By Megan Hines
Online Learning Tips Contributor
For many of our university students, motivation is one of the main keys to completing a degree. So when we asked on social media what motivated our students to pursue a masterâ€™s degree, we werenâ€™t surprised that AMU and APU students share common motivators that inspired them to continue their education. These motivators include family, pride and accomplishment, greater career opportunities and a love for learning.
Interview with George Maroukis
Growing up in a largely neglected area of Pennsylvania, bonding with riders from around the world through this shared passion of BMX riding would forever shape my life. BMX was the glue which would bind us together and also open the discussion to understanding cultural differences.
Interview with Derrick Horsley
For me, online courses were vital to me obtaining my degrees. By being in the military, going on temporary duty, working late hours and being deployed, going to school online was the key to me successfully obtaining both my B.A. and M.A. degrees from AMU.
By Leischen Stelter
Â Editor of In Public Safety
Attending an online university requires students and faculty to work harder to connect. Instead of getting to know someone face-to-face in a classroom, engagement must happen through forum posts, emails, phone calls and chat sessions. However, there is one exceptional opportunity for faculty and students to meet face-to-face: graduation.
Interview with AMU Alumnus, R. Carter Langston
My degree in emergency and disaster management, combined with my experience in strategic communication planning, issue management and crisis communication, prepared me to lead strategic operational communication and crisis action planning. In crisis management, I lead by developing a strategic operational framework, coordinating with multiple stakeholders and synchronizing those stakeholdersâ€™ actions.
Interview with AMU Alumnus, Joseph W. Kripp
Each class in the Security Management graduate program brought different, positive perspectives to me. The classes involving the different types of physical security systems and how they would be integrated in todayâ€™s ever-changing threat environment were the most intriguing to me.