Georgia Southern University Reviews
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I currently attend Georgia State College of Law in hopes of becoming a capable asset in the legal community. Thus the Writing and Linguistics degree that I obtained at Georgia Southern University has been essential to the path I chose. Legal writing is a huge and often scary part of the legal profession. While it is a very different style, the fundamentals and techniques I learned through my undergrad majors courses made it significantly less terrifying. Georgia Southern enabled me to reach for more. I truly enjoyed my years at the University because the campus simply hummed with opportunity and edification. The University catered to each student as an individual by offering a variety of organizations, jobs, and internship programs. And the Writing and Linguistics department always went out of their way to help me choose my desired paths. Furthermore, the professors were an integral part as they mentored us students based on their experience and genuine investment in helping us grow. I truly had a memorable experience in Eagle Nation.
Georgia Southern is a beautiful campus in a small town that's a reasonable distance to Savannah. The campus offers many opportunities to be involved with clubs, Greek Life, Student Government, Sports and community events. The professors are diverse and interested in the success of the students. My advisor offered her students the opportunity to attend networking events for exposure. She assisted in the job search prior to my graduation. My experience at Georgia Southern was a great one.
Georgia Southern has a beautiful campus. The amount of greenery and sitting areas throughout the entire university provide great opportunities to take a breather after a stressful test, to meet up with friends, or just to take a moment to yourself. I can only recall ever disliking two professors (one in my freshman year and one in my senior year) but, as with any school, there are bound to be some professors you like, some you love, and some who make you wonder why and how they're even still teaching. Every professor that I had in the psychology department was outstanding, though. My favorite professor for psychology was Dr. Locker because he just made Psychological Statistics and Advanced Psych Stats so so SO very easy to understand. (& this is coming from someone who DOES NOT math because no). There's a Starbucks on campus, which is essential, and a bunch of other eateries too. They even recently added a sushi place in the nursing building. It's VERY easy to get lost in the first few weeks of classes. I honestly didn't figure out some shortcuts to places until my senior year, so don't feel bad if you still can't find Herty or Rosenwald. Last, but not least, the busses. If you haven't had the bus doors close in your face at least once, you deserve an award. Some of the drivers will see you, open the door, & say sorry, but then you have those ruthless ones who will see you, keep the door shut, sit there with the door closed, & then drive off. Whether you get left by a bus or not, remember that GA Southern isn't all bad and the experience is what you make it.
Georgia Southern is the best combination of a large and small school. Classes vary from 12-300 students. This gives students the experience in a variety of settings, as well as extra help when needed. Georgia Southern is located in Statesboro Georgia and the small town is very welcoming to the students.
Georgia Southern University has great professors who have strong networks with people in their profession. The courses will challenge you and most majors require you to complete an internship before you graduate. This school tries very hard to give you a great college experience. I loved my school.
Georgia Southern University caters to a broad student population, offering a wide variety of degree programs that suits many professional fields. Specifically, the College of Education provides a top-notch degree in Education where it equips educators for the real world of teaching. Not only do you learn pedagogy and researched-based strategies to help students obtain world-class academic success, but educators in the College of Education are actively involved in the community surrounding them by participating in student intern opportunities all throughout the program. The College of Educations helps make the practice practical!
As an out-of-state student, GSU had plenty of resources available to help me adjust to my new surroundings. The faculty were always friendly and eager to help. The resources available to all students, including the 24 hour library, health services, advisors, excellent housing, and on-campus activities, truly enhanced my college experience and made my four years incredible. The Recreation Activity Center (gym) is absolutely incredible with everything to offer from machines to basketball courts to classes to an indoor rock climbing wall! The housing options at GSU are great too, I thoroughly enjoyed living on campus all four years.
One of my biggest frustrations was the advisement process. It changed after I graduated so hopefully it is better now. One of my professors was my advisor but they didn't put too much effort into knowing what I needed to graduate. I think they wanted to focus on their classes and students which is great but I needed an advisor who knew what they were talking about. One of my favorite things about my degree program was my professors. They really cared about the students and went out of their way to be available for assistance outside the classroom.
I could not have imagined a better college experience than Georgia Southern. My degree program was challenging, yet prepared me to be successful in my graduate studies. My academic advisors guided me throughout my course work. My professors were always there when I needed assistance. I excelled throughout my degree program and will continue to excel in my graduate studies. I have Georgia Southern University to thank for providing me with the tools I need to succeed in all my future endeavors.
Georgia Southern has a great Business program that prepares students well for the real world. I strongly encourage students to put as much of your learning into practice as you can to avoid graduating without experience. Work to be creative in having a choice of using different technologies to submit assignments. Tools such as OneNote, project schedule and a host of apps are widely used in the workplace. I was fortunate enough to land a work study job in the computer lab and get acquainted with Career Services. As a result of constant following up and keeping track of interview opportunities, I received a 2-year co-op which landed me a permanent job right out of college. Again, I cannot stress enough to carve out time to shadow, intern, etc in order to get real world experience. GSU continues to grow and become a staple school in Georgia with a great reputation of academics and recreation. There was also a plethora of organizations to hold leadership roles which is a good idea to take advantage of. I know I continue to put emphasis on critical skills and job experience which is what was required when I graduated in 2001. Its the same today. Many college students are struggling with graduating and obtaining a job in their major. Unfortunately, many end up settling with the first offer just to have a job for income flow. Remember to be as proactive as possible way before you graduate. Use the summers to get real field experience in your career of choice. Dont let such a great college experience be in vain.