Archive for the ‘Alumni Reviews’ Category
Steven Perry, Metropolis, IL
I had heard of MUST and its reputation as one of the top online universities in the world that offers flexible programs and employment support for its students. To be very honest, that was mainly what attracted me to it when I initially set out to complete my degree in education.
Studying at MUST enhanced my knowledge and provided me with in-depth understanding about learners and the organizational context in which learning generally takes place. I now have a much greater understanding of the concepts and policies being put forth the school where I am currently teaching. I’m a lifelong learner, motivated by the desire to make a difference in my workplace. Currently I am an assistant English teacher at a community school and as a constructivist learner I am enjoying putting what I learn into practice.
The best thing about studying at MUST was the interaction and exposure I received from the international faculty. They were more open to ideas and available online almost all the time. I thoroughly enjoyed the collaborative learning environment in the virtual classrooms. Interactions with my fellow class mates were thought-provoking and engaging. The flexibility of programs allowed me to create a self-paced schedule so I could study between working shifts at two part time jobs. To be very honest, studying online helped me become better at time management.
The course gave me practical knowledge and now I have a greater ability to suggest evaluations to maintain or improve various education standards at my school. The content matter taught was highly relevant to my current role. I am already finding that people are starting to pay more attention to me and are taking my opinions more seriously.
I would recommend the MUST University to all busy professional because of its reputation and the thorough support they offer to their online students.
Judy G. Dotson, Detroit, MI
My experience with MUST was a rewarding one. When I enrolled in the university for a Business Management program I was working two jobs, one full and one part-time, so time was of essence and the convenience of classes made it easier for me to manage my studies with my professional life. I also loved the pace of the classes and the opportunity of interacting with fellow students in other countries.
The best part about studying at MUST was that I could attend the classes any time from the comfort of my home or at work – however I pleased. I was able to fit the flexible schedule easily around my daily routine and didn’t have to worry about pressing deadlines for assignments. While all this sounds easy, it does require quite a bit of motivation and organization. Attending online classes at MUST made me more committed, helping me to balance my work and family life with my studies.
Initially I thought that it would be hard to get in contact with the professors if I had an urgent question about an assignment or a project, but that was never the case. The faculty was available 24/7 and was quick to assist. I recommend online programs to any individual who is capable of studying independently and does not require face to face interaction. The key to succeeding in an online course, I believe, is to plan your time wisely, study a bit each day and try not to get behind. So thank you MUST for inspiring me and helping me become more responsible!
Laura Byrd, Plant City, FL
I loved studying at MUST University. The faculty is amazing and the education is excellent!
When I enrolled at MUST, four of my work colleagues were already studying there. I have been a lifelong learner and even though my circumstances led me to give up my education early and start working at the reception desk of a hospital, I never gave up on my dreams. My mother had instilled in me the love of education and even though she was no longer with me, I did not want to let her down.
I began my bachelor’s degree in nursing at MUST and two years later I was a proud graduate who wanted to continue growing. It was an interesting experience, full of learning exchanges and lots of support from fellow students and teachers.
My colleagues used to tell me that I am an inspiring influence and it made me so happy. The whole experience motivated me further and I completed my masters in nursing from MUST as well. I am sure that my mama is looking down upon me from heaven and telling me how proud she is of me. Today I am working as a critical care nurse and administrating care to patients with serious heart issues. Education has opened so many doors of opportunities for me and I no longer feel limited by my circumstances. It’s true that with commitment and motivation anyone can change their life. I believe I am the living proof of that. Education empowered me and I am so glad that I chose MUST.
Walter Olson, Everett, WA
Life wasn’t easy for me and I had been struggling to make ends meet. For past few years I had been working at a local hospital and I was getting nowhere. On a high school diploma, I suppose that was the most I could do. A few of my colleagues had online degrees and I saw doors of opportunities opening for them. I felt motivated, just watching them succeed, and wanting the same for myself led me to enroll at MUST University. I applied for an Associate Degree in the Criminal Justice program.
Was I skeptical? Yes! Initially I wasn’t sure I will be able to balance both work and studies together. But once I started attending lectures online, I realized that this was easier than traditional college. The best part was that I could fit my studies around my routine. Commitment and motivation led me on and I graduated, soon after which I was promoted to the shift supervisor position. This boosted my spirits further and I enrolled for a Bachelor’s degree in Management.
The experience changed my life! Although I am currently studying at MUST for my Bachelor’s degree but the career prospects and opportunities have already started becoming visible. The faculty was very helpful and communicating with other students aided me in improving my communication skills. Now I can correspond professionally between all levels of the facility, be it the helping staff or the director of the facility. Now I am no longer the shy Walter Olson everyone knew a few years back. Thank you MUST!
As a single parent raising 2 kids while working in a 12-hour shift at the police station, pursuing a degree seemed like an impossible feat. But I also knew that getting education was something I had to do, not just for me, but for my children and their future.
I understood that in order to be promoted at my job and to earn a better income, I needed a degree. A regular school meant regular classes, which I didn’t have time for. A friend suggested that I enroll for an online degree programs and after some research I decided to enroll myself in one. So I applied for an online associate degree in Criminal Justice at MUST University and began my path to a better future. It was a very different experience. Unlike a regular school, I had much more flexibility; I didn’t have to worry about missing class and could study whenever I had time.
Soon after completing my degree I was promoted to the position of a police officer. I can’t tell you how proud I felt of my accomplishment. I wanted to show my children that education can create a better life for us, and I did.
It was a great experience to study at MUST. The faculty is great and the online resources were an added benefit. I didn’t have to go running to a library as everything I needed was available online. Now, I am planning to return to MUST University soon for a bachelor’s degree as it will help me climb up to a higher post. Thanks MUST!
I had been working as a full-time cashier for a few years at a neighborhood super market and didn’t have time to attend regular classes in a traditional university. I knew that to make it in today’s competitive job market I needed at least a bachelor’s degree in Marketing as a start and maybe later, if things go well, I could do my MBA and move on to bigger things in life.
A few friends suggested that I enroll in an online university as that would allow me the flexibility which a normal college will not be able to give. After a bit of research for my subject of interest I came across MUST University. I visited their website and even contacted a few alumni, just to be sure. Once satisfied, I registered immediately for BBA in Marketing. One of the best things about the degree program was that the study schedule was flexible and I could easily continue my job with it.
To be honest, initially I was afraid that the course would not be comprehensive enough and perhaps the teachers at MUST would not be concerned with the quality of work that the students produced. But boy was I wrong!
Now that I have a steady job in a firm, I am glad I decided to take up my bachelors from MUST. It was the best decision I ever made!
After my high school, I was desperately looking for a job as I wanted to become independent and take charge of my own future, without relying on someone else. However, in such a competitive job market, finding a good job seemed almost impossible without a bachelor’s degree. I knew that once I got a job I would no longer be able to attend a university and complete my graduation. After a detailed discussion with my friends and family, I decided to pursue my degree online and work part-time to gain some experience.
And the university I chose was MUST University, a premier online institute. I visited the institute’s website, so user-friendly and informative, and got all the details relating to the programs, schools and majors and financial aid options. The admission process was quick and the counselors were professional and supportive. Satisfied, I started taking classes in my chosen program right away. Thanks to the flexibility and ease the university offered, I successfully managed both my job and studies at the same time. Today, I have a bachelor’s degree in my field and am working with a prestigious organization. I urge my dependent friends to get a degree from MUST University and do something worthwhile on their own—just the way I did. I’m glad I made the right decision and chose to study at the world’s largest online university, MUST.
Before joining MUST University, the closest I have ever been to online education was reading news on the web. I had absolutely no idea how this mode of learning worked and neither was I very excited about my online MBA. The major reason I had enrolled at MUST was the lack of funds for a tradition degree.
A friend introduced me to MUST Online University and told me that it was one of the few internationally accredited online institutes. So I enrolled myself into MUST’s MBA program. It took a week to figure out how the online classes and digital learning material works. Once I started getting the hang of things, I realized this method of learning was actually more interesting than the traditional method. It was easier to understand the concepts using video tutorials and multimedia-rich study material.
Apart from the unique learning techniques I learnt at MUST University, I was also very fascinated by the flexible study schedule they offered me. I could easy do a full-time job during the course of my degree. There were no pressing deadlines or frequent exams. I could sit for the exam whenever I felt I was fully prepared. This self-paced distance learning model was a unique and very interesting experience. I am definitely going to sign up at MUST University again for other certifications and standalone courses to make my resume further sellable.
When I enrolled in the MUST University’s bachelors in Business Administration program, I had absolutely no career goals. All I needed was an accredited bachelor’s degree in a discipline that will help me land a decent job somewhere.
By the time I completed half my credit hours for the bachelor’s program, I received an email which said the university had scheduled a career counseling session for me. It totally seemed like my kind of thing and I registered myself for the one-on-one career counseling session.
It was a video conferencing session with a career development professional. He had all the details of my academic records and test scores. I was impressed; the guy had done his home work. Based on his analysis he suggested me to take accountancy as my major. He said I was good with numbers and accounting with be the ideal profession for me. I took his word and opted for accounting major.
Now it’s been two years since I completed my graduation from MUST University and now I realize how right he was. I now work for a huge multinational company. In just two years I became the team leader for the internal audit team in my company.
I dropped out of a community college here in Texas after completing half my Bachelor’s degree. Reason being, it wasn’t easy for me to keep up with the tight assignment deadlines along with my full time job at a local chain of utility stores. So, I quit my degree half way and began to give more time to work, hoping it will get me somewhere. It took me a couple of years to realize the importance of academic qualifications when I saw my friends either getting promoted or finding better jobs. Whereas, I was stuck at the same position of store supervisor for the last 2 years.
That was when I decided to resume my education and complete my unfinished business. I knew I will have to make my job suffer in I join a traditional college again. So, this time, I looked for an online alternative. As I had never done an online course before, I asked a couple of my friends for advice. Two of them recommended me MUST University. I checked out their programs and the courses they offer. It is a virtual university accredited by International Accreditation Organization (IAO). I liked their online program and immediately enrolled myself in the bachelors of Business Administration.
It was a wonderful experience. I got the chance to explore several online mediums of communication and formed work groups with students from different part of the world. Not only it was more convenient, I actually had a lot of fun doing my bachelors. I also made some real good friends from different countries. This experience was totally worth a try. If you haven’t experienced online education yet, you have no idea what you’re missing!