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 Seidel School Mentors-What Their SU Education Meant to Them

 


John Moxley

-Senior Research Program Supervisor
-Johns Hopkins University
-Major: Exercise Science
Why do you think SU was a good place for your career preparation?
Salisbury University was the perfect place for my career preparation. The ideal class size lent itself to easier learning opportunities and the community feel of the University allowed students to work more closely together and share their knowledge and experience with each other. The number of accredited programs SU offers shows that they are looking out for the best interest of the student by complying with professional organizations in many different career fields. Some colleges and universities do not require internships for graduation however, in my program, a 420 hour internship was required which ultimately was the best preparation for my future career.

Do you think you would be where you are today without your college education?
I am currently a Senior Research Program Supervisor with the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and I, without a doubt, would not be in the position I am currently in without the knowledge and skills I learned while at Salisbury University. I obtained both my BS in Exercise Science and MS in Applied Health Physiology and both programs prepared me for the healthcare field and gave me the ability to apply for the position I wanted. The professors challenged students in class but also supported their desire to work in their sought after field. Additionally, the networking opportunities through my professors allowed me to obtain the internship I completed my senior year which went a long way towards me landing my first job and ultimately getting to the position I am in today.

Jason Burke
-Teacher (4th Grade) & High School Coach
-Loudoun County Public Schools
-Major: Elementary Education
Why do you think SU was a good place for your career preparation?
I wanted to find a place with a great Education program. I ended up pursuing a second degree in Communications. The Fulton School prepared me with many connections between my classes for that major, and those for my education career.

Do you feel your college education played a key role in obtaining your current position?
Yes! I would not be able to do the jobs I love without the education I got from Salisbury.

Do you think you would be where you are today without your college education?
No. I am sure I would be doing something worthwhile, just not this.

Were you or are you satisfied with your SU education as it relates to your job function?
The Seidel School of Education prepared me very well for my job as a teacher. As I enter my 15th year, I remember fondly the lessons and curriculum that helped guide my career. I am a full time High School Coach in addition to teaching. Many of the lessons I learned playing Football and going to school at Salisbury serve me well to this day. I am very grateful for my experiences during my time at SU!

Jamie Cugler
-Child Protective Services worker, Social Worker II
-State of MD-Social Services
-Major: Social Work
Why do you think SU was a good place for your career preparation?
I appreciated the small class sizes, my professors were available when I had questions or needed assistance, SU also partners with area agencies & professionals to speak at the University as well as during class time about their careers. Field placement is a requirement for both of the Social Work degrees & I was able to learn more about my career from actually doing the job hands on before I graduated. There is only so much a person can learn from a classroom or text book; the field placements provided me with the real-life expectations of my current job.

Do you feel your college education played a key role in obtaining your current position?
Absolutely, I was assigned to a Social Services agency for my field placement and through that field placement I was offered a full-time position before I even graduated. A majority of the positions in my field require a BASW and a MSW as well as a social work license (i.e., LGSW, LCSW-C, etc.).

Do you think you would be where you are today without your college education?
No, a majority of the positions in my field require a BASW and a MSW as well as a social work license (i.e., LGSW, LCSW-C, etc.).

Were you or are you satisfied with your SU education as it relates to your job function?
Yes, because of the close partnerships that SU has with the various agencies many of the students are able to obtain field placements in the area they are interested in. Through those field placements a student is better able to understand what the actual job requirements are.

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Use the various resources on campus and in the community to explore which major/career would be best for you; this is the perfect time to shadow several professionals, volunteer, talk to your friends, meet with different professors, and take your prerequisite classes while deciding which major fits you best.

Scott R. Stansbury
, MA, ATC
-Assistant Athletic Trainer - Baseball/Football
-University of Notre Dame Sports Medicine
-Major: Athletic Training
Why do you think SU was a good place for your career preparation?
Salisbury was such a good place for me to prepare for a career in athletic training because it gave me the opportunity to learn from some of the best educators and clinical athletic trainers around the area, but it also challenged me every day in the work I did. The success of the athletic programs can certainly be attributed to the strength and dedication of the athletic training education program, and what the success of the teams did for us as students was challenge us to be at our best, every single day. In that regard, I have now brought that with me from SU as one of my daily mantras, to be the best athletic trainer day in and day out that I can be, regardless of how good or bad my particular team or school's athletic teams are.

Do you feel your college education played a key role in obtaining your current position?
Yes, I think that again, because of the success of our athletics and athletic training program, that I had the ability, the education, the knowledge, and the understanding of what it takes to run a top-notch athletics program and be a support staff member of those programs. I always felt Salisbury athletics was at the top of the list in Division III, and it challenged us to be the best. Now at Notre Dame, I work with one of the premier collegiate athletic programs in the country and every day is a challenge to maintain that prominence that Notre Dame is so well known for from an athletics perspective.

Do you think you would be where you are today without your college education?
Absolutely not. I know many colleagues in our profession who are somewhat "mediocre" in their approach to their jobs on a daily basis, and that's not a knock on them. I'm a firm believer that you become who you are (in your career) based on how you are educated, instructed, and challenged in your collegiate education program, specifically within athletic training. I'm thankful for what Salisbury and its athletic training education program taught me, not only about the skills to be an athletic trainer, but what it takes to be the best athletic trainer day in and day out.

Were you or are you satisfied with your SU education as it relates to your job function?
Absolutely satisfied with the education I received. As I stated previously, we had some of the best educators and clinical athletic trainers that challenged us and stressed to us the importance of "knowing your stuff" in order to provide the best care possible to the student athletes. Without that education, I don't think I'd be as dedicated, as engaged, or enjoy coming to work on a daily basis as I would if I had gone to another school/athletic training education program. And to that end, the overall SU educational experience was awesome! Not just in athletic training, but in all of my classes, with all of my instructors and professors, they certainly challenged me to be the best student I could be in the 4 years I was there!
   

 

 

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