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| Training Specialist |
| University : DePauw University ( 2000 )
Still in Field? :No
Effort Level : 5/5 (Workaholic)
Gender : Male
Jobs held since college:
1. Teaching English
2. English Teacher
3. Training Specialist
My education at DePauw helped me understand human nature but the education I had on my resume was regarded by employers as unvaluable. To its credit, most of DePauw's professors are decent, intelligent, hard-working people who care about their students. However, if I really wanted to explore human nature, I could have saved $80,000 and done that at the public library. "
DePauw gears its students toward going to graduate school and the B.A. itself is not really that helpful in getting you a good job. I'd like to see that change. I would have been better off if I had gone to IU or Purdue and majored in engineering or accounting or computer science, i.e., something more practical that a liberal arts degree. I'm sure I would have enjoyed IU more as the social life was better there and it would have been less expensive.
The students at DePauw are conservative and tend to have a sort of herd mentality. (Most of them join fraternities and sororities. You'll also see a lot of them going to Christian religious services). If you're not conservative and Christian, then I'd think twice about going to DePauw. You won't fit into one of the social niches and Greencastle does not offer much of a social life outside of the Greek system. The sororities enable and promote eating disorders. There is also a lot of backstabbing and talking behind each other's backs among the sorority members. When I was at DePauw it was rated by Newsweek magazine as one of the top colleges in the nation for whiskey consumption among it's students. You don't want to see what drunken frat boys do who can't handle their liquor. The fraternity members like to get drunk, haze their fellow students -- I had a roommate who came back to the room freshman year pissed off because his frat brothers had just gotten done kicking him -- date rape, and beat up homosexuals merely for being gay. The university administration covers up these incidents as the president, Bob Bottoms, is focused on fund raising from his base, conservative businessmen who were in fraternities when they were in college at DePauw and are nostalgic about them/pro-fraternity. The result? The president always does damage control and attempts to save face. Additionally, there are a few professors at DePauw who are verbally abusive, most notably two feminists who are set on spreading their hatred of men and enjoy keeping creative people down. The fact that the administration allows this is appalling. My overall experience at DePauw was negative as you can clearly see.
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