That time of year has already come that all high school seniors wait for. The time when high school seniors get a letter saying, “CONGRATULATIONS you have been accepted to our school” or “We are sorry to inform you that you have not been accepted but try again next year.” For those of you who have gotten the “CONGRATULATIONS,” especially from Wentworth, congratulations. These students had the opportunity to come to either one of two Accepted Students Days. During these days prospective families got to see the campus, talk with different departments, and find out how the school is run. One of these sessions was a department info session for families and another was a student panel that prospective students were able to attend. Each session offered guests the opportunity to ask any questions.
For the first Accepted Student Day panel, April 5, I was on one of the Student Panels, in Blount Auditorium. If you were there I was the one farthest on the left. Here are some of the questions that were asked.
Q. How is the food?
A. Good, our cafeteria was just remodeled.
Q. Are there places nearby to get supplies for classes?
A. Yes, also keep in mind if you need supplies for a project you are not the only one so there will have to be somewhere to get them. There is one art store near Fenway and another near the Symphony, for example.
Q. Are there things to do on the weekends on campus?
A. Yes, there is always something going on.
Q. Do students stay on campus on the weekends?
A. Yes, some do go home too. I would recommend staying on campus. I am a commuter and my first year I did not come to campus at all on the weekends. I regret that. It is a great to time to hang out with friends and make new ones and there is always something going on here on the weekends. My second year I came here every weekend.
After the panel I went over to Watson Auditorium with those students who were interested in Computer Science and Computer Networking, to meet up with their parents, and attend an info session and panel on the majors. There I was on another panel, with a few staff members of the department, professors, and fellow classmates. Here are some or the questions that were asked.
Q. What is the difference between Computer Science and Computer Networking?
A. Computer Science involves more programing and math. Computer Networking involves making networks work together.
Q. Can you double major?
A. No, the only real way to, is to stay here more than four years, as you need to finish the first, before the second. We do have new minors that are starting in the fall, Applied Math, Bioinformatics, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Digital Humanities, Electrical Engineering, and Physics.
Q. Are there designated floors in the dorm buildings for each major?
A. There is starting to be some. The Housing Department will be able to tell you more.
For the second Accepted Students Day on April 8th, I was only on the Computer Science/Networking panel.
It was great to see so many new faces, asking so many great questions! If you have any questions about Wentworth please feel free to comment on this post and good luck to everyone!