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Embrace excellence at these New England private educational institutions

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Boston University Metropolitan College

Career-changing. Life-changing. Game-changing. 


Since 1965, BU’s Metropolitan College (MET) has helped busy, highly motivated adults achieve their personal and professional ambitions. As a pioneer for new programs, pedagogy, and educational technologies, BU MET offers the latest learning tools, rigorous coursework, a diverse learning environment, and access to valuable career networks. In short, they prepare you for the emerging needs of industry. 

Flexible online and on-campus graduate programs ensure school, life, and work balance. Students also benefit from affordable tuition, access to financial assistance, and individualized academic and career advising resources.

BU MET emphasizes practical education — marketable skills and capabilities that can be applied to tech-driven and analytics-enabled roles — and engagement with faculty who offer critical insight from industry experience, hands-on approaches to real challenges, and opportunities to collaborate on research.

U.S. News & World Report ranks BU MET online master’s degrees among the top in the nation, including #3 in Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs, #6 in Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (Excluding MBA), and #8 in Best Online Master’s in Computer Information Technology Programs.

Transform your future with a BU education that works for you. 


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Endicott College

Top professors and internships build the next generation of leaders

What makes Endicott College a special place for so many students? Start with a renowned group of expert faculty. Add undergraduate and flexible graduate programs designed to make you stand out from the pack. And bolster that with a welcoming community that feels like family the minute you set foot on its vibrant campus. Located in Beverly, Massachusetts, Endicott is where visionaries and changemakers come to challenge the norm and gain opportunities to explore and innovate a better world.

Real-world experience and global opportunities are the foundation for launching a promising career, and Endicott has been at the forefront of preparing students for professional careers since its founding in 1939. Over the course of four years, students complete three distinct internships and leave with a degree in one hand and an impressive resume in the other. With more than 50 clubs and organizations from which to choose, there’s camaraderie and community at every turn. Endicott is also a proud NCAA Division III member with 21 varsity athletic teams — and multiple league championships — six club sports, and a thriving intramural scene. 

To learn more, visit ⏐ 978-927-0585

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School of Fashion Design

See yourself at the School of Fashion Design 

Students at the School of Fashion Design (SFD) are recent high school or college graduates, career changers, and retirees. The school has welcomed engineers, scientists, financial professionals, librarians, and more, who have all wanted to pursue their dreams of a fashion education. 

Celebrating 90 years of excellence in fashion design education, SFD is the only educational institution in New England dedicated exclusively to the study of garment design and construction. Students receive a competitive, cutting-edge education in fashion design from distinguished instructors who are masters in their fields. 

SFD invites you to explore and learn in bright and spacious studio classrooms. They offer a full- or part-time course of study toward a two-year Certificate in Fashion Design. Pursue your fashion education at your own pace. They also offer continuing education classes, workshops, and a Pre-College Program in Fashion Design for high school students in grades 9–12. 

Join the School of Fashion Design on April 27, 10 a.m.–noon, during Boston Design Week, for an in-person information session, studio tour, and live demonstrations from their fashion faculty — all free with registration. Check the events page on their website to learn more. 

To learn more, visit ⏐ 617-536-9343

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Stonehill College

Mentoring matters more now: Stonehill College alumni provide personalized professional support

In today’s ever-changing professional landscape, new graduates find knowledge alone isn’t always enough to succeed. The guiding hand of someone experienced is essential. 

Stonehill College students are fortunate in this regard. 

Across all majors at the college, mentors generously give their time. Healthcare management major Meaghan Sydlowski ‘14, an emergency response and preparedness specialist for the International Medical Corps, exemplifies this commitment. During the pandemic, Sydlowski “Zoomed in” from a Los Angeles vaccination clinic to talk with students about supply chain management. “We’re building the plane as it’s flying,” she said of the operation she was helping to manage.

This commitment to reaching back is self-perpetuating, inspiring those who were mentored to become mentors themselves.

“I got my first internship at Goldman Sachs with the help of Michael Desmarais ’88 and Jon Hughes ’07,” said finance major Daniel Doherty ’15 of Citadel Securities in New York. Now, Doherty regularly mentors current students.

The beauty of mentoring is that it is mutually beneficial. By helping others navigate challenges, mentors develop stronger leadership skills. It’s “an exchange of ideas, support, connection, and opportunities,” said finance major Karen Madison ’94, who is now a senior executive biologic sales specialist at the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca.

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