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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2010

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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.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

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.

What advice can you offer other students?

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.

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Degree: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2011

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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!

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

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!

What advice can you offer other students?

"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)

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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2011

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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.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

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).

What advice can you offer other students?

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.

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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2013

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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.

What advice can you offer other students?

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.

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Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2008

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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.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

Yes, I love development work and want to work for a multilateral/international org after my master's degree.

What advice can you offer other students?

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.

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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2012

Tell us about your college experience.

GWU was a great institution to attend. It was a blessing to attend the university at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. However, I'm not sure I could have afforded to go to the school if it was not for my financial assistance.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

Maybe not? Possibly something in Health Administration or Strategic Affairs

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Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2011

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

Yes, I would choose the same degree. I enjoy the subject and what I've learned. I didn't pick a degree solely because I thought it would get me a job. Fortunately, the degree I was generally interested in also happens to be among the most lucrative.

What advice can you offer other students?

Work hard, leave time to be social, find a solid group of friends to grow with, try new things, learn how you learn, intern, pursue your interests, learn time management, take an Excel class, be yourself

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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2009

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GWU was perfect for me. Sure there are over-priviliged kids, but there are kids from all walks of life. I never felt discriminated against, probably because there are so many international students, and the professors were very good. I highly value my education from GWU and do not regret my decision to go there. I recommend GWU to everyone, especially because the location is perfect for young professionals.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

I probably would, just because I'm fascinated by psycology and I value the knowledge I gained from that experience. Unless you want to go into a specific field, say business, then I'm not entirely sure the field of study plays a big role. I am working for international law enforcement now, but I guess it helped that I minored in criminal justice. I'm actually going back to GW for my master's in International Development Studies, and my liberal arts background, coupled with my minor in business administration really came in handy.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2012

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I really enjoyed my undergraduate college experience. I loved the location, the program, and the opportunities that the university gave me.

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Degree: Cultural Studies
Graduation Year: 2009

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I loved my school...it had a great balance between a city experience and a campus experience. I was exposed to opportunities and people I would have experienced if I'd gone to a state school.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

I'd choose a different degree, something more applicable to a career.

What advice can you offer other students?

Find a healthy balance between taking a "risk" at school and playing it safe. Don't put yourself in a tremendous amount of debt, but don't limit yourself from having a well-rounded experience.

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