How rigorous is the program? How well do you feel prepared upon graduation? Is the School helpful in finding and placing its students in high-quality and hard-to-get internships? Are they helpful in job placement services upon graduation? I have noticed that do seem to have a rather extensive list of internships on their webpage, but most jobs do seem to be in California; I am also interested in internships in NY and DC (I did see some.). I have also heard that some professors can be hard to get ahold of because they are practicing out in the field. How true is this?
I have been hearing from a variety of librarians that it doesn't really matter where your degree comes from as long as it is ALA-accredited, but I have also heard stories of people feeling an "online stigma" is placed upon them by prospective employers when looking for jobs. Does there seem to be an online stigma?
Also, I noticed there is a special librarianship track. Is anyone in this? What is it like? I ask because I am most interested in news and law librarianship, which bring me to my next questions: any first-hand experience with getting news and law librarianship internships, or any professors/lecturers that are really good in those areas? I know Vicky McCargar is a lecturer and she has extensive experience in news librarianship and seems to be rather well-respected in the field.
And, lastly, I am in southern CA - do they sometimes have meetings at CSU Fullerton for those of us down here? How often, and how helpful are the people associated with the program down here?
Sorry I have so many questions, but it's just such a big decision (as I'm sure you all know!), so I just want to make sure I'm making as informed a decision as possible. Thank you!