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So I've heard a lot of people talk about how you should look at the services and opportunities a college offers, but I'm a bit confused. What services and opportunities are important when I look at a college, and what are the most important ones I should take into consideration?

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Here are 2 I heavily consider:

1) Job placement upon graduation

There is normally a percentage for this. This shows approx. how many students immediately found jobs related to their degree upon graduating from the college. I think Niche may have approximate percentages.

2)Internships

What kind of internships or part-time jobs are offered as part of the program training? This is particularly important for some careers more than others. EG, I will major in horticulture so the available internships at greenhouses, nurseries, and arboretums during college is vital to my training.

Other services and opportunities (Ivy assistant listed):

Colleges offer a wide range of services and opportunities to support students academically, personally, and professionally. Some examples include:

Academic support: Tutoring, writing centers, workshops, and study groups are available to help students succeed in their coursework.

Career services: Career centers assist with job search, internships, resume building, interview preparation, and connecting with alumni networks.

Research opportunities: Many colleges provide opportunities to work with faculty on research projects or conduct independent research.

Study abroad programs: Colleges often have partnerships with universities in other countries, allowing students to study overseas for a semester or a year.

Clubs and organizations: Colleges offer various extracurricular activities, ranging from sports to cultural clubs, academic societies, and volunteer organizations.

Health and wellness: Colleges typically have health centers, counseling services, and fitness facilities to support students' physical and mental well-being.

Financial aid and scholarships: Colleges offer financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships based on need or merit.

Networking and mentorship: Colleges connect students with faculty, staff, alumni, and other students who can offer guidance and support.

Cultural and social events: Colleges organize events such as guest speakers, performances, and social gatherings to enrich the campus experience.

Academic advising: Advisors help students choose courses, navigate degree requirements, and explore academic interests."

Believe it or not, there are colleges who do not offer much or any support if you have problems- both academic, physical, and mentally. I know people who had to leave college because there was no help. This is something to consider if you may need tutoring or counseling at any point. If you have mental health or physical disabilities, this is one of the first things you need to check out.

Hope this helps! Please lmk if you have any questions :)

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