UEI College Reviews
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I had just finished with my class's on march 3. I have not yet to receive my externship. This is required for me to grad. I have had to been put on leave of absents so I don't get dropped from the program. The staff only cares about getting students in and signing the contract. Admissions will say anything to get you in. I have passed two certifications for computer systems tech. I have a 3.0 gpa. I have not been able to find a job. Every where I go people look at me funny when they see I went to UEI. I do not recommend this school to any one.
In the middle of my 8 months they switched instructors and I had to adapt to a whole different learning structure. This school will put you in debt and will not help you at all.
Go to city college its so much better and cheaper. Alot of my fellow class mates are in the same situation as I am. This is very disappointing. The labs are on are simulated computers .. you will not get any hands on experience. Please look for another way to get a career education. I don't want to see anyone else in my shoe's.
I went to UEI for the Pharmacy Technician degree. As I write this review there are job openings for Pharmacy Technician Instructors on craigslist. But when I try to get any help from career services my emails go unanswered and I have never been given an interview by them for a job.
I found my own extern site just like the other students there. The teacher was good but a little disorganized. Save your money-find a school that will make you go to a hospital and retail environment for your externship. You'll have a better chance of getting a job.
I was told by admissions that the externship will work with your work schedule and even take you on weekends....
you have to work 160 for a month at the schedule the externship tells you.. i was misquoted and not very happy about it .... she also told me for pharmacy tech you need a diploma...
there is no ged or diploma required for any career here but it dpes look better on your resume'
i choose UEI because they offer weekends and i work fulltime during the week
if your thinkin about medical... look into PIMA ;)
i graduated from criminal justice at uei college in december. it is now march and i still cant get a job. the van nuys campus is really bad the entire building has something wrong. the staff is not helpful at all. they had promise me a job after the 9 months of the program and nothing. after graduating you are on your own no one helps you like they said they were. they do have a career services department but no one helps there. they have only 4 people to help with job placement for over 8 thousand students. how is that possible? now im stuck with a $15,000 loan and no job. i do not recommend this school at all. it will be the worse thing you can do.
I enrolled at UEI for their Computer Networking class. I was really excited to think that I would be in a career where I would be able to succeed. I was told by their admission people that upon graduating with good grades and perfect attendance I would have a good chance in getting a job in the field. I was in school every day and received excellent grades.
To my surprise, when sent to job interviews by their job placement department, I was devasted to find out that nothing I had learned was anywhere near qualified for a job as promised by their admissions people. I was told by employers that my training was not sufficient because I did not have any certifications. I am shocked because I had awesome grades but I couldn't even pass a certification. How is that even possible?!
Now I know that their job was just to get me "in" and get me to so called "passing grades" so that the government would pay my financial aid. Now I am stuck with thousands of dollars in student loans and no job. Run the other way...
Save your money. Just like the other two review written here, you have to find your own externship. What is with that. They can take your money and you do what your suppose to do and then you have to do their job and find your own externship and job.
You could most likely get a job and learn everything as on the job training and saved all that money. As far as getting your foot in the door, well that is bull.
The program at United Education Institute is fantastic- besides the traditional training in human anatomy and physiology, I appreciated that they spent a significant amount of time on newer concerns such as the interactions between common medical treatments and massage therapy and current medical knowledge about the role massage therapy has in a healthy lifestyle.
From day one UEI staff make it clear that we will learn most from each other, so fostering a cooperative learning process between classmates went a long ways towards everyone focused on learning instead of competing with one another. Our clinical teaching sessions and clinical patient sessions went a long ways towards making it feel that we were learning and were the reason why I was confident to go out and work right after finishing the course.
The course provides the hours necessary to acquire the Registered Massage Therapist designation, but you have to take another exam first. This was an excellent program, and it could not have prepared me better for the job I would be doing when I finished any better than it did.
The coursework was a lot of hands on. The teacher would show us how to perform a task, then we would practice with other students and be tested at the end of the week on it. We had a written test every week also that we would study for. It made it pretty easy to learn a little bit at a time.
The teachers were very nice. We did a lot of group work, so I made a lot of friends there. The overall experience was pretty good. There was a lot of flirting with the teachers and the students. I didn't like that part. It did prepare me for a new career!!