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50 Reasons We Love WJC

In honor of our 50th year, we’ve put together a list of 50 reasons we love William James College (in no particular order)!

Standing Up to Jewish Hate: Rabbi Ron Fish Engages WJC Community in an Essential Conversation about Antisemitism

While the prevalence of antisemitism on college campuses across the country has snapped into sharp focus in recent months, it’s an issue that’s been present for far longer. In an effort to place education about and understanding of Jewish life and culture at the forefront of this essential dialogue,...

8 Reasons to Take a Gap Year with William James College

The Behavioral Health Service Corps at William James College is a year-long, paid, service-learning opportunity. If you are considering taking a gap year after your undergraduate program or are looking for a career change, the BHSC might be the perfect program for you.

The Power of Listening: William James College Convenes Community Conversation During Human Trafficking Awareness Month

On January 22, 2024, a lunchtime Q&A convened on campus with a panel of frontline experts (hosted by the Counseling and Behavioral Health Department and the Human Trafficking Community Research Hub (HTCRB), moderated by Paola M. Contreras, PsyD, Associate Professor, Counseling and Behavioral Health Department....

William James College Partners with the Newton Food Pantry to Fight Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is on the rise around the country and across the Commonwealth, even on college campuses. According to recent studies almost 25% of college students in the US have experienced hunger which can have a long-term impact on their physical and mental health. A new campus-based food pantry,...

An Evolving Educational Landscape: Transformative Social Emotional Learning (T-SEL) Takes Root at William James College

The importance of social-emotional skills has garnered widespread attention over the past three decades. From developing empathy for others to employing problem-solving skills, they allow individuals to manage emotions and build healthy relationships. Since the advent of Social Emotional Learning (SEL)...

7 Tips to Help You Nail Your Grad School Interview

When applying to graduate school, you probably have questions about what to expect from the admission and interview process. Our Admissions Team put together seven tips to help you best prepare for your graduate school interview.

On Daring to Dream: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Six decades ago, in August of 1963, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) delivered what would become an iconic speech before a crowd of 250,000 gathered for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the largest gathering for civil rights of its time. “I have a dream,” King declared—a...

Our Funders Make a Difference: The Impact of Scholarships

Learn about our grant recipients: Health Resources and Services Administration Grant Recipient Barrington Latham; Heart Foundations Grant Recipient Edsel Cadet; and Mass General Brigham Grant Recipient Evelyn Monks.

Gathering for Growth: On-Campus Residency for the Leadership Psychology Program

Our PsyD in Leadership Psychology program is designed for the working professional and attracts students from across the country. These students impact many different industries and collectively help influence nearly every aspect of how an organization runs. While students learn online for most of their...


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