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Job placement question for Business students

xfrstudentxfrstudent Posts: 27Registered User New Member
I'm applying to UF and have already been expected to USF. I'm a transfer student from a CC here in Florida so I'll be admitted to UF but it wont be until May b/c of some of my Business prerequisites. My concern over UF is if there will be any Pell grant money left so I might be stuck with USF.

I know that UF has a great job placement program, but I heard USF has a very poor placement program. That and I'm wondering if any firm will even look at some one with a finance degree from USF seeing as it's one of the lowest ranked major public universities in the state.
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Replies to: Job placement question for Business students

  • KaleidKaleid Posts: 188Registered User Junior Member
    Where did you even hear that? Right now we're in the top 5 in the state...

    Just by quick search: http://www.4icu.org/us/Florida.htm
    http://education-portal.com/top_20_schools_in_florida.html
  • xfrstudentxfrstudent Posts: 27Registered User New Member
    That's because there are only 5 major U's in the state. USF, UF, UCF, UM & FSU.
  • KaleidKaleid Posts: 188Registered User Junior Member
    Well, the upperclassmen I know always tell how their buddies graduating are getting great jobs, so... And that's all over the place, not just business. I can't really tell you any specifics, but I'm sure someone can.
    As for the other thing, you don't want to be stuck in a college, you're going to want to be there. If you would rather be in UF, then the extra effort to go there will be worth it.
    When I visited FSU, the financial aid advisor told me that your Pell grant will be the same no matter what school you go to, and the USF one said the same... So just choose the school that you like best.
  • lizardlizard Posts: 2,975Registered User Senior Member
    USF, UF, and FSU are Florida's 3 flagship public universities. The flagships have more of a research and graduate programs focus than the other 8 state universities. UM is private. You should be able to get Pell grant right to the last minute at any college if eligible. No telling yet what additional state grant and scholarship money like Bright Futures will be available next year as legislature is still fighting over money now. Too, tuition at all state universities will likely increase next year. The later one gets financial aid request in though, the more watered down available institutional scholarships; it's first come first served for most of those.

    You're right being concerned about employment prospects after graduating from college. UF's career center doesn't place 100% of grads in decent jobs though, the employment market is tough everywhere in today's economy. Every college in America has some grads that are unemployed now looking for work, including grads who have been canned with many years of job experience. USF has an active career center also. Wherever you go to school, get involved with the college's career center right away learning about future employment opportunities, resume building, interview skills, how to get a job, etc.
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