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Old 05-24-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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It depends on your major and career prep (co-ops, internships, etc)....there a lot of students from NC State and UNC waiting tables after graduating.
Very much true!!!

I wish more students spend more time in carefully selecting a program based on what happens once graduated.
I also blame colleges who are nothing more than pure business, taking advantage of young people who will end up with huge student loans (and no jobs). Most colleges will offer any programs with only the goal of attracting & collecting money - instead of programs based on real needs of the job market.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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UNCC is a good school. I know several of my son's friends go there & I have a cousin that attends UNCC. FYI, Belmont Abbey College, which is 10 miles from Charlotte, has a Motorsports Management program you might want to look into as well.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:06 AM
 
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I probably shouldn't mention this to my friend who's looking into Western then huh? haha
I rec'd my undergrad degree from UNCC and a postMaster's certificate from Western Carolina University and still gainfully employed, altho wishing I could retire.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:10 PM
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I think the cheap shots at UNCC are unwarranted. My brother went there, undergrad, then got into a very selective Penn State masters program.

Getting into masters program is probably a better indication of the value of a school than getting a job.

NC is blessed with many GREAT universities. We are fortunate.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Pixley
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Thanks for the responses everyone! Apparently I've been reading the wrong things because according to most of you, UNCC definitely doesn't seem as bad as others have made it out to be. I'm hoping to get out there to visit the campus sometime this Summer and make sure it's the place for me but anyway, thanks for your input.
I am not familiar with UNCC and their media internships, but keep in mind that Fox/Speed and ESPN College Sports (not sure what they're called exactly) have network facilities here as well as NASCAR. It may pay to get a jumpstart into what kind of internships are available at those outfits, or what affiliations UNCC has before you commit to them.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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Mostly just hearing it from different places on the web. Most people say it's a throw away university that anything that breathes can get into. Other's just call it incredibly boring with no extra curriculars (which are obviously important for job resumes) and a few have said the classes aren't challenging in the slightest. I didn't know they didn't even have a football team so that could have been part of the "boring" aspect but hopefully will change with the addition of the team.
Employers look at grades and relevant work experience such as internships. They don't care if you attend football games. UNCC is headed towards being the largest university in the UNC system and it's well regarded in this state. It's hardly a throw away university.

To be frank, serious students don't have time to be bored. I think you should reexamine your motivations for going to college. UNCC isn't a party school if that is what you are looking for.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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Employers look at grades and relevant work experience such as internships. They don't care if you attend football games. UNCC is headed towards being the largest university in the UNC system and it's well regarded in this state. It's hardly a throw away university.

To be frank, serious students don't have time to be bored. I think you should reexamine your motivations for going to college. UNCC isn't a party school if that is what you are looking for.
LOL wow you took that post as her saying she wanted to go to a party school?
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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This is a pretty funny thread.
UNCC is a good school and many students come here from out of state. My kids' friends have had a tougher time getting into UNCC than ECU, Western and High Point. It is a local school to us in Charlotte so it seems like a commuter school. There are several varsity, club and intermural teams. Very close to uptown and the University area has plenty to do. The school has some great and competitive programs.
When I went to a state school in MD, several of my friends thought it was a commuter school because they lived 15 miles away.

Ummm...UNCC is on the very EDGE of Charlotte..ATLEAST 20 mins from Uptown. So I dont know about it being "close" it is. But UNCC is a very good school. and even without football...it does have a VERY good basketball program, that produces MANY great atmospheres on campus, and has top of the line facilities, as well as a TENNIS STADIUM.
Call me ole fashioned, but I havent seen a FULL professional-style tennis stadium at a university before.
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Old 05-24-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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Employers look at grades and relevant work experience such as internships. They don't care if you attend football games. UNCC is headed towards being the largest university in the UNC system and it's well regarded in this state. It's hardly a throw away university.

To be frank, serious students don't have time to be bored. I think you should reexamine your motivations for going to college. UNCC isn't a party school if that is what you are looking for.
Very few employers look at grades in my experience. Communications especially. It's all about experience and internships and connections.
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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Very few employers look at grades in my experience. Communications especially. It's all about experience and internships and connections.
My experience is opposite of this. I haven't seen an employer that did not consider grades as part of a college hire application. Grades may not tell if the applicant has the knowledge to do the job. But they are an excellent indication of the applicant's ability to set priorities and meeting commitments to complete assignments.
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