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Although positions are often held by educated adults, there are opportunities for students to stepup and shoulder the responsibility, just a taste of what it would be like to hold that position as if you were already there. A college junior sat in amongst students although she wasn't there to learn what the rest of us were learning, she was learning to teach. I always thought highly of schools who both offer a sufficient education but also provides major-based internship opportunities so students may navigate themselves into the working world with a sense of proper preparation and independence.

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Carroll College,currently called Carroll university is the oldest four-year institution of higher education in the state founded in 1846 and one of the few institutions in the US that conducts a Masters of Software engineering program. The program has a faculty to student ratio of 1: 7 so you get more interaction with the professors and instructors. Its a very interactive campus with a variety of student organisations that you can join even when your a graduate student. It also happens to be affiliated with the Presbyterian church which conforms with my spiritual background.

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Some unique things that Carroll has to offer for students is all of the clubs and organizations, they have a wide range from academic, volunteer or just for fun. Another thing that Carroll has to offer is the small class sizes, the small class sizes allow for students and professors to get to know each other better and have a one on one connection in some cases I even have some of my professors cell phone numbers and home phone numbers. The learning commons and Supplement instruction students are an added bonus that Carroll offers to students.

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I really love Carroll because compared to other schools I visited, I felt like the entire campus was really well connected. Professors and students know what is going on all across the campus. The network between students in strong, and information is widely available for events going on with all the different types of students Carroll has. Another thing that is unique with my school is that it is close to Milwaukee and easy to get to for a trip to the city, but Waukesha itself harbors a strong suburban feel with many places to explore.

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This school is unique in the fact there is a strong emphasis on service learning. Most of the courses I take (especially in the education field) require students to go to schools and observe/interact with the students and teachers. It is a very rich learning experience that I have found extremely valuable. It helps give students an Idea of what they are studying and either solidifies their degree choice or helps them realize that this isn’t what they really want to do. Students need this when discovering themselves.

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Carroll University is different from other schools in many ways. To me the most important difference are the teachers. You can really tell that they are their to teach and to make sure you learn the material. One of my teachers even gave us his personal phone number just so we could contact him easier. It was really helpful. Another difference is the size and the quality of the people. Carroll is small enough to be able to have small classes but big enough to have a variety of people on campus and the people are great.

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What makes Carroll College so unique in my opinion is by being a smaller school, people can develop numerous friendships with both students and faculty members alike. Staff members here are genuinely concerned about helping students and will do whatever it takes to help them succeed, which is something that not all colleges/universities can say. This attribute helps a small school like Carroll distinguish themselves from a majority of colleges and offer students with the best possible college environment to learn in.

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It's all about the small campus charm. With its perfect class sizes and great professor to student ratio, you are not just a face in the crowd. I used to believe like many others that bigger is better, but since I have come to Carroll, my viewpoint has completly changed. Carroll offers off campus trips for cheap prices that many other schools do not. Just last month I went to Chicago where we spent the day and went out to eat, all for free! I am taking part in things I never knew I would, and I love it!

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Consisting of about 3,000 students, Carroll University offers smaller class sizes, which I find really helpful in learning. At Carroll, you are not just a number, but you are a person to the professors. The campus is beautiful and easy to get around. My first year at Carroll consisted of a lot of studying, but also meeting a lot of true friends. At Carroll everyone feels like one big family. They are there for each other, which makes the whole college experience even more memorable.

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The setting is perfect for me! The town of Waukesha is big enough to have everything you need for entertainment/social activities, but it's not too big. The campus is located near the historic downtown distric so there are lots of neat little shops and restaurants. Then, further down the road there are all the popular chain restaurants, movie theaters, and shopping venues. Best of all, Milwaukee and all it has to offer, is only 20 minutes away!

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