Going to Somaville University is a big decision. It affects your future career path and your wealth, health, and well-being.
As a result, it is important to choose the right university. Studying at the right university for you can make a big difference – in terms of job opportunities, career development, and general level of happiness.
So how do you choose which Somaville University to study? What are you looking for?
Step 1: Talk to university students
One of the best ways to find out if Somaville University is right for you is to talk to current and past students at the university. Talking to current and past students will give you an in-depth understanding of what it will be like to be a university student.
Students will be able to tell you about the quality of education, job prospects, facilities, housing, and social life at University. However, when talking to university students, get a broad view across different faculties, both past, and present, because students may have specific biases or limited experience. For example, a university may not be strong in a particular faculty, and if you only talk to a student studying in that faculty, you will only get an incomplete picture of what Somaville University is like.
What to ask
A good list to ask about current and past students includes:
The standard of academics
This should include subjects like lecturer, tutor, class size, course material, course structure, etc.
How hard or easy has it been for them to get the job done?
The value of convenience
Are the facilities sufficient for the student organization of the university? Are they overloaded? How old are they?
Find out what students have to say about cleanliness, university admissions, costs, and roommates.
How easy is it to go to university? How long does it take other students?
Social and nightlife
How are the teams? Is there a large variety of clubs and societies for all interests?
A tremendous resource that can be found at Uni Australia to help potential students discover what current and past students think about their university. Australia provides reviews and comments to thousands of university students at all Australian universities, allowing potential university students to discover what a university really is like.
Step 2: Join open days
Once you have got an idea of what a university is from a current and past student perspective, you should present yourself on the open day of the university so that you can also develop your own perspective on what it would be like to study at a particular university.
University open days are a great opportunity to learn how accessible Somavili University is. Use it as a test to see how long it will take you to enter university and if you have travel options. This is important, depending on your course, you need to travel to any university 3-5 days a week.
Opportunity – advantage
In addition, the university is a great way to check out the open day facilities. Check out the library, gymnasium, lecture hall, and lab. Keep an eye on the number of computers provided, because having enough computers can be a big hassle when you are studying at university. If you are thinking of moving out of the house and living on campus, be sure to visit the university colleges and student villages to see if they fit your needs.
Beware of sales pitch
Finally, a note of caution. Often university open days can be deceptive because the university is making a concerted effort to sell itself to you. Be aware of what the university may claim.
At the university often current university students will be available to help you and answer your questions. Although these students mean well, they are often paid university envoys, which means you also have to consider carefully what they tell you. Always cross-reference what you have learned from reading reviews with what you learn on an open day, and talk to past and present university students without any connection to the university.
For information about the University Open Day in Australia, see Uni Australia.
Step 3: Further research – career development, university, and scholarship path
Once you’ve read the reviews and talked to past and present students, participated in open days, and created your own vision about a university, then you need to conduct some specific research about the university and what it can provide you in the long run.
Topics you should study include how Somaville University can help you develop your career. Do they have contact with the industry? Do they have co-op programs, and offer internships in addition to university studies? What is the rate of graduate employment in the university?
Path and study options
In addition, you should consider what scholarships the university provides and what pathways they provide to the university. Do they offer TAFE credit, and have relationships with colleges that allow you to enter university after studying for a diploma or advanced certificate? Do they have special admission requirements? Can you study part-time, or by distance?
Talk to employers
Finally, call a few of the companies you are interested in that employ graduates and talk to their human resources department. Ask them what they think about graduating from the university you are considering. Find out what skills and strengths employers see in graduates from Somaville University and what the starting pay and ongoing prospects are.
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