Prism Career Institute Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (70)
I went to Prism Career Institute Egg Harbor Twp (AC, NJ) location. I was there in 2010 to get a certification in Medical Billing and Coding so I could leave the retail job I had at the time. Not only does the school not offer this course anymore but they did NOT help me find a job!!! I only went to the school because they said after graduation, which I missed because I was NEVER told about it, they would help you find a job. I completed the coursed, 3.8/9 GPA with only maybe 2 missed classes, compleded the internship and 4 years later, still do not have a job in the field. About a year or so after I graduated, I did receive a phone call from the school saying that they had an interview for me, at the place where I completed my internship. (The place where I completed my intership said they did not need my services after the internship was completed and hired someone else.) This was the only phone call or help I received in trying to find a job. (I have been able to find full-time employment elsewhere but not the field I studied and paid for and NOT with the help of the school). Don't waste your time with this school!!!!!!
I have recommended quite a few people to this school. I would say this school has helped me a lot. When I first started it was doing great. Graduation and pass rates were glorious. Now they are strictly about numbers and money and kicking people out. Honestly no one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. There is no leeway for the students and they believe all the instructors even though they are one step up from ghetto. This school is entirely too much money for little effort they put in. They have you travel great distances for shitty places. Your instructors are allowed to treat you like ur worth nothing and the employees at the campus are also trashy. With incidents of clear cut lying. Providing evidence to them is not an option. They do not want to hear it or see it and just believe an instructor that is clearly lying. They throw people out like its no body's business. They believe that they should treat you like dirt and your family is worthless. SO please if you attend this school just be careful. They may pick on u but just keep your mouth shut or they will throw u to the curb. And yes I did graduate. But I am ashamed I ever went to this school. If I had to strictly pay the school back rather then the government. Hahahah I wouldn't they don't deserve anything and I cant wait till the complaints start being processed. Its going to be great watching that school crumble for their fraud and misleadings and mistreatment.
This school is a waste of money. Yes all of these technical schools are only out to make money. They are extremely nice when you want to sign up but once you put your name on that dotted line you are not just a no body. They help who they want to help when it comes to placing people in the right internship. If your then right type of person then they will send you to employers who are actually hiring and all others who may report them they just send you to people who get free work out of you but never have any intentions on hiring you no matter how good you are or how educated you are. If you don't fit the description, then no matter what your not getting hired. When they send you on jobs its jobs out the newspaper. When you are struggling with the class work they fail people and then tell them they need to retake the course and make them pay more money. These schools are SCAMS. When you go look for employment you are told by employers that you need one to two years experience. Well school is only for 9 months so where are you suppose to get experience.....you don't and you don't get a job. Then they want you to be bilingual.....yea Prism don't tell you that either. So don't waste your time or your money because if your not the right one with 2 years experience and speak bilingual you don't stand a chance but you will repay that student loan. CLOSE THESE SCHOOLS DOWN.......DISGRACE.......oh yea if the schools don't get a percentage of their grads jobs they will go out of business so that is why only the select few get the jobs. Right color, right teacher, and right language may get you a job if they are behind in their percentage otherwise you won't get one either. A bunch of bull.
Okay. So I decided to go to the campus in Cherry Hill because it was close and when I went to my meeting they sugar coated EVERYTHING. It seemed like the perfect fit for me. They explained the tutoring a great career developing expert, and an externship that can land you a job and they tell you it's impossible not to get a job after graduation. Okay here's my experience. The first day our teacher knew nothing what was going on. She gave us a half assed (excuse my language) job on teaching because of a "promotion" and this isn't "her job" She had us do nothing but sit around. No work. No homework. And the work that was finally given to us was just.. I can't even explain how easy. I went to talk to the director about how I felt about not receiving the proper education. He acted sweet over the phone saying this will be private. I told him that my teacher doesn't teach and half the time isn't in the class. She has the nerve to pull me into her office and give me a talk. If you'd just do your job this wouldn't happen. I love the friends that I made. But I am soooooo disappointed. I've only been in this school for a month and I already have bad vibes. They are completely unorganized. They don't know the curriculum, they make you go to school under unsafe conditions, and they make you make up holidays and snow days and don't care if you have a job. And I fear that I've let this go too far. I fear there's no way I'll get my $17,000 loan refunded and I've wasted time and money I don't have for an awful education. The school WILL NOT work with you. I feared of having a bad education and I was the bad guy. I can't believe any of this. This is supposed to be a professional environment and they do nothing professionally. I wish I knew this before I signed the paperwork. Point blank. I wasted my time. Don't waste yours on a school that doesn't care.
DK has taught me everything that I need to know, and I feel positive about knowing what I need to know to succeed. DK has really prepared me for the real world, using actual cases and giving us opportunities to do meaningful things.
He is a motivational teacher and takes his time to make sure I knew what I had to know. He was the best teacher I had at Prism.
I enrolled in Prism in January of 2012. My concentration is in paralegal. I obtained a lot of information and skills in this program. One of the best instructors I had during my term was Mr. DK. Mr. K was a phenomenal teacher. He always used actual situations to describe the way of the law. He was very clear and concise in his classrooms. Mr. K was easily understood and brought much knowledge to the classrooms.
His way of teaching is different from the rest because he took the time to explain, in detail, situations and cases and he also showed interest in the students. He was always available to help anyone who was in need. Mr. K is very smart, unique and personable. I do not feel I would know as much as I do now if Mr. K was not my teacher.
He wants the students to succeed and is willing to help students with anything, not just problems involving the law. I am more confident and knowledgeable because of Mr. K. It was a pleasure to have him as an instructor. I am forever grateful!
I graduated from Prism in February 2013. I studied in the paralegal program under the direction of Lawyer / teacher David Kline. Mr Kline was a very good teacher as well as a humanism. Dictating the rule of law and directing students to research information from Westlaw was very interesting
My experience of being a student at prism, as well as my being an elderly man of sixty, allows me to appreciate the way teachers handle their students in acheiving maturity, but more importantly,to prepare the younger students for the reality of the job market.I would highly recommend students to attend Prism Career Institute for a new beginning in the job market and then to transfer credits to an accelerated college program,for getting their bachelor degree.
Mr. David Kline and his supporting cast of teachers do a superb job at Prism and negative talk should be omitted.I say go to Prism and meet Mr. Kline, it may help you in the long run. You will enjoy the adventure.
Prism Career Institute has a good Paralegal Program with lead instructor D K, Esq. Mr K is a very detailed teacher who covers all angles of the court system.It was a pleasure to work under the direction of Mr. K, students not only get a good teacher but they also get a good person who cares about their success as a paralegal after graduation. K C 2013 Graduate.
Professor D K is very knowledgeable in the subjects that he teaches and he appreciates students concerns. He takes the time to work with each student to help them. He helps them understand complicated subject material and is available by email after hours.
I began attending Prism as an evening student in August of 2011.I Have been in the law field since 2006 and needed to return to get my Associates Degree.
Prism came highly recommended by former students/colleagues of mine. I can't say that when I started I was thrilled with the teaching techniques in my general education classes until I met Mr. K. who became my instructor for all of my legal courses. Mr. K. has taught me a great deal and how to apply the knowledge in the work force. Thanks to the wonderful teaching and patience of Mr. K.
I have been able to excel in my job and have recently been promoted. I would highly recommend Prism for individuals seeking a profession as a Paralegal.