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The Cronkite School effectively prepares students for careers in communications as it trains its students in a variety of skills and multimedia talents. There is an emphasis on broadcast, in response to its namesake, and public relations students are a little neglected. However, the director of the public relations program, Dr. Fran Matera, creates valuable and diverse opportunities for her students to support them and allow them to succeed.
Arizona State University is a great school to attend for a bachelors degree, either on campus or online! I started taking classes on campus at ASU West and the professors there are great! Because class sizes are small, you get to have more interaction with your professors. Having more interaction with the professor means getting more help in the class, which should be taken advantage of. Even though ASU West is the smallest campus, it is the most peaceful, beautiful and safest campus around! Students can roam around the campus during the day or night without any problems. When you walk around you get to hear all the birds singing, thats how calm it is when you walk to class! Everyone who works there is super kind and helpful. You can be talking to either the people at Financial Aid or the maintenance workers at the dorms and they are all really nice! When you have a problem with your MyASU account, computer, dorm, or even with your homework the faculty and staff are there to help. After noticing that I had trouble concentrating and learning in class during my first year, I started taking the online degree program at ASU. When I began taking it, I felt focused and I was ready to learn. The online program is the best thing that happened to me! I was able to do my work without a problem and at my own pace! Even if youre taking classes online, the professors are great! If you have trouble getting all your notes in class, taking online is best because you can watch lectures again. Although you dont get that face to face interaction with professors or students, you can still communicate with them in emails, posts, or voice chat. I truly enjoyed being on campus and taking the online degree program at ASU! I highly recommend attending ASU for you bachelors degree, whether on campus or online!
Arizona State University (ASU) is where I completed my second bachelor's degree, in nursing. My first degree was in biology. Compared to The Ohio State University (OSU), where I completed my first degree, my experience at ASU was easily ten-fold better, and I'll tell you why in the following review. Navigating the college process from registering for classes, deciding on electives, figuring out aid/scholarships, and determining which materials are actually needed (versus those that are just "suggested") can be daunting. At ASU the nursing professors and academic staff were prompt with replies to questions, and always provided my cohort with all materials needed to navigate the entire program successfully. I never had that at OSU, we all just kinda few by the seat of our pants without guidance, and I wound up having to stay an extra quarter to graduate, simply due to a class availability issue that would have been prevented with adequate academic counseling. At ASU, they literally ensured that you knew exactly what classes you needed by when to graduate on time, and they would help you with every single step, no question asked. There was never any doubt that I was on the right track; I always knew who I could contact with any questions or concerns, and they always got back to me promptly. In addition to the outstanding academic support, ASU has one of the best reviewed nursing programs in the country. This is due to their amazing simulation labs that allow prospective nursing students to practice real-life nursing scenarios, with exact equipment you'll be using in the field, and with high-tech manikins that can "react" to different scenarios/ outcomes. It's safe place to make mistakes and learn from them, before you enter the hospital. Finally, I've been working over the last two years after graduating with my Bachelor's in Nursing (BSN) on neurology & trauma unit at Level One Trauma Center; I've found that my friends from school and I were more prepared and well-equipped to handle the transition into the hospital work environment. Many new graduate nurses struggle the first year, and it is by no means a cake-walk, even for those who are well-prepared. However, I found that my educational experience at ASU had me answering questions from my fellow new grads on the floor; while my superiors were impressed with the level of understanding I brought to the job as new graduate. I literally knew a lot more about nursing than they did from the get go, from cardiac medications, to IV fluid compatibility, to how to talk to doctors on the phone regarding patients. This by far was the strongest indicator that I attended the best nursing program compared to other programs in the area. It may not be the cheapest, but it is by far the best; which is why I am now planning on attending ASU for my doctoral level nursing degree.
As a full time employee, student, and family member, the online Educational Studies program allowed the flexibility I needed to return to college after a twenty year absence. The content and thinking processes associated with the degree increased my knowledge about 21st century thinking and life skills necessary to succeed in today's world. The degree opens opportunities outside the classroom that are rewarding and fulfilling. Professors were respectful, helpful, and communicated at a professional level. I would recommend this degree to others seeking an education degree but would like to expand outside the classroom walls.
I would recommend Arizona State Universitys innovative online education to anyone. My experience has been nothing less than exceptional, quick, and engaging. Their online education is very user-friendly; even for those who are less tech-savvy. Online interactions between instructors, staff, students, and technical support allowed me to maintain a professional and personal life outside of my education. I was able to continue a set work schedule, with little to no interruption during my time as a student. Being an online student is convenient and provides flexibility, however, you have to be organized and self-motivated. There are many resources available for Arizona State University students and online students are no exception. When in doubt, refer to your helpful advisor. They are quick to respond and full of surprising tricks and suggestions to ensure student success.
I attended Arizona State University (ASU) for three and a half years to obtain a Bachelors in Communication. My time with ASU is continuing, as I am pursuing a Masters in Technical Communication with ASU online. My desire to remain at ASU stems from their consistent and expansive resources. I have several academic advisors and success coaches that reach out to offer advice, career planning, and simply to follow-up with me post-grad. It truly is a wonderful feeling to know that as an alumni and current student, my success is a top priority. Likewise, I have greatly appreciated the on-campus/online mix of courses. I started as a full-time, on-campus student during my first year as an undergraduate. The Downtown Phoenix campus is beautiful and full of culture. The resources offered in ways of technology, study rooms and libraries, classrooms, and the availability of entertainment and food made it a fun and exciting location. I married my second year of college, and decided to complete my degree online while working nearly full-time. The transition was smooth and simple. The online courses are just as interactive and educational as face-to-face courses; the same expectation of hard work is demanded by students, and professors are just as concerned for students' well-being. The availability of online courses made it easy to find relevant and interesting courses. Another important aspect regarding ASU has been their scholarship and financial resources. Their scholarship search website is what led me to this website; like most students, I am struggling to pay tuition. I am eternally grateful to ASU for leading me to resources to continue my education.
I'm just starting the IT program but so far it's really great. It is expensive, but there aren't a lot of fully online options out there and this is one of the few that are actually credible. I didn't want to go to a different online school only to write papers the entire time. The financial department has been helpful every time I needed assistance or any kind of information/advice. You can either call them or chat online with them which is helpful. I also liked being able to do phone meetings with my advisor on what classes to take next, and there are tutors available via an online portal (EVEN ON SUNDAYS!). I really can't complain. I have to say, I've been taking mostly online classes for a while now even previous to ASU, so if you're not used to having the self discipline and motivation to work, meet deadlines and spend the extra time studying when you're having a hard time with something, I wouldn't suggest doing a fully online program like ASU right off the bat. Maybe work your way by doing online classes at a local community college first.
I am blessed to be an ASU alumni, and feeling even more blessed to currently be a part of an ASU graduate program. Teaching is not an easier profession by any means, but ASU's iTeachAZ program made me feel fully prepared to take on my very own classroom, and the many responsibilities that comes with being an educator. Unlike other schools, ASU's teaching program mandates an entire academic year of student teaching. To many this may sound like a complete drag, a waste of time, and unfair when compared to other schools' student teaching programs. Sure ,at first I was not sure how I felt about spending an entire year, unpaid, in the classroom, but it was completely worth while, and I will be forever grateful for that experience! Classroom experience does not start there! Even as early as my sophomore year, I was spending time in a classroom as a part of my coursework. The mandatory hours spent in the classroom did not even feel like work to me; it only reinforced that I was going into the right profession! I highly recommend that anyone interested in obtaining a teaching degree, looks into getting one from Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton's Teacher College!
I have not yet graduated from my school. I work in the social work field currently and there are a great number of people who are in college, the majority divided between ASU and GCU. What I like about ASU is that it requires in person classes to complete the BSW program. I firmly believe that one gets more out of a classroom setting and though I have appreciated on line courses for convenience as I have to work full time, I think that in the field of social work it is vital to acknowledge and interact with the diversity of the students studying in this field. Grand Canyon University on the other hand has an entirely online bachelors of social work degree available. While again I am also appreciative of the online classes that have enabled me to continue to work and progress my academic career at a nice pace, social networking in this field is irreplaceable. ASU is supportive of it's students and has an excellent tutoring program.
ASU was all I could ask for in a university. There were tons of cool things happening every week from free student events, to sports game, etc. The staff and faculty were always welcoming and helpful. Their schedules were often flexible to accommodate. Even the students were there to learn and willing to help each other out. A school is largely defined by its culture and ASU's culture was on point.