For adults who are interested in going back to school to earn their master’s degree, flexibility is everything. When Alyssa Dorney was looking to continue her education, she debated the pros and cons of pursuing her master’s degree while working a full-time job.
“After earning my bachelor’s degree, I had immediately started my career in finance. I kept asking my self, 'Do I really want to go back and sit in a classroom all day, or do I want to give myself a break to focus on my career?'” reflects Alyssa.
When she started working in the Finance Department at Peirce College, Alyssa knew it was time to go back. She decided to enroll in the College’s Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership & Management. “I liked the idea that I was investing in a degree that could be applied to many different areas of business. It would allow me to grow, even above and beyond my field of expertise.”
Alyssa enrolled in classes, knowing she would have to work hard to balance everything in her life. Finding the balance proved a little less challenging though when she learned that Peirce College was introducing Peirce Fit, a new class format that promises to give students a more flexible way to learn.
Peirce Fit allows students to control on a week-to-week basis if they would like to attend class on campus or complete the work online – and it allows students to change their mind at a moment’s notice. Alyssa saw this as ideal for adult students, but she wasn’t surprised that this flexibility was being offered: “Peirce’s primary focus is on adult learners. Peirce gives adult students opportunities.”
"It took a lot of the burden off going to school."