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

What you need to know about the 2017-2018 FAFSA

Posted by Jamie Grant on 4/6/17 9:59 AM

With spring semester flying by and summer quickly approaching, you have a dozen things on your mind. Where will you go on vacation? Who will you hang out with? Will you get a summer job? With so much to plan, the upcoming fall semester is probably the last thing you want on your mind.

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Topics: FInancial Aid

4 ways Silver Lake College makes the transfer process easy for students at all levels

Posted by Jamie Grant on 3/30/17 7:30 AM

The decision to transfer to a different university is an important one. No matter what your reasons are for changing schools, you’ll be encouraged to know that transferring to Silver Lake College is easier than you might think.

To help you along in the application process, we’ve come up with four ways we make the application process easy if you want to transfer to Silver Lake College!

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Topics: Transfer/Accelerated Degree

Work-study vs. work college: What’s the difference?

Posted by Jamie Grant on 3/23/17 12:38 PM

It’s hard not to think about the high cost of tuition and wonder how you’re going to pay for college. The financial aid process can be dizzying with its grants, scholarships, private loans, part-time employment and awards — the list seems endless.

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Topics: Work College

Thoughts and advice for new college students from Silver Lake College students

Posted by Jamie Grant on 3/16/17 7:30 AM

Silver Lake College is an academic institution dedicated to providing a sense of academic excellence and Franciscan values to its students. But for many students, Silver Lake College is much more than just an academic institution and is more like a home, a community, and a place where students can exceed and grow to the best of their abilities.

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Topics: College Life

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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