Opening Doors with Online Education

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Kimberely Casey
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Every time the Southern New Hampshire University commercial would come on, I would tell myself I have to look into their online programs. I had found that it was hard trying to start a career without having a degree. In June 2014, I decided that it was finally time to go back to college and get my degree in Human Resource Management.

There are many challenges to overcome when going back to college. Some of my personal challenges include stress, life’s obstacles, and not knowing my strengths or weakness. However, starting my degree online changed everything for me.

Making a plan

My personal development plan was to go back to college to eventually gain a better understanding of myself, improve my career goals, and improve my life’s goals. My vision for this plan is to receive my Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management. The classes I am taking are helping me prepare for my future. I’m learning that dreams can come true if you are willing to work hard enough and try your best.

Investing in my future

Weighing the expected investment and return, college was worth it to me. The time I spend investing in my college degree will benefit me tremendously. I have even become interested in furthering my education beyond an undergraduate degree. Now I hope to pursue graduate degrees in human resource management and law.

Opening doors

To me, online education opened doors allowing me to better myself and has continued to improve my knowledge of new things. Achieving my degree will allow me to work for a better employer. I hope to be able to buy a home. My good grades have opened doors to me allowing me to become a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business, and Pearson Student Insiders.

No matter the challenges you face, higher education is available to you. I highly recommend anyone who is juggling work and wanting a quality education to check out online education!

Are you pursuing a degree online? Share your experience in the comments!

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