Why did you choose to study at Marshall University?
I graduated from West Liberty University with degrees in business and MIS and began my career in information technology at Marshall. After making the move, I decided to pursue my masters degree and take advantage of the tuition waiver offered to MU employees.
What do you like best about your degree program?
I like that I can relate to many of the concepts and possess a better fundamental understanding of the presented material due to my background in business via my undergraduate degrees.
What was your biggest surprise about graduate school?
My biggest surprise was the amount of group work and collaboration for presentations, projects, etc. During my undergraduate studies, group projects were typically reserved for capstone-type courses.
What is the best class you have had and why?
I enjoyed my course of Management Information Systems because it ties business aspects into my daily work with technology. I learned how business and technology work together.
What are your plans after graduate school?
I plan to continue my career in information technology. I love witnessing and assisting organizations meet their goals with the aid of technology.
If you had not gone to graduate school, what other path would you have followed?
I would likely have pursued a similar career path, but my opportunities may not have been quite as great without the graduate experience/eventual degree.
What do you do outside of your studies for fun?:
I love technology and fitness. I enjoy testing new gadgets, technologies, and love lifting weights and running. I’m also an avid baseball fan.
Tell us one thing about yourself that might surprise your friends.
I hold the rank of Eagle Scout and possess three palms from my time with the Boy Scouts of America.