Hello! My Name Is…
Hello, my name is Courtney Leddy. I was born and raised in Massachusetts, living with my mother, step-father and 3 siblings. Throughout my childhood, I have always been involved in athletics. I had the privilege to be a part of the softball team at Bridgewater State University. While there, I had the opportunity to gain experience within the athletic department, which led me to pursuing a career within the field.
What is your motivation for obtaining your degree here at Averett University?
My motivation for obtaining my degree here at Averett is to strengthen my educational background. Pursuing a master’s degree straight out of my undergraduate studies was exactly what I wanted in order to compliment my journey as a young professional. My goal is to be a lifelong learner and continuing my education at Averett has allowed me to do just that.
Why did you choose Averett University’s Graduate & Professional Studies program?
After graduating from Bridgewater State University in 2017 with a degree in Physical Education, I decided to move from Massachusetts in order to pursue a graduate assistant position within the Athletic Department while in pursuit of my master’s degree.
The availability and convenience of obtaining a master’s degree online while gaining work experience within the athletic department was the ideal situation.
While currently in the program, I have received nothing but help and support from all those associated within the Graduate and Professional Studies Program.
How has your degree from Averett University assisted you in your career?
My degree from Averett University has assisted me thus far to have different style of thinking. With a background in Physical Education, I began my MBA with the determination to learn in a different manner in order to better my educational background for the career I am pursuing.
What advice would you share for current and incoming students in Averett University’s GPS Program?
My advice for current and incoming students in Averett University’s GPS Program would be to just work hard and ask for help when you need it. The GPS program does a great job in continuing to develop new ways for students to learn and receive help. The resources are there for students to use and ultimately up to us to seek out.
What keeps you motivated while in your degree program?
I stay motivated while in my program by the long-term benefit that this degree will do for me. Even though it may be hard in the moment, the bigger picture of obtaining my master’s degree is irreplaceable.
What is your anticipated date of graduation?
My anticipated date of graduation is 2019.
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