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I thought the small town feel of NorthQuite BrightCommunications
I thought the small town feel of North Dakata would be more welcoming.I didn't know that small town meant small minded. Im only from Minneapolis but most people here have never been to an inner city. So class discussions about poorly funded education, violence or even drugs are impossible. Its hard to make friends as a minority because you're largely ignored. Though there are so many orgs on campus, I feel so out of place. I get constant questions about my hair, people ask me to go tanning(my skin is brown enough), and even expect me to be illiterate or ghetto when they have no concept of what ghetto is. If you are an african-american, think twice. Its like you have to change yourself, the way you talk or your personality to fit it. Some may say that is the way the real world is but the difference is that you dont have your black family or friends to come home to every night. You are surrounded 24/7 by those who dont understand. Its hard. My department is helpful and my advisor is amazing so I stayed this long. I will graduate very soon but wouldn't have made the same decision to attend if I could do it all over again.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2010
Collaboration/Competitive: A+, Individual Value: D
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I wish I would have known that my personality type was not suited to my major. Possibly more counseling before and during college might have identified this. Later the Myers Briggs Personality Inventory helped me the most to come to this conclusion. I wish I would have taken more Math, since after moving to Northern California, I found myself very attracted to jobs in the high tech industry. I only took what I needed for my major.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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The program has a whole provided me with the tools to succeed at a profesional level. However, the program is not very competitive and has a reputation for pushing sub-quality students through.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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