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Is Rollins a good school? Am I making the right choice?

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Is Rollins a good school? Am I making the right choice? [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2010, 08:57
I am a recent grad and have been accepted to Rollins with a decent scholarship and I am 90% sure I am going to accept. I was just wondering what are your thoughts on the program. I am looking for a career in marketing (have a BBA in marketing). It seems to get some rankings but I don't think it is nationally known yet. Here are some of the recent rankings:

ROLLINS FULL-TIME MBA RANKED #36 IN NATION & #1 IN FLORIDA
--FORBES, August 2009
ROLLINS PROFESSIONAL MBA RANKED #39 IN NATION & #1 IN FLORIDA
--BusinessWeek, November 2009
ROLLINS CORPORATE MBA RANKED #59 IN WORLD & #1 IN FLORIDA
--Financial Times October 2009
RANKED #22 IN THE NATION FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL STUDIES
--Entrepreneur magazine & The Princeton Review, September 2009
LEADERSHIP CENTER RANKED #22 IN THE NATION
--Leadership Excellence magazine, October 2009

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Re: Is Rollins a good school? Am I making the right choice? [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2010, 09:39
It might help to know your goals and other options.

Maybe it's better to gather some experiance and go to school later? Maybe you have a job offer. Maybe you don't. Going to Rollins seems like the safe bet to me but I don't know you.

I think any Rollins alum would know better then me. I would 1) talk to them and 2) look at some schools that you could try to target in a few years.

How different are the jobs these people are getting?
Is there a pay gap? How much?
What do they say about the alumni network?
Do they have a water skiing team and a campus like a resort?
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Re: Is Rollins a good school? Am I making the right choice? [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2010, 10:03
Thanks. I do not have a job offer at the moment and the job market is devastated where I am. The only available jobs are either $10 a hour or demand 5+ yrs experience on top of the Bachelors, which as a recent graduate (12/09) I do not have. One of my goals, if I choose to go to Rollins, would be to work for Disney. I always wanted to work for Disney and they do have a great relationship to Rollins as most of Disney's top execs in Orlando are Rollins alum. Either with or without Disney, I would like to be a marketing manager post-MBA and do some work in consumer behavior/insights.

Rollins has a great relationship with their alumni which is a major reason why I applied and I have yet to hear any alum say a bad thing about the program (given that I have only spoken to 5-7 people). In regards to the campus, it is the nicest campus I have ever been on and their staff has been great to me so far and I am not even in the program yet. As I am writing this I think I just convinced myself that Rollins the place for me.
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Re: Is Rollins a good school? Am I making the right choice? [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2010, 11:48
vin1215, I had a management internship with Disney several years ago. There was certainly a huge Rollins presence in corporate positions there and I would say that a Rollins MBA is well-respected in Florida. That being said, as someone from the northeast, I hadn't heard of the school prior to spending a few months in Orlando. Just something to consider if you decide you don't want to stay in Florida after graduation or that Disney is not for you.
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Re: Is Rollins a good school? Am I making the right choice? [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2010, 11:58
Thanks for the reply smadge! Well even if Disney is not for me, I still want to live in Florida, preferably south Florida since that is where I grew up and I love it there. How was the Disney experience and do you still have any contacts over there??

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