Message from Jeff Olsen, Vice President and Dean of Students
Dear Post University Parents and Families,
We are off to an exciting spring semester, and Commencement will be here before we know it. The campus is alive and active, despite being cold outside.
We recently held the first Mr. Eagle Competition, a fundraiser for the Jordan Porco Foundation, and it was a huge success. You will see great pictures and videos on our social channels as well as a blog recapping the event along with more photos here. The students did an outstanding job and raised over $3,000 for charity! There are exciting events and activities happening this term including a Spring Semi-Formal, intramural sports, and our DII athletics. Be sure to ask your student about these events.
As we launch into February, we want to make you aware of some important updates related to campus including a letter from our Sr. Vice President about the pricing structure for Fall 2023, exciting news and introductions from our Center for Career and Professional Development, and other notes of interest. Please read below and here’s to a successful spring semester!
A Letter from Senior Vice President Scott Allen
Dear Post University Parents and Students,
Post University’s Board of Trustees recently approved the college’s comprehensive fee schedule for the 2023-24 academic year. The annual tuition price will increase from $28,250 to $31,075. Please note unlike any of our peers, Post has not implemented a price increase in seven years, and during that time, we have made significant investments in programming, facilities, and the student experience to ensure an extraordinary and personal experience for our students. During the COVID-19 years, we dramatically lowered the tuition because we felt it was the right thing to do as all families were challenged socially, mentally, and economically. Since then, we have also taken significant measures to control costs but given the inflationary environment, we felt the increase was essential.
While this increase will not completely offset the rising costs of the University’s operations, we are committed to remaining an extraordinary value among private colleges and universities in Connecticut. I am mindful that our students and families are affected by our increase, coupled with the overall macroeconomic pressures we all face today. It was in this spirit that we tried to minimize the impact.
To read more of Mr. Allen’s letter, please click here.
2022 1098T FORMS NOW AVAILABLE
Your student should now be able to access their 1098T form for 2022 on the Student Portal. The 1098T form is used when filing federal income tax returns. Please have your student visit https://post.edu/student-services/student-accounts/1098t-tuition-statement-information/ for more information and click on the “1098T Tax Form Access from the Student Portal” link on that page for instructions on how to access/download the form. If there are any questions, please have your student contact the team at 800.660.6615 or visit Torrance Hall.
Meet the Team in the Center for Career and Professional Development
With more than 11 years of experience preparing Post University students for successful and fulfilling careers,Camille Dumont is the Director for the Center for Career and Professional Development. Highly skilled in professional development and relationship management, Dumont previously served as the College to Career Program Chair and as an associate faculty member. She also served as the Interim Director of the First Year Experience (FYE). Dumont is active in various professional organizations, having served as president of the Connecticut Career Counseling & Development Association (CCCDA). She is also a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and the National Career Development Association (NCDA). She earned a Master of Science in Health Services Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.
Career Advisor Linda Schultz has over 20 years of experience working with students, alumni, and clients in all aspects of career development. She obtained a Master of Science in Counseling, Higher Education Specialization and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Connecticut. She is Past-President of the Connecticut Career Counseling & Development Association and won the “Counselor of the Year” award.
With recognition from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Human Resources, Career Advisor Christina Cummings has twenty-five years of experience in working with corporations and not-for-profit organizations as well as in the field of enrollment management with the Archdiocese of Hartford. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Canada’s Concordia University. She is eager to combine her human resources and educational experiences to help students achieve their career goals.
All students are encouraged to visit CCPD in North Hall room 103 to meet with a member of the CCPD team. Here are some easy career steps your student can take now:
- Make an appointment with a member of CCPD to discuss career goals.
- Prepare for spring career fair on April 4 by updating their resume and having it reviewed by the team in CCPD.
- Watch a CCPD webinar. Click here to learn more.
As a Post parent, if your employer might like to post internship opportunities for Post students, please contact CCPD [email protected] for more information.
Coming this spring: Through Handshake, a career exploration software, your student can apply for positions, explore companies and connections, and sign up for career fairs and workshops all in one place. Look for more details coming in March. It will be the go-to resource for jobs, internships, and more.
Center for Academic Success: The Center is a one-stop destination for academic support for all students. Services include academic coaching, tutoring, and the Writing Center – all housed in the Traurig Library. Students can drop in during our regular hours, or they can make an appointment with a peer educator.