Right Program, Right Time
"I am confident that this program will better equip me for my job, position me for advancement, and help me gain a better understanding of the field as a whole."
Monday, August 29, 2016
Why am I enrolling in the Higher Education program? Where do I begin?! While completing my undergraduate degree, I had a wonderful experience not only in the classroom, but outside of the classroom as well. From career counseling to academic advising, financial aid and beyond – the student affairs team really met my needs and then some! Because of those impactful years of undergrad, combined with my desire to more tangibly help others, I set a goal to transition from a career in the business world to a career in higher education.
For the last few years, I have debated on whether or not I should pursue a master’s degree in this field. During my first attempts to land a job at a few universities, I was often met with questions about continuing my education. It was clear to me that higher education institutions value individuals who pursue higher education degrees. Makes sense, right?
Thankfully, I have recently been given the opportunity to get my foot in the door with a position at a university. And, since JBU is launching its MA in Higher Education program this fall, I know the timing is right to finally pursue that master’s degree. I am confident that this program will better equip me for my job, position me for advancement, and help me gain a better understanding of the field as a whole. I can’t wait to soak it all in!