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School Surprises

"There Is Much More Work Involved In An Online Program...
What surprised me about my online business program was the amount of work that was involved. I thought online classes would be relatively easy, but once I was enrolled, I was required to log on and submit work 5 out of 7 days per week. It was quite the workload." (Inside Sales; 2014)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Michigan, male
School: Studied Business at Baker College in Michigan; completed Bachelor degree in 2012

"Online Still Carries A 'Stigma' With The Degree...
I was surprised most that the degree isn't really viewed in a positive light. I had to have an option to go earn my degree while supporting a family and working full time as the only bread winner. The content was hard and challenging and I learned a lot, but there is a stigma on getting an online degree when looking for new employment." (Sales Engineer (software); 2013)

Career: 16 years of experience, currently based in Colorado, male
School: Studied Information Technology at Colorado Technical University - Online in Colorado; completed Bachelor degree in 2006

"It Was Easier Than I Think It Should Have Been...
I was surprised at how easy the whole experience was. I never felt like I was challenged and I felt as if I could just go through the motions and come out with good grades and no real skills." (Sales Associate; 2014)

Career: 3 years of experience, currently based in California, male
School: Studied Business at University Of Phoenix in California; completed Bachelor degree

"Interactive Interfacing Online...
The actual interaction I can get from real professors even while studying online." (Sales Associate; 2014)

Career: 10 years of experience, currently based in Maryland, male
School: Studied Communications at Strayer in Virginia; completed Associate degree in 2010

"I Was Surprised At How Easy My Classes Were...
I was surprised at how easy the classes were online. I thought the classes would be very difficult because I wouldn't be in a classroom and forced to listen to a professor and learn the material. It was actually very easy." (Sales Recruiter; 2013)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Ohio, female
School: Studied Business at Northern Kentucky University in Kentucky; completed Bachelor degree in 2011

"Helpful Professors And Lots Of Support...
I was surprised at the level of communication that I had with the professors at Globe. I had been to a traditional university and always had trouble meeting with the professors during office hours or through email. When the communication took place online, I was able to more openly communicate with professors and get solutions or answers quicker. I was also surprised at the level of support that Globe provided. Online resources, on campus meetings and tutoring all helped me to earn my Associate's." (Front End Manager; 2013)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Minnesota, male
School: Studied Business Administration at Globe University in Minnesota; completed Associate degree in 2009

"Excellent Student Resources...
I was surprised to find out much support was offered online to help students. This ranges from being able to communicate with other students and professors to finding the information needed to succeed." (Account Manager; 2013)

Career: 3 years of experience, currently based in Illinois, male
School: Studied Information Technology at DeVry University in Illinois; completed Bachelor degree in 2010

"An Interactive Experience...
I was surprised by all the different way we were able to engage and learn with other students. It was very interactive!!" (Technical sales; 2014)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in Texas, male
School: Studied Business at Texas A&M University in Texas; completed Bachelor degree in 2011

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Best School Tips

"Time Management And Having The Right Expectations...
I would be sure to be prepared to spend at least 10-15 hrs per week on learning the material and writing your papers and completing coursework. It can be a challenge to balance everything but time management is key when getting an online degree." (Sales Engineer (software); 2013)

"The Online Classes Will Be Easy...
Don't worry about how difficult the online classes will be. They will be surprisingly easy." (Sales Recruiter; 2013)

"Scam Or Success: Rating Online Colleges...
Don't think that all online programs are scams, some are actually legit and are there to help you succeed at your own pace." (Sales Associate; 2014)

"Reach Out Early And Often...
Make sure and reach out to professors early if you are having trouble. Much of the material is cumulative, and they are more than willing to help you through email or even on campus. Utilize the tools that are provided to you, and don't be afraid to ask questions." (Front End Manager; 2013)

"Mastering Online Software...
Try to learn and understand the online software that is used. At first it may seem a little daunting, but it is imperative to help you get a grip on your education." (Account Manager; 2013)

"Manage Your Time Wisely...
One tip I would suggest would be to manage your time wisely. If you fall behind you may never be able to catch back up." (Inside Sales; 2014)

"Be Self-Motivated...
One has to be self motivated in order to succeed." (Technical sales; 2014)

"Attention To Detail...
Pay attention to detail and you will come out with your degree on time." (Sales Associate; 2014)