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Jamilah Jones

BS Business Admin. - Industrial Organizational Psychology, Class of 2015

"My academic advisor has been great, and she wants nothing more than great success for me."

Early in my childhood years, I honestly believed I had my whole future planned out and knew exactly what my goals were. My life goals consisted of a successful marriage, beautiful children and a cozy home to go with it all. On the other hand, my overall dream was to be a successful marriage/family/mental health therapist. This career choice appealed to me the most, because for many years I have maintained great success in guiding others emotionally and physically.

However, sometimes life doesn't go as planned: we have children, and/or face challenges that can hold us back from our goals and dreams. For this reason, education usually gets put on the back burner because surviving on a daily basis for family and children comes first. Furthermore, I believe online education is great and will work for just about anyone around a busy lifestyle. I should know, as I have worked 40-50 hours a week, maintained caring for my disabled mother, while also assisting my daughter with her homework, etc. So if I can do it, anyone with a will and passion to succeed in earning a degree can also.

As a student at SNHU, the overall online experience feels no different than participating at a local brick-and-mortar college, which to me is excellent. The only difference to me is the extra convenience of not having to commute to a class before or after work in conjunction with tackling traffic. My academic advisor has been great, and she wants nothing more than great success for me; she consistently offers and provides any of her free time to me, as needed.

Even more, SNHU is a nonprofit university, which makes me feel more at ease earning a degree from an actual university that has an extensive history, as opposed to a business that just wants to sell me a piece of paper that’s labeled as a degree. In conclusion, since being an online student with SNHU, I now feel back on track, and know that I will be a success in my future career endeavors upon graduating from SNHU.