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| If you're going for an engineering degree, choose another school. I don't know why UNM is even ranked for engineering, but I'm sure Sandia has a lot to do with that...(not a good thing). In their program, you only get to have hands on experience just one semester and it's basically a "diploma factory". I left UNM to go to Florida Tech and at Florida Tech, we actually live in the shop and learn by actually engineering with our hands. And at UNM the only company there to work for is Sandia where as I have a ton of companies here by Florida Tech that I can work for. |
|Aug 22 2012|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| I feel that I gained a wealth of knowledge and work ethic by attending the University of New Mexico. Because I had not planned to pursue a college degree in HS, UNM was as good a choice of school as any for me. When I first started out I really didn't know what I wanted to major in. I had always played guitar (self taught) and knew that I wanted to further my playing and musical abilities, but my music reading skills were limited. I took the entrance exam to get into the music theory courses and the professor gave me the chance to prove myself. I ended up being one of the top students by the end of the semester and I was well on my way to becoming an exceptional musician. UNM (as far as the music dept. goes), was/is great. Professors are great and so were my fellow students. I don't plan to go into music for my graduate studies or for work, but it is a passion of mine and I got what I wanted out of UNM in terms of becoming a better musician. |
| Starting Job: Historical Archivist/Researcher, Preparedness: B+, Reputation: B |
|Jun 26 2012|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| The University of New Mexico was not my first University or first choice of schools, but after attending graduating from the university I am proud to say that I am UNM Alumni. I will admit that the school has some problems, the football team is not great and the 4 year graduation rate is low, but I still think that the states flagship university is doing quite well.|
After reading a lot of the complaints and advice about UNM, the biggest trend I am seeing is that people don't believe the education here is up satisfactory. I have to say that you really do get what you put into it. This is a very easy university to just coast at, and if you aren't interested in a career or higher education you can get by with a degree without really trying. That being said, if you actually want a higher education and apply yourself and put yourself through more rigorous classes then you will get the education that you are paying for. I spent my first two years getting by with easy intro classes and useless electives but after I realized that they were not going to help me with my career path I switched gears and put more work into the classes that were more rewarding.
When I graduated from the University immediately got a job in my chosen career field and I started my own business on the side with a group of people that I worked with on a senior group project. My capstone class at the university was an advertising campaigns class that was a competition and led to me starting my own advertising agency. I truly have to thank my professors for helping me grow and network within the New Mexico advertising community. I have to thank one professor specifically because she is the reason that I have the job of my dreams and I am on my career path now. This University is not perfect. I have to admit that I thought very poorly of it when I started here because I thought it was too easy and too big. When I finally realized that I needed to take responsibility for my own education I began to see the possibilities at UNM. If you apply yourself here, you have a world of possibilities, but if you come here to be pampered and have a degree handed to you without working then that is all you're going to get. The advisers are there to make sure you get the degree you are after, but if you really want to challenge yourself and get an education then do some research, meet some professors, ask for help and find the classes that are going to make you work.
|Jun 25 2012|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2012 |