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Matt Slifko - Indiana University of Pennsylvania

NAME: Matthew D. Slifko
Pitt-Johnstown GRAD: 2004
MAJOR: Actuarial Mathematics
JOB TILTLE: Instructor, Penn-Highlands Community College
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Currently I am working as an instructor of mathematics at PHCC, right across the street from UPJ.
NEATEST ASPECT OF GRADUATE SCHOOL:
The best part about grad school is that I only have to deal with Math classes. Also, I have found the course material (at least in two of my three classes this semester) to be very interesting.
ADIVICE OR COMMENTS:
If you are thinking about going to grad school, make sure you find a program that interests you. Grad School is quite a bit more work than undergrad. If you are not enjoying the material you are studying, you are not going to enjoy grad school. When selecting a school, take a look at a variety of schools and try to find one that has classes geared toward your interests and that has people you will feel comfortable around. (Amazingly, this is exactly what Dr. Thompson and Dr. Ferencak told me, and they were absolutely correct.)
Last Reviewed: March 30, 2005