ADMISSIONS BLOG

Dual Enrollment

By Matt Sheeley | October 4, 2018

College in High School: Dual Enrollment and Advance to College The 21st century has seen quite the spike in education over the last decade. A college degree is the new high school diploma, and more and more students are going after a Master’s degree. Many colleges all over the country have taken part in the…

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Maranatha’s Community Breakfast Series

By Matt Sheeley | September 18, 2018

Last Thursday morning, Maranatha’s Dining Room was filled with students, staff, faculty members, and members of the local community to learn more about the state of Wisconsin’s economic marketing efforts. Tricia Braun, COO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, presented “In Wisconsin”; an effort to “Think-Make-Happen” in Wisconsin; focused on recruiting industry and workforce to…

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6 Tips to a Successful Freshman Year

By Matt Sheeley | August 30, 2018

We are almost done with our first week of classes here at Maranatha. What a week it has been! We have enjoyed special revival services with Mike and Mark Herbster, we have welcomed our freshman with copious amounts of syllabi, and we have seen campus get back to “normal” for the school year. Many freshman…

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JumpStart: What You Need to Know

By Matt Sheeley | August 22, 2018

This weekend at Maranatha, we have what we call JumpStart weekend. The weekend basically is as it sounds: giving freshman students a “jump start” into their first year of college. To do that, we do quite a few things over the course of a couple of days. Here is a quick overview of JumpStart weekend so…

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Preseason is Here

By Matt Sheeley | August 14, 2018

The two-week preseason for men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball starts today for the Maranatha teams! This is a favorite time for many students who commit to being fall athletes. I talked to several of the head coaches of the teams and the athletic director of MBU to get…

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Experience Training Through Maranatha

By Matt Sheeley | July 10, 2018

It seems like more and more people are encouraging travel and experience as part of education. We’ve discussed the benefits and dangers of doing this travel in the format of what is called a gap year, but what about during school? If you read the gap year article, I hope you realized that the travel…

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Five Tips for a Successful College Experience

By Matt Sheeley | July 5, 2018

There is a movement in our generation right now that is trying to discredit the value of a college education. This movement tells students that higher education is not worth the money or that going to college will automatically cripple your financial future. Although debt is a definite problem for our generation and is no joke, is college…

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3 Reasons to Consider an Internship

By Matt Sheeley | June 27, 2018

What do Apple’s Steve Jobs, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, NFL’s Roger Goodell, Hollywood’s Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, Talk Show’s Oprah Winfrey, and Boeing’s Dennis Muilenburg have in common? Aside from being known as prominent leaders in our society, all of these people at some point or another participated in an internship program to further their…

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Common Financial Aid Questions

By Matt Sheeley | June 20, 2018

Finances are such a massive part of going to college. People often question how they can pay for college, how can they get help in regard to finances, or just where to even start. There are several common questions that I have been asked regarding finances that I thought I would share with you today.…

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Taking a Gap Year?

By Matt Sheeley | June 11, 2018

“I’m going to take a year off to work.” This is a pretty frequent answer one will get when asking high school students what their plans are for college. This “gap year” as it has been called, is something our generation of American students are doing more frequently, and something European students have done more…

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