RD applicants will know on March 26th at 8:00 EST! You’ll be able to see the decision on your Applicant Status page.
— sarah ‘14
yo you wouldn’t BELIEVE the resources!!
But for real, don’t worry! You won’t just be thrust into the Job Hunt all on your own.
The go-to resource for most students is probably Worklink, a site run by the FWT Office where employers can upload positions which you can then apply to. All online! The FWT Office will even help you with things like resume and cover letter writing! So simple and easy!~
If Worklink don’t cut it, another (arguably bigger) resource is the network you’ll have simply by being a human among humans at Bennington. Whether it’s a Former Employer, Acquaintance, Friend From Home, or Someone’s Dad, most students and teachers know a bunch of people who could hook you up with a job if you’re cool and nice.
That being said, finding a job is still very much a self-driven thing. The resources aren’t going to be of any use if they’re not being used (ha ha ha.) As important as having connections and resources may be, no one is going to get you a job but you.
Don’t Drink and Drive!
<3 Kagan ‘16
Bennington is small but the social life if vast. There are planned events like performances and parties and unplanned events like pillow forts and dancing in the rain.
Here is a link to all the planned events on campus. We have dance and theater performances, music performance (both student run and bands/music groups from off-campus), cool lecture series, and there are always events put on by clubs, for example the BSFP (Bennington Sustainable Food Project) and SWAG (Sexual Wellness Advocacy Group) always have several events per term.
If you’re looking for more of the party scene we have that too.
Keep reading and you will be rewarded with some real Bton knowledge and a gif.
Don’t sweat the word count, just pick your spiffiest paper. Preferably, something where you further an argument (as opposed to compiling research). We’ll read it no matter how long and we won’t judge you for brevity. In fact, that’s often harder.
Gotta update, I made a mistake because the transfer app is different. Take as long as you need, but write as much as you want for the supplement portion and 2 to 3 pages for the plan essay (what’s a question that changed everything?) would be about right. But really take as long as you need.
The process is super easy; you just have to check a box off on your Intent to Enroll form, and gap years are accepted unequivocally.
Even if you’re not 100% sure you want to take a gap year, I would definitely recommend contacting Holly, the counselor in charge of gap year stuff, at email@example.com and just let her know what’s going on. She’ll help you figure it all out.
See you next/nextnext year!
<3 Kagan ‘16
As a junior here at Bennington who has lived in and been involved with the town for a few years now. I feel that I can say that this article was not new news to me. It only highlighted an existing reality whose scope and scale is way beyond heroin. It has been an issue that the town, New England, and rural areas in general have been dealing with for a long time.
That being said, I think this article forces a good conversation for everyone in the area and in the nation about how we address the issue. The efforts of Governor Shumlin and others are bringing much needed attention to this problem and I applaud what he is doing.
To actually answer your well-worded, diplomatic question (thank you), the problem doesn’t really have any affect on life for us on campus. We still go into town to get our groceries, to get coffee at South Street, and to go to trivia night at Ramuntos.
Bennington, VT is, like any other town in America, an incredibly nuanced and complex place. The NYT article does shed light on the lives of an unfortunately under-served portion of the Bennington community, and it’s something that is now being discussed in a much larger dialogue - something positive that the article does for our town. To your question, though, as a student it is something that we are aware of, but it doesn’t affect our day to day life, our education, or the tight-knit community we belong to on-campus.
Submission is so stigmatized by our ultra-progressive culture. Submit! Submit! Um, anyway, when it comes to your portfolio the answer is always yes — it shows us you’re enthused. We aren’t going to look down on the little something extra you give us. I can’t guarantee we’ll be able to read it, but why not throw it in there! Having said that, please don’t write the main stuff in a language we won’t be able to read. Do whatever you want with your extra stuff.
Wherever you go, you bring you with you. You are the constant.
We attempt to answer this difficult question (who are we?) here