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Elizabeth Ramirez Pabon

BA General Studies, Class of 2014

"SNHU is the perfect combination of a reputable and fully accredited university that gives students every tool to help them succeed."

After 18 years of professional success and 29 years since the last time I've been in the classroom, I decided it was time for me to get a degree in the field I was a natural at: marketing. After raising a family — with a daughter graduating from college as well — and postponing my dream for decades, I took a leap of faith and decided this was the time.

One of the advantages of online education is that it allows professional adults to complete their education without interfering with career or family. The admission process was a breeze, and the career advisors, Luke and Samantha, are always there to help. Academic advisors are my secret weapons at SNHU!

The curriculum and the online format are both very convenient. The variety of courses available every term provides the ability to customize the academic plans to the student's needs. Distance education demands more focus, discipline and organization. Nobody is watching over your shoulder, so you are solely responsible for your academic success.

My advice? Start early, participate in forums, organize your schedule so that it lets you work, study and have family time. I have enjoyed my experience at SNHU so much that as soon as I complete my BA in General Studies with a concentration in marketing (12/14), I will start my master’s degree in marketing, also online at SNHU. If you are still thinking about going back to school online, SNHU is the perfect combination of a reputable and fully accredited university that gives students every tool to help them succeed, including knowledgeable, available and polite academic advisors. Do as I did: Take the first step and be proud of what you will become.