What is your motivation for obtaining your degree?

There are a multitude of reasons motivating me to obtain a Bachelor’s degree. The Police Department that I work for requires employees in supervisory positions to have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Increasing my level of education allows me to advance further in my chosen career and opens up more job opportunities. All of this translates into higher earnings and hopefully a greater sense of fulfillment.

All of this translates into higher earnings and hopefully a greater sense of fulfillment.

Why did you choose Averett’s Graduate & Professional Studies Program?   

Although the Averett program was not tailored for me personally, it did fit perfectly with the coursework that I had initially begun years ago to earn a degree. Working changing shifts and life’s unexpected interferences meant that following a typical college schedule and attending classes in person on a campus was not going to work. The on-line program was an option that I couldn’t pass up.

Jonathan Nichels was another factor that swayed me into choosing Averett University. Jonathan took the time to consider my previous college credits and life experience then proposed a plan that would help me achieve a Bachelor’s degree in the shortest time possible. He truly made me feel that Averett was not only a good choice but a smart one.

Please share one tip for your fellow classmates and future AU students:

Staying focused is my main tip. Never lose sight of what lies ahead so you can end up where you want to be and achieve your dreams.

What helps to keep you motivated while you are in the program?

My self-discipline and inner drive keep me motivated to achieve something that no one else has ever done in my family—a college degree.

What is your anticipated Date of Graduation?

Averett University, Class of 2018


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