“I am in my senior year at SOUOct 09 2013Psychology
SOU has provided so many opportunities to grow as a person and student. I have attend 7 conferences, with the intent of attending at least two more before I graduate (all of which SOU has sponsored my to go). I have gone to places Illinois and Canada to present papers, compete for awards and participate it legislative voting and policy making. I have gone to DC to lobby for higher education and student rights. I have gone to regional conferences to present research and meet famous academics like Philip Zimbardo.
I have been apart in research within the psychology department. I have even worked on a publication with a professor and two other students. I have been given the freedom to create my own research projects with the support of multiple professors.
I have had my opinions challenged and enhanced by the liberal arts style. I have take biology, gender studies, queer theory, psychology, political science, interviewing and listening, and history classes. All of which have prepared me for the real world. I have a solid three paged resume with at least seven potential letters of recommendation. Plus professor who have helped me find relevant internships with local organizations to give me real world experiences.
Obvisouly, I could go on and on about what Southern Oregon has given me as a student and person. I would have never had these opportunities if I went to a large school with 100+ student classes, an under active student life or a school in a community disconnected from the academic environment. My classes are small, my professors know my full name, where I come from and what I want to do. The professional staff offer to help me prepare for job interviews without me even having to ask.
I am know applying to Masters and PhD programs. SOU is the perfect place to get an education that is dedicated to your success.
“I attended the ceremony for new studentsNov 22 2012Other
“I'm a senior at SOU, finishing up myJul 12 2012Video/Media
Don't be fooled by the revamp of the program with new computers and a new name (EMDA). Computers are constantly full of other peoples files, making it nearly impossible to render your own files. You can rent camera equipment through RVTV, but only by first come, first serve. This would be okay if the teachers weren't the ones that over-ruled your rentals and took cameras without notice. Overall, you'll be very disappointed in your education if you go to SOU for any type of Video Production. Go to OSU in Corvallis, the Art Institute in Portland, or south to any of the numerous film schools in California. They may cost more, but I promise that the skill set you learn there will be far greater and valuable than any you could earn at SOU.