Marissa Nelson, Senior, Architecture, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Lacrosse
Being a senior does not really sink in until your last semester. As other students start to pick classes for the coming semesters, it hits you. Starting to think of what to do post-graduate can be daunting, but you have to start somewhere.
For me as an architecture student, it was an easy decision in deciding to stay at WIT for my graduate degree. Having the opportunity to continue on into the condensed program on a fast track is a huge perk to finishing my undergraduate degree. Being a one-year track, whereas at any other university it can be anywhere from 2-4 years, this was not a hard decision, not to mention the praise that firms give the program. Though the process for staying as a graduate is somewhat different than an undergraduate, there are steps provided that lay out what to do, and there is always someone to ask.
Some of my fellow classmates have taken a different path of which include, starting at firms (locally and not locally), while others have taken unconventional routes with starting jobs in different fields (i.e. project management), or even continuing into a master’s program that isn’t necessarily in their field. For instance, a teammate of mine graduated with her degree in interior design here at WIT, then decided to stay for 2 more years, while perusing her master’s degree in architecture. Though she did her undergraduate degree here at Wentworth, since it was in interior design, that qualifies her for the 2-year track. Meanwhile, if she were to attend another university, it might change to upwards of 3 years.
Being flexible and accommodating to its students’ needs, Wentworth works within majors and different groups to helps students peruse different career interests in a shorter amount of time. This is one of the benefits with completing a bachelor’s degree at WIT.
Whether you are continuing to a master’s program or starting a job, Wentworth is here to provide help in doing so. There are a number to people within the Co-Op and Careers department along with each major’s department to help in this process. Once you start to speak with them, the decision of what to do after graduation become that much easier!