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I attended University of Phoenix after being unsure of what I wanted to do, career wise. When I completed my education, I had hesitation of going back to school to further my career. I was a branch manager by the time I graduated and felt that I had already accomplished a lot with 7 years of work experience. In 2015, I decided that in order to further my career and develop myself, I had to further my education so that I could stand out from other candidates that may be applying for the same position. It gave me an advantage when I started my new journey because I was able to obtain a better position.
This school has been great and I've learned a lot. After reading some of these comments I was shocked to see all the negativity. Students/ex students need to take responsibility for their own actions. There is no college that guarantees you a job after you obtain a degree, the leg work is on you. The school has the resources needed for you to become a successful student and job placement services. As a military member juggling a busy schedule and multiple deployments I was able to complete my BA degree. Yes some teachers are picky and hard to work with, this is present at all colleges. Financial Aid department were easy to work with and any funds remaining were always released to my account. All you had to do was, fill out the funds request form and send it back to your finance counselor. The money would come as check or direct deposit to your bank account. Furthermore, all issues I had at the school were my fault and being lazy or waiting until the last minute to do any assignments will reflect upon your grades. People need to take responsibility for their actions and not blame the school because they're not given an "A" for effort.
The university engaged in high pressure tactics to entice me to enroll. Once enrolled they were more concerned with how I would pay and offered loans I did not need. The quality of education was mediocre. I will give them this though, because I obtained a degree, I was able to be promoted in the Army, but it was over-priced and the quality of education was lacking.
With the way the world of technology changes everyday the information technology program I am taking at the University of Phoenix will have me in the right place where I want and need to be when I graduate in late 2017. The interaction that I have with my instructors and other students gives me the comfort level that I can do this and that I am ready for the changes in technology that happens everyday.
Attending the University of Phoenix has been one of the best choices I have made. The courses are interesting and very informative. The Healthcare Administration with an emphasis on Management has been very challenging for me. I chose to do the online course because of the flexibility that it busy working parents. I am currently already a healthcare professional, but I wanted a degree that would help me get into management or advance into other careers. The teachers are great and I have been fortunate to get awesome academic counselors. I would recommend this college for the individual who finds it difficult to fit into on campus schedules.
I couldn't speak higher of this institution. I obtained my degree online and you seriously have to do your share of work when you're online. Classes were fast paced and challenging even for my level of experience. I was able to apply previous college credits from another university and my knowledge in a foreign language to pass a test for credit in language arts. My academic advisers were absolutely fantastic in meeting my personal needs and went beyond my expectations in helping me graduate quickly so I could advance in my career. Never did I feel like a number. The cost was extremely reasonable for the quality of education. I loved everything about my experience at Phoenix and when I'm ready to continue, I'll look nowhere else.
I received my Bachelor's Degree through the University of Phoenix and it has made a positive impact on my career in the Human Services field. I was hired on at my first internship site and have been advancing in my career since graduation. I would highly recommend University of Phoenix to anyone that is serious about furthering their career.
University of Phoenix helped me develop my intellectual ability. I was a stay at home mom the first two years while obtaining my associates online. The It was hard, lots of papers and discussions at 2 classes at a time. I did not do very well. I went back for my bachelors in business on campus and I excelled. I loved my professors as they were all working in the field they were teaching. One of my teachers worked for United Nations, others owned their own multi million dollar businesses and so on and so forth. I loved the opportunities that were given to me. I have also had no problems obtaining employment with my degrees. As I have been looking at getting my Masters I have seen that UOP is not much more expensive than my local state colleges.
I feel that to many people emphasize on the inability to attain a brick and mortar feel from the university of phoenix. In my opinion learning should be in the hands of the learner and not placed as a burden on the instructor. I had a great experience while attaining my bachelor degree from the University of Phoenix and would recommend attending this college to anyone. Secondly I would like to address the fact that people say this degree will not help you get a job and is worthless. To be honest, if you expect to work at a fast food restaurant or a field unrelated to your degree plan then yes it will be very hard for you to get a job fresh out of college with limited experience. In my opinion, regardless of what college you go to it is important to work in a related field while receiving an education. I am happy to say that while attending the University of Phoenix I grew my career in technical support to the maximum capacity landing me a position in my company's QA department helping with beta development (no degree). After graduation it took around six months to attain a position as a software engineer that I am happy to say boosted my income from 45,000/yr at my old job to 80,000/yr at my new job (degree). So my advice is to not put the burden of finding a new job on your degree regardless of what college you go to. Instead focus on growing yourself and having your degree as a ticket to more opportunity. Lastly, to everyone who's misguided information produces a hatred toward University of Phoenix my opinion is to obtain an education in your own way and stop bad mouthing others who are doing the same. And for everyone out there who is at UOP and wondering if they will be able to get a job with their degree, YES you can. The software company where I work has several engineers with a degree from UOP and are getting paid the same as others from top name universities.
I completed my Bachelor's in Business Administration/Finance at the University of Phoenix in 2011. In addition, I am currently fulfilling a Master's Degree at University of Phoenix within the same field. Although it was a challenging road while completing my Bachelors as I had a full time job, and was taking care of my household, it was an exciting and amazing journey. Staff was friendly and classes were fun and I learned all the necessary tools that helped me become the professional I am today. I liked the university so much that I am currently completing a Masters as well, and still have the same great feeling. I recommend the University of Phoenix to anyone. All I can say is to never give up on your dreams. I had the dream of completing a Bachelors, and although it was a tough journey I fulfilled my dream, and who knew then I was going to be studying a Masters as well. The Journey may be rough, but don't quit, and you'll see your Dreams come to pass.