Temple University Reviews
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The first time I attended Temple University I fell in love with the atmosphere. People were constantly on the move and I love to stay busy so this fit perfect with my lifestyle. I chose to study Kinesiology, in order to pursue my dream of becoming an Occupational Therapist. Although I know I needed to go back to school after my undergrad, some people in my program did not intend on ever going back. With this being their plan, they did not have a lot of options when trying to find a full-time job, unless you plan on being a personal trainer, etc..
I would recommend Temple University specifically the College of Public Health. Over the past three years, through coursework in public health at Temple University, I have acquired considerable knowledge regarding health inequities and policy. I was enrolled in Politics and Payments in the US Healthcare System in my third year. It was there that my love for policy and equity grew. It was taught by Dr. Christen Rexing, who can only be described as a social justice warrior. Her class discussions on health policy, specifically on firearm injury, helped me to realize my passion for the subject. Additionally, during my senior year, I had the pleasure of partaking in an independent study led by Dr. Sharon Washington. This experience gave me the opportunity to expand my understanding of one of the origins of health disparities and how implementing policy changes could indeed change the course of health equity. I loved the opportunities I was presented during my time at Temple. I love the diversity of the student body because then you get different perspectives on how to solve some of the worlds most pertinent problems.
Religious studies was a life-changing degree program. I loved all of my professors and learned so much about the world and about myself. Being a religious studies major is really similar to being a history major since so many major religions have shaped the course of history. This major on it's own is not necessarily going to prepare you for the workplace and most of my classmates had intentions of pursuing a masters or doctorate degree after school. Some people do go to divinity school after completing this degree but many follow an abundance of different paths. I am personally pursing a medical degree post-graduation. Many students and professors who pursue a degree in religious studies are agnostic so keep that in mind when you are selecting this major!
I did not feel Temple University prepared me for my career and was not offered any career support once I graduated. I was not able to earn any money over $12 hourly until I began to pursue my Masters Degree. I also was not eligible to get into Temples Masters of Psych. program because I went to their undergraduate program for psychology and they said they do not accept any of the students from their undergrad into their Masters Program. I would think it would be opposite and I chose to go there for undergrad because I thought I would have to ability to get my Masters in Clinical Psyc.
I loved my time at Temple University. I found that the programs, classes, and professors to be of the highest caliber. I feel as though that I learned a lot and grew as a person throughout my years there. One of the greatest things I found about Temple was the diversity of the student population. This provided for great learning opportunities beyond the classroom and curriculum. Before attending, I heard a lot of talk about the campus located in North Philadelphia as being unsafe. I did not find this to be the case. I found the campus to be a great environment. There are a lot of happenings around the campus and to get to other areas of Philadelphia is a quick subway ride away with two stops right on campus.
Temple University is a solid institution committed to the learning development of all students, but more importantly, students of color. I like the school because the faculty are very well-versed in their field and use their networks to help students get jobs. The journalism school gives students a well rounded education and teaches them audio, photo and video production. As a former journalism student, I learned how to write, edit and shoot video which put me ahead of my competition for jobs on tv and radio because I had all the skills necessary in the field, rather than a specific specialty.
Temple University is an affordable school for in-state students, and the School of Social Work is a great place to earn your Bachelor of Social Work. Being a student in Philadelphia opens up many doors for work experience in social justice related fields, which is very valuable for future social workers. There are challenges within the undergraduate course work; the BSW Class of 2018 was caught in an often frustrating curriculum transition that was usually confusing and often overwhelming. Hopefully by the time future classes are enrolled, these wrinkles will be ironed out.
There is something for everyone at Temple University. There are over 140 majors offered to undergraduate students and plenty of minors as well. If a student has questions about a career path or having trouble choosing a major, there are advisers for every program that the students may speak to. They are always open minded and willing to help. Apart from academics, Temple University also offers many clubs and organizations that students can participate in. This gave us a chance to meet new people who might have similar interests and also gave us a chance to network. With all the diversity, being placed in the beautiful city of Philadelphia and having great academics, Temple University provided me with an amazing Undergraduate experience.
The college of education at Temple University did an excellent job preparing me for the career of my dreams. The advisors were patient and always willing to sit down and discuss your frustrations, anxiety, and class schedule. Being at such a large institution can be very overwhelming and is important to create a good rapport with all staff to ensure you get the support you need. I had professors that were willing to go above and beyond to make sure I received the understanding and support I needed to excel in my career. In my undergraduate education, I most importantly learned that you are your biggest advocate and you must speak up in order to receive all that you need to excel. College is designed to prepare you for the real world but it is up to YOU to get all that you need from your University. I am grateful I had the opportunity to attend such a prestigious college and program where I had access to all facets of learning, which molded me into the teacher I am today. I was so pleased with all the options and opportunities that Temple University provided I despised to go back to earn my masters degree. College is a great experience and life lesson that everyone should take advantage of.
Temple University provided me with the foundation of skills to be an effective educator in the classroom. Ritter, the school of Education is filled with professors that care for the success of their future teachers. My elementary education program gave me skills that I was able to use in the classroom. Also, the most effective part of the program was completing field hours and student teaching because you got to work in a real classroom setting.