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2013 Success Stories

From veterinary school to consulting for Google, see where our most recent graduates are headed and what they had to say about the Keuka experience.

What Computer Should I Get for School?

Windows Macintosh
Processor: Core i3 or better 2.0 GHz or higherOperating System: Windows 7

Monitor / Video Card: LCD 1024 x 768 resolution or higher

Hard Drive: 250 gigabytes or higher

Memory (RAM): 3 gigabytes

Ethernet Card: 10 / 100 Base T Ethernet

Wireless Card: 802.11n recommended (802.11g minimum)

DVD: DVD recordable drive

USB Ports: 3 minimum (ensure they are easily accessible)

Anti-virus: Norton Anti-virus 2010, MacAfee, AVG Professional, etc.

Extended Warranty: Accident insurance highly recommended

Optional, but strongly recommended:

  • USB jump drive (4 gig)
  • External hard drive (160 gigabyte)
  • Surge protector
  • 10’-25’ Ethernet cable
  • Laptop bag
Processor: Core i3 or better 2.0 GHz or higherOperating System: Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion) or higher

Monitor / Video Card: LCD 1024 x 768 resolution or higher with 256 MB video ram

Hard Drive: 250 gigabytes or higher

Memory (RAM): 3 gigabytes

Ethernet Card: For 10 / 100 Base T Ethernet

Wireless Card: 802.11n recommended (802.11g minimum)

DVD: DVD recordable drive

USB Ports: 3 minimum (ensure they are easily accessible)

Anti-virus: Norton Anti-virus 2010, MacAfee, AVG Professional, etc.

Extended Warranty: Accident insurance highly recommended

Optional, but strongly recommended:

  • USB jump drive (4 gig)
  • External hard drive (160 gigabyte)
  • Surge protector
  • 10’-25’ Ethernet cable
  • Laptop bag

Recommended Software

Educational Software Discount – Registering at www.microsoft.com/student with your keuka.edu email address will allow you to purchase Microsoft Office University for $99.99.

This edition includes the following: Word 2010, Excel 2010, Power Point 2010, Outlook 2010, One Note 2010, Publisher 2010, Access 2010. The Mac version (Microsoft Office Mac University 2011) can be purchased with the same suite of products for $99.99.

Refining Your College Search: Major Selection

High school seniors, our last blog discussed tips to help you finish your senior year and begin preparing for college. This time around, our hope is more specifically to help you figure out precisely which colleges to apply to (that’s always the hardest part). One of the most important things that you will need is options. Believe it or not, at least 50% of undergraduates change their majors at least once before graduation (msn.com; psu.edu; purdue.edu). I can attest to that.

 

So how do these options factor into your college selection? Your potential career should have plenty of flexibility, so any college you choose should have several majors that will fit your needs.

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Wrapping Up the Costs of College

Students who are seniors in high school and plan on attending college in the fall, now is that time to, according to Keuka’s Financial Aid Office:

With that in mind, you might be feeling a little lost, or a bit overwhelmed. If you haven’t already visited Keuka’s Financial Aid Page, then now is the time to do so. I researched some online opportunities for finding outside funding, and I also spoke with Keuka’s financial aid director, Jen Bates. Here is what I found:

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My Field Period at Naples Valley Brand Products

Where else do you get to complete an intership every academic school year where you receive three credit hours, gain valuable jeb experience, increase your professional network, explore your interests, and just have a great time? The answer, to you, is probably obvious by now. The field period program is probably one of the first things you heard about Keuka College. Even so, it’s always good to hear even more about how awesome it it.

This January I completed my second field period at Keuka College. I did a visual & verbal art field period designing Facebook content, print publications, and a recipe book for Naples Valley Brand Products. The company is a sole proprietorship that makes delicious, gourmet jams, mustards, spices, and more.

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