number one thing I have to say is COLLEGE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT! This is not a school
where it is okay to sit by and wait for
things to happen, you need to get involved.
say this with confidence because my college experience was horrible
due to a family matter that put in in a
deep depression for 3 years. When I finally came out
of it, I had a great time! Campus events were
fun and usually free, I ventured out into the city
all the time with friends, and got good grades.
I got a job one month after graduation,
at a top five in the nation hospital. I feel
well prepared from a character point of view for the
real world and am grateful for my co-op experiences. I
have maintained my connections to my Career Advisor (They are
fantastic, something to definitely take advantage of). I was a
tour guide and loved every minute of it.
I was not prepared intellectually for my job. Luckily,
I am a fast learner, but my friends and I
agree that many of our professors didn't care to have
us learn, only to keep their tenure. Also, I am
up to my ears in debt, even though I got
a decent scholarship and grants. Think about what happens after
college-feeling like you are drowning in bills is not a
feeling I wish on anyone. Finally, I am sure you
have heard of the “Northeastern Shuffle”. This means that no
one seems to know the answer to your question, and
you get shuffled from department to department, getting no where. BE PROACTIVE with the administration, that is the only way
around the shuffle.
The president's salary is
currently 7 figures. Think about that for a second....and tuition
is now over 50K. There's a bureaucracy going on here...
Bottom line, if you are excited about college and want
to make the most of it, this is a good
place for you.