meet your counselor

Nicholas Ciarlante

Enrollment Management Professional Intern

Admissions: (800) 272-1015

nicholas.ciarlante@my.colby-sawyer.edu

What do you like about the area?
I enjoy the quaint feeling that you get from living in New London. New London is a small town, but there are some many opportunities for students in the area. The natural splendor of Mount Kearsarge, Ragged Mountain, Mount Sunapee, Lake Sunapee, and Pleasant Lake make for fun activities both during the week and on weekends. Campus is beautiful during all times of the year, but especially in the fall when the leaves change and during the winter when the snow covers campus.

What advice can you give a prospective student about the college search process?
As a current student who went through the college application four years ago, I would advise prospective students to begin their search process early. Before applying to any school, do your homework—what clubs, majors, sporting teams interest you that each school offers? Is a large or small school? Try and get a sense of understanding on how you will fit into that college community. And never be afraid to continuously contact the Admission's staff, that's why we're here to help guide and aid you through the application process.

What is your favorite area on campus?
My favorite spot on campus is the Quad. I enjoy the Quad because it's a centralized location for students to hang out with one another. In the early fall and spring, volleyball nets are set up for students to use. With the nicer weather, students are out late into the night playing with Frisbees and slip n' slides and enjoying their friendships with one another.

Tell us something about yourself
As a current student at Colby-Sawyer College, I have had the opportunity to get involved with many different aspects of the college community. In my third year as President of the Student Government Association, I have heard and represented the student voice to members of Senior Staff and the College's Board of Trustees. I have had the opportunity to challenge myself academically, to intern this past summer in Washington, D.C., and now spend this year interning in the Admission's Office.