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What can I do with my bachelor of science degree? A look at SLC's Mathematics, Biology and IT programs

Posted by Amy Hanson on 6/16/17 12:00 PM

Graduates of Silver Lake College are well prepared for the workplace through an integrated liberal arts curriculum that enhances their major and minor studies with foundational career skills like communication, group dynamics, critical thinking and problem solving. SLC’s focus on community ensures that students have the knowledge, tools and support to build a strong academic foundation and a pathway to success. Students in every degree program at Silver Lake College have many opportunities for educational enhancement through co-curricular activities and student life activities.

Note: Are you interested in learning more about the work college opportunity at Silver Lake College — SLC Works? Visit our website and learn what SLC Works is all about!

Here’s a sampling of three of Silver Lake College’s degrees along with what graduates can do with those degrees.

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Topics: Arts & Sciences

Silver Lake College and College Possible set students up for success

Posted by Jamie Grant on 6/8/17 4:30 PM

Silver Lake College is an academic institution dedicated to providing a sense of academic excellence and Franciscan values to its students. For many students, earning a college degree is a far-fetched goal, but College Possible has partnered with Silver Lake College to provide students the means they need in order to achieve their academic and career goals.

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Topics: Vision/Mission/Values

How and why Silver Lake College developed the new LOD graduate program

Posted by Dr. James Begotka on 6/1/17 8:07 AM

Silver Lake College is excited to launch the new Leadership and Organizational Development (LOD) program in the fall. This graduate-level program will provide students with the training and education required to meet the rapidly growing demand for leaders in organizations across Wisconsin and the nation.

We’re answering three common questions you may have about this new program. Read on to discover how Silver Lake College developed the new Leadership and Organizational Development graduate program – and why a Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development could benefit your career!

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Topics: Business & Leadership

3 current trends for nurses in Wisconsin

Posted by Brianna Neuser on 5/25/17 7:30 AM

The health care industry is in a constant state of change, and the nursing field is at risk of flatlining. The demand for medical care is rising, hospitals around the country are desperate for nurses, and Wisconsin is no exception.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job outlook for Registered Nurses from 2014-24 will grow 16 percent, a much faster rate than average. Here in Wisconsin, we’re without a doubt facing an unprecedented shortage of registered nurses. Baby boomers are quickly approaching retirement and aging nurses are leaving the field in droves.

There’s a silver lining to this news, however, if you’re considering pursuing a nursing degree. Simply put, there’s no better time than now to enter this exciting field. Read on to see just how positive the outlook is for nurses with bachelor’s degrees in the next 10 years!

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Topics: Nursing

4 reasons to consider a degree in actuarial science

Posted by Jamie Grant on 5/18/17 7:30 AM

Actuarial science — it sounds like a handful, but what is it exactly? Not to be confused with mathematics or accounting, a degree in actuarial science teaches you to assess risk by leveraging statistics and analytics. Actuaries need to have a solid grasp of mathematics, but also need to develop an understanding of the business world and the complexities of human behavior. Actuaries use these skills to help companies, private corporations, and even the government make crucial decisions about how to manage risk.

So what do actuaries actually do? Well, actuaries are instrumental in industries like insurance, where the entire business is built on an understanding of risk. Actuaries are tasked with helping businesses understand the likelihood of future events, how to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events — and how to minimize the impact if they do occur. Their work is instrumental in decision-making and long-term planning, making them indispensable members of management teams in every industry.

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Topics: Arts & Sciences

Attention aspiring SLC students! You’re invited to our Campus Preview Day

Posted by Jamie Grant on 5/11/17 7:30 AM

Nestled in the beautiful little city of Manitowoc, Wisconsin is Silver Lake College, a Catholic university known for empowering students through quality liberal arts education and professional preparation.

Silver Lake College offers more than 21 academic degrees for all types of students: Students hoping to work while in school (see Silver Lake College’s Work College Model: SLC Works), transfer students, graduate students, and students looking to finish their four-year degrees in an accelerated format.

If you’re a current high school student or a prospective transfer student — or even if you’re just considering higher education — Silver Lake College’s upcoming Campus Preview Day on Saturday, May 20 is a good opportunity for you!

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Topics: College Visits/Events

Focusing on Silver Lake College's Franciscan Vision

Posted by Sr. Marie-Kolbe Zamora, S.T.D. on 5/4/17 7:41 AM


At Silver Lake College, we strive to instill in our students a sense of compassion and respect for all people, modeled on the life experience of St. Francis of Assisi. Our Franciscan mission and vision are founded on the St. Francis’ experience of faith, universal communion and the importance of empathy in every context. Our Franciscan commitment to the Gospel calls us to celebrate each student’s unique background.

If you’re considering attending SLC, it’s important that we share with you the Franciscan vision that animates all we do.

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Topics: Vision/Mission/Values

4 Reasons SLC Works Can Help You Find a Job Post-Grad

Posted by Jamie Grant on 4/27/17 7:30 AM

In today’s job market, finding work after college isn’t always easy. In fact, it can be a major source of stress for college seniors. Between finishing up major projects, studying for final exams, and planning for graduation, job hunting can seem like a herculean task.

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Topics: Work College

Breaking the Diversity Myth of Small Private Colleges in Wisconsin

Posted by Jamie Grant on 4/20/17 7:30 AM

“Diversity” isn’t the first word most people think of when they hear about small private colleges in Wisconsin, but Silver Lake College is striving to break the stereotype of homogeneity on private college campuses.

At Silver Lake College, we intentionally seek out diversity as part of our Franciscan heritage and our mission. We believe that diversity is integral to the educational and developmental experience of our entire community.

Note: Are you interested in learning more about what it means to attend a work college? Check out our website and learn more about SLC’s work college program — SLC Works.

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Topics: College Life

8 accelerated degrees to complete your bachelor's at Silver Lake College

Posted by Jamie Grant on 4/13/17 9:41 AM

You’ve been told a million times about the value of a college degree. It can open doors to new careers, make you eligible for management-level positions, tap into your potential for increased lifetime earnings…. We’re not here to dispute the value of a college education, but rather to point out that not all of us have the luxury of taking on a full-time course load to obtain that degree.

You’ve probably already realized this. You’re likely looking for a fresh and innovative take on higher education — for an option that will allow you to expedite your degree but allow you the flexibility to maintain a career and your other commitments. This is why Silver Lake College offers a variety of accelerated degree programs, specifically designed to help working students achieve academic and professional success.

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Topics: Transfer/Accelerated Degree

About This Blog

Deciding where, when and by what means to go to college can be a difficult decision process. We want to help! The Silver Lake Blog is intended to be a resource as you navigate these choices, from what type of school to choose to how to finance your education. Watch this space for helpful tips. 


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