1. Before I graduate, the department invites lots of students to talk with Peter on topics like their experience, what should be improved, etc.. That's what I mentioned as "collecting reviews" in my previous post.That's very disappointing. The professor, safe to say wanting positive reviews to be written, and who presumably know a few students fairly well, would know exactly who to ask to get positive reviews written. I don't think reviews that are the result of professors soliciting former students for them are authentic or objective.
Would you trust online reviews of businesses that are the result of the owner asking specific people? I wouldn't either.
Hopefully no other professors did the same and not TOO many reviews were written as a result of this.
I'm glad to see some changes already in place for the incoming students.
2. I'm not the star student that will first come to somebody's mind if they want to brag about their students' achievement. I enrolled into this program with weaker background and got less interviews than my classmates.
3. The professor mentioned the website, but it is me to read the comments and decide what to post or not. As I have mentioned in the my review, there're good and bad about the program, and I tried to keep both side on my review.
I posted my experience as a former student to give others a perspective of this program. I believe this is what it is meant to be for the review section.
I'm a frequent visitor to this website before graduation. Regarding the comments I read, I will post my review any how, in order to clarify the situation now in this program. The professor only made the posting of my opinion came out a little earlier.
Some comments implies there's a marketing scheme. Well, if an alumnus/alumna sharing experience out of his/her own will could fall into that category, then I guess this website can be full of marketing schemes, by their standard.(Sadly these people can't find, or bother to issue, any paycheck for me)
4. Ad Hominem is too powerful a tool to kill all arguments. By the same standard, we can say that any positive/negative review are survivor bias.
I would rather have a reasonable exchange of ideas, based on fact and logic. Please point out what content I said is wrong or pure braggadocio about this program that makes you want to invalidate my reviews.