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Who's Going To Erau In Fall '05?  
User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

Just trying to see who from a.net is going to be at Embry-Riddle (Daytona) this fall! I'll be there, freshman. Don't know what I'm gonna study yet, but I'll be flying hopefully.

So, who else?

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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

Well, I won't see you here. I am leaving in August after four long years and I will be so happy when I pack up and leave Florida for good. This school and town are not what they are cracked up to be. Good luck to you though.

BTW, be sure to budget for another $150 per semester in the form of a "Student facility fee" that the student government imposed on students that will take effect beginning this fall. The money will be used to fund the development of a building that you will never see. Just another reason to love ERAU,  Yeah sure  banghead 



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User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 1):
Well, I won't see you here ... This school and town are not what they are cracked up to be. Good luck to you though.

BTW, be sure to budget for another $150 per semester in the form of a "Student facility fee" that the student government imposed on students that will take effect beginning this fall. The money will be used to fund the development of a building that you will never see. Just another reason to love ERAU,

Way to motivate and encourage the new guy YYC.



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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

Quoting Diamond (Reply 2):
Way to motivate and encourage the new guy YYC

In hindsight, the one thing I should have done when checking out this school was ask students their opinions of the school. I don't know what they would have said then (as that was pre 9-11), but it probably would have made a difference in my school decision. I know too many other people here that feel the same way-we bought into the hype and were disappointed when we found that the school was different from what we were shown on the tour. I was giving him a short opinion.

For the part about the extra money: because this is a new fee, he probably didn't know about it and I want to make sure that he has all of the information before he attends. I was in the student government at the time of this vote to approve the $150 fee. The vote was 19 for and 2 against- and I was one of the two students who voted against the fee. I am still frustrated about this because the paying students are already paying too much to attend this over hyped school.



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User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 3):
For the part about the extra money: because this is a new fee, he probably didn't know about it and I want to make sure that he has all of the information before he attends.

Considering how much a student will pay in a year at this or any other school, $150 seems really trivial. You've mentioned it twice as if it is a prime example of why you don't like the school anymore. The fact that it was overwhelmingly voted "for" must say something about its benefit.



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User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

If you didn't like it, they why did you stay?

User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6814 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

I have to admit, if I were doing it again, I would reconsider ERAU. I'm just generally ambivalent about being an alumnus. I have lots of colleagues and a network, that is great, but overall, in terms of value for the money, I have my doubts admittedly.

Especially when i see how much it's running now. Eek!


User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 38
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

We'll see you there.

Warmest Regards,
Nerds



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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

Quoting JCS17 (Reply 7):
We'll see you there.

Warmest Regards,
Nerds

Congratulations, Jcs, on being accepted.


User currently offlineCVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1846 times:

I'll be there, starting my third year in the Business Program. I just finished with all my flying on campus two weeks ago (I have an Area of Concentration in Flight, not a major), so it will be nice to have time for more "studious" activities, and not have to wake up to fly at 6AM anymore.

Also, this coming year I will be an R.A. in Doolittle Hall, so if you get housed in Doolittle 3rd North, I will be your R.A. But there are any of a number of places where you may be assigned. I take it you will be living on campus?

If I could offer one piece of advice, since you are undecided on a major, is to do something other than Aeronautical Science. A minor in flight on campus is fine, but it is good to focus attention elsewhere just to have something to fall back on in the event things don't work out, but I am sure you have heard that before. However, as Eric Cartman says, "Follow Your Dreams." Do what you think is best for you.

If you have any questions before you arrive, don't hesitate to email me. Good Luck this fall.

-Mike


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 1831 times:

Quoting Shawn Patrick (Thread starter):

So, who else?

Yea, ill be there...Coming down with another Polak  Silly


User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

Quoting Shawn Patrick (Reply 5):
If you didn't like it, they why did you stay?

Scholarships. All of my A+P classes (four semesters) were paid for by the company that I intended at. By the time I started those classes, I had already been here two years. I felt it was better to have a free ride at an OK place than to go through the hassle of moving and pay for classes at a better place. And after that, just one semester till graduation which I am doing right now.

Quoting Diamond (Reply 4):
Considering how much a student will pay in a year at this or any other school, $150 seems really trivial. You've mentioned it twice as if it is a prime example of why you don't like the school anymore. The fact that it was overwhelmingly voted "for" must say something about its benefit.

I have no doubt that the new building will bring benefits to the school, my big beef was the popular attitude among our student leaders: "We want to build this building and we have no blueprints or any idea what we are doing, we will just tax the students because they don't care anyway." This just happens to be the latest event of many that have gradually changed my opinion of this school. Anyway, to keep it simple, taking money from students because you think they won't care is a form of robbery.

Plus, pilots here can now get their Private using a simulator for a good chunk of the course. That's something else that a lot of people don't like.

Quoting Slider (Reply 6):
in terms of value for the money, I have my doubts admittedly.

Many people, including me, feel that it is over priced, but you are paying for a name that carries some weight. That's probably another reason I stuck it out in the beginning.



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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 6):
Especially when i see how much it's running now. Eek!

Yea but if you have a bunch of grants...hehehe.


User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 12):
Yea but if you have a bunch of grants...hehehe.

Grants from...?


User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Ilikeyyc,

Come on, be honest. What's the REAL reason you didnt like going to ERAU?


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6814 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Quoting CVG777 (Reply 9):
A minor in flight on campus is fine, but it is good to focus attention elsewhere just to have something to fall back on in the event things don't work out, but I am sure you have heard that before.

Good point and I can concur. My safety minor was indispensable for me, and actually DID directly impact my first airline job.

And without a doubt, doing an internship/coop is pretty much mandatory. I did 2, and both were also extremely valuable. Build your resume as much as you can even as an undergrad.


User currently offlineUH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

I congratulate you on getting into ERAU and I wish you the best of luck.

With that said, I do want to give a little advice. I STRONGLY encourage you to consider joining the ROTC. Having gone to a 4-year flight school myself, I can tell you that the school is never as *wonderful* as they say they are. You only get what you put into it. If you work hard and are committed to your goal... then you will succeed. And it's a good idea to have as many people/tools at your disposal to help you develop your skills. The ROTC helps you develop responsibility and discipline... and not to mention the financial benefits.

I honestly do not want to sound like a recruiter, trying to do exactly what ERAU does... sell you a product with exaggerated claims. I've been there and I know how tough it is. I wish I had joined the ROTC when I came in. I joined the Warrant Officer program later... and certainly do not regret it... but I am also paying back student loans.

So, just keep all options on the table. And again- congrats on getting in. Good luck next year and safe flying.

-UH60


User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

Enjoy the fine selection of women at your school....

(sarcasm)



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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Quoting Shawn Patrick (Reply 14):
Come on, be honest. What's the REAL reason you didnt like going to ERAU?



Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 17):
Enjoy the fine selection of women at your school....

(sarcasm)

yeah, that's another reason. Look, just because I don't have a favorable image of the school doesn't mean that you will too. Some people really enjoy it here.

Granted that there are problems at every school, I believe that ERAU has more than its fair share- especially in the financial aid office. The administration seems to be out of touch with its students. For example the admin recently tried to get rid of the December graduation so that there would only be one graduation event per year! That upset a lot of people. ERAU has an extremely low alumni donation rate (even before 9-11) mostly because many grads walk away from here with a bad image of the school. Maybe Slider can share his experiences.



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User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

Now really...

http://groups.myspace.com/embryriddle



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