My #1 College Tip

 

 
 
For the past two weeks, I've been pretty MIA on here because I'm back at college. I have a pretty bad track record with college- it's a true love/hatehatehate relationship. Can I just say the BS that all college students go through is enough? Seriously, enough is enough with the bogus requirements (yes, I'm talking to you, 1.5 hour classical music lecture).
 
Don't get me wrong, I love my major. I love the fact that Kent has a fashion merchandising program that is rated 2nd best in the US next to FIT in NYC. It's incredible to be learning at such an accomplished university. This is only my second semester back at Kent, and I'm still ridding my brain of the nasty feelings I have for college.
 
 I think what really turned me away from college was YSU and their two advisor who were also professors fashion merchandising program. The first fashion class I took there two years ago, I excitedly walked in and the very first thing the professor told us was, " I don't have a degree in fashion merchandising, and I've never worked retail". That shocked me in the worst way possible. I will be the first one to highly recommend against YSU's fashion program. Kent is only 30 minutes up the road, and it's nearly the same in tuition, too. Just to give you an idea of how fashion classes from YSU to Kent transfer...I took 4 at YSU. None of them transferred as core classes, because the syllabi were outdated and they all lacked depth. To say that I feel like I've been slighted is an understatement.
 
So, you've read my rant and I'm going to say this. If you're a senior in high school shopping for colleges, thinking of going back to college, or an adult first-time student, pick the one where professors care and education is #1 on their priority list. They will all have great things to say about all of their programs, but it's not always true. Do your homework, sit in on a class, meet with the advisors and professors. You will seriously thank yourself in the end.
 
 
Outfit Details: Glasses: Coastal.com*// Top: kmart ($5!)// Skirt: Ikebana for All Skirt in Floral-ModCloth// Sandals: Birkenstocks

11 comments:

  1. You look great! I love that skirt paired with that top. I agree with your tips! Your professors should really care about what they're teaching you.

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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  2. I whole heartedly agree! I've seen college from both the student and instructor position, and there's just a lot of "clutter" in the university system in everything from registration to classes and even things that are supposed to be simple, like parking.

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    1. Yes yes yes! Too much clutter, not enough substance...It's super frustrating on both ends.

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  3. That's a really great tip! I'm in a two year program at a state university, so this is going to be really helpful when I decide what college I'm going to transfer to! And that skirt looks AMAZING on you. The cut and length of it is perfect. And I love that you styled it with that tie-front top. So cute! (:

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    1. Aw, I'm glad you found it helpful! I feel like I've been in college for forever, so if you need any help, let me know! and thank you:)

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  4. I always hear such great things about Kent! I'm glad that you're happier now. I hear they have a great Journalism program, too. :)

    College is such an important decision you have to make at a young age. I know I would do some things differently if I were to do the college thing over, but at the same time, my experience provided a wealth of opportunities and has provided so much for me, even now.

    As long as it feels right, that's all that matters!

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    1. Yes! I was a Journalism major 4 years ago when I spent one semester up here and the building itself is super impressive.

      I'm glad you came out of college with lots of opportunities, that idea definitely helps me see the light at the end of the tunnel! :)

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  5. I'd add too that you might want to look up how credits transfer- I mean, you may not plan on going anywhere else but to me it signals they are classes of quality if the college is certified etc. and can have them transfer (of course, my parents teacher at a community college so this may be more common there since many transfer to 4 yr. schools after getting AAs).

    I love this skirt on you. I'd eyed it for months on Modcloth and now am wishing I'd bought it. You look lovely. Good luck with the new school year!

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    1. yes yes yes.. thank you for adding that in! that's very important. and thank you so much!

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  6. oh girrrrrrl, I feel like we are one in the same right now. "small class sizes" always sounded so silly to me when I was shopping for colleges 5 years ago, but it's SUCH a big difference in how much you actually learn!

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  7. THAT SKIRT! I was looking it up again and again and didn't buy it in the end.
    It looks absolutely lovely on you <3
    Actually your whole blog does, so I'm going to follow you from now on :D
    Many love, Isa

    www.awonderfulcolouredworld.blogspot.com

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