benefits of Noncredit Enrichment Courses at Delaware Valley

Posted on April 21, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Take advantage of these wonderful opportunities that DelVal offers in the summer. Enrich your life by taking a course or certification that you’ve always wanted to learn more about or take your child to one of the summer camps for some educational fun. No matter what you choose, you’ll feel more satisfied and fulfilled by the end of the summer.

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The Ultimate Guide for Summer Camps

Posted on April 16, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

DelVal offers many summer camps so that you can continue your educational experience year-round. Spend your summer participating in courses that you’ve always wanted to take or get a jump on your credits for next semester. Whether you’re interested in credit classes, noncredit classes or even if you’re not a college student, there’s a DelVal summer camp for everyone.

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Branch Out: Join us for Networking Night at DelVal

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Celina Burgueño '16.

As a student leader and president of National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), it is my job to encourage students to focus on their professional development. Sometimes, this involves convincing other students that networking is not what they think. The general impression about networking is that it is intimidating and difficult.

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How to Study for Finals without Losing Sleep

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Final exams are a critical part of your overall class grades, so it’s normal to feel a lot of pressure and stress during this time. While you need to properly prepare for your exams, skipping sleep to study can be counterproductive and actually cause you to perform poorly.

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Delaware Valley Program Options for Graduating Seniors

Posted on April 7, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

If you’re thinking of enrolling in a graduate program when you finish your undergraduate studies, there are plenty of options for you to consider. The School of Graduate and Professional Studies at DelVal offers programs of advanced learning designed to meet the needs of career professionals and working adults, including those in education, business, counseling psychology and policy studies.

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My first week in Japan

Posted on April 4, 2015 by Kristy Poisson '16.

I can’t believe that it has already been just over a week since I arrived in Tokyo. So many things have happened since the plane landed that I hardly know where to begin in recounting it all.

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Delaware Valley: From College to University

Posted on April 2, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

It’s an exciting time as Delaware Valley College becomes Delaware Valley University, with the official switch from college to university taking place on Wednesday, April 8. Students and staff alike are thrilled about this milestone and excited about all of the new opportunities it will bring for the institution.

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Ducks Unlimited

Posted on April 1, 2015 by By Kristin Ryerson ’15, DelVal Ducks Unlimited president and co-founder.

In the fall of 2012, Chris Adams ’13 and I founded the DelVal chapter of Ducks Unlimited, the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. As part of the national organization, the chapter’s main focus is to raise funds to help preserve wetlands and support research throughout North America. Each November the chapter has its annual Sportsmen’s Dinner where we raffle off outdoor gear, artwork and more to raise approximately $3,000 each year.  The club also participates in trips to observe waterfowl and educates the public on the importance of conserving wetlands.

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Graudate School vs. Entering the Workforce

Posted on March 31, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

As you begin planning for your life after college, there are two options for you to consider: enroll in a graduate program or start your career. Even if you’ve had a plan for years, as your graduation date approaches, you may be feeling more open to exploring both options. There are many factors to be aware of when making your decision, so it’s important to give each one a lot of thought.

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The Best Places to Explore During your Delaware Valley Campus Visit

Posted on March 26, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Before you come to DelVal to explore the campus and decide if this university is the right choice for you, you’ll want to be prepared as far as what to see during the visit. Below are some of the best buildings on campus to explore while you’re at DelVal.

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The Benefits of Delaware Valley’s Summer Program

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

The Summer Bridge Program that DelVal offers is an amazing opportunity to help students to transition easily and comfortably from high school to college. This four-week academic residential program prepares students for college-level classes in English and mathematics as well as the college culture and environment.

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5 Unique Parts of Delaware Valley

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

The Delaware Valley University campus has so much to offer its students, so read on to learn more about five some of the more unique parts of DelVal that makes this university a great choice.

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Studying Abroad in Japan

Posted on March 23, 2015 by By Kristy Poisson ’16.

It’s 7:39 p.m. on Monday, March 23, and I’m sitting here thinking about my upcoming adventure in Japan. For a long time, I have been fascinated by different cultures and languages, and have recently been infected by the infamous “travel bug.” When I became an English major at DelVal, it was with the intention of one day traveling to different countries and teaching English as a second language while expanding my knowledge and feeding my curiosity for world linguistics.  

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How to Get the Most Out of your Campus Visit

Posted on March 19, 2015 by Delaware Valley University .

Visiting a college or university that you’re considering attending is an exciting step in the decision-making process. Setting foot on the campus makes a world of difference from just browsing the college’s website and reading through pamphlets, so it’s crucial to make the most of your visit.

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How to Start an Organic Farm in Pennsylvania

Posted on March 12, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Whether you’re passionate about organic food or inspired by farming and agriculture, organic farming is a beneficial activity to be involved with. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in organic farming, the Organic Farming Program, offered through a partnership between DelVal and Rodale Institute, is an outstanding opportunity available to you. You can gain experience in the field and create your own pathway to transition into a career in organic farming.

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Spring Events you Can’t Miss This Spring

Posted on March 10, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Spring 2015 is an exciting semester at Delaware Valley College, and we can’t wait for you to join us in fun celebrations and educational events to help you succeed. Check out the list of events going on at DelVal’s campus this semester. We know you won’t want to miss any of them!

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Leading a seminar on diversity

Posted on March 10, 2015 by By Mark Wade '15, Peer Mentor.

I recently delivered an important seminar for my peers in Moumgis Auditorium. Participants received two note cards, a piece of paper and a pen. They were asked to write one thing that they wanted to learn from the seminar on the paper. These were crumpled to form "snowballs," which led to our first icebreaker. Everyone stood in a circle at the front of the auditorium and threw their snowballs around. Volunteers read aloud from the papers they caught. Many said something such as, "I want to learn more about my privileges and the privileges of others."

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Best Study Spots in Doylestown, PA

Posted on March 5, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Studying for exams between classes, at night and on the weekends is necessary to make sure you understand the material and perform well on your tests. However, spending hours studying in the same environment can become mundane and cause you to lose focus.

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How to train for a 5K

Posted on March 3, 2015 by By Felix Moreno, Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach and Track & Field Coach.

Training for a 5K can be a great way to get motivated to work out! It's also an opportunity to get outside and socialize with others. Here are some tips to help you get ready to run one of the upcoming 5Ks. 

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How to Find an On-Campus Job

Posted on March 3, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Holding an on-campus job is a smart way to earn some spending cash while you’re attending college. You’ll be able to afford items you need with the money you earn, plus the job will be conveniently located nearby. You won’t have to worry about traveling too far for your job since you’ll be on campus for classes anyway, and you’ll be familiar with the environment

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What do Employers want to see on your Resume

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

When you’re applying for a job, it’s crucial for your résumé to capture employers’ attention and make a good impression. Your résumé must accurately represent who you are as a professional and tell the hiring manager why you’d be the best fit for a particular position.

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Top 10 Factors to Consider when Choosing a College

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Choosing a college is both exciting and overwhelming. There are many colleges that have a lot to offer, but how will you find the right one for you? It’s best to know what you want from your college experience, so make a list of your requirements and consider the following when making your campus visits.

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Coaching DelVal’s first men’s lacrosse team

Posted on February 25, 2015 by Gary Mercadante, DelVal Head Men's Lacrosse Coach.

The opportunity to be the first head men’s lacrosse coach at DelVal was immediately appealing to me because I was given the opportunity to build a program from scratch. The most important elements in year one are establishing our standards, developing a family, and a creating a winning culture on and off the field.

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Top 5 Places to See on a DelVal Campus Visit

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

If you’re considering attending Delaware Valley University, it’s crucial to visit the campus and check out all it has to offer. Of course, you’ll want to see everything. But if you’re wondering what the most important places to see on DelVal’s campus are, keep reading to find out the top five.

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How to Juggle a Dual Major

Posted on February 19, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Having two majors in college can be rewarding in the long run, but loading up on extra classes and extra work each semester is challenging. It takes a lot of dedication and focus to carry two majors simultaneously, and you’ll have to sacrifice social and personal time for studying and school work. However, dual majors can increase your qualifications and help you get a job after college.

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Make your DelVal ID work for you: 7 DelVal Discounts

Posted on February 19, 2015 by By Annmarie Ely, media relations and publications coordinator.

That DelVal ID you’re carrying around in your wallet can help you save money at local businesses. Check out some of the places that offer discounts with DelVal ID.

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The Ultimate Campus Visit Planning Checklist

Posted on February 17, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Visiting college campuses is an exciting part of the decision-making process regarding higher education, but it can also be overwhelming. It’s important to plan out your visit so you can see as much as possible when you get to the schools and make the most of your visits.

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Mastering your First Year: The Secrets to Straight A’s and a Social Life

Posted on February 16, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

While furthering your education is the primary goal when attending college, the overall experience, including the social aspect, can be just as rewarding as the academic benefits. But it’s important to balance both your school work and your social life to get the most out of your college years.

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What to know Before Changing your Major

Posted on February 12, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

If you aren’t happy with the program you’re currently in or you’re interested in a different career after college than you originally planned, you may be considering changing your major. While it’s important to enjoy your classes and enter a field that means something to you, changing your major can throw off your college plan. All of the work you completed over the years may not count toward your new major.

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My new passion

Posted on February 11, 2015 by Adam Sharp, former Organic Farming Program participant.

My new passion has left me with a true sense of purpose. I want to start a health-conscious and organic restaurant on my farm. I have recently shifted my eating habits to become much more healthy and organic. Overall, I have seen and felt tremendous benefits both physically and mentally. I want to introduce the benefits of healthy eating and demonstrate how we can change for our bodies for the better.

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Group vs. Indvidual Campus Tours

Posted on February 10, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Now that you’ve narrowed down your college choices to a small list, you can start visiting the campuses to experience them firsthand and get a better understanding of each one. Most colleges offer both group tours, during which larger groups of students and family members see the campus together with a guide, and individual tours, during which a tour guide gives one student, and those who accompany him or her, a personal look at the campus

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Benefits of a Dual Major Program

Posted on February 5, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Declaring two majors in college and graduating with two different degrees can open many opportunities for you in the future. Although having two majors requires a lot of hard work, extra classes and potentially sacrificing free time, you’ll reap many benefits in the future.

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Day in the Life: Being a DelVal RA

Posted on February 4, 2015 by Mariah Beaver ’15.

Once per month, a guest blogger will share a look at DelVal from his or her view. We’re hoping that by having people from all different areas of campus describe a day here, we can all learn a little more about this great campus! The opportunity is open to all people on campus who are interested in sharing what a day at DelVal is like for them. In this post, Mariah Beaver '15 shares what it is like being an RA at DelVal during finals week. 

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Extracurricular Activities Employers Love to See

Posted on February 3, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Employers want to know that you were involved in extracurricular activities in college because it shows that you were social, contributed to campus life and have good interpersonal skills. It’s important for employers to see that their employees have good communication skills because this reflects positively on the company.

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Hobbies to take up once you’re Accepted to College

Posted on January 23, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Having a hobby or two when you go away to college is a great way to relax, take your mind off of school work, and keep you busy if you have some free time. Some hobbies can be enjoyed in a group setting and can even help you meet new people on campus.

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Most Important Questions to Ask on a College Visit

Posted on January 19, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Visiting a college is exciting, but it also can be overwhelming to learn so much information from your tour guide over a short period of time. That’s why it’s beneficial to make a list of the most important questions to ask when you’re visiting a college. Prepare your list before you leave for your visit and bring it with you so you won’t forget your questions.

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My favorite spot on campus: The Writing Center

Posted on January 14, 2015 by David Clement '15.

Delaware Valley University has an expansive campus that combines the best of the natural world and modern structures. A campus that is made to be eco-friendly and forward-thinking; yet is respectful to the past generations, thanks to a socially conscious community. It’s difficult to select a favorite acre of DelVal’s campus, let alone a single favorite place. After a long time thinking about campus, I decided my favorite spot on campus is our Writing Center, in Miller Hall. It’s a place for guidance on creative endeavors as well as academic projects. It’s where you can hone your writing skills with the help of the in-house wordsmiths of DelVal.

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How to start a Campus Club

Posted on January 9, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

Do you have a particular interest or passion but there’s no club for it available on your campus? Why don’t you start that club yourself, especially since it will give other students the opportunity to join a club they support and feel strongly about. You’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment and your academic advisors will be glad you took the initiative.

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How to Stay Healthy During the First Year of College

Posted on January 8, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

As you begin your first year of college, you may find yourself getting into unhealthy habits that could hinder your academic performance and make you feel sleepy and sluggish. Eating right and exercising will help you excel in your classes, avoid illnesses and feel better overall.

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Day in the Life: Teaching with Dr. Chris Tipping

Posted on January 7, 2015 by Dr. Chris Tipping, associate professor and chair of the plant science department.

Welcome to DelVal’s Day in the Life series! Once per month, a guest blogger will share a look at DelVal from his or her view. We’re hoping that by having people from all different areas of campus describe a day here, we can all learn a little more about this great campus! The opportunity is open to all people on campus who are interested in sharing what a day at DelVal is like for them. For our first post in the series, Dr. Chris Tipping, a DelVal faculty member who teaches in both the plant science and biology departments, shared a day where he had a hands-on activity for students in class.

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How to Jump Start your Second Semester

Posted on January 5, 2015 by Delaware Valley College.

The second semester gives you the opportunity to start fresh and tackle your new classes with an eager attitude. Aspire to make this semester the best one yet by preparing for it with these few tips.

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Securing a Job Before you Graduate from College

Posted on December 29, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

Many college students decide to take on job searching while still in college, which shows ambition and determination. If you’re looking to secure a job by the time you walk across the stage to get your diploma, you should start looking for a job as soon as possible.

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How to Land an Internship in your Field

Posted on December 23, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

Obtaining an internship in your field will help you understand how the industry works and give you an idea of what a career in the field is like. It can also help you get your foot in the door in the industry or even the company with which you’re interning, as internships can lead to full-time positions.

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Questions to Ask your College Career Counselor

Posted on December 19, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

It’s never too early to start preparing for your career after college. Whether you’re only a sophomore or a junior or you’ve reached your final year, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ve been working so hard for: a job. This can be overwhelming and nerve-racking and you may not know where to start, but that’s where your college career counselor comes in.

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How to Build your College Resume

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

Having a well-rounded college resume will give you a better shot at obtaining an internship or job in the future. Your resume has to make an impression since employers will be looking at a piece of paper instead of talking to you face to face. Employers receive many resumes each day, so it’s important to stand out as much as you can by having personality, impressive skills and professional language.

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#OurDelVal

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Laurie Ward, chief marketing and communications officer.

From now through April, we will be using the hashtag #OurDelVal. Please consider sharing the news about DelVal’s upcoming change to Delaware Valley University on your profiles on social networks with this hashtag. You can include one of the stories on the announcement or, something personal about how you feel about this new chapter in DelVal’s history.

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How to Find the Perfect Spring Internship

Posted on December 15, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

At Delaware Valley University, we believe the best way to prepare students for a career and life after college is through hands-on experience. We encourage students to obtain internships so they can try out professional positions and get involved with companies they’re interested in having a career with in the future.

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Roommate Etiquette 101

Posted on December 15, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

As you're getting ready for your first year of college and moving into your residence hall, it's normal to be nervous about living with someone you've never met before. Remember that they're probably feeling the same way you are.

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Transfer Checklist: Everything you Need to know before you Apply

Posted on December 12, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

Whether you’re taking the next step from a two-year college or you’re looking to switch to a different four-year college, Delaware Valley College is an exceptional institution to choose, offering outstanding academics and exciting student life.

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How Can Delaware Valley University Help you Find a Part-Time Job

Posted on December 11, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

While studying at Delaware Valley University, you may consider getting a part-time job to pay for tuition and general bills and to have some spending money. Fortunately, DelVal offers a variety of tools and resources when it comes to finding part-time jobs.

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Get professional experience right on campus

Posted on December 10, 2014 by David Clement '15.

At DelVal, I have learned about many topics within the classroom walls, ranging from historical contexts of literature, to compounding ideas into proper arguments within papers, to even learning how languages develop. I have spent days in our campus library thirsting for knowledge and fishing for the answers to my questions. I have learned much from my time at DelVal, but there are some things that can’t be learned in class.

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How to Use LinkedIn for Networking and Job Searches

Posted on December 9, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

LinkedIn is a professional networking database that allows you to find business opportunities through companies and contacts. Companies use this platform to leverage their businesses and find employees. LinkedIn is a great tool for looking for jobs, connecting with potential employers and getting hired.

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Dos and Don’ts for Pulling a Finals All-Nighter

Posted on December 8, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

While staying up all night before an important final exam isn’t the best option, sometimes it’s necessary when your schedule is crowded with papers and tests. If you’re one of the many college students preparing for a final exam all-nighter, these dos and don’ts will help you successfully stay up all night (or most of the night) with the least amount of backlash.

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College Finals Survival Guide

Posted on December 5, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

Final exams usually count for a large portion of your final grade in your classes, so it’s important to prepare for them as best as you can. It’s easy to let finals week creep up on you, but the truth is, you can start preparing long before your exams begin. Consider these tips while you’re getting ready for the end of the semester so you can make the most of your study sessions and ace your tests.

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The Most Effective Studying Habits

Posted on December 4, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

Now that you’re in college, you’ve probably experienced your fair share of study sessions and late nights in the library. But are you sure that you’re making the most of your study time? Everyone finds different studying methods and techniques helpful, so it’s best to figure out what helps you focus and get down to business when an important exam is coming up.

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What is drone photography and how does it work?

Posted on December 3, 2014 by Thomas Brunt, drone photographer.

I am a quad copter (aka “drone”) enthusiast. I also have a background in video. When I discovered affordable drones with HD cameras, I wanted to explore the realm of unique photographic perspectives achieved by taking to the air. It has been a fun journey so far. I had the opportunity to shoot aerial footage of the beautiful DelVal campus.

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What to Consider when Choosing a College

Posted on December 2, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

Choosing what college to attend is a big decision and it’s never too early to start your research. Whether there’s a school you’ve been dreaming of attending for your whole life or you haven’t really given college much thought, there are many factors to consider when selecting the right one for you.

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What you Need to know about Transferring to Delaware Valley University

Posted on December 1, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

If you’re unhappy with your current college or university and you’re planning to transfer to another institution, you should consider Delaware Valley University. DelVal is an outstanding college with rigorous academics and an exciting student life that make for a well-rounded experience.

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How to Apply for a Delaware Valley Scholarship

Posted on November 28, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

Delaware Valley University provides students a top-notch private education at an economical price, maximizing financial aid, grants, loans and campus employment. DelVal is dedicated to making the cost of higher education as affordable as possible for students and invests more than $20 million each year in scholarship and grant programs.

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Bringing Giving Tuesday to DelVal

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Donna Carlson '15, business administration.

The steering committee decided to look for a “Day Of” location for participating nonprofits to gather and celebrate their stories. As part of this committee, my immediate thought was, "Giving Tuesday Bucks belongs at DelVal." That thought didn’t happen by accident.

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Questions to Ask when Transferring to a Four-Year College

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

If you’ve completed your studies at a community college, you may be planning to attend a four-year college next. Or perhaps you’re unhappy with your current academic situation and would like to transfer to a different college that will better suit your needs. Many students are interested in transferring colleges for various reasons, but are unsure of how to go about the process.

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What to Consider When Choosing a Major

Posted on November 25, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and stressed when choosing a college major. It’s a big decision that will impact your time in an undergraduate program and maybe even a graduate program. The goal is to choose a major in a field you’ll be happy with for years to come.

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8 Ways Delaware Valley University is Unique

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Delaware Valley College .

Delaware Valley University was founded in 1896 as an agricultural school. It has since developed into an academically rigorous institution dedicated to the study of the sciences, business and the humanities. Students who attend the College are taught how to apply their studies to real-world issues to benefit both themselves and society.

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Why you should stop acting like a ‘grown-up’

Posted on November 19, 2014 by Barb Krier ’14, counseling psychology .

People of all ages want to play and have fun. Children are masters at reducing stress by being silly and creative. They giggle and laugh at themselves without worrying what someone else will think. Is there an age when we are supposed to give that up? Is it age 18 or 21, the age of young adulthood? Surely by the time we graduate from college we should “act like grown-ups.”

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Conquering job interview anxiety

Posted on November 12, 2014 by By Maggie Villari ’13 (B.A.), ’15 (M.A.).

I have found myself on the other side of the desk. By conducting mock interviews I’ve learned some secrets that might help you.

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How to dress for a career fair

Posted on November 6, 2014 by Delaware Valley College Center for Student Professional Development.

The Delaware Valley College Center for Student Professional Development’s graduate assistants-with Maggie Villari ’13, ’15, serving as lead-created a series of videos to help students prepare for job fairs.  We, as an office, decided that the videos were necessary in order to provide students with a more relevant, visual way to learn about how to best prepare for the job fair. The “How Should I Dress?” video in particular was created because it is one of the most common questions students asked and probably one of the most misunderstood preparation steps.

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Am I Eligible for Grants?

Posted on October 31, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

The main difference between a grant and a loan is that you don’t have to repay a grant if you meet certain requirements, while a loan must be repaid without exceptions. There are standard requirements that you must meet to be eligible for a grant, for example, you must be a U.S. citizen, have a valid social security number, have a high school diploma or GED, and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA includes information such as your parents’ income to help the U.S. Department of Education determine your need for financial aid. After you file the form providing this information, you'll receive a document explaining what you'll be awarded, if anything. 

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Types of Admission

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

Applying to college can be stressful, but being prepared and informed can help make the process easier. Before sending out applications, it’s important to keep track of what admission types each school offers. The many different types of admission may seem complicated, but the following definitions will help eliminate confusion.

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Five Items a Care Package Should Contain

Posted on October 24, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

The transition from home to residence hall can be difficult for a college freshman. The new environment, challenging studies and added responsibilities can be overwhelming. Sending a care package can mean the world, especially if the student is feeling homesick. It also may be a challenge for students to get to a grocery store, whether they lack transportation or have a busy schedule. Below are a few tips on the most important items to include in a care package for a college student.

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Interning with The Butterfly House

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Courtney Scott '15, conservation and wildlife management.

I had never even considered a career in entomology. In fact, I was accepted to Delaware Valley College as biology major. After switching my major to conservation and wildlife management my career plans began to change. By the end of my sophomore year, I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do after graduation. Since I was very active in DelVal’s Apiary Society since freshman year and had developed a love for bees, I thought about pursuing entomology. Dr. Chris Tipping’s entomology class soon became one of my favorites, and it only got better when one day one of my classmates brought in a small container with a monarch butterfly in it. 

Her name was Stommy Blauth and she was auditing the class to learn more about butterflies and other insects. We became good friends, and she even brought in a monarch butterfly for my collection. She told me she was the director of the butterfly house at Churchville Nature Center, and she was always looking for volunteers to work there during the summer. May 2014 rolled around and I was officially in training to becoming a butterfly docent and caterpillar rearer. 

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Getting more graduation caps in the air

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Wendy Wakefield '12, counseling psychology.

Only 59 percent of students attending public and public charter high schools in Washington, D.C., graduate within four years--the lowest rate in the nation. My name is Wendy Wakefield and I graduated from Delaware Valley College in 2012 with a degree in counseling psychology. I am now a high school special education mathematics teacher in our nation’s capital.  I became a teacher because I believe everyone has the right to a quality education, and not everyone receives that, especially our youth. Young people who leave school without the skills and knowledge they need are less able to provide a decent quality of life. As a teacher, it is my job to make sure that the students I teach can obtain the education that they deserve, especially those students with disabilities who are often overlooked.

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The Difference Between Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

Posted on October 14, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

Higher education is an important but expensive investment, which is why students should investigate loan options to put their degrees within reach. Researching the different types of loans can be complicated, especially Stafford loans, which are the most common government student loans and are awarded after students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Stafford loans are either subsidized or unsubsidized and this article will explain each of them.

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5 Things to Do in Doylestown

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

Doylestown is a wonderful community full of arts, culture and history. From the vast park system to the charming shops, the town is brimming with activities you’re sure to enjoy. The following places and activities will provide endless hours of fun for you and your friends.

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DelVal alumni offer advice to students

Posted on October 8, 2014 by Lynn Carroll, director of alumni engagement.

Five Delaware Valley College alumni joined a faculty member on campus Sept. 17 to share advice with students considering careers in food science and technology. Their tips ranged from the universal "keep building your network," to industry-specific ideas, such as joining the local chapter of a professional association.

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How to Apply for a Student Loan

Posted on October 6, 2014 by Delaware Valley College.

Private loans, as opposed to federal loans that are funded by the government, are loans provided by a lender such as a bank, credit union, or school. Students who aren’t eligible for financial aid from the government often pay for their education through private loans. The tips below will guide you through the process of applying for a private student loan.

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3 Reasons You Need a Resume Now

Posted on October 2, 2014 by Stacy Swearengen, coordinator of career services.

Having helped students with job and college applications over the years, I realize there always seems to be some very pressing reason not to work on your resume—from having too much homework to having no time because of a "Big Bang Theory" marathon. While some reasons are undoubtedly valid, the reality is that there will always be some distraction or priority to divert our attention away from the things we really need to do. 

Here are the top three, most pressing reasons you should have a resume now—no matter where you are in your career as a student at Delaware Valley College or as a job seeker.

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An adventure in conservation

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Libby Errickson '12, conservation and wildlife management alumna.

I have lived in six states, moved nine times, and driven to all corners of the country. I've worked for nonprofits, government organizations and a university. While these may seem like signs of an unstable, uncommitted life, it is all part of an exciting career that started at Delaware Valley College.

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The importance of thank you

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Laurie Ward, chief marketing and communications officer.

A wise man once told me, “none of us is promised anything in life.”

I’ll go one step further and add, “So we must be thankful for every opportunity.”

Not only should we be thankful, we need to express it. In this day of technology and social media, there are fewer opportunities for personal interactions if you don’t make a point of doing it. Often it’s easier to send a quick text that says “thnx!” Thank you notes in your personal life are just good manners. They show the type of character you have. And they make the other person feel good. Who doesn’t want to be responsible for adding a little joy to someone’s day?

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Networking in college

Posted on September 11, 2014 by Madison Moore '15.

It seems like everyone is talking about networking lately – and for good reason.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of jobs are found through networking.  The number might be even higher for internship opportunities since many employers create internship positions to help a student gain experience (especially a student they know)

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Making a good first impression, the moment you walk in the door

Posted on August 28, 2014 by Laurie Ward, chief marketing and communications officer.

In my first job out of college, I was the receptionist at a TV station. I answered the phone and greeted visitors.

When the general sales manager was hiring new sales people, he purposely made them wait. They didn’t know it, but it was all part of the interview. As account executives, they would have to make cold calls on businesses. Maybe they would get in to see someone, maybe they wouldn’t. And if they did, they would probably be asked to wait to be fit into someone’s schedule.

Jeff was testing their patience. Did they constantly look at the clock and sigh?

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Founding DelVal’s Ducks Unlimited Chapter

Posted on August 19, 2014 by Kristin Ryerson ’15.

In September of 2012, I worked with Christopher Adams ’13 to start The Delaware Valley University Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. We worked with Delaware Valley College Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Gregory George and Ducks Unlimited Regional Director Joe DeMartino to found the chapter. Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation. Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13 million acres of wetland habitat since 1937, and as a student chapter we were hoping we could help raise money to support their efforts and also help waterfowl populations on the local level. 

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Strategic Planning

Posted on August 5, 2014 by Roy Ortman, strategic plan coordinator.

Someone recently asked me, “You have something to do with the strategic plan, right? What is the strategic plan and why is it important?” Here’s my answer.

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