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 None of them transferred as core classes, because the syllabi were outdated and they all lacked depth.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.