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Second-Year: Reflection

The Westfield State Experience

Explore the possibilities for your future with individualized guidance to help you align goals, aspirations and careers with curricular and extracurricular activities.


Having a hard time selecting a major? Declared a major, but not sure if it's right for you? Not sure which majors and extracurricular activities prepare you for which careers?  The second year is a great time to reflect on choices about your major, your career and how to get there. During this year, we'll help you start planning for whether and when you might study abroad, take on an internship, do a research project, or pursue a hands-on civic engagement opportunity. We'll help you answer these questions by identifying your passion and selecting a major and career as you plan for the pathway to success.

 Academic Advising

The hub for an array of academic advising services

At the Academic Advising Center, all students are welcome to drop in or schedule an appointment with one of the professional advisors who will take time to work with you in planning your future. A team of trained Peer Advisors round out the staff to assist with course selection and pre-registration.

 Selecting A Major & Career

How do people select the "right" major? 

With help and support from professional staff at the Career Center, we help you create and use the tools you'll need to select a major and pursue a career.



 Clubs & Organizations

Looking for like-minded people or the opportunity to discover a new passion?

Westfield has more than 70 active recreational, social, and academic student clubs and organizations.

 Living Learning Communities

Live together with students just like you

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are designed to offer students who share common educational, social, or extracurricular interest in the opportunity to live together in one of the residence halls. Residents who live in their requested LLC will explore their passions with a cohort of students who share similar interests/experiences.



I didn’t expect to love Westfield State, but the close-knit community is ideal for me. Student government and theatre keep me running—I’ve been in every show since I arrived, and I’m class president next year. I practically live at Ely! Next semester, I hope to sleep more.