Top Three Tips for Making the Most Out of Your Campus Visit

October 10, 2023

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From experiencing the campus atmosphere to answering the big questions on your mind, attending an Open House is one of the best ways to make an informed decision on the next steps in your educational journey. At Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship, we understand that your time is valuable – after all, ambition is impatient. We’ve put together our top three tips for making the most out of your campus visit experience so you can worry less about how you’ll reach your goals and start focusing on achieving them.


Get clear on what you want. 

Golisano Institute provides a highly focused learning experience to deliver the most valuable business education in just 24 months. As a student, clearly understanding your motivations for entering the program can help you gain a strong start on the path to success. Part of the Golisano Institute application process asks applicants to detail prior work experience as well as complete an interview with a member of our admissions team. Reflecting on your work experience – specifically what you liked, learned, or were challenged by – can be a valuable jumping-off point when plotting what you want out of a future in business. This allows for thoughtful dialogue during your interview and for you to truly visualize yourself as a student in the Golisano Institute environment.


Seek out faculty who align with your interests.  

Our faculty are renowned academics, business leaders, and entrepreneurs who dedicate 60% of their time to instruction and 40% to mentoring students. Take advantage of your time on campus by reviewing our website’s Your Network section before visiting. Here, you’ll find information on our faculty’s background and areas of expertise and a preview of select speakers and employee partners. Notice any alignments in your interests and utilize the information to spark meaningful conversations with faculty, staff, and students during your visit.  At Golisano Institute, we know you’re only as strong as the network you’ve built – that’s why we set you up with connections that provide valuable insights, lessons, and opportunities in the business world and beyond.


Don’t be afraid to ask questions – it’s why you’re here. 

Experienced business professionals know that making informed decisions is crucial to success in any endeavor. It’s the same when it comes to finding the best fit for your business education. Remember that Open Houses are here for you to gather as much information as possible- and to help you understand how Golisano Institute can prepare you to achieve your career goals. There’s no better time to ask the big questions weighing on your mind. Creating a list of questions before your visit and jotting down any that come up throughout the day is a fantastic way to ensure you’ll leave the Open House feeling confident about your next steps. Whether you’re curious about student services or need further information on financial support options, our team of admissions professionals is here to help.  


There’s still time to register for our upcoming Open House on April 15, 2024, from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at our Rochester campus. Meet our community, tour our dynamic facility, test-drive a course, and more.  

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