George Washington University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (50)
My school was a perfect fit for me. It allowed me to gain the academic and professional skills I needed, while having a vibrant student life and social scene. It had a perfect balance.
Yes I would have. International affairs has always been my passion.
In college, explore all your interests. Do not be afraid to find out who you truly are and go for it. College is about leaving your comfort zone.
GWU was a good fit for me. It did feel quite large at times but as the courses became more specialized I was truly able to make good relationships with my Professors and benefit form my program. The location in DC made it so easy to get internships which were crucial to my development as a professional.
I would choose the same major of International Affairs but I would have minored in Business or Marketing and Communications.
Think about your minors. Study what you love but make sure that you also learn skills that are transferable to the field you hope to work in. Internships are key!
I loved it, there were organizations for everyone on campus and I was able to find the organizations that were just right for me. I created a family that I will always love and treasure while I was at GW. Yes, I received a good education but I love GW more because of the personal growth that occurred while I was there.
No, I would not. Psychology is so general so it is easy to get into a lot of jobs with it, but then it isn't very specific so it isn't as easy to get jobs with it. Unfortunately, I figured out too late that I wanted to go into hospitality & tourism. However, I didn't want to pay thousands of extra dollars to switch my major so late in my college career so I had to make due. Luckily, I'm in the field that I enjoy because of an internship opportunity I was able to take part in, although GW wasn't the one who told me about it.
It is okay not to finish your degree in 4 years, there's nothing bad about it. Know yourself, follow your pace and your desires because this schooling will be the prelude to the rest of your life. Take advantage of all the opportunities presented to you, study abroad, join organizations you are passionate about, etc.
College was just okay. Though I was on a scholarship, I felt that being at school at GW may not have been the worth the investment for most. In class, I do not necessarily believe that some professors were remotely worth while, but there were few. Overall, GW was a good fit for me because I had plenty of opportunities I know I would not have had otherwise, including being a White House intern, and studying abroad several times. do believe because of location and name recognition. I am very grateful for the opportunities I had beyond the classroom.
I would not change my degree, but I would have continued with a language course. I believe this to be important for people who want to work the [international] business industry.
Apply to any and every scholarship programs you can, even if you do not meet all the requirements. You never know who may review your application. If you can go to school [for close to or completely] free, DO. There is no greater feeling than being educated and not owing anyone a penny! Study a subject that will keep you happy, BUT also employed, paid, and with shelter and food, as you save. Living paycheck to paycheck or no check should not be an option for you. That is bare minimum, and with an education you should strive for more. Always stay ahead of the ball for your career. NO one will care for you as much as you do.
I enjoyed my college experience thoroughly. I went to a school that was not in my state but close enough for me to come home. Coming from NYC, I didn't want to be out in the suburbs and got went to a school that was a mix of suburban/urban. I was not someone who was shy and was able to connect with a number of people both from similar and dissimilar backgrounds, though I did join and was an active member and board member our campus Latino organization. Classes were challenging but not overwhelming. Professors were excellent especially in hard sciences and social sciences.
I would probably still choose the same degree. I probably would have tried to accomplish a dual degree in both sociology and geological sciences to give me better career options if I wanted to delve into both fields professionally.
Choose a topic that you enjoy as your major but also be practical about what options are available. Social science fields require multiple degrees if you plan on going in for the long hall. Always have an internship in a career related to your degree of interest as they are the first sign of how much you like or dislike your chosen career degree path. Hard sciences are always a great option for job placement, especially in geological sciences. You can always also minor in any hard science if you have an interest. I know that based on my program at GW I could have gotten any full time job within geological sciences with just a minor. If you end up in career path that is not directly associated with your degree, don't be discouraged. Unless you know exactly what you want to do with your career long term, use this as an opportunity to learn what you want to do or are good at. If you plan on going to Grad School in Law or any other Master's Program, don't go immediately after undergrad. Work a year or two, preferably in a job tied to your continued academic/professional pursuits, and then go to school. Admissions counselors will take you more seriously for it.
GWU is a great school. There was a perfect balance between academic and social life. I am very grateful for my college experience as it was a good fit for my personality (location, demographics, etc.) however I am in debt because of student loans. My current position is not where I see myself long term.
No, I would have chosen a different degree program because I do not use much of the information I learned in business school. I would have chosen something that better fits my interests. My current position is not where I see myself long term.
Don't take out loans unless you know you/your parents can afford them. What you do in undergrad is great, but it isn't the end all, be all of life. If you end up changing career paths after graduation, then great! Go for it. Do what makes you happy. LEARN WHAT YOU'RE GOOD AT, PERFECT IT, AND SELL IT/CAPITALIZE ON IT.
I hated GW at first. Hindsight is truy 20/20 and as I'm uncertain how my experience would have turned out at another school, I am happy I went to GW. I had great professors, good friends and an incredible experience in the nation's capital. GW was a good fit, maybe not the best but it worked out for me!
Yes. I love marketing. I knew I wanted to do it in high school and I am incredibly greatful to have had a chance to delve more into the topic in college. If only I could find a job at an agency that I liked!
"Don't hire a person who knows how to code, buy the book and learn it yourself." (On that note, EVERYONE should learn basic coding skills, basic photoshop, & design, and how to do their taxes. We officially are the generation of the Entrepreneur. Teach yourself a skill, practice it, and make it work for you)
GWU was a great fit for me, because it felt like an actual campus while still being situated in a city. It had great student organizations and opportunities for many internships. It's location was also key to meeting people from different parts of the country and the world.
I would not choose a different degree. I picked GWU because I wanted to study political science, and GWU was the perfect place to be (in Washington, DC).
Networking is the most useful way to hear about new jobs or opportunities. Get involved on campus, get to know the faculty, advisers, student leaders, and it will open doors.
I believe the school was a good fit for me in terms of what field I wanted to get into and also the environment of the campus. Being in D.C allowed me to explore options I would have never thought of and allowing me to find out who I was within the rich culture on campus. This university was a good fit for me because being in an environment with local businesses and people who go to work made me motivated to try harder and to also become more professional in my appearance.
My biggest advice would be to not be idle during your college experience. Even if you're shy, it helps a great deal to be involved in various clubs or just in any community that you have interest in. The types of organizations you get into or just putting yourself out there really allows you to explore what you want to do while also forming close relationships with other people.
It was a good fit because of my studies and DC was the perfect location for International Affairs. I would have preferred a more diverse campus and one that supported students a bit more than being so independent.
Yes, I love development work and want to work for a multilateral/international org after my master's degree.
1. Choose something you love. 2. Be proactive in finding internships and forming relationships with professors 3. Get outside of the college bubble by exploring the city/town you're in. 4. Have fun, it's a once in a lifetime experience. 5. Remember anything you study can be marketed the way you want it to be and this is not the end of the road. Work hard but make sure you enjoy yourself and what you study and don't take yourself too seriously. This is the time to explore the different avenues available and dabble in everything you love.