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 LearnSayana Medina-Carrasco '22 >
Major: Studio Art
I came to Framingham State to learn how to be an art therapist because I aspire to help people with mental illness. I have found so many opportunities outside of the classroom that support my passion and goals. One example is my position as an office assistant at the Danforth, an art museum and school run by Framingham State and located within walking distance from campus. In my position I help with the day-to-day operations of the art school, which offers a variety of courses for everyone from early elementary-age children to adults."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 BelongMalik Martin '22 >
Major: Fashion Design & Retailing
I've become a co-chair on the Council for Diversity and Inclusion, worked with specific programming focused on edifying and unifying communities through the Center for Inclusive Excellence, and spoken at a plethora of events – on and off-campus – regarding race relations and how we can build an anti-racist environment. FSU has provided me with space and resources to focus on bringing my visions to tangible manifestations."Read MoreStudent Life Spotlight