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Reflections from the Ivy League: Winding down the Semester

Hello, Chatfield! It’s been a whirlwind first semester here at Penn, and I’m excited to update my Chatfield family as to the goings on in my first semester. The fall term wraps up in less than a month, and I’m already pushing deadlines to finish up my coursework so that I can return home for…

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Employment Assurance

By Roger Courts, Faculty Member Last month, my colleague John Penrose, wrote a blog article about the value of an education.  I want to extend that thought by sharing how a college degree provides another form of education value that I like to call “employment assurance”. To me, employment assurance is the result of building…

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Thank You to Our Veterans… Now How Can Chatfield Help You?

Veteran’s Day, observed on November 11, is a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Many have lost their lives to allow us to the freedom we enjoy on a daily basis and as this day approaches, we honor those in…

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Counselor’s Corner; College Visits- Seeing Beyond What the Website Tells You

With the holiday season around the corner, most have their minds on family and celebration, but in our line of work, it is a different type of celebration season.  For Chatfield, it is the time of the season to begin showcasing our newest facility.  The newly opened Over-The-Rhine campus is having its first-ever Open House…

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The Benefits of Connecting With Your College via Social Media

You’ve done it! You’ve been accepted into college, toured the campus, purchased your books, memorized your schedule, but there’s one thing you still haven’t done… connected with your college on social media! Why is this important, or even necessary? Research shows that colleges are using social media platforms increasingly to communicate with students. Even college…

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What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?

Whether you are sitting in a sophomore high school class or working a dead end job in the labor force, college may be on your mind, and for good reason. US News and World Report says those with an Associates degree can earn $400-700 thousand more dollars in their lifetime than their high school diploma…

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Reflections from The Ivy League- Chatfield Grad Martin Smith On His Transition to the University of Penn

Has it already been five months since graduation? Where has the time gone? Indeed, it seems forever ago that I graduated from our beloved Chatfield College, yet here I sit, in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Things have been a whirlwind since I left home, but the things I…

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Counselors Corner; Is There Value in a College Degree?

It seems every summer we read news article questioning the “value” of a college education.  Do young people (and adults) need to go to college? Is the investment worth it?  The answer is simply, yes!  If as a guidance counselor, you are having a hard time convincing students, or more importantly, their stubborn parents, that…

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Invest in Your Dream At Chatfield

With national student debt racking up and unemployment rates sky rocketing, who has the money to go to college? In fact, research shows that now is the best time to earn your degree. In an article by CNN, Andreas Schleicher, the education directorate of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, shares “Probably in these times,…

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You Belong at Chatfield

Does going back to college seem like an impossible feat, something you could only dream about? Did you just graduate high school and decide you aren’t smart enough for college? Do you feel like you are out of options and have no where to turn? If you are guilty of thinking these thoughts, you are…

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