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School Spotlight: Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Emily Toffelmire

Written by Emily Toffelmireon June 8th, 2020

I came to College Coach after working for many years in college admissions and high school counseling. As a school counselor, I assisted students in the college application process and wrote hundreds of letters of recommendation, while also helping them and their families cope with any emotional, social, and academic concerns throughout the year. I transitioned from the high school setting to the admissions office when I joined the University of Southern California as an assistant director, reading freshmen and transfer applications and collaborating on admission decisions for over 150 majors, including the liberal arts, engineering, business, cinema, and the fine and performing arts. I subsequently took on the role of senior assistant director in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, where I coordinated the division's Mork, Stamps, Trustee, Presidential and Dean's merit scholarship selection process, as well as recruitment publications and outreach, and traveled everywhere from Honolulu to Miami presenting to and interviewing hundreds of applicants each year.
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There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school! School Spotlight: Missouri University of Science and Technology  Rolla, MO Lots of students (and their parents!) worry about employability after college. How quickly will new graduates find that first job, and how long will it take them to pay back student loans? At Missouri S&T, the average starting salary for new graduates is nearly $67,300, and thanks to the university’s co-op and internship program, it’s easy for students to gain hands-on experience and make important on-the-job contacts before graduation. Missouri S&T is nationally known for its strengths in engineering and science. Approximately 6,460 undergrads can choose from 16 accredited engineering programs, including aerospace, ceramic, and nuclear engineering. And for students looking to take on the additional challenge of team and project work, the university features 19 student design teams that travel the country to compete in contests. Imagine joining the rocket design team, the human-powered vehicle group, or the solar house group! Fun fact: even the humanities courses at Missouri S&T include a healthy dose of science and innovation. Students can fulfill some of their general education requirements by taking “Mining Industry Economics” or “History of Technology.” Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of Missouri University of Science and Technology Getting the Most Out of a College Visit


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