University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Reviews
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Professional conservatory training at a large university. At U of M, your education is what you make of it. You have to learn to advocate for yourself and to be a bit aggressive in order to get into the more popular courses. It is easy to get lost in the sea of students when you're an LS&A major. But a great way to combat that feeling is to get involved in one of the many extra-curricular activities offered by the university.
Pursuing my International Studies and Political Science degrees at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor was an incredible experience to say the least. The campus fostered an intellectually stimulating environment where my predisposition were constantly being challenged. I was able to learn and interact with world-renowned faculty, engage in dialog regarding social issues with my fellow peers, and take advantage of all the research and career development opportunities on campus. I grasped deeper knowledge of International Development, Transnational Activism, Human Rights, and Political Theory.
University of Michigan was great in some areas and spotty in others. I ended up majoring in Psychology, with a minor in Philosophy. I also understand that my path does not provide the greatest earning potential for graduates. For the most part, more advanced courses had much better instructors, and I would say that I learned a lot from majoring in Psychology. However, I felt ill-prepared for a career afterwards, as my psychology and general advisors did very little to help me and explain different possibilities that I could take, as well as things that I should be focusing on in undergrad. They did not give any information on Honors programs, what they would do to help, different directions that you can take with a psychology degree, and as a result, I felt ill-prepared after I graduated. There was also no networking opportunities. I worked my undergrad job for about 3 months, and later found a administrative job unrelated to psychology at a non-profit medical research facility, where I worked for a year. During that time, I was on the lookout for psychology research positions, and about 300 applications later, I was hired by a professor at the University of Washington to be a lab manager / researcher. I spent 2.5 years with her and by working there, I gained the skills and knowledge and decided to pursue a PhD., which I have been accepted at UC Irvine. However, other than the fact that I received a degree from the University of Michigan, I feel that attending undergrad there did nothing to help lead me into any particular career path.
I feel great pride for the University of Michigan. The breadth of the University influence is staggering - from medicine to public policy to engineering to economics. As an institution, I believe they are challenging the norms and pushing forward to make a better society. I would highly recommend young leaders attend the University of Michigan with the goal of taking advantage of all the university has to offer.
The University of Michigan provided me with a high quality education in a professional and fun environment. There were a lot of opportunities for learning and growth through the department of Aerospace Engineering. The town is filled with culture and makes for a great college experience.
The materials science and engineering program at the University of Michigan is highly competitive and research focused. It is a challenging curriculum, but the knowledge gained can be applied to many different fields. The entire campus offers a great college experience, and allows students to explore new fields and pursue great research endeavors.
Looking back at my first day on campus at the University of Michigan, I remember being a shy and soft-spoken girl with my eyes wide open in awe of the enormously overwhelming campus and city of Ann Arbor. Frantically scrambling out of the parking garage with my mother attempting to navigate the streets of the biggest city I had ever been to, we were immediately approached by two gentlemen who recognized our loss of direction and kindly pointed us the right way to orientation followed by the statement "you will find that Ann Arbor is the most beautiful city, the city itself bleeds into the campus." That statement stuck with me all throughout my studies. U of M set in a big bustling city where life outside of school existed and thrived gave me the opportunities that I found to be the most stimulating and rewarding component of my education. Because the city of Ann Arbor "bled" right into the campus, I was exposed to real world opportunities and experiences that my isolated, cozy little hometown in Northern Michigan was unable to do. I learned how to confidently present myself in front a room full of people and navigate through a sea of subjects and liberal arts classes to find my true talents and passions. My professors were awe inspiring each day, challenged me to dream bigger, to be a better student, and ultimately a better person. U of M gave me a taste of what was rewarded from real hard work and showed me the global impact that I had the potential to achieve in life. I carry this confidence and ambition into my graduate education as I pursue my Master's in Physician Assistant Studies. This everlasting imprint of Michigan to always dream bigger and do better has inspired me to push my career goals into global medicine and healthcare in hopes of giving back to underserved and small communities such as the one I came from. I dream of helping everyone achieve their greatest potential in the same way I was given the privilege to do so. Forever, Go Blue.
The University of Michigan is an incredibly diverse entity in terms of both the student body and curriculum. I believe that I received a well-rounded education, as the pre-requisites I was required to take for my major gave me a solid basis for understanding political science as a whole, but the program also encouraged students to branch out and try courses not necessarily linked to their majors. Beyond this, the faculty at U of M is phenomenal; not just the professors, but also counselors.
The University of Michigan is the greatest school in the world. I would recommend it to anyone. It offers all types of classes with many career and degree opportunities. The professors in the school of Kinesiology are reputable and approachable. The school offers many perks to people of all types.
College was an incredible experience academically, professionally, and socially. It helped me grow as a person and I learned valuable skills for future stages of life.