11 August 2011
By Guest Blogger
Patty A. Mason
Student at Argosy University – Online Programs
Have you ever had that empty pit in your stomach? You know the one that makes your head spin and nerves come alive. After being out of school for 28 years I was excited, nervous, anxious, and in need of a pint of chocolate chocolate chip ice cream before my first day of class began. I had always wanted to earn a degree in psychology, but as most of us know, life happens. I grew up with parents that were from an era where a woman’s ambition should be to be a secretary. So that’s what I became.
After two failed marriages and while still raising a ten-year-old daughter, I decided I wanted to do something for myself. I didn’t want to be stuck in a job that I hated and I realized that it is never too late to learn. I needed a program where I could still work full time to support myself and my daughter. I didn’t want to be away from my daughter, so I needed a program that was flexible and convenient. I wanted a program and a university with a good reputation. I researched, and Argosy University – Online Programs kept coming up as one of the best online universities for psychology.
My admissions representative, academic counselor and student finance counselor made everything so easy. They kept me informed and walked me through everything. They made me feel welcomed and showed that they really cared. My first class was fantastic. The instructor was knowledgeable and encouraging. The discussions within the class gave me a chance to meet new people and learn from others. I soon fell into a learning routine that I enjoyed and found very rewarding.
The time goes quickly, and I find that I’m in my second year of attending Argosy. I still find the classes a wonderful learning experience. There is more to Argosy than just attending classes. Even though you are an online student you feel part of the Argosy family. There are online organizations and clubs you can join. Your counselors are always available and willing to help you.
I’m online taking classes and earning a degree. I’m on track with my education and my goals. I’m moving onward with the help of Argosy University and will finally have a job in a field I enjoy after I have earned my degree. Online, On Track and Onward thanks to Argosy University-Online Programs.