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I got a good education but felt the school was overpriced. It was fun to live in the city and felt independent but also lacked a true college campus feeling which was missed. The school "spirit" or alumni pride is almost non-existent for me personally and I wish there had been a football team. Over-all, if I had to make the decision again I likely would go to the school in my home state and pay less for a similar education but that being said, the department I graduated in was excellent, I loved the professors and the class sizes were tiny.
The degree program was amazing. It was very learner-driven and I had the opportunity to build important connections that served me later in my career. I can't recommend it enough. The University was difficult to navigate in terms of almost every administrative aspect and seemed to offer very little support for making sense of its layers of bureaucracy. Museum Education Program = 10; GWU = 4.
While an online program offers flexibility and convenience my experience is that you lose the connectivity and personal attention a traditional program provides. In my experience I felt like I was working alone and when issues arose it was difficult to connect to professors on a human level I instead felt like a "student". I had started my FNP at a different institution where I attended classes and participated in groups and I felt like I was making a much larger impact then at GWU. Trying to solve problems on a blackboard can get frustrating as you are in your Masters program and as well dealing with children, husbands, employment and life issues. GWU requires you come in for testing at various points in your school program and again it felt unorganized and not true to life.
Business--or something more technical.
Do what you love for fun, major in something that can sustain the lifestyle you wish to have. Move t the city where you see yourself and is best for your major:: Politics: DC, Arts: NYC, Natural Sciences: coast, etc. And yes, Undergraduate is just as important as Masters bc without a good foundation you cant move ahead.
It was a really good school for me. I learned a lot about life. It was a good fit for me career wise.
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.