Success starts with making learning interesting. Here new ideas and discoveries are a daily occurrence. Classes are not just about listening. Discussing, watching, thinking, being in the thick of the action are big parts of our learning experience. Your ideas and opinions are valued. Subjects become much easier to remember, and getting a 360-degree perspective of other people’s views gives you new insight. You find yourself that much more able to problem-solve. Pretty soon you notice your “I got this” attitude growing by leaps and bounds. Yeah... “you got this!”
Knowledge plus experience; that’s what gets you hired and on the road to success. We build that into our academics so that you get professional training as part of your major. Internships, field studies, and on-the-job training are all options available for you to combine in ways that are best for you. The best thing is we’re right in the heart of the MetroWest corridor, between Boston and Worcester, which is teeming with opportunities to get real-world experience. And when it comes to getting your foot in the door, we’ve got your back. We’ll help you with tools, resources, and professional connections.
My Way to Work and LearnRachael Duffy '19 >
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is an incredible organization that funds internships in chemistry, biology, biotech and other life sciences. They financed the internship at CreaGen Biosciences, a small company in Woburn. I was surprised at how much responsibility I was given there. They immediately included me in their exciting projects, and on day one I started performing reactions in the lab toward the synthesis of cancer-fighting molecules. It was refreshing to see that what I had been learning in my Organic Chemistry lectures and labs was exceptionally applicable to the work I was asked to do at the company."Read MoreInternship Spotlight
You expect professors to know their stuff, to be scholars who are constantly acquiring and defining new areas of knowledge. FSU professors do just that. But it's not everywhere that professors are also masters in the classroom who know how to make subject matter interesting, and, more importantly, who take an interest in you. Ask our students and they'll tell you that FSU professors get to know you, challenge you to be your best, and are committed to helping you find your way to success.
My Way to Lay Down the LawDr. Christopher McCarthy-Latimer >
Chair, Political Science Department
I launched Moot Court in the fall of 2014. Students who sign up for it take part in a competition at Fitchburg State University against students from other universities in the Northeast. Unlike in law school, students are provided with a limited number of cases, usually 15 or 16, that everyone uses. There are two constitutional issues that teams have to wrestle with and then respond to questions from a judge. Being able to think and answer questions on your feet is a very valuable skill for just about any profession. It’s also a good way to meet students at other universities. I enjoy when our students go up against students from schools like Princeton or Northeastern because they realize, 'Hey, they’re just like us.'"Read MoreFaculty Spotlight
At FSU you are part of a community that is culturally and socially active. When things are going on in the world, we like to discuss them - respectfully. We celebrate the good and look for solutions to the challenges. That means that there are lots of opportunities to get involved in issues that are close to your heart. Facing issues and being civically engaged increases your understanding and adaptability - two big components of success. And there is always something going on from a cultural perspective - concerts, sports, clubs, theater, trips into Boston, and so much more.
Student Life Spotlight
My Way to BelongKiara Davis '20 >
Coming into a new school as a transfer student is always difficult in terms of getting settled into the new campus' culture. Here at Framingham State, I found that this problem did not exist for me. My current roles on campus have provided me with an sense of belonging. I am currently a student employee of the Career Services and Employer Relations office, which assists students with everything from finding jobs and internships, to preparing resumès and holding mock interviews. I am also a RAMS Academic Strategy Mentor, helping new incoming freshmen get equipped for the college experience in such a way as to promote their overall academic success here at Framingham State."Read MoreStudent Life Spotlight