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Siena is a great school if you don't take business!|
marketing and management is a mickey mouse degree only good for getting crappy sales jobs, it's not worth the $30,000!
The business school, specifically the management is a total joke. It consists of a few academics who are close friends not deserving intellectuals who earned that title! Also what they teach is exactly what is wrong in the business world today!
It's not just them it's most business schools.
Until these business schools start teaching the youth the real way to do business and not he passive aggressive management style that has failed the last 30 years the US will always be in economic strife! These national accreditations they get should not be respected if the whole country is suffering from these terrible ideals. The status quo in teaching business must change before the nation can prosper.
Siena is not the route of this problem in business but it contributes to teaching our youth a curriculum that has been proven to fail.
Just because everyone is in denial and doesn't want to admit everything they have learned and have taught the last 30 years in the business world has been from the wrong paradigm does not mean that our youth should be blindly taught and pay top dollar for this garbage anymore!
Dr. Rosetti is great, probably one of the very few very great prof. who really wants to help educate!
Dr. Seifert is a joke and is usually too busy working on furthering his career and collecting stipens than advising or teaching. He may act like a very nice guy but just another passive aggressive fool teaching management! Him and his friends should not be teaching nursery school!
At last the administration is the biggest joke and will be Siena's downfall.
Peter Ellard will give you nausea with his self righteous, holier than thou attitude. Seriously you might get sick!
This man started as a somewhat good teacher but then decided to become a head administrator and turned into total tool for the school to take as much money from the students. While he probably believes he is helping them in his self righteous diluted mind while he pontificates life and responsibility to you. A pompous fool, don't listen to his advice makeup your own mind!
Siena College should have let the franciscan brothers run the administration and not a bunch of money hungry academics more worried on furthering their own careers than educating and guiding our youth !
English department is great!!!!
Philosophy department is great!!!
Comp. Science classes are well done!
|Oct 01 2009|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| To be honest, the closer it got to graduation, the happier I became. I wanted nothing more than to leave Siena immediately and never look back. But after reading the negative reviews, I felt it was necessary to offer some very honest, and overall positive feedback on the Siena college experience(I just graduated so I write alot, sorry). First of all, yes, the Admissions Dept. is great at exaggeration. Take their word with a grain of salt, and ask the students. That's what I did, and I got the truth. Siena is beautiful. THAT is where your overpriced tuition goes. The faculty are great. Most of them love their jobs, and are just waiting for students to act like they care. Participate in class, and go to office hours, and you will get a true and rich education, and faculty support. You will need it, because although there are easy courses, most are not hard, but very challenging. You will need somebody in your court. |
As far as extracurriculars are concerned, believe it or not, their are several, but they are not advertised. Sports are well advertised, and athletes are highly favored. Don't be jealous, that's just the way it is. I was a very active student and the head of many clubs. You have to find them yourself, or create them, which Siena allows relatively easy. Nothing at Siena is handed to you. That includes a social life. As someone else put it, we didn't depend on club events for fun. We mostly held our own parties and shenanigans. You get really creative in isolation. Overall, I would say Siena students are very friendly. I was a minority at Siena, and it appeared to be about 85% white. There will always be close-minded people. but if your not one of them, you will find that most are just young adults growing up away from home, like you. I met all different kinds of people and I enjoyed myself. Party hard. It will become your reward for surviving the week.
The most problems you may encounter, although things had changed during my last year, will come from Administration. They are the reason I was ready to leave, and I don't even want to donate in the future (that may change with time). They are the most arrogant, power-hungry, arrogant people I have met. They throw around policy and regulation like baseballs. They ca be very condescending, unapologetic, and never feel the need to explain themselves. To survive at Siena, study the student policy book like you study your lessons. Your ignorance is their loophole.
Overall, I would say, Siena, if any other institution, prepares you for the real world: Work can be challenging, dedicate to it, and you will progress and succeed; people in general are jut like you, and there will always be the ignorant, arrogant ones, who cares? Most people don't mind helping you if you let them; and, the people in charge are usually the ones to screw you over, so make sure you know the law.
I don't think I would go back, but I wouldn't change my experience for anything. I grew up a lot.
|Aug 30 2008|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2008 |
| As with just about any school, business, or other organization, there are many positives and negatives about Siena College. The key is to work out wether they balance out to you r benefit. For the most part, in my case, they did. On major failing I found was the area of financial aid; I am on of those who fall into the category of too rich for out-of-the-coffers aid, but too poor for myself or family to pay for it completely on our own, and as a result I now have a load of loans to begin paying back. The financial aid is also one of the least helpful and unbending portions fof the school, and the proper communication between the Financial Aid office and the Business Affairs office (which are situated on far sides of campus from each other) is not too great. Much of the on-campus social life centers around clubbing in th elocal city of Albany, but there's a lot to offer for folks who want more than a drink. The theatre program is underfunded but thriving; hugely talented and working steadily on a professional model. The Newspaper has grown in recent years, and the literary magazine has sprung anew. There are positions for folks interested in residence life staffing, and student government, as well as numerous sports teams. There are great indoor athletic facilities, and plenty of wide lawn space outdoors for a variety of activities. Various organizations sponsor contest, performances, open mic nights, etc. The professors vary just like any other people do; some are nice, some are jerks, some challenge, some are obviously tired of what they do, and some are incredibly dynamic and offer true challenges for those who want to learn. Siena is also incredibly interesting in that it has a strong Franciscan association; there is a friary on campus, and some friars live in the dorms, while others teach classes. I developed strong friendships with several of them, and they all have interest in various parts of the life and workings of the college. |
|Dec 13 2003|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2003 |