was a very good experience that prepared me for the
workplace. There are rules, but I visited prior to
enrolling and I knew that going in. Ironically, my
employers basically have many of the same rules, e.g. dress
codes for males and females. For those who are
surprised by the rules they either didn't do their homework
The training was fine and prepared me. While
I was an accounting major, the English preparation has helped
tremendously in my communication skills. Many recent univeristy graduates
that we hire from public universities have poor communication skills,
particularly written skills. What helped more was the atmosphere
where I didn't have to worry about roommates misbehaving, lack
of consideration, etc. Those who were forced to go
there were unhappy, but the vast majority were fine and
contributed to a positive experience. I met my wife of
23 years there and my best friend in college is
still my best friend. I don't know where I
would be without the relationships I developed there.
prospective student is interested, they should visit the campus, stay
in the dorm rooms, visit classes and activities. There
should be NO surprises. As with anything, an informed
consumer makes the best decisions. The Lord directs in
the lives of His children, and if you feel led
to be at BJU, fear not. You'll have to
work hard, but you'll do well.
My oldest son has
decided that BJU will be his choice for college beginning
the Fall of 2004. His Secondary education performance would
allow him to matriculate almost anywhere. He knows he'll
have to work hard and do well in his chosen
field of study in order to prepare for his future.
He'll have the opportunity, but the ball will be
in his court with what he does with it.