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  • BACK IN SCHOOL AND ADJUSTING WELL

    Posted by Daniel Klein on 5/23/2012 08:59:40 AM

    05/18/2012

    BACK IN SCHOOL AND ADJUSTING WELL

    It is my 2nd quarter, here at Albers, and I am adjusting quite well.  It had been 12 years since I had last set foot on campus, and I was starting to freak out!  Will I know what classes to take?  Will I meet people I can learn from?  Will my class workload be reasonable?  Is this really worthwhile?!!  Well, I am happy to say that I can honestly reply “yes” to all of those.  First, your advisors make themselves easily available to you to answer any questions, recommend classes, and help you plan a course for your life at Seattle U.  Secondly, the people you will meet in classes are from all walks of life, with backgrounds in many different fields and who work for many different companies.  Classes are designed to be interactive, which gives you an opportunity to truly learn from other students.  Everyone seems to be living their own “case study” (a term you will become very familiar with!), and is encouraged to share their story with the rest of the class.  Thirdly, although I can only speak to the 6 courses I’ve taken so far, my professors have been very sensitive to the fact that most people are working professionals.  They understand that we are juggling other responsibilities to our families and to our work, and try hard to be realistic about their expectations.  But rather than see coursework as a nuisance, I have found that I look forward to the readings and the projects.  Now that I have that work experience, I am able to apply everything I learn to the real world.  Finally, yes, this is definitely worthwhile and a great experience!

    By: Daniel Klein

    kleind1@seattleu.edu

    WHY I CHOSE SEATTLE U.

    Posted by Farani Aryono on 5/7/2012 02:42:24 PM

    Dan

    I chose Seattle U. for several reasons.  The first is that I wanted to start school right away, rather than having to wait until the beginning of a school year.  This was a very unique feature that truly separates Seattle U. from other schools.  I also wanted the flexibility to choose which classes I take.  If some topic or course strikes my interest, I can simply sign up for it without disrupting my progress to my degree.  After taking 1 leadership class, I was hooked.  I was ecstatic to see that there are several other classes in the leadership and management field, and plotted a strategy for taking as many of them as I could.  It turns out that there is even a specialization in this field, which I am excited to put on my resume.  And finally, after visiting classes and talking to students, I learned that one of the best features of Seattle U. is that the faculty are easily accessible.  And after 2 quarters, here, I can happily say that whether it be professors, advisors, alumni relations, or the career center, everyone is here to help.  Kudos to Seattle U. for their dedication and commitment to providing students with the resources they need to succeed, and even excel.  I’m excited to return to the workforce and demonstrate all of the lessons I’ve learned to be a stronger leader, student, and person.      

    By Daniel Klein. kleind1@seattleu.edu