Devry University / fraud and scam
I am a DeVry graduate (2003) who possess a bachelor of science degree in telecommunications management. For starters, I am disgusted that I ever stepped foot in a classroom at that boot-leg institution.
When I started at DeVry, I was fresh out of high school and I held on to the fallacy that I would be making big chunks of money when I completed my degree their. I was 17 years old and did not have a good family structure (I was pretty much emancipated at this age). With no proper guidance and not much assistance from my high school counselor in terms of picking the right school, I fell for the DeVry sales pitch. Looking back over it all, I should have saw the writing on the wall. A few people who I mentioned DeVry to as my college choice recommended that I look into other schools, but they did not go into the reasons.
As I reached the end of the line within my curriculum back in late 2002/ early 2003, I really saw the reality of my education decision. Upon graduation, the job market was not that great, but I was determined to look for employment anyway. I tried for along time to find full-time employment in my field, but without the work experience and of course a degree from an institution with a bad reputation, I was unsuccessful in my job search. I only recall meeting with a career services advisor once and after that, the lady was not much help.
Bottom-line, I was sold a worthless degree that I worked my behind off for. There were many hours invested into studying, completing projects, and writing papers. If I had known better, I would have went to another school within the first year of starting their to minimize my loss.
I finished school in 2003 and it is now 2009. The only job that I have held in the IT industry was a rip-off job as a helpdesk/administrative associate for an IT firm that is getting ready to go bankrupt for misclassifying all of their workers as independent contractors in lieu of employees to avoid paying state/federal payroll taxes. The only reason I was hired for that job is because someone working for the company introduced me to the owner of the firm. Prior to that I worked as a bill collector for $11.33 per hour after I finished school and as a substitute teacher making $11.25 per hour for 3 years until I was hired at the IT firm. Even at the IT firm, I only made around $31, 000+. That is all and that salary is not commensurate with the debt load from student loans that I have as a result of attending this institution.
Too make a long story short, no one wants to hire a DeVry graduate. Sometimes I cannot help but to think that when I send my resume off to companies and when they see that DeVry degree listed in the education section, they must have themselves a very good laugh and then toss my resume in the garbage or send it to their trash box if the resume is emailed.
Don't waste your time. If you feel that you cannot do better or get into a better school, my advice is to attend a Junior College for a couple of years and then transfer to a university. This method will save you hundreds and thousands of dollars along with some embarrassment.
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