“Facilities are horrible at this college.
“I'm going to be honest, this was notMar 30 2014Biology
My sophomore year I was RA, and let me tell you how HORRIBLE res life is. Not only are they obsessed with covering their own ass, they don't care about students. I had a friend who was told to get information from students and then tell the students the information was being reported after the fact, which I think is unfair. Res life hates being criticized, and if you do stand up to them they will either avoid giving you a better position, or they will straight up fire you. Myself and 2 other RHCs were fired one year, as well as many RAs have been fired. I was fired based on hearsay. They gave me a chance to "confess" without telling me what I was accused of, asked their favorite RHC to say what she heard (without letting me know what she said about me), and then fired me on me birthday. I had another friend who they fired from an RHC position, then asked him to interview for an RA position so they could hired him back because they desperately needed RAs, and then they didn't even hire him after he want through all that trouble. The worst part is all of us were fired for stupid reasons, while RA's who drink, smoke pot and sleep with their residents are still working. I could pretty much rant all day about the shit they did to their own student staff and
The biology department staff were very intelligent, but they weren't often helpful. Even though I got a chance to do undergraduate research, I ended up getting yelled at for not knowing specialized information more then I actually learned, and people in the lab would constantly get away with not doing their jobs because the staff didn't care.
Finally, the school just doesn't have enough programs. You can get VERY general degrees, and you don't get a chance to specialize, there aren't many internship opportunities (nothing is close by, and you need a car to do pretty much anything off campus), and a degree from there isn't prestigious. I ended up leaving because I switched my major to nursing, and they definitely don't have anything even close to that at St. Mary's. My boyfriend was a music major but left because they pretty much cut all funding to the music program and left the department to fall apart, as most of the artistic programs are doing now because they would rather give money to science programs. The only thing I got out of that school was a wonderful boyfriend and a few biology classes. And now I get to tell my kids why mommy and daddy both left St.Mary's so they weren't stuck that godforsaken hell hole...
“Im so happy that I was able toJan 19 2014Biology