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Webster Alumni

United States

#1 Mar 13, 2009
I recently studied at all four of the Webster University campuses in Europe. I would advise all interested Webster University prospects to think the Global MBA option through before going forward. I have been unable to find any employment options overseas as a result of my degrees from Webster University, one in Business, and one in International Relations. Also, I paid $60,000 for my two graduate degrees at Webster University. When I started at Webster in 2000 my income was about $75,000 per year; every year since 2000, I watched my income level decline down to $20,000 until I became unemployed and unmarketable in 2009. The more educated I became the less marketable I became in the market. Now I cannot even get consideration for jobs in retail or minimum wage jobs because of this education, i.e. all employers say overqualified. I am now unemployed, have almost depleted my savings, and my monthly student loan payment is $500. When I told Webster University I was unemployed and unable to pay the $60 for Career Services they didnt respond. This is despite being a two-time graduate of Webster University and a former employee. There are 15 million people in the US currently unemployed and it has nothing to do with their education. The Global MBA and International Relations MA do not equate to jobs overseas and may limit your opportunities domestically - as in my case. If you want a job in the E.U. this is next to impossible without dual citizenship. The overseas Visa criterias are becoming totally restrictive to Americans in order to accomodate more jobs for EU citizens. The graduate classes at the overseas locations have students who in most cases are unprepared for graduate study, so you might be disappointed with your classroom experience. My advice - if you have a good job, save your money and ride the economic downturn out, so you dont end up in my situation where Webster University wont even acknowledge my situation and help me in this time of need. Caveat Emptor.
Marvin

Fort Madison, IA

#2 Mar 13, 2009
Should of went to stinkin lincoln preppy.
Go drive a school bus , Join the Legion . Or work at micky D's an quit wining .
Webster Alumni

United States

#3 Apr 11, 2009
Thank you Marvin, I mean Webster University.
HR Man

House Springs, MO

#4 Apr 13, 2009
I graduated in 2007, Tried to get help later in the year and they wouldn't waive the Alumni fee. It is all about the $$$$. They have still yet to return my emails or phone calls. I have been underemployed since 2006 thinking that my MBA or MA in HR would amount to something. I believe now that schools should be taxed as profit making businesses not educational institutions. The schools are interested primarily in the enrollment numbers not bettering the education or helping alumni.

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