Laurie Morgan

MS Project Management & Operations, Class of 2016

"My continued education has definitely helped me obtain my career goals."

I married right out of high school and became a stay-at-home mom rather than continuing my education. This was something I always regretted. After my divorce, I decided I would no longer live with regrets. I wanted to make the best possible life for my children and me. Going back to work as a newly single mom and taking on school was not an easy transition, but it was important to me, so I made it work. I started working part-time preparing taxes and enrolled at SNHU Online for my AS in Accounting.

Shortly before I finished my studies, I was able to get a new job with my current employer in the customer service center. I continued my studies with SNHU, working towards my BS in Business Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. At the same time, I worked my way up with my employer, moving from a customer service associate to a supervisor overseeing the new hire training program.

I'm currently working towards an MS in Operations and Project Management, and I'm still with the same employer. Shortly after receiving my BS, I was promoted to manager. My next goal is to become a director. My continued education has definitely helped me obtain my career goals. It has not only helped me hone the skills I need to obtain the career growth that I desire, but has also made me more confident.

As a manager, I am able to develop my team and provide them with career advice and mentorship. I can also help my own children in ways I would never have been able to if I had not decided to go back to school. Going back to school has been a positive experience for the entire family and has enriched all of our lives. The kids are proud of me, my new husband is proud of me and, most importantly, I am proud of myself.