Earning a degree while working full-time is achievable.
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.
“The Music Industry program gave me the flexibility to complete my coursework and 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. In my previous job, it was not a typical 9-5 position. In this role, I traveled for work and had to complete my assignments on my own schedule. 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.”