So… my procrastination finally cost me something. The last day to apply to CMU’s ID program is Monday, and they need to physically have the items then (not postmarked).
I didn’t really want to go there in the first place, but the overall reputation of the school still kept me somewhat interested.
My main choice is Uni of Cincinnati, which seems to have a better rep then CMU, at least in the design world. The coops sound great as well. I’ve already applied hope that I’ll get into UC.
My only concern is that the school is relatively unknown outside of the design world, and that may hurt me if I end up changing fields at some point. The University of Cincinnati doesn’t ring any bells with most people, and I’m unsure of how much it will help me in another industry. Then again, maybe all the internships will make up for it…?
I figured that if I decided to go into a field outside of design upon graduation or later in life, the CMU name still means a lot to many employers.
Obviously most of the people here are designers, but does anyone have input on Cincy’s rep in other fields (namely media/film/video games), or if school rep even matters in the real world? I take it from you guys that it’s more about the portfolio and people skills in the design industry, but any thoughts on the working world in general?
At this point it’s already too late, so dwelling on it won’t change anything.
I suppose I could transfer, but that seems like it might end up with wasted time and funds.
Any thoughts or consolations to make me feel better…? Bleh…