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My school is centered in Troy, NY, considered one of the capitals of independent media in the North Eastern United States. Ma...
My school is centered in Troy, NY, considered one of the capitals of independent media in the North Eastern United States. Many of my professors are still actively involved in their video fields locally, giving them important experience.
The most frustrating aspect of RPI is the required math and science courses that I need to graduate but do not affect my future career plans, and don't interest me. If I didn't have to take those, I would have been able to take more video / audio classes.
I have been interested in making films for several years now, but it wasn't until I started attending school that I realized how little I knew. After the video and audio classes I took, I have been able to apply my newfound knowledge to three community service projects for churches I am in connection with. At my church in Troy, NY, I have been able to run a soundboard during the musical portion of their Wednesday night College Outreach program, named "Compelled". Without the audio class I had just finished taking, I would not have been as qualified to aid with this program. As of right now, I have been able to use my new video skills to do two separate projects in my home church and my brother's church, with a third movie in the works. I hope to continue to learn do these projects as the years go by, and without the experience I gained through this past semester, it would not have been possible.
My college experience has been very valuable for several reasons. Firstly, it has taught me a lot about taking care of my pos...
My college experience has been very valuable for several reasons. Firstly, it has taught me a lot about taking care of my possessions and maintaining my health without any supervision. I have learned much about the value of keeping organized and keeping track of everything that is going on. More importantly, I have learned a lot about the value of working hard. After finishing high school with a minimum amount of work, I thought I could continue on in the same way at college. I was horribly wrong. Because of that, not only am I stuck having to retake my most hated class, but I also am not eligible for the majority of scholarships because of my GPA. If I had just done all of my work the first time, i not only would have been free of my worst class, but I would also have been able to apply for more scholarships and lighten the financial burden of attending college. These very immediate effects have taught me a lot about the valuabe nature of hard work and I will definitely not be repeating these same mistakes next semester.
The best thing about RPI is definitely that everone has a very similar mindset. Most everyone is technologically inclined and slightly nerdy. There are those who deviate, but if you're the type to consider this kind of school you will probably have no trouble fitting in. Wheras in high school there were only a few "Techies" at RPI the majority of students fit in this category.
Since the school is primarily science and engineering students, a person interested in liberal arts will find it much more difficult to fit in and will generally find a lower variety of classes offered and will probably have to take other math and science related courses that they are not interested in. Anyone with an interest in liberal arts should probably look elsewhere.
My school has an ratio of girls to guys of 3 to 1. It is a tech savy school, where you will find the most interesting person...
My school has an ratio of girls to guys of 3 to 1. It is a tech savy school, where you will find the most interesting personalities with a broad range of backgroud and ideas. I love the diversity.
I enjoy that it is a tech savy school. It keeps me updated on what topics there are to research. The ratio is also amusing.
In my college experience, I have learned way more than I expected. Subjects that I once found dull are now interesting. Different classes are helping me find what I'm passionate about, thus helping me choose my career. The importance of time management and prioritizing have also solidified with college. College not only gives you the experience and knowledge you need for different careers, but also is an exciting ,new environment to meet people. Just being able to be merged in with people from different backgrounds is an eye opener to what there is yet to learn. It makes you aware of the different opportunities that are available. It is a work load and a hefty amount of money to pay, but what you learn and experience makes it all worth it.
I have learned to appreciate my parents a lot for all their help and financial support allowing me to go to such a great scho...
I have learned to appreciate my parents a lot for all their help and financial support allowing me to go to such a great school. I think the "college experience" is something everyone should participate in; it differs from high school so greatly and people really become adults here and learn how to act and behave in the real world. I still have four years left of school and I'm already planning for my future and I appreciate that college has beaten this work ethic and motivation into me.
I love the Green Building, which is where we take all our classes for architecture. All the students in the School of Architecture spend so much time in the Green Building that we really become comfortable with each other like a family with 200 people. I love that we spend so much time in such tight quarters because we learn to have fun with each other which makes late nights no problem.
It's difficult fitting in here for a lot of people. I would recommend people who are used to snowy weather and don't mind going to a school with mostly male population and almost everyone is an engineer. It's definitely a great place for unique people who may not have fit in perfectly in high school. Everyone is bound to find friends here, and the Greek system makes it possible for really social people to be comfortable as well.
I started off at a community college with a completely different major than what I'm planning to transfer into Point Park Uni...
I started off at a community college with a completely different major than what I'm planning to transfer into Point Park University with. I plan to major in Technical Theater and Design. My first year at the community college is still valuable to me because I was able to get my feet wet in the college class room before moving on to the university. I know now what to expect when I get there.
Most of my classmates are on the nerdy side--result of going to a tech school, but their tech-savviness is convenient--and it...
Most of my classmates are on the nerdy side--result of going to a tech school, but their tech-savviness is convenient--and it's so easy to make friends; of course, there are many socially awkward people here, but that makes it all the more simple to find people with equal interests as you (there are plenty of people trying to make friends who understand them), so it's really nice--but they sure can throw decent parties.
I've learned that it is extremely difficult to live with so many people my age, all with similar interests to mine, and find enough time to sleep. But I've also found that it's rewarding being able to collaborate with others who may or may not know things I don't, being able to boince around ideas for projects, and being able to gather tons of people to play a massive game of spoons on a Saturday night (one of the most fun, if not rewarding, experiences so far). All in all, college is a blast. And we get a hint of the real-world (what with the tuition fees to pay, as well as the on-campus job opportunities that most of us take).
I have recently moved out of my parents home, and realizing the skills it takes to live on your own. I have learned the valu...
I have recently moved out of my parents home, and realizing the skills it takes to live on your own. I have learned the valuable lesson of patience. Santa Monica College taught me to wait for the progression. A flower takes a while to blossom.
I have gained information about life and the world around my little bubble. It is valuable to attend college, because it ope...
I have gained information about life and the world around my little bubble. It is valuable to attend college, because it opens doors that would normally be closed to an African American woman. College is and will continue to give me the tools that I need to build a better future, not only for me and my family, but my community.
My classmates are hard working, motivated, confident, and intellagent poeople how want to make the most out of their lives.
My classmates are hard working, motivated, confident, and intellagent poeople how want to make the most out of their lives.
I person that isn't up for a little hard work and a challange should not attend this school
From my college experience I have learned many things. One of the biggest things is to get what you want you need to work hard and not be afraid of a challenge. That is what college is, it is a challenge. I never believed when people said that they weren't cut out for college until I went myself, I now understand how hard it is and that many people aren't cut out for it. College isn’t just a learning challenge either; it has challenged me in many more ways. For me attending college is not only one of the first times that I have been away from home for an extended period but it is also the first time i have needed to take care of myself. This is one of the steps to becoming a true adult. Also college has taught me the value in true friendship, it did not take me long to realize that it is true when people say the friends you make in college are the ones you keep with you. It is valuable to learn all of these things in your life, therefore college is valuable to attend.
Being from Seattle I had not seen too much of the Eastcoast. I love to talk about all the places I got to go and the differen...
Being from Seattle I had not seen too much of the Eastcoast. I love to talk about all the places I got to go and the different people I got to meet from thanks to joining the cycling team. We raced every weekend and got to get away from campus and all the studying to have a blast racing for our school. Some of my closest friends at school all are from cycling club and I'm so glad I got involved in that and that I have them as friends.
Coming into school all of my class was warned that we would have to study and study a lot. Most of us attending RPI were used to not having to study so much in high school because things just came a little easier to most. Man, do I wish I took that warning to heart. After the first round of tests I was in for a rude awakening, as I got my exam grades back and saw percentages much lower than the 90?s I was used to seeing in high school. After a little while I figured things out more and more, and after my first year of college I think what I learned best was work ethic. I had to completely change my mind set. If I want something, I know I have to focus on that and get it myself. If I have to do something and at the time I?m working on it and it is just extremely hard then I just have to get in my mind that people do stuff like this every day. And if other people do this, then I can do it.
The best thing about RPI is all the opportunities that are accessible to all students. There are tons of research opportunities even for freshman to get in on if they are interested. RPI is a hard school, but if you are working your hardest, then there are some amazing things to get involved in.
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