Katharine Gibbs School — Expensive tuition, promising career that never even landed me a job. Now I owe 35,000 for 9 months of school that got me nowhere.
I attended Katharine Gibbs School in Piscataway, New Jersey in January 06. When I filled out my paperwork upon entrance to the school I was informed that my mother would have to co-sign the $25, 000 loan..proceeding to almost double to $40, 000 with interest, as per Sallie Mae loans...the only loan company this school provided. I signed up to the school for a certificate in Visual Communications, and was told that the school went on for 9 months. After I graduated, top in my class, I was promised a career. I received e-mails from the job recruiter daily, for about a full two weeks. She fowarded postings from several companies throughout the n.y.c. area, dealing with the career I wanted to become involved with. These postings were from craig's list, and local papers, something I could've achieved and did on my own. Meanwhile this whole time the recruiter from Katharine Gibbs had my resume and samples of my artwork on file. After this two weeks went by and I searched for jobs on my own, I tried to contact the school. They never returned my phone calls, or helped me again with a career placement, or even find me a part-time job in my field of choice. No one was even available to speak to at the school, when I decided to drive down there and talk in person. Now the school I attended is closed down. I am currently at a Community College for Marketing, hoping something better comes out of it. In the meantime, I still owe Sallie Mae $40+ for a waste of time and I really do not know where else to turn to. Thank you for whatever help you can advise to me in this situation.
36 Cortelyou Avenue, Staten Is., N.Y. 10312