northwood wrote:pitt 1L.. just finished fall semester finals.. will tkae your questions...
How do you like the school? The professors? Pittsburgh?
I really like the school. For the most part the students here are very helpful. there are a few gunners, but not one likes them in calss, and out of class they are generally nice and approachable. There are a few that are dickheads, but that goes with any school. The rest are very laid back and willing and able to hep out. As for the professors, they are very knowledgable about the subject and willing to help with job searching, but i would only recommend talkign to them after fall semester. I have pinpointed 2 profs that i want to pick their brains, but not before exam grades get handed back. living in pittsburgh is pretty inexpensive, as my apt costs 750 a month, plus 100 for heat, 100 for cable and groceries. You wnt to get a hold of an apt asap..and the common places are shadyside and squirrell hill, but there are some other neighborhoods that are cheapers and just as close without the undergrad shennagigans. Going from out of state to in state isnt hat hard.. ther was one kid in myu section who did it this semester, and he told me that all he did was sign everythign over to pa from his home state ( ohio i think) and at the interfview sold them about why he picked pitt. wasnt taht bad, but he saves more money so its not impossible, you just have to sell it better. The facilites are awesome, and brand new, and while the library hours suck ( 7 30-10 normal semester, and 7 30 to 1145 for finals weeks) theres the UG library thats open 24 hours i think. Or you could force yourself to effect effecient time management and get it done before it all closes. any more questions let me know. If i could do it over again.. id choose pitt.. its totally worth it. all iwould add is if you wnat to go cross coutnry from here, it can be done, but its a bit more difficult.( i want ot stay in the city). The new career services seem determiend to do much better, but msot of it will be on us.. as were not in undergrad anymore..