Music Industry M.A. / Integrated Marketing Communications M.S.
Chris selected WVU Online for both of his master's programs and the ability to have his classes online was a significant factor in his decision to enter both these programs.
“In the Music Industry program, I was able to do 2-1/2 weeks of assignments in advance, which allowed me to march in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with the WVU Marching Band!”
“The added flexibility allowed me to work full-time jobs that require the standard work business hours. My current job (like most in higher education) is not a typical 9-5 position. Traveling for work requires me to complete assignments on my own time and outside of a classroom. Professors in both of my programs were understanding if I had something come up in my day-to-day life.”
Both of Chris’s programs utilized the discussion board feature, which really helped him connect with his peers in his courses.
I felt that it was an actual conversation and not solely an assignment. I’ve connected with my peers on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter too.”
He recommends that online students use a planner or Microsoft Outlook to keep organized.
“I always made a calendar and schedule to make sure that my assignments were completed on time. Online programs require a level of independence and self-motivation to keep on track in the courses. Starting off the semester with a system for organization will help you significantly.”