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Hear what students say about their experience at Post University

Claude Beaumier Abbott

Why did you choose Post University?

I had gone to community college for my Associate's degree. I had already been accepted at another university in Connecticut for my Bachelor's, and I took one class with the other university. But, I received information from Post on its accelerated degree program, so I went to the open house. I was so impressed with the people I spoke with. They were unbelievable.

When I walked out of that Open House, I was registered to be part of the Post ADP program. The person I met was able to tell me exactly what I needed and how long it would take to get my degree. I was so excited when I walked out of there. I was just totally impressed with the people in the ADP program.


Why did you decide to pursue a college degree while working full-time?

I love to learn new things. My employer also was offering tuition reimbursement. At Post, I had the flexibility to be able to work on my classes during the time that I had available. I was traveling for work during that time and took my laptop and worked on my studies at the hotel at night.


Did you think Post has provided a good return on your investment?

Absolutely. Without a doubt. I had lost opportunities in the past because I didn't have a degree. So many times in my life I heard, “Well, you don't have your bachelors.” Now, I do. And with an M.Ed., I know I will be able move up higher in management.


What one thing about Post was most influential in your ability to complete this program?

I think I had excellent professors. Because all my classes were online, I never personally met any of them, but they were always available for me. I think they had an understanding of the courses they were teaching and that they had to be flexible to meet our needs. I had professors that would give me everything I needed to manage my time throughout the course. So, I was able to work on my projects whenever I needed to. Anytime I reached out to my professors, they understood. That was really critical in my ability to succeed. They really worked with me.

I took two courses each unit. It took a lot of time management skills on both sides – the professors and me.


Did you take courses at our regional locations, as well? Why?

I took one course at the Waterbury campus. I took a photography course as an elective and I was able to do that on campus. I wasn't traveling then, so it worked out. It was interesting to be back on campus again. It was interesting to meet some of the people who were in my online classes.


What would you say to someone like you who wants to pursue an online higher education?

Absolutely do it. I will be 56 and I feel like I'm 25. I even have a niece that followed in my footsteps. I told her not to wait until she's as old as I was. One day I got a phone call from her and she said she was going to Post. She said she researched other schools in Florida, but Post was more responsive to her.

She just graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Post and she lives in Florida. She flew up to Connecticut to walk in graduation in May.

She even pushed me to go back to school. She wanted the two of us to walk across the stage to get our graduate degrees. I'm in the M.Ed. program now and she's going to start the Humans Services Master's program in September. I can't wait for us to both get our graduate degrees on the same day from Post.


What was the biggest challenge you faced?

The biggest challenge has been managing my time, especially with having been out of school for so long. It's a lot of work. Now, every night, I go upstairs and I do what I need to do as far as school goes. It's exciting. I never thought I'd be going for my M.Ed. But since Post offers one completely online, it opened that opportunity for me.


Would you recommend Post to your friends?

Absolutely. Without a doubt. I'm always telling people about it. Whenever people are complaining about work, I say do something about it. We can always control how much we learn.

I come from a family of 7 children. My parents always believed that if you work hard, you get ahead. I always worked hard, but for a long time, I didn't have that piece of paper. Now, I do.

If it hadn't been for online education at Post, I'm not sure I would ever have gotten beyond my associate's degree. I've only begun learning.

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