Paid fellowships, hands-on, useful training, spacious boardrooms, and more. All words our students said and all the more reason to, as one put it, “choose this school.”
I received my degree from PCI. I wanted to open a for-profit college for graphic design, and I was told they had mentors and connections from the top for-profit art institutes. I believed I would receive a prestigious paid fellowship at a leading graphic design university. Instead, PCI gave me an internship with an undergraduate design student. I perfected his coffee order, but received no real-life experience. Maybe I can open a business - a personal assistant business.
I knew I made a mistake when I decided to choose this school after just a few classes. My teachers were continuously learning as they taught instead of being prepared. They weren’t hands-on and just gave us a workbook of financial forms and rarely showed up on time. I still remain in the dark about the intricacies of proprietary schools.
When I went on a tour of the PCI campus, they showed me spacious boardrooms for business meetings that convinced me this institute had everything I needed. But then our program wasn’t allowed access to the professional facilities. My admissions officer told me students graduated ready to open their own for-profit institution, but banks laughed me back to my middle-management job when I applied for loans.