"Having my bachelor’s degree from SNHU will allow me to advance into a higher position rather than working my way up in a company."
Rebecca Ramos was intent on finally finishing her bachelor's degree when she enrolled as an online student at Southern New Hampshire University. She had gone to multiple universities, and none of them worked out for her. "I'm not a very good test taker," she said, "and most (on-campus) classes are graded mainly through tests."
Eventually, she realized that campus classes were not the best way for her to learn. After taking a couple of hybrid classes and discovering she liked the online portion a lot, she decided to look into getting her degree online.
"At SNHU, I was able to learn at my own pace and time but, on campus, you're stuck in a classroom for an hour or so," Ramos said. The 8-week course structure also appealed to her since it offered an option: Use the week in between the end of one class and the beginning of a new one to get ahead in your studies or take a break.
Ramos said that staff assistance was one of the most beneficial aspects of her SNHU experience. "The advisors and teachers are easily accessible if you have any questions. And, as an online student who misses face-to-face interaction, the ability to talk to someone and ask questions anytime is amazing," she said.
"Having my bachelor's degree from SNHU will allow me to advance into a higher position rather than working my way up in a company," Ramos said. "And it also gives me an advantage over other applicants."
She's currently weighing two choices - entering an MBA program or finding an internship to advance her career goals - but gives clear advice to others. "I would tell anyone who is thinking about going to SNHU ... DO IT! It's affordable, (and there are) amazing teachers and amazing degrees offered," Ramos said.