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Jocelynn Only
I want to build upon the foundation of my passion for cultural awareness and cultural sensitivity by strengthening my leadership skills. Jocelynn Only
Jocelynn Only
I want to build upon the foundation of my passion for cultural awareness and cultural sensitivity by strengthening my leadership skills.
Jocelynn Only

I spent my undergraduate years pursuing my passion for studying foreign languages. I have earned a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language and deaf studies and certifications in Spanish and German. I will be studying more languages in the near future. For me, studying foreign languages is more than just learning to communicate in a different language. It is a gateway to gaining in-depth knowledge about other cultures. During the time that I spent studying foreign languages, learning about the history of different cultures has reinforced my feelings on the importance of cultural sensitivity. My most impactful experience of being immersed in another culture was when I studied American Sign Language/Deaf Studies.

Along with being deeply moved by learning about the culture’s history of oppression, as a hearing individual, it took some time getting adjusted to using a grammatical structure in a language that did not require my voice. I decided to pursue an International Master of Business Administration degree because I want to build upon the foundation of my passion for cultural awareness and cultural sensitivity by strengthening my leadership skills on an international level. Regardless of my career path, my goal is to incorporate my passions into my future career while working within the United States and abroad.

Learn about an International MBA.

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Alejandro Centeno
I look forward to continually applying this knowledge to make our organization stronger. Alejandro Centeno
Alejandro Centeno
I look forward to continually applying this knowledge to make our organization stronger.
Alejandro Centeno

I am currently a branch manager for a national propane retailer. I am able to successfully balance my time between work, school and home because of the support of my wife and children. I have just recently accepted a promotion to an area sales and business development manager, which is a regional position. I believe that pursuing my graduate degree helped put me in a better position to get this advancement.

Throughout my courses, the professors have not only made the classes challenging, but relevant to my responsibilities at work. I look forward to continually applying this knowledge to make our organization stronger.

Learn more about the MS in Operations.

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Charlie Lee
After a comparative ROI analysis, I decided that SNHU's MSF presented the greatest value for my employment situation. Charlie Lee
Charlie Lee
After a comparative ROI analysis, I decided that SNHU's MSF presented the greatest value for my employment situation.
Charlie Lee

Given that I graduated from college in 1991, became an architect in 2002, and that I recently completed a master’s in business administration from a local university, my wife wondered why would I want to continue with additional studies. The problem, I informed her, was the increased challenge of implementing accounting and financial reporting into my employment as a project manager at the city of Houston. When I contemplated my employment skills inventory, I found it insufficient to meet my employment challenges. Therefore, I inquired into competitive graduate programs, which may be more practice oriented; I compared three accredited master’s of finance programs. Since the quality of all graduate programs is addressed through accreditation, I then inquired into the return on investment based on the cost of additional education investment. After a comparative ROI analysis, I decided that SNHU MSF presented the greatest value for my employment situation, as I am solely funding the education.

I have not been disappointed. My employer has taken note, particularly with the additional skills I have learned over the last three graduate courses at SNHU MSF: quantitative analysis, managerial accounting, and financial reporting. Backed by data, I have experienced confidence and renewed career focus, thanks to SNHU MSF program.

Learn more about Charlie's program: MS in Finance

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Vicki Clark
SNHU has helped me to realize that more of my dreams are within reach and that you are never too old to achieve. Vicki Clark
Vicki Clark
SNHU has helped me to realize that more of my dreams are within reach and that you are never too old to achieve.
Vicki Clark

My name is Vicki Clark, and I am in my third year at SNHU, working toward my bachelor’s degree in marketing. I am 46 years old, with a wonderful, supporting husband and three grown children ages 27, 23 and 22. I was young when I had my children, and I was not able to go to college when most kids would attend. I didn't have the wild, college years — I was changing diapers and trying to make rent each month. It was a lot for any 19-year-old to handle, but I wouldn't change a thing.

A college degree is something that I always dreamed about, but to be honest, I never thought it would happen for me. I preached and preached to my kids about college, and I was living vicariously through them and their hopes and dreams. However, in 2011 when I was laid off, my husband suggested I take time off from working and focus on school. It was incredibly scary, but also exciting to think about actually doing it!

I remember my first class, English 100. It was so thrilling to be learning and, most importantly, working toward a goal and thinking about my own hopes and dreams. I cannot tell you how exciting it was when I received my first A! It is challenging to keep up with my grades while working, but I have already been inducted into one honor society, and I would love to keep my high GPA, so I can graduate with honors. It is a wonderful thing to push yourself to see what you can do, and I love the challenge! I will graduate in 2016, and every time I think about it, I get emotional. I think about my kids and my husband watching me walk across the stage to get my diploma. SNHU has helped me to realize that more of my dreams are within reach and that you are never too old to achieve.

Learn more about Vicki's program: BS in Marketing

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Carina Woods
I truly enjoy the classes and the staff. I feel like I am a part of a team that promotes my success. Carina Woods
Carina Woods
I truly enjoy the classes and the staff. I feel like I am a part of a team that promotes my success.
Carina Woods

I am a young woman with lots of dreams and with even more ambition. I've always wanted to be able to be the type of person who finishes what they started. I started college straight out of high school.

That did not work for me. Through hardships in life, I needed to work a full-time job. I tried another school online, but I had very little success because they did not offer any majors I was interested in. So eventually, I stopped attending. Then a few years later, I still had the same dream to become a writer. I began to search for what I like to call the "holy grail" of schools. I wanted find an online school that had my major.

Through several searches, I found SNHU. SNHU has such a great program. I've been currently attending for one year now. I truly enjoy the classes and the staff. I feel like I am a part of a team that promotes my success.

Learn more about Carina's program: MA in English.

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Dorian Elswick
I can never say enough about SNHU. It was the best decision I ever made, and I am eternally grateful. Dorian Elswick
Dorian Elswick
I can never say enough about SNHU. It was the best decision I ever made, and I am eternally grateful.
Dorian Elswick

I went to college right after I graduated high school in 1997, but dropped out after a year. I wanted to go back but never thought I had the money or the time. I was in a relationship that was not supportive of me ever going back to school so it was never an option. I just never thought I could do it. My grandmother always believed in me; she always told me that I could do anything I wanted, and that I should go back to school, but I never thought that I could. Two years ago, my grandmother passed away. It left a giant hole that couldn't be filled. I wanted to do something to make her proud (even though I know she always has been), and I was in a new relationship that had actually pushed me to go back to school. I tried a different online school, and it just wasn't for me. I was having a hard time getting through it.

Then my husband decided to sign up for SNHU online after watching the commercials and after a month, talked me into doing the same. I could see how he was already enjoying the classes. I was unsure after just going through a bad online experience, but the first advisor I had was so helpful that I continued. I have had several different advisors since then, but they all have been so amazing and helpful as well as the professors and fellow students at SNHU. I feel so proud to be going to this school, and my husband and I were even able to go see the campus in person last year, as well as meet some of our advisors. They were awesome.

I can never say enough about SNHU. It was the best decision I ever made, and I am eternally grateful. I know my grandmother would be looking down and so proud that I went back to school to continue my education like she had hoped I would have. Thanks SNHU!

Learn more about Dorian's program: BS Computer IT.

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Heather O'Gorman
What drew me to SNHU was that they were a non-profit, real brick-and-mortar school offering online degrees. Heather O'Gorman
Heather O'Gorman
What drew me to SNHU was that they were a non-profit, real brick-and-mortar school offering online degrees.
Heather O'Gorman

I have been chipping away at my bachelor’s degree for 18 years now — 18 years! Considering I'm turning 36 in a few days — that's half of my life. Now, in those 18 years, I've gotten married and had two amazing kids. I'd also started to experience a lot of self-doubt as more and more time lapsed, and I still couldn't say I was a college graduate. I jumped from college to college, major to major, struggling to find my fit.

About a year ago I decided to give SNHU a call. What drew me to SNHU was that they were a non-profit, real brick-and-mortar school offering online degrees. I made the call and discovered that all that bouncing around I had done would actually work toward a degree in general studies. Now here I am, just a few classes from finishing my bachelor’s degree in general studies with a concentration in psychology, all while being a wife, a mother and working full-time. I set the goal for myself, and I didn't give up no matter how long it took. That, to me, is success.

PS — I couldn't have done this without the support of my family and my personal cheerleader (and academic advisor) Samantha Couture.

Learn more about Heather's program: BA General Studies.

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Juliet Connell
It may not be an easy journey, but with help from my SNHU advisors and instructors, it is sure to be a rewarding one. Juliet Connell
Juliet Connell
It may not be an easy journey, but with help from my SNHU advisors and instructors, it is sure to be a rewarding one.
Juliet Connell

I graduated from high school in 1987 and continued on to earn my associate degree in business in 1990. I was soon married with my dream job. Blessed with two daughters, they became my focus. Priorities, by this point in my life, had changed, and my family and I made a big move from New Jersey to North Carolina where I could be a stay-at-home mom and escape the "rat race." Having spent some years at home raising my children, I was given an opportunity to work for a local school system. Soon a part-time position led me to a permanent one. Surrounded by people with a love and a devotion for education, it became readily apparent that it was time to finish my bachelor's degree. It may not be an easy journey, but with help from my SNHU advisors and instructors, it is sure to be a rewarding one.

Learn more about Juliet's program: BA General Studies.

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John Nail
One of the best things about enrolling in the online program at SNHU has been the flexibility it offers. John Nail
John Nail
One of the best things about enrolling in the online program at SNHU has been the flexibility it offers.
John Nail

Almost 20 years after graduating high school and a successful career in the telecommunications and training industries, I decided to act upon a life goal of pursuing my college education. Rather than going the stereotypical route and buying a fancy sports car during my “midlife crisis,” I chose to enroll at SNHU in order to begin working toward completing my college education.

Balancing a career, personal life and school is never easy, but with determination, perseverance, and the support of my professors and academic advisor, Nathan, I have not only remained true to my college career goal but have been quite successful at doing so. Recently, I was invited to join SNHU’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Lamba, which is the premier honor society for continuing education students. I am proud to say that I have been enrolled and working hard for almost two years now and am currently working in my tenth term at SNHU.

One of the best things about enrolling in the online program at SNHU has been the flexibility it offers. Having the opportunity to fit furthering my education into my rather busy and hectic life has been one of the main reasons I have been able to be successful. For anyone out there who might be struggling to balance school with life, keep pushing forward knowing that it is possible if you really want it. An education is something that no one will ever be able to take from you. The experience here at SNHU has been one beyond my expectations. I am grateful and honored to claim myself as one of its many students. Thank you, SNHU, for your encouragement and providing me the opportunity to pursue my education while continuing to live life!

Learn more about John's program: BA in Communication.

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Victoria Nye
I couldn't have picked a better university. Victoria Nye
Victoria Nye
I couldn't have picked a better university.
Victoria Nye

I've always had a passion for writing as well as a passion for film. When I was around 18, I merged the two and began a journey of self-teaching the craft of screenwriting. It wasn't until a couple of years ago when I had submitted to Amazon Studios — first ever screenplay competition, a script I had written in a week (that was still just a first draft!) and was informed it had made it to the semi-finals. My little idea had made it into the top 50 out of 2000 scripts. It was then that I decided I wanted a stronger education behind the craft to support my general knowledge.

After weeks of researching for a university that didn't seem to be a scam or just a moneymaking school, I discovered SNHU. I looked further into the courses available and the school's history, and I found myself really wanting to give this a shot – and here I am! I couldn't have picked a better university. It also allows me to further claim my reasoning for being an all teams New England fan rather than the usual "My dad is a Bostonian, and he raised me this way." This gives me some "roots" so to speak.

Learn more about Victoria's program: BA in Creative Writing.

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