Everest Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (106)
I thought i was the only one who was unhappy with this school....boy am i wrong. I started my course in Feb 2011. The orientation had me extra excited about being around people who truely cared about my succcess in my field of choice.
To cut a long story short. I felt like I was in high school. all the gossiping, and drama....from my instructor on down. Very unprofessional in keeping business and ppersonal affairs seperate. I don''t feel like I was properly trained. During my extern they sent me to one of their Favorite sites, that they knew were a nonhiring site.
I guess its good for a recommendation but if I quit my job in hopes of being hired I would be a fool. Whenever I go back to the school for further assistance i am directed to someone who i can not get in touch with. (maybe their busy....they could at least respond to my messages). I just feel very disappointed at how much help I REALLY recieved from the staff at this college.
I don't feel prepared for my course of study. I would not recommend this school to anyone who really wants a better future. Now I am stuck paying student loans and the only thing I have to show for it are my books....sad
The instructors are not professional. You are disrespected, talked down to. Most instructors act bipolar.You never know how to approach them.You spend $34,000 for their nursing program and subject to be kicked out for anything. With that kind of money of money spent,no body should fail.
This have truly been the worst school that I have ever attended.I am not telling you this out of spike,but just to warn you,to stay away before you lose thousandths of dollars and have nothing to show for it
So to start with I really liked the instructors and the curriculum. I went for Medical Assisting and graduated in 2007 with honors and pass my certification exam with high scores. So why am I working at a coffee shop? Career services is a complete joke. I have no clue is the even sent out my resume. For my internship I was placed with a dialysis company where I was not allowed to use any of the skills I learned in school, I was only allowed to watch.
I was told by Manager of the place that he would hire me on to just fill out application. So I filled it out and spent my internship reading new employee handbooks and then was never hired. I will say no skills gained there. I have talked to hiring managers in the medical field well working other jobs to get told that this school is what has caused me to not get hired. It has now been almost 5 years and I have all but given up.
The only thing I can give this school credit for wasting my money and the monthly payment to get out of debt with nothing to show for my hard work.
So I went there full time and was doing great for a while, til some problems and losses accrued in my life. So I had some trouble getting to school every day. I made it most days and was doing great on my homework and tests. I got dropped from the program on the very last day, when i was going to take my final and start my ex-tern the following week which has already been assigned to me. I came in on time before some teacher pulled me out of class to tell me that I cant continue on with the final. I had got into a car accident earlier in the year so I no longer had a car.
I had to wait in the cafeteria for 4 hours till the shuttle bus came. So this is by far one of the worst schools any were I would NOT recommend any one go there because besides the shitty service their staff are far from professional. This school is a complete waste of time and money.
I am studying to be a MA, and i enjoy going everyday. My instructor is very knowledgable AND helpful. I will agree some teachers are unprofessional but i got lucky to have her as a teacher. IN THE VERY BEGINNING OF ATTENDING SCHOOL, BEFORE ATTENDING SCHOOL THEY SAY ATTENDANCE IS MOST IMPORTANT, so if you extern site doesnt want you then YOU did something wrong. i have to add there are alot of different races and ages really gets people together i love my class , instructor, and alot of the staff they are all very friendly and nice. The dean is the ONLY person im questionable about besides a couple of people down in the career services. I think EVEREST should evaluate who they hire, thats the REAL problem.
Since I've been here numerous people have gotten AMAZING extern sites and a lot has gotten hired. And for the past graduates they held a job fair for all graduates to get a job .. many got interviews, some got hired on the spot. all about professionalism in personals. also knowing someone in the field you want to go in is a plus. hope this helped, i would reccomend the Everest school im at.
I graduated from Everest over a year ago & am still trying to find a job. I've gone multiple times to have "Mock" interviews--cut me down sessions would be better. Am on my 3/4 Career/Student Service Rep. with no avail. Every time I get a new rep I get a new/revised resume.I actually had someone(a friend) who works in the medical field look at my resume & tell me if there was something/s that needed changed-- To quote them "everything after your personal info" as they laughed uncontrollably & they send it to others with the same outcome.
I went on my externship & was told when the owners weren't there & I had nothing(when whatever I was given was done) to do I could play or surf the net, when I advised Student Services they said that was ok, later to find out it was not & my program director was upset.
So if you have money to throw away or want to go to a school where they get you financial aide & private loans & find out as long as Everest Institute is on your resume as training/education you will be unemployed. Also be VERY aware of how much your total for books/supplies/lab fees etc. cause if anything increases while you are in class you owe when you go in to grad out. Have been told by far too many people after I graduate that I will have a snowball chance in hell of getting a job while Everest is on my resume.
While the classroom experience and the instructors were great and very helpful, Career Services leaves a lot to be desired. I graduated in February, 2011, with honors (4.0 GPA), as well as several other "honors" and certificates, including Certification in Medical Assisting, and still I have no job. My Career Services Rep has changed 3 times in 8 months and every time I get a new one, they "fix" my resume. They keep telling me that they are sending out my resume, but I have yet to get an interview. I have done more on my own than the school has. Being out of school 8 months with no paid experience (and can't get any, because nobody will hire you without experience), only leads me to the conclusion that Everest only wants your money and is only concentrating on the recent grads and don't care about the past graduates who are struggling to find work, no matter what credentials you have.
The other problem that I have found is that a lot of the prospective employers will talk to you over the phone, but once they see Everest as the training facility, they back off. So if you don't have a "hiring extern site", LOOK OUT!!, You are going to struggle to find a job.
first off, the class was suppose to be small (20 or less) but it was a large class (37 people). How are u suppose to get hands on training with 37 people in the class??? I graduated 3 months ago and still haven't been able to take my certification test due to cancellations and postponements from the school. Looking for potential employment is impossible to do so. Now I'm still unable to achieve my goal through this school which is prohibiting me from being gainfully employed in my field.
I went to everest to get a career in Medical Billing and ended up with a diploma and more jobs applied for in my life. The commercials say, the instructors are hands on. My instructor said, read the book and it will let you know. Or, ask one of the students that is further along than you. The instructor only read off the powerpoints then the rest of the class time you basically do your work. The only time she would actually teach is when her boss or someone in significance would sit in the back of the class to observe her. Every break, the instructors would be outside with students smoking cigarettes and gossiping. It got to the point that instead of course work, we were talking about who said the instructor was having favoritism with what students, who was cheating, and why is this answer correct on my test and not yours?!
The commercials say that you graduate and you get a career. Not just me, but everyone that graduated with me are either still unemployed, or working minimum wage. The only jobs everest hook you up with is your externship. You help the company they place you with catch up on their work, then you job hunt full time. I told myself I wouldn't be negative about the school, but I encouraged a relative to go there and she graduated for medical assisting and does not have a job in her field after being hired at her externship. She get paid 8 dollars an hour. Who wants to go to school and still get paid minimum wage?In the end, I decided to further my education somewhere else and still, unable to get a medical billing career. Huge waste of money when you can't get a job to pay it back.
I attended the Everest campus previously known as Georgia Medical Institute off North Druid Hills rd. in Dekalb,GA for Respiratory Care (c/o 2005)and graduated with honors, I was had alot of knowledge in healthcare as an LPN before I started the program.
It is an accelerated program (quarters not semesters) with teachers teaching with barely a bachelors degree. All Im going to say is..you have to fend for yourself and educate yourself if your going to attend this school. Teachers do not teach by the book, you are not prepared for the registry or certified exam that you need to practice, absolutely none of your credits transfer and it is a private school (so no scholarships are accepted) but you can qualify for pell and student loans. The price $40,000 for the program is outrageous! No school charges that much for an associate only degree in science specailizing in respiratory therapy. If you are not a quick learner, self motivator, do not have networks with hospitals or respiratory jobs in place by the time of graduation, then not only will you NEVER find a job, but you are stuck with half butt education and debt.
I am working as an RRT now and paid very well, but that is by the grace of god...literally!!! I reccommend you find another school such as southern crescent, coosa valley, GSU and so fourth. No one working at the so called school will tell u this! You can never transfer any of your credits to further your education or bridge to a bachelors degree. BE AWARE...do your research on schools, the competiveness of the program acceptance, accredidation and price. IJS!!!!! You have been warned.