Temple University Reviews
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My time at Temple University thought me a lot- both academically and introspectively. In my first year of undergraduate studies as a Psych-Gen Major, I had great difficulty with a statistics course. However, the difficulty I faced did not serve as a deterrent. Realizing that I would fail the course for that semester and adversely impact my cumulative GPA, my Student-Teacher/ professor and I came up with a contingency plan: make-up the course during a later semester to override the poor grade. In the interim, my professor and I met bi-weekly for tutoring sessions to prepare me for the anticipated make-up course/semester hours. During those tutoring sessions, we developed a backwards design review plan where we reviewed/studied the coursework and I took practice exams in hopes of my excelling during this second chance. A year later, I was ready to commit to the previously failed statistics course with an improved academic perspective-allowing me to pass the course. Overcoming that academic hardship convinced me to focus, allowing me to be successful in my Psychology Major Coursework in the final two years of my undergraduate career. I believe that hands-on initiative take by my professor and I in just a large University truly steered me back into academic focus. Thereafter, upon obtaining my undergraduate degree I shaped a professional path. In my previous workforce opportunity as a Human Resources Assistant, I strengthened my interpersonal skills and increased my work responsibilities through on-boarding newly acquired staff to our company's ever-changing policies. One of my major roles was to ensure newly hired staff understood, accepted and committed to the strategic mission and business transformation agenda in order to continuously build my organization. By in excelling in this competent of this role as of late October 2014, I grew into an ad-hoc manager. As an ad-hoc manager I supervised a young adult student in an internship capacity. As this high school students supervisor and main point of contact, I worked with her to develop her technical (job responsibilities and her usage of job tools), and professional skills (judgment, work efficiency, reliability, strengthening her willingness to learn- shaping her adaptability). This experience taught me how to effectively instruct and guide a young person in a way that is cross-functional and respectful. Outside of my professional path, in October 2014 I also begun to volunteer my Alma Mater. Temple University reached out to me, to become a Brand/ University ambassador. As an ambassador, I speak with prospective college students about my academic and social experiences while attending Temple as it has made a huge impact on me as I have been TEMPLE Made- Go Class of 2010..
Temple university provided me with opportunities to explore diversity across our campus and around the world. A required course, Race in America, provided me with the knowledge and skills needed in the current state of our country. The professors gave 100% for each individual and encouraged our success in practice. They spent time with us on an individual basis and allowed us to explore our career options without judgment. The assignments prepared me for my career as well as assisting with figuring out who I am as a professional. Overall, they provided a rigorous learning environment.
My degree program was really good. The only drawback was that it was not drilled into me as a student to achieve more and network. In order to work as an SLP, I would need a masters degree. It's really tough to get into a program. Had I been aware of the competition, I would have worked harder to get a 4.0. That way, I would have looked better to graduate schools. Instead, I didn't et in to any programs I applied to, and I have not been working in the field I got my degree in. I am now in graduate school pursuing a degree in Human services, and I am happy. Just wish I knew then what I know now. Work hard and explore while in school!
Temple University was a great place to thrive both personally and professionally. The University embraces diversity both in and outside the classroom with a set of faculty committed to each and every students growth. I am pleased to know that I am an alum of Temple University and look forward to encouraging other students to pursue a degree at the school.
Attending Temple University was a great experience. Because it is located in the heart of a major city as well as the reputation that Temple carries in every field, the opportunities to gain real world experience while pursuing your education are boundless. Also, I could not have asked for a more supportive faculty. I didn't expect that given the size of the university, but I was pleasantly surprised and am endlessly thankful.
I love Temple. The size and location of Temple opened up a great deal of opportunities. I appreciate the diversity and community environment that Temple has. Because it is a large university, administrative issues can take a while. For example, seeing a CLA counselor could take hours. However, I felt this was a small price to pay for the great experience I had there.
Choosing to go to Temple U was one of the best decisions I have ever made! Their program was fantastic, classes were engaging and I met some great people who I have been best friends with ever since.
I attended Temple University after transferring there for my junior year. I was able to transfer without losing any time and was able to graduate on my original schedule. I transferred to Temple because I found it to be a great value for the money, and also allowed to to commute via public transportation. During my time at Temple, I also studied abroad in Rome, Italy, which I feel was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The education I received is top-notch and I feel prepared for my career. Since graduation in 2012, I have worked in my field and even returned to Temple to pursue my Master's degree. As far as I am concerned, there was no better choice for me than Temple.
The business program is amazing, but very extensive, and certainly not easy. I had a lot of fun with it but it took an extra year because of the work load. Be prepared.
The department of Urban Education at Temple contains a faculty that is both cognizant of the real world challenges facing students and exemplary in their field as researchers and educators. I feel that the courses I have taken in this department have prepared me for teaching in the urban setting. When I compare myself to other teachers who have not had the benefit of this program, I see I wide gap in knowledge and undersanding of both mico and macro level issues. I have also networked with teachers and educators in my field in a way that have benefitted my career and my personal life. I wouldn't study any place else!