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I'm proud of my degree. I managed to graduate Cum Laude whilst working full-time, raising a family, and self-training in the IT field that would eventually become my career. Had it not been for the helpful staff at the Honors department, I never would have made it to the end.|
That all being said, I cannot in good conscience recommend UND. The factors against it:
Grand Forks, ND is not a pleasant place to live. The winters range from bad to horrific, the people are terribly unfriendly (I suspect due to undiagnosed SAD,) and there is quite literally nothing to do in the area. While this was helpful in allowing me to focus on my degree, it made for a stark, barren life while pushing to my undergrad degree.
2. No Links to Industry
It's common knowledge now that careers are made by who you know as well as what you know. While I left UND with excellent communications skills, the school had not provided any links into the industries I intended to enter. Simply put, the place is just too remote to have the kind of links necessary for undergrads to get their "leg up" to succeed.UND is a lovely school. Unfortunately, its location and its lack of direct links to industry make it a tough sell for anyone not already part of the northern culture.
|Jun 11 2013|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| The aviation department is large, and the name is known by many in the industry. But, bigger isn't always bigger. Here, you're just a number. The flight instructors only care about building flight time so they can move on, not your progress. They were treated the same way, so why should they treat you any different? The faculty are horrible, most are Teacher Aids with no clue on how to teach a class. They're just teaching because its a requirement for them to get their degree. The professors "advisers" don't give a crap if you need "advice". My adviser once told me "This is my second job, do you think I really care about helping you?" Moral of the story is, look somewhere else. Its cold, flat, and boring. Don't come here. Take your money where it can be appreciated!!! |
|Feb 04 2013|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| The Aviation department here is one of the best nation in the nation and provides you with all the resources you can ever think of. Flight training facilities are excellent; UND use the best possible aircrafts for training, and the avionics are advanced. All the aircrafts are well maintained. The reason why flight training here is cheaper than other collegiate flight programs is because UND does contract with major airlines (Air China and Eva Air), and it seems as if that's where they get most of their money. The extra-curricular activities are numerous, especially for aviation. We have chapters of big organizations such as Women in Aviation, EAA, etc. UND host a bunch of career fairs with representatives from well-established airlines. The ATC training here is good with top-class simulators same as those used by the FAA. Helicopter training is excellent. |
|Sep 17 2012|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2015 |