Rarely do college visitors stop by the department of anticipated study, and why not?
They don't know which department to visit, and that's a sad truth.
In order to stop by your anticipated department of study while on a college visit, you would need to know which department that is. Most families would say- "My child doesn't know yet." Is that how you buy a car or buy a home? Of course not, and it shouldn't be that way in buying a college education. It's not good enough. Rather, you need to know, otherwise, you're being ineffective.
Here are 10 questions to ask in the Dept. of Anticipated Study-
- What is the job placement rate and how do you track it?
- What types of jobs do your graduates get and how do you know?
- What is their average starting pay?
- How do your students interact with each other and also with professors?
- What are the opportunities for research?
- What are the opportunities for study-abroad?
- What are the opportunities for internships and how do we get them?
- How can we combine studies with other departments?
- How do you stay current with all the changes going on in the world today?
- What specific studies do you have for preparing students for opportunities in the next decade?
Now you're having a very effective college visit. You can move on with a great deal more insight into how the college prepares it students for achieving desired outcomes.
That makes great college-logical sense to me!
Visiting these offices during college visits and being prepared to engage with the right questions will signify the difference between being effective versus ineffective! I like to be effective.
Our student-families are effective in visiting colleges and evaluating the real opportunity; they don't just listen to the marketing pitch. You can be effective too, all you have to do is ask.
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