Wentworth Institute of Technology

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Kizmet, Jul 4, 2015.

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  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Some people might remember that this is my alma mater so I'm just getting that full-disclosure thing out of the way. I wanted to point out that while Wemtworth is predominently a B&M school they do have three online Masters degree programs, Construction Management, Facilities Management and Technology Management.

    Academics : Wentworth Institute of Technology
     
  2. Afterhours

    Afterhours Member

    Wentworth is highly respected! My older sister graduated from Simmons and married a Wentworth man. Predictably, he is a brainy engineer and she is a brainy Social Worker.

    Your information should be helpful to many!
     
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    People who don't know that much about Boston don't realize just how many colleges there are in the city. As you mentioned, Simmons is just down the street from Wentworth but you have to pass a few on the way. The easiest to spot is Northeastern but there's also Harvard Medical School, and Emerson and Suffolk, Boston Architectural and Boston Art, the Pharmacy school, the Conservatory, Berklee, Wheelock and the monstrous Boston University and the list goes on and on. There are so many smart people jammed into such a small city that the net effect is that being above average is just average and having a PhD is nothing unusual or special.
     
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  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    "Well, that's the news from Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."
     
  5. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member

    Channeling your inner Garrison Keillor.
     
  6. Afterhours

    Afterhours Member

    Love Garrison, but Kismet is not overstating this fact one bit.
     
  7. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Me? Exaggerate? :sly::yes(1):
     
  8. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Oh, I wasn't disagreeing. D.C. is similar, where Master's degrees are more or less expected, JDs are completely unremarkable, and even PhDs don't get much attention.
     
  9. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    In one way Boston is like Cape Cod. The flavor of the area is at least somewhat dependent on the time of year you visit. Boston in the summer is relatively quiet, nice little city. Traffic is not horrible, parking is not horrible, you can walk right in to most restaurants, etc. And then at the end of each summer the students arrive. Thousands and thousands of students arrive and the character of the city changes. Everything is more crowded, faster paced and more "urgent." The average age for the city probably drops 20 years and any associated activities become more prominent. The Cape is just the opposite. Quiet during most of the year and then packed with "summer complaints" during the hot months. I still find the shift to be fun but at the same time, I don't actually live in the city anymore.
     

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