Graduate Success Stories
Dameon • M.A. History
I find the faculty fabulous.
I earned my undergraduate degree from SU and I chose to
continue my education here. I stayed because I understood and
liked how the History Department worked and I knew the faculty.
I can’t say enough about the history faculty—they do all they
can to help you in the program. The graduate history program is
challenging, and at times, it may seem impossible, but as long
as I communicate with my instructors and do the work I know I
will complete the program successfully. As part of my history
studies, I participated in the Roman Rome-Germany trip where we
traveled through Italy, France and Germany over the course of a
month. Our group of about 30 students experienced the different
cultures of Europe, came to understand its history and learned
to love the food. The program illustrated to me that the world
was bigger then what we simply see in the United States. After I
graduate I plan to take a year off from school and work and
enjoy life. After taking this break—and because of my
experiences and education in the M.A. history program—I will
have the background to enter various fields such as teaching,
museum studies or archaeology.
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Lisa • Master of Science in Nursing
I need a flexible program.
After much contemplation, looking into the other nurse
practitioner programs in the area, and talking to many nurse
practitioner students and graduates, I chose to continue my
education at SU because of its convenient location, I was
already familiar with the faculty and I felt I had a good
relationship with them. I also appreciated the ease of
transitioning from the B.S. in nursing to the M.S. in nursing
program. I knew I could be flexible with my schedule and that
was important because I needed to continue working full time.
You can customize the program to fit into your everyday life. I
am a floor nurse in the medical/surgical area at Atlantic
General Hospital. My graduate education has helped me to better
understand the protocols of care used in the hospital setting.
In other words, I understand more why the doctors are ordering
treatments, tests and medications for our patients. I also have
more confidence in advocating for my patients and communicating
with the other professionals involved in patient care. My M.S.
in nursing will take me to the next level of professionalism. I
love being an RN, but I will enjoy even more the
responsibilities and opportunities my graduate degree will bring
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Lucy • M.S. Applied Health Physiology
I want to study close to home.
Salisbury University is the right school for me because it is
the only school in Maryland that offers a program in
cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and my preference is to stay in
Maryland. I was also attracted to the size of the school and its
location. The program offers two separate tracks— the clinical
track and the health/fitness track—which gives you some
flexibility. The clinical track gives you the opportunity to
intern at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in the
cardiopulmonary rehabilitation department—and that is a
tremendous opportunity! The M.S. in applied health physiology
program gives students hands-on experience in the lab with
techniques such as exercise testing and pulmonary function
tests. The labs have definitely helped me tie the physiology
concepts with the clinical practice. The emphasis on
peer-reviewed research articles to write research papers is also
a strong point of the program. I think it provides students with
a mindset for obtaining objective and credible information.
After graduation, I hope to work in a cardiopulmonary
rehabilitation program, but I think a degree in applied health
physiology may give me some latitude to work in other
health-related areas and it will give me a specialty in the
health field that I did not have prior to entering the program.
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Pauline • Master of Business
I came for the reputation.
I am from France and my school (ESC RENNES International
School of Business) emphasized teaching all its classes in
English. When considering graduate study abroad, I looked at
brochures from various business schools and assessed the
reputation of the schools, classes, and its recreational centers
and surroundings. After careful consideration, SU was my first
choice! The M.B.A. offered at SU met all my academic
expectations and many of my personal interests. In today’s
world, standards are pretty much international, and the program
at SU has a hard work spirit, a sound work ethic and a
passionate faculty. The fact that the studies are in English is
also important. It shows future employers that I had to adapt to
a different culture and new standards. All the classes I take
here were very interesting, and many deal with organizations
operating worldwide. As an international student, it is always
interesting—and sometimes even surprising—to see what beliefs
people hold on different cultures. In return I learn many things
about the American culture and its practices thanks to my
American friends. Now that I am in the M.B.A. program,
recruiters are more interested in my résumé since my studies
show my ability to learn as well as adapt. This M.B.A. has made
me more valuable to international firms!
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