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| Baruch was very affordable. I was able to get a P/T HR Internship and go to school at the same time. That internship helped me land a job after school.|
Baruch has been instrumental in my career development. The Zicklin School of Business has a great reputation in the financial/business world, thanks to the hard-working immigrant students who have outdone themselves over the years. We have excellent liberal arts and management professors who are Ivy League alumni. The Baruch Performing Arts Center has excellent student productions every semester and discounted tickets for students.
Before I came to Baruch, I did not have the courage to ask for a high salary or see myself as a professional. But the exposure to the Goldman Sachs and Merill Lynch's of the world upped the prestige of the school in my eyes, as well as the value of the Baruch name on my resume. After hearing that finance graduates made $50k or more, I got the courage to raise my asking salary. Alumni who visited the campus as professionals making 6 figure salaries, became my role models. I was able to see myself in their shoes in the future; this confidence boost has served me very well over the years. Baruch gave me the confidence and courage I so badly needed to get ahead.I will always be grateful to Baruch for everything I am today and for what I will achieve in the future. I will be certain to look out for Baruch students for internships in the future.
| Starting Job: HR Representative, Preparedness: B, Reputation: B |
|Nov 16 2007|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| The Baruch experience was intermediate. Pretty much, everyone has different experiences at this school depending what you are there for. So basically, my experience fits in the category of a regular, working student who was just there to go to classes and pretty much leave to go home afterwards. I didn't make alot of friends except for if it was in classrooms, since your fellow colleagues can relate to you in regards to the course load and other frustrations. I didn't join any clubs after my experience with the Caribbean Assoc; (I felt the members were unfriendly and anti-social, everyone knew each other HS or something so it was a very tight-knit community that didn't want any newcomers). The faculty were usually satisfactory I never had any dramatic problems because I was always on top of everything. Any small problem that would arise in regards to my tuition, classes/prequisites or grades, I would be on anyone's back because my goal was to graduate and have a smooth transition fron school to the working world. I was previously an accounting major and the professors would tough all around. I think many of them forget that their goal is to teach us the principles of accounting but they make everything so freaking hard to the point that students were crying after receiving the syllabus. I changed to a Human Resources Management major and the professors were so much easier and nicer. Honestly, if you are a non-accounting/finance major your school life would be a breeze, especially for the liberal arts students. |
|Jun 17 2007|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2006 |
Baruch was an amazing place for several reasons,but it also had its drawbacks. First, the drawbacks:|
1. Baruch won't give a normal college experience. There were no dorms, and no athletics.
2. There was a daily commute to NYC.
1.Unbelievably inexpensive education
2. Top quality instruction and facilities with some top name professors.
3. Although Baruch has no campus per se, Manhattan is your campus. I was eating out regularly at different establishments, most of which were very good.
4. I made a lot of connections at Baruch and while commuting on the Long Island Rail Road.
5. Baruch has an amazing alumni base for support.Overall, it was a fine school and a real steal for the money.
|May 13 2007|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |