I am currently enrolled in my third semester at Webster University in the M.A. in Human Resources Management program. I received my B.S. in Public Relations several years ago. Against everyone in my family's wishes, I decided to immediately enter into the workforce upon graduation instead of going to graduate school.
After working as a waitress my first year following graduation, I finally obtained a job as a Training Coordinator for a reputable company. Within three months I realized that I stumbled into the field of human resources. Although I was excelling in my position, I felt I lacked the basics of the ever-changing world of H.R., so I enrolled in a certification course at the local university in Connecticut.
A few years later and a wealth of on the job training, I moved into my current position of a H.R. Representative for a very established company. It was then that I realized in order to swim with the big fish I needed a strong educational foundation to improve my stride. I looked into several institutions and decided that Webster offered everything I needed; convenient classes, experienced instructors, small class sizes, and ideal curriculums.
In addition to learning the core competencies of my field, I also have an opportunity to apply what may be discussed in class on Wednesday night at work on Thursday morning. This would not have been the case had I elected to obtain my master's degree immediately following completion of undergrad. That fact is what made attending Webster University several years after obtaining my bachelor's degree definitely worth the wait.