Argosy University Online2nd Year Psychology
August 21, 2014
My Personal Journey Then and Now with AUO
Good day everyone. My name is Santina, and I am in my second year here at AUO working towards my BA in Psychology. I am what some would call a “late starter” when it comes to continuing my education, and there were times in my life that I often questioned my choice, and began to regret that fact. However, choosing to raise my family is a choice I will never regret. I wouldn’t take that time in my life back for anything in this world. I believe that making the choice that I made has actually helped to prepare me for this road that I have decided to travel.
Before the passing of my husband, and in the three years that followed, the passing of both of my sons, I had made a promise to not only them, but to myself that no matter what obstacles I faced, I would never let anything deter me from moving forward, and striving to be a better person tomorrow than I am today. It was that promise, and my desire to keep that promise, that brought me to AUO.
I chose AUO for three reasons; (1) - Highly accredited and respected, with an educational staff that is second to none: (2)-the Admissions Counselor, and (3) - the Academic Counselor. I knew from the moment I spoke with Karen about the prerequisites for admission that this was going to be a great fit. There was never any question about what I could expect from AUO, just as they were sure to let me know exactly what was expected of me. That kind of honesty is refreshing to me. It was during this time that I was informed that for now Karen would be playing a dual role for me. However, it was not long before I found an email from Kelly Birg. She introduced herself, and about a day later, she reached out to me, and let me tell you, it was like I had known her forever. She made me feel like my needs were the most important, and she assured me that I would do fine, but if there was ever a problem, or an issue,...