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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.
The teachers & staff were childish & friends with the students. I will say this some people did ok at this school but most of the bad comments your reading are 100% true. Just because someone misspelled a word don't mean that your a bad person. The facts are the school is really just about getting paid by the grovernment & using you to do it.
I finish 6/10 with 450 students & only 30 had jobs. Do the math go to another school & check it out 100% before you sign anything. As far as this school I wouldn't even tell the devil to go here.
I have to disagree with most of the comments against Everest for these reasons. The initial one is that Everest opens opportunities for the non-traditional college student. I am a graduate from Everest and I can say that my campus had GREAT instructors who were qualified with outstanding career oriented experience and some of the instructors had related military experience.
The campus sets high standards in their teaching and I tremendously enjoyed what I learned for my career. If it weren't for Everest's non-traditional college learning environment I probably would still be in my older retail job.
However, I do agree that some of the students that make up the campus population to be sometimes ill, but the Instructors are pretty knowledgeable and professional.
I took hvac at everest great intructors but job placement sucks 9 months of time wasted i did graduate and got my certs i applyed for jobs after jobs after jobs job placement is sopposed to be helping you they dont do nouthing false avertisement dont make the same mistake i did go to anouther school EVEREST SUCKS!!!!!
As a professional, the schools expectations are completely inappropriate and completing 40 hours of unpaid "course"work for online teachers is demeaning. This will never garner quality teachers!!
This school is a scam. they charge you 15k for a 7month program. I gradated there with good grades and applied for job after job after job. all i got was an email from an employer saying they weren't going to consider me for employment because of where i went to school.Everest gave me nothing but empty promises. And I didn't even feel safe with all the violence that took place while attending there.....