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5 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2009

Tell us about your college experience.

GWU was perfect for me. Sure there are over-priviliged kids, but there are kids from all walks of life. I never felt discriminated against, probably because there are so many international students, and the professors were very good. I highly value my education from GWU and do not regret my decision to go there. I recommend GWU to everyone, especially because the location is perfect for young professionals.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

I probably would, just because I'm fascinated by psycology and I value the knowledge I gained from that experience. Unless you want to go into a specific field, say business, then I'm not entirely sure the field of study plays a big role. I am working for international law enforcement now, but I guess it helped that I minored in criminal justice. I'm actually going back to GW for my master's in International Development Studies, and my liberal arts background, coupled with my minor in business administration really came in handy.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2012

Tell us about your college experience.

I really enjoyed my undergraduate college experience. I loved the location, the program, and the opportunities that the university gave me.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2009

Tell us about your college experience.

I loved my school...it had a great balance between a city experience and a campus experience. I was exposed to opportunities and people I would have experienced if I'd gone to a state school.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

I'd choose a different degree, something more applicable to a career.

What advice can you offer other students?

Find a healthy balance between taking a "risk" at school and playing it safe. Don't put yourself in a tremendous amount of debt, but don't limit yourself from having a well-rounded experience.

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4 out of 5
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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2010

Tell us about your college experience.

A great fit for me. Loved being in the city and accessible to city living perks of Washington, DC.

What advice can you offer other students?

99% of the your degree specialty doesn't determine your career goals. Everything is a stepping stone. One opportunity leads to the next. Major in something you love and courses you enjoy taking. I also encourage students to pursue leadership positions in college on or off campus. This will help you with your 1st year of post undergrad employment. You will learn how to be professional and work with many different personalities.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2013

Tell us about your college experience.

I think it was a good fit considering what I wanted my education to do for me. I didn't really make my decision based on the social scene, but instead based on what it could do for my career. I, therefore, think it was a good fit and experience overall.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

Yes I would have but I would have done it at the same time as another degree.

What advice can you offer other students?

Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone. Not everywhere you will be happy will continue to make you happy.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2011

Tell us about your college experience.

I loved my college experience. Student Life is by and large the reason for this. I also had a great qiluality of education provided by some amazing professors.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

Everything happens for a reason. I chose my degree under the assumption of a legal career. Ultimately, I have found myself on another path. Having a degree outside my field did not hinder me but only because I had experience in my given field.

What advice can you offer other students?

I could never regret my choice in college because of the relationships I built and the knowledge gained. However, in this phase of my life I look at my debt and believe removing all emotional ties to my alma matter, did I make the best decision? Could I have the same salary if I chose a cheaper school? Hindsight is 20/20 so think backwards. Imagine not just your 18 year old self but what your 30 or 40 self would want. Also, your sucess is determined by what you bring to the table more than what university you attend. Understand your strengths & weakness then seek out resources and environments that will support those.

4 out of 5
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Degree: CAD/Computer Aided Drafting
Graduation Year: 1987

Yes - I studies for my BS and my MS at GWU. At first I was not sure what I wanted to be and initially I enrolled as an Electrical Engineer but switched to Mechanical. As I completed my MS I realized my strength was in computer software development, and eventually pursued that path. GWU allowed me to explore all of these options. Don't afraid to think out of the box in terms of what you would like to study; college is about finding out about yourself now that you are "out there" - cast your net far and wide!

4 out of 5
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Degree: Human Resources
Graduation Year: 1993

Loved the campus and worked there as well. The program was a perfect match for my skills and interests - and there were many options for electives. The faculty were well-known in the field. However, not all were great teachers although they were great mentors and very supportive advisors. The focus of the program was laying a theoretical foundation and building practical skills in the field of organization development. From there I was able to practice and go on to build another doctoral program in OD in Minnesota. I would have enrolled in the PhD in organizational psychology, instead of the EdD, which is viewed by some as less rigorous. Find your passion, find the best school that offers advanced graduate programs in your field, learn all you can, network like crazy, and do what you love to do.

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