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what college did you go to?


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Katie’s Answer

Hi Grace! Great question. I went to Bentley University which is a business school outside of Boston, MA. I decided to go to business school because I thought it would set me up for good job opportunities when I graduated. My school helped me find an internship and ultimately a job! I would recommend that you think about your interests and hobbies. You will want to find a college that offers a major that interests you - you will likely spend a lot of time at work, so it's important to enjoy what you do! When selecting a college, I would also consider location, size and clubs/groups on campus. Make sure to visit the college before deciding to make sure it "feels" right! Good luck!!


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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Grace,

I chose my first college - University of Oregon - because it had a well regarded Journalism program. I had hopes of being a journalist. It was a very competitive program and I found out during my time there that I am not very competitive. The last college that I chose in order to actually earn a degree was Texas Woman's University. I went to that school because they would accept college credits that I had already earned from other schools and could help me get a diploma the fastest way possible. It all depends on what you are looking for. I would say that you need to look at the situation that you are in and determine the best path to get your diploma. What do you want to do for a living? What do you want to pay? Do you get value from going to a big, well known university? Those are questions that you need to answer for yourself.

Gloria

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Ray’s Answer

I went to The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, where I majored in Filmmaking and Screenwriting. I absolutely loved it there, and would highly recommend artists to look into it. I had friends who were studying just about every art form: filmmaking, writing, acting, dancing, singing, music, photography, graphic design, painting, printmaking, and a whole lot more. UArts is located in Center City, Philadelphia, where history and the arts are at the very heart of the city.
When I graduated, I was already used to taking care of myself in an apartment. I knew how to lead and collaborate with a team, and my communication skills greatly improved, which helped me feel comfortable during job interviews. A bunch of us continued living in the city, which helped create a professional job network. I lived and worked in Philadelphia for another three years, and finally left when my film-friends and I decided to drive cross country and begin a new adventure in Los Angeles.

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Mark’s Answer

I went to the University of Rhode Island because it is a mid-size university that offered a wide variety of majors. So if I determined that I didn't like the major I had originally selected, I knew I could find another major to pursue and also be fairly certain that the credits I had earned while pursuing my initial major would still be counted/applied to the overall credits I would need to graduate. Additionally, in-state public school tuition is less expensive than the out-of-state schools I was accepted at. Therefore, I would be graduating with less debt, while obtaining a very similar education.

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Karen’s Answer

Hi Katie! I went to Boston College, a private Jesuit Catholic university located in Chestnut Hill, MA. The people at BC really live up to the motto "Men and Women for Others" by serving others in the community. There are so many opportunities to volunteer. For example, I was part of the group called Appalachia Volunteers and every spring break we would travel to a low-income area in the Appalachia region and work with Habitat for Humanity to build homes. Boston College is a great school to go to for a well-rounded education!


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Drew’s Answer

I went to the University of South Carolina, which is a very large school of over 30,000 undergraduate students. I went to the school because of the great networking opportunities and I wanted to give myself a degree from a university that would be recognized by jobs after I graduated. The size of the school you want to go to should depend on your personality and how you learn best.


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Kanan’s Answer

I went to western new england university, a small private school. I loved it because of the fact that I could have that relationship with class of having 20 students, the opportunities were amazing, and I knew everyone!


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