10 Questions to Ask When Attending a College Open House Event

Undergraduate Programs

Brochures and websites can’t capture the full story and the authentic experience of a college campus. For that, you need to visit the campus in person and attend an open house event.

At Green Mountain College, we believe it's invaluable for each student to discover what makes the GMC community so special. That's why we're hosting a Fall Open House event on Saturday, November 10.

We hope you'll be able to join us!  And, we encourage you to consider attending open houses at every college you are considering, so when you do choose where to enroll (and we are truly hoping it is GMC!) you'll feel confident in your decision.  Wherever you decide to attend,  keep reading for a list of questions to ask to ensure you get the most out of your visit.

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Sierra Magazine Ranks GMC as Top "Cool School" for 2018

Undergraduate Programs

Green Mountain College has been rated the #1 "Cool School by Sierra magazine, the official publication of The Sierra Club.   Sierra magazine’s annual “Cool Schools” list recognizes colleges and universities that are creating tangible change in all categories of “greenness”—from what is served in dining halls, to what is taught in lecture halls, to what is powering the dorms. This year, Sierra rated 269 institutions in 19 categories and GMC shared the top score with University of California Irvine. This was the ninth consecutive year that GMC finished among the top 15 on Sierra’s list.

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5 Green Industries for Sustainability-Conscious College Grads

Undergraduate Programs
Climate change, water scarcity, pesticides, food insecurity, animal welfare concerns — organizations of all kinds continue to increase their awareness on issues such as these. And as a wide variety of organizations seek to implement more sustainable practices into their business methodologies, a new market of jobs continues to rise: the green job sector.

At Green Mountain College, we use our sustainability-focused education and our dedication to authentic sustainability to prepare uniquely qualified graduates to step into various sustainability-related professional fields like the five we list below.

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How an Interest in Video Production, Ice Sailing, and Environmental Activism Fit Into Annie's Decision to Attend GMC

Student Stories, Undergraduate Programs

Annie Tuthill ’17, from Jamestown, R.I., was an Environmental Studies major with a concentration in Communications.

Annie consistently had an interest in both ice sailing and video production, and she was able to tell us a little bit about how her interest in environmental responsibility inspired her to attend Green Mountain College and helped her to join a community of women in sustainability.

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"Words Make Worlds:" From GMC's English & Writing Program to a Job at a Leading Publishing House in Sustainable Living

Student Stories, Undergraduate Programs

Tim Halteman loves words.

Tim, a GMC alum from Pennsylvania, describes himself as “somebody who has always been emotionally carried away by books and writing.”

Here's a look into one alum's love of writing and where that love of writing took him while (and after!) his time at Green Mountain College where he engaged in a sustainability-focused education.

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Why Sustainability-Related Bachelor’s Degrees Lead to Valuable Career Paths

Alternative Learning, Undergraduate Programs

What does it actually look like to achieve sustainability — environmentally, socially, and economically?

In reality, this is a rather complex question to answer because it requires an in-depth understanding of all spheres of sustainability, as well as the ability and desire to embrace real change both in academics and in the workforce.

But if you’re considering pursuing an undergraduate degree in a sustainability-focused field, here’s how Green Mountain College can give you a competitive advantage in a variety of professional spheres.

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Integrating the Study of Energy and Design: GMC’s Renewable Energy and Ecological Design Major

Renewable Energy & Ecological Design (REED), Undergraduate Programs

As our society’s priorities regarding sustainability continue to evolve, researchers, architects, designers, and builders are looking at energy, the built environment, and resource usage in new ways.  

The demand for renewable energies, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, and less intensive resource usage continues to increase the demand for graduates prepared to thrive in one of the fastest growing career sectors: the green economy.

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Animal Conservation & Care — A Growing and Caring Field of Study

Student Stories, Undergraduate Programs

Are you concerned with animal welfare?

Are you interested in the exploration of human and nonhuman interactions?

Do you see yourself working in a career that responds to human-wildlife conflicts?

If you’re concerned with advocating for humankind to have a positive influence on animal populations and individuals, you should consider pursuing an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that focuses on exposing students to different perspectives, including sustainable agriculture, captive animal care, philosophy, biology, natural resource management, policy, and law.

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Understanding GMC’s Wilderness & Outdoor Therapy Program

Student Stories, Undergraduate Programs

People born from 1982 to 2002 (also referred to as Millennials) are unlike the generation that came before them — for instance, research overwhelmingly suggests that their professional priorities lie in more areas than salary and title. While elements like salary and prestige are attractive, Millennials typically want a job and an education that fulfills them in more ways than just financially.

A survey conducted by Capital One in May 2017 found that young, aspiring professionals believe a career that aligns with their personal values is more appealing than working in a lucrative position — a position that doesn’t bring them self-satisfaction. More and more young adults “want to have an immediate impact on the world,” and because of this, they look for undergraduate programs that align with their passions and that will lead them on a personally gratifying path.

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Why Interdisciplinary Hands-On Learning Experiences Are Valuable for Future Leaders in Sustainability

Alternative Learning, Undergraduate Programs

As a future college student, you are searching for the perfect fit — that unique college or university which will offer you an unmatched educational experience and a leg up in the professional world upon graduation. At Green Mountain College (GMC), we are pioneering the future of college education by incorporating sustainability practice and theory into a hands-on, interdisciplinary learning environment.

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SUBSCRIBE TO SUSTAINABILITY BY DEGREE

FIRST IN SUSTAINABILITY

For more than 20 years, Green Mountain College has been focused on environmental, social and economic sustainability. Our curriculum is rated #1 in the nation, and we’ve been recognized for our leadership in sustainability more than any other college in the country. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, with proven success teaching and mentoring GMC students to take on the great challenges of these times. 97% of our graduates are employed, in graduate school or otherwise gainfully engaged.

If you too want to learn how to do well by doing good, GMC is the place to be.