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When deciding to go to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh I was told by the Assistant Director of Admissions that career services would work closely with you and help you land interviews. To quote him he said ?we will line up the interview and all you have to do is go to them, we can?t do that for you, ha ha?.
This was a bold face lie. All career services will do is read over your r?sum? and give you give you list of over a 100 websites where you can apply for jobs. Most of the websites recommended are completely useless. When I asked about what was promised my career service adviser said she did her part and acted like she was doing me a favor. The Assistant Director of Student Affairs admitted to me that admissions lied to get me to take classes. Also I have been asking around and talking to recruiters in my area, when I told them that school did not even help set up internships for me they were very surprised by this and said any reputable school would have done this to help you break in to your field.
Upon receiving my degree from the Art Institute I was excited to start looking for work. I received little or no help from career services and kept getting phone calls and emails trying to get me to take more classes. They spent far more time attempting to get more money out of me then making due on the promises I was told. I wish they had put all that effort into helping me land some interviews. When finally told them I am taking the degree, I earned, and will be looking for work all communication stopped. Career services and the Director of Admissions the will not return any emails.
I feel with the state that the economy is in right now and so many people out of work that a school would take advantage of this is disgraceful. To be cut off just because I decided not to take more classes AFTER graduation and not to have promises made fulfilled is inexcusable. I should apply to career services so I can have a job where I can do nothing too.
Get out while you can. Don't expect any help once they have your money. Sorry to be so negative, I am only being honest as a graduate.
|Nov 13 2010|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| I am a 3 year undergraduate of AIP. My first year was a great one. Although, after 2 years, I could sense something was wrong. From my experience, the Art Institute scheduling department for classes needs to do a better job at maintaining elective and core classes. That department showed me no mercy as by my 3rd year, I had a family, no more elective classes (to balance the high demand of core classes) and 4 core classes that were battling with my focus to get projects done. Bad recipe for disaster. I couldn't get half of anything done because I was stretched to my limits. Anyways I smartened up becuase the school couldn't give me any statistics at the time as to who all completed their GAD program and where they work now, and the fact I am still paying off big loans for the money I had borrowed to go there. I finally thought to myself and said, right now it's not worth it. I observed my surroundings and noticed tons of hospitals in the area. So I am currently enrolled at another school, on the Presidents List, with a 4.0 GPA, and|
I'm in my last month of class time before I start externing as a Medical Insurance Biller and Coder. And for once, I'm happy with the progress I have made, and the fact that this program didn't cost me $70,000.00 to take up. It only costed me $10,000 to take up. So is AIP worth all the money students spend to go their? Like I told many people before, if you take up the GAD program, you need to be fresh out of high school, with no social life(as in NO distractions, or anything to take your focus off of completing the program), except those who share the commont interest as you do (as in your fellow classmates), and a passion to spend long hours in front of a computer rendering long animations of 3D art that will take you a whole weekend and maybe even longer to get done on 3D Studio MAX and Adobe Premeire.
|Nov 11 2010|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2007 |
| Art Institutes are garbage and their degrees are worthless! And for the commenter's who love to call others haters, lazy, stupid and slackers, get over yourself your nothing special. I had a 3.8 GPA at AI, and now have a 3.7 at my current college, so stupid slacker I am not. Not like it's was hard to get good grades, some of those classes were a complete joke. I ended up with no job, a ton of debt, and bad credit after AI. I started completely over at my local community college (AI CREDITS DO NOT TRANSFER!)and I found the classes there much more challenging than AI. I have trouble paying back my student loans I took out for nothing in return, thank god I got a free ride at my community college or I would be completely screwed. Stay away from this SHAM OF A SCHOOL, don't let their little sing song of how great they are fool you. |
|Nov 11 2010|| Male --
Class 2000 |