Continuous Improvement Through Education
Pam shared in her own words what motivated her to return to school at this time in her life:
"I had been in the workforce for twenty years before returning to school, so it was important to me to obtain my degree in the fastest possible time, while still receiving a quality education. The skills I have developed studying for my BS have already garnered great results in my working life. I'm a stand-out employee, and I know part of that is due to the confidence I have in my abilities/knowledge. I selected GGU because I had heard some great things about the university from fellow students. Having a full-time career and taking a full-time course load is hard work. I know many fellow students are in the same boat, so it was important to me to find a school that built class times around my work schedule."
Interestingly enough, Pamela considers herself a 'face-to-face kind of person,' preferring in-person classes. "I have learned CyberCampus can have its advantages. I'm beginning to get into the rhythm of the cyber format. To know that I can do my work at my own pace (as long as it is before it's due), has been a real blessing some weeks when I am juggling many things outside of school."
After graduation, in addition to spending time with her partner and traveling, she hopes to get back into music (Pamela was a DJ for more than 20 years -- what a fun tidbit)! And last but not least, in line with Pam's desire to learn personally and professionally, she plans on enrolling in the Executive MBA at GGU in Spring of 2014. With a laugh, she recalculates that her free time will be limited to one trimester.