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As an older man returning college with many students who are not my age, was discouraging. I know that it is natural for many students to be young students right out of high school but it was a difficult transition for me because I am in a different part of my life. I have experienced life in many aspects; such as becoming a husband and father of two boys, losing my older brother and grandfather to an auto accident, and losing my daughter at birth. All of these experiences have helped me to be come more humble and accept all peoples no matter who they are equally. My philosophy in life has also changed due to my experiences, and thus the gap between my age and experience has widened the gap between my peers and instructors. I look young but I have lived through life and death. My instructors and peers assume I am young and less experienced in life, but I am not. I feel there should be a better transition for adults to returning to college because there are very few older adults in school, and I feel it is very important for everyone to feel welcome to return to school no matter what age or gender you may be. There needs to be an improvement of encouragement for older adults to return to college. I feel there is an untapped advantage of learning from older adult students in the classroom full of naive young adults that my university can really benefit from.
The Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee not only has a proud tradition but is preparing business leaders for the future of our city, state, and country. The University educates more Wisconsin residents than any other in the state and the business school is consistently ranked among the best in the country. The importance of this University and it's business school is paramount to the success Wisconsin's economy. I am a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and look forward to continuing the business connections I have established at the Lubar School of Business.
Good resources but very large class sizes at undergraduate level.
I enjoyed this college, the professors, the activities, the facilities, everything. I would recommend this university to anyone.
UWM is a terrific school for returning students. I spent most of my adult life in the military before going back to college at 35 and never once really felt out of place. This was due mainly to the fact that only in very rare cases was I the oldest student in a given class. All of my instructors where easy to talk with and very considerate of my situation as an older student and war veteran. There were a few times where I felt overwhelmed by some of the courses I took since I was the "old dog learning new tricks", especially in some of the more advanced technical classes I had to take as part of my major. After sitting down with the instructor of a particularly difficult database course I was able to get back on track. I also remember struggling with a math heavy class I had to take as part of my business minor and stressing out that I wasn't going to pass. I finally decided to meet with the instructor to tell her that I knew I wasn't doing well and that I might have to drop the course to keep my GPA from falling. She really listened to my concerns, set me up with some extra tutoring and told me not to worry. I ended up passing that class with no problems. The only real problem I had was that as I neared graduation I wasn't receiving the sort of career guidance I would've liked and in the end found work on my own without any help from the school. Though it may have more to do with the stalled economy of the state than anything to do with the school; they can't help you find a job that isn't there. If you live in the metro Milwaukee area and want to send your kids to an inexpensive, top rated university in a clean safe area of the city OR if you're an older student looking to advance our career UWM is the school for you.
UWM is a great place to learn and live. Professors were great, and classes and people were fun. The advisers could have been a little more informative.
Milwaukee was a great choice because the professor's are really invested in seeing you succeed and push you to explore new thoughts and ideas. I really value the professors who encouraged me to dig deeper in my research.
It was fine I suppose. Cheaper than other colleges. I know it's respected in the community. Just don't get a stupid major where you won't be able to find a job easily when you're done. Ask people in the field where they see the job outlook going, ask about pay. When I did my research prior to enrolling, i found out when i started to apply to jobs that the salary is VERY different from what online says.
I loved being a student but found the academic advisors to be awful and unhelpful.
It was a wonderful school that helped me be as prepared as I could be for the world of teaching. I enjoyed every minute of school. My professors were wonderful and very helpful.