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The flexibility of being able to go online was enormous

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The flexibility of being able to go online was enormous

My name is Don Richards I earned a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from the University of Phoenix in the online program.

What motivated me to go back to school, it was being able to be an example for my children, but, also, I wanted to earn the bachelor’s degree so that I would be eligible to move up through the company.

When I started with the company, I had an associate’s degree, and then started on the tuition reimbursement path.
Well, the problem was, every time I would relocate and I would go to a different school, some classes would transfer, some wouldn’t, and then I would have to start over again.

The company came to me later and said, “We really want you to finish the degree, but we’d like you to switch to the University of Phoenix where you’ll be able to keep your degree program even though you’re traveling, or even though you relocate.”

The flexibility of being able to go online was enormous.

Being able to work on projects with people from literally all over the world and still be able to produce an outcome was very helpful at working for a multinational Fortune 500 company where I do the same things
but it also helped me to be a better manager in terms of, again, being able to compartmentalize, being able to prioritize, being able to communicate better.

That aspect of the University of Phoenix online program was incredibly helpful in that way.
I would say to somebody who’s considering going back to school, don’t delay.

Finishing your degree does create opportunity for you but I could never have gotten the degree if I had not gone to University of Phoenix.

Jan 17, 2020 • 1min 19sec

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If you’re not challenged, you’re not learning anything

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If you’re not challenged, you’re not learning anything

I was really happy in my teaching career, but I really felt like the next step was gonna be administration, and I needed a platform to get me there.

I chose the University of Phoenix to earn my Master’s of Art in Education because it really was conducive to my schedule, my life, my home life, and for my professional career as well.

I’m a mom of three boys. I have a full-time career and everything that I was able to learn in my program was 100 percent relevant to the industry that I was entering.

I have very high expectations for myself, and that’s one of the reasons why I chose University of Phoenix is because I knew they were gonna challenge me, and I need a challenge. I need a challenge because if you’re not challenged, I feel like you’re not learning anything.

I’m proud to say that I went to the University of Phoenix because they really have prepared me.

Our lives are so different now than they were 10 years ago, but I really believe the University of Phoenix works for the 21st century adult.

Jan 17, 2020 • 0min 57sec

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What matters is that you take that opportunity and you do it.

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What matters is that you take that opportunity and you do it.

I knew since I was 11 years old I wanted to be in law enforcement.

Back then, women were not in that field and I thought, “You know what? I’m gonna change that.

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix.

When I was getting my bachelor’s degree, I was a full-time investigator. I was a single mother.

I had never done online classes before. I had always been on a campus and I’m like, oh, my gosh. I’m not gonna be able to do this. Yet, the instructors were very clear on what we needed to do.

Knowing that I could do this online school and work it around my schedule was great.

My academic counselor was constantly, “Hey, how’s it going? Just checking in. You’ve got another class coming up soon. Are you ready for it? Are you prepared?”

They were just so great in making sure that my schedule fit into my life.

Every instructor I had had been in the business in some form, whether they were in probation, whether they were a police officer, a judge.

It was neat to actually go through a class learning something about something that I’m actually doing.

It’s never too late. I did it. Go back to school.

What matters is that you take that opportunity and you do it.

Jan 17, 2020 • 1min 29sec

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I just remember why I’m doing it, and that’s what helps me push forward.

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I just remember why I’m doing it, and that’s what helps me push forward.

People will always remember how you made them feel in a moment, and I think that’s where nurses make the biggest impact.

Nurses really helped me be able to interact with my father at a young age when he was getting his cancer treatments.

Walking into a hospital room, seeing your father in a bed with all this equipment around him and all these different noises going around, I remember it just being more fearful as a child.

It was really those nurses at that time that would see that and come down to my level by sitting on their knees and taking my hand and bringing me to the bedside.

That’s really what made me want to become a nurse, to be able to help those patients and those family members in the way that they helped me.

I currently am a nursing supervisor on a hematology oncology floor at one of the top cancer hospitals in the country.

I chose University of Phoenix for my MSM program mainly due to the convenience of being able to do the program online while still being able to work full-time.

The faculty benefitted me during my program having nurses as teachers because they understand where you’re coming from. They understand your work life. They understand your home life and then just being able to tie all those experiences in together with your coursework is what made it easier.

The program helped me be a better educator, a better leader, better in time management, and being a better advocate for myself, my patients, and my staff.

Even during those difficult times through my coursework, or with work in general, I just really remember why I’m doing it, and that’s what helps me push forward.

Jan 17, 2020 • 1min 38sec

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Confident, Capable and Proud to be a Phoenix – Zachary Hall

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Confident, Capable and Proud to be a Phoenix – Zachary Hall

I had no idea I was gonna get an MBA.

I didn’t make this goal when I was 10 years old. It just happened because I was at a job that wasn’t pushing me in my mind enough.

As I started researching MBA programs, I said, “Okay. This is something that’s gonna sharpen me in a certain manner”, but then, flexibility was very important.

I chose University of Phoenix because it gave me an opportunity to invest in myself on my own time.

I was able to study on my own. Learn on my own. Yet, commit to a team in each and every class to learn together.

I have a full time job as an account executive in aviation.

I had never had a sales job. I have never worked in aviation.

Over the course of earning an MBA, I was qualified enough to step into a role that, if I would’ve applied for it cold, I don’t know if I would’ve gotten an interview.

Now, because of the tools that I’ve invested in myself, it catapulted me for this opportunity.

My MBA, one hundred, thousand, million percent, exceeded my expectations.

I learned more about what I wanted to learn about, but I learned more about myself. That’s not written anywhere.

Now, I’m more confident. I’m more capable. I’m proud to be a Phoenix.

Jan 17, 2020 • 1min 12sec

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A Road Paved With Surprises – Alumna Alma Villa

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A Road Paved With Surprises – Alumna Alma Villa

earning my MBA the biggest surprise that I had was that I could do it I imagined an MBA being this big scary dark stuffy executive type training and actually was really light hearted it was easy to follow not easy work necessarily but easy to follow being able to complete an MBA in 18 months was extremely valuable because I have a busy life I chose University of Phoenix because of the flexibility of the schedule and the classroom setting the instructors there were all real-world professionals so I was able to walk in a classroom and speak to a leader in a company so that was able to get real life and world experience from them even if I were to lose my job if I were to lose everything at the end of the day I have an education and I can take that anywhere with me I will do it again in a heartbeat and a heartbeat there is nothing like walking across that stage and receiving your diploma nothing it’s all worth it in the very end

Jan 17, 2020 • 1min 7sec

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I think the role of a counselor is to be an agent of change

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I think the role of a counselor is to be an agent of change

I think the role of a counselor is to be an agent of change.

I help people change their lives.

I was limited with my psychology degree, just a bachelor’s. I wasn’t able to do the things that I really wanted to do and help people.

I wanted to really understand people and why people do the things that they do.

The counseling degree just helped me to fine-tune all of that.

I chose University of Phoenix for my master’s degree in counseling because I was working full-time and I needed something that was convenient that would work with my schedule but it was the faculty that really made a difference in my education.

The stories that they would share about working in private practice or working in the field, that enhanced any material that we were learning about.

The presentations and learning teams definitely helped me to be better socially because I had to work with other people. I had to present in front of people.

The counseling degree at the University of Phoenix has helped me to be able to do what I do every day and help people change their lives.

Jan 17, 2020 • 1min 5sec

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I have a bachelor’s degree. I did that, and I was almost 40 when I did it.

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I have a bachelor’s degree. I did that, and I was almost 40 when I did it.

My name is Jodi Kennedy, and I have a Bachelor of Science in Management from University of Phoenix.

What motivated me to go back to school was just knowing that I could not advance in the current job that I had at the time.

I knew I could do that job. I knew that I could probably do it better than some of the people that were doing it, but without that degree, they wouldn’t even give me the opportunity.

I worked full-time at the same time I was going to school, so it was really great that there was flexible hours.
The one class at a time was great because I could handle that with my workload.

I’m proud to be a Phoenix because I just loved the experience while I was there. The faculty members helped guide me through the process.

Having faculty members working in the field that they’re teaching was a big deal.

It was huge for me because I tended to listen more, to take in more of what they were giving me because I knew that they were going through it. They’d experienced it, and they knew what they were talking about.

Just saying, “I have a degree. I have a bachelor’s degree,” I did that, and I was almost 40 when I did it.

It was just the greatest experience in my life, and I’m so glad that I did it.

Jan 17, 2020 • 1min 14sec

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I feel like I can take on the world.

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I feel like I can take on the world.

It was always the person to go to to try out any new software and that really followed me throughout my accounting career so when I decided to go back to school instead of getting an accounting degree I decided to get a degree in IT so that I could help any accounting department that I worked for with my IT skills it’s very very easy to apply what I learned in the classroom to what I’m doing at work because they cover it’s a wide range of Technology subjects I took what I learned in the database there is class and I went back to work and I created a database that they still use today taking one class at a time to get my degree help me focus on the curriculum that we were doing throughout the five weeks you know I can’t tell you enough how much I loved the experience it was tough at times but if I had to do it over again I would do do it the same way and I look at my degree every day I feel accomplished I feel credible I feel worthy and I feel like I can take on the world

Jan 17, 2020 • 1 min 9 sec