Question: How do you choose the program or school that best meets your needs and interests?
It's easy to be overwhelmed by the options that are presented to you. After a while the advertisements all look the same and the proliferation of fabulous new approaches can make you dizzy.
We have found that the best way to find what is right for you requires a multidisciplinary approach in selecting a school or program. It begins by knowing the right questions to ask to determine what your needs are and which school or approach will work best for you. Questions like:
- Is this school going to teach you the most up to date information from professors who are currently working in the field?
- Does the school help you with placement and do employers value graduates from the school you attend?
- Will this school meet your location and scheduling needs?
- Can you afford the monthly payments during school and after you graduate?
- Do you perform better in a smaller school with more personalized attention or do you prefer a large school with a lot of students that you can interact with?
- Does the school schedule offer you the flexibility you need or do you prefer a more rigid schedule to keep you on track?
- How long does it take to complete the program? (Remember, the longer the program the longer you have to wait to start your new career and start getting paid.)
Your answers to these questions are also important because it will influence your ability to graduate and successfully begin your career.
A very important part is also the atmosphere of the school you attend. If you’re having fun while learning you’re going to do better. If you like your classmates, connect with your professors and genuinely are interested and excited to come to school every day, you’re going to excel.
The best way to answer these questions is to visit the school, come to an Open House and talk to employers and past graduates as well as current students.
We look forward to meeting you and hearing about your career goals.