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WVU Online Student Testimonial - Marilyn Espinal

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Data Marketing Communications M.S.

Succeed in everything the same way as an in-person class

Marilyn Espinal

"WVU was the only university that offered a comprehensive program focused on every aspect of traditional and digital marketing and evaluation."

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Marilyn Espinal was looking for a master’s program and wanted something online, flexible, competitive in cost, and focused on data marketing.

"WVU Online was the only one that offered a comprehensive program focused on every aspect of traditional and digital marketing and evaluation," she says.
"WVU's courses help marketing and communication professionals use data to predict future behaviors, make data-driven decisions to attract and retain consumers, and measure outcomes to determine what is successful and what is not."

She plans on applying these skills—part of a vast array of skills she obtained from the WVU Data Marketing Communications online program—to her current career and to continue using data-driven marketing best practices.

Marilyin says starting online classes can seem daunting at first, but students who are thinking about learning online can succeed if they keep up with everything the same way they would in an in-person class.

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What advice would you give to other students?

"Build a routine to stay on track. Hold yourself accountable."

Why would you recommends WVU Online?

"Flexibility, competitive cost, accessibility to the professors, and support from the University."

What was the best part of your online experience?

"Connecting and learning from classmates through virtual group work and meetings."

What does "Mountaineers Go First" means to you?

"I’m the first in my family to obtain a graduate degree and I’m also among the 6% of Latina women with a graduate degree in the United States."

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What is one word to describe WVU Online?


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