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Just from my personal experience, the most importantBiology
Just from my personal experience, the most important thing I've learned since entering the workforce is NETWORKING. Your grades, your extracurricular's, volunteer hours, etc...mean absolutley nothing if the relationships are not there. The job market is completely based on "who you know". Forget everything anyone ever told you about how to interview, get the job, etc. The number 1 reason most people become sucessful in terms of financial gain is because they "knew" someone with the authority to give them that position. You'll likely never use half of what you learn in college, but if you learn anything...make sure it's people skills and how to negotiate. Hopefully you won't end up with a degree that serves better as a wall ornament that to enhance your career. Best of luck though..
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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The student workers are some of the worstAverageAccounting
The student workers are some of the worst when it comes to getting anything done; I had paid my ATP fee and taken my assessments when I was supposed to be attending the Summer semester; the ATP and assessments applied to the Fall semester, not the Summer. Needless to say, they are trying to assess the fee again and they have already made such a mess that I just can't justify giving any more money; this school is overrated
1st Year Female -- Class 2017
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After being at WKU for 4 years andBrightGeography and Geosciences
After being at WKU for 4 years and working on campus with the university for 2 years I can say that if I knew all the BS that was going on before hand I would have chosen another school. Every department is constantly fighting each other for grant money and there hardly is any cooperation. There are people in charge that shouldn't be and it seems that the administration cares more about appearances of the campus than the overall academics. They built a brand new Alumni building rather than improve on other buildings that are deteriorating from old age, mold and lack of maintenance. There are good teachers but many of my teachers didn't really care about students and would rather give us busy work that is graded by a computer system rather than give us actual projects and grade it themselves. Many teachers are self absorbed in their own lives and regrettably that is why the drop out rate for the first semester is so large. Students don't learn like this. Furthermore mysterious holds on accounts and ridiculous charges make the college experience miserable. Ask any student who goes here WKU is after your money in any way possible. There are good points however. I met some of my closest friends here I love my department, and the campus is beautiful even though it has quite the cost. Overall it seems that the administration doesn't care about the student body and that's a shame.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2017
Campus Maintenance: A, Individual Value: D+
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