Bringing It Home – The Saint Rose Blog

Author: Allison Villeneuve

Hello! My name is Allison Villeneuve and I am going into my final year in the College Student Services Administration MS Ed. program. Since visiting Saint Rose as a high school junior, I had long aspired to eventually end up studying here – and my time as a Saint Rose grad student has been an outstanding experience. When I am not doing graduate homework, I enjoy reading, drinking coffee, listening to folk music, running, and crafting anything and everything! I absolutely love being a student and look forward to sharing about my experiences.

Shuffling Through Stacks of Graduate School History

Two and a half years ago, year 2013 seemed impossibly far away.  Graduation seemed to be a nearly unattainable feat.  I am now counting down the dwindling number of days to what will be one of the proudest days of my life so far. Today I stumbled across my Saint Rose graduate school acceptance letter.  I was cleaning out my…

Pre-Graduation Shock + Transition Theory = Figuring It All Out!

If you work in the field of Higher Ed or have ever transferred from one college to another, you are probably familiar with the term ‘transfer shock’.  Transfer shock refers to the uncertainty, anxiety, and challenges experienced while transitioning from an environment you’ve grown comfortable and successful in to an environment you must suddenly adjust to all over again.  I…

Internships! What To “Do” To Be Your Best Self As An Intern

As we say at the Career Center, internships can be similar to a long-term interview, whether your internship is a requirement for your academic program or something you have elected to do to gain experience.  Courtesy, promptness, professionalism, and work ethic are important qualities to exude on a daily basis from start to finish.   As a current student now well-versed…

A Day of Saint Rose Appreciation: Accepted Students Day and Honors Convocation

I got to experience two exciting events at The College of Saint Rose this past Saturday, March 23rd.  The first part of the day was Accepted Students Day (talked about from a tour guide perspective last year by another blogger), and the second part was Honors Convocation. Saturday Morning Accepted Students Day is a day for students who have been admitted to…

A Reflection on Being Open and Saying “Yes”– Most of the Time

  Whether I have done it intentionally or not, upon reflection I feel very proud of my ability to continue my new year’s resolution beyond the first week of the new year.  As you may recall reading, my new year’s resolution boiled down to just one word: “Open”.  My definition of open has been to say yes to normally intimidating activities,…