Shana McCormick is a Business Administration diploma graduate of WVJC Online. When Shana was looking into online schools, she wanted to find a good fit for herself and her family. She stated “I really wanted to be able to better support my family and get this for myself.” Shana chose WVJC Online because “I heard from a friend how wonderful it was, along with how well the school works with a hectic schedule.” Shana is married with 3 children and needed flexibility to be able to maintain her home life while achieving her educational goals. After choosing WVJC, Shana chose the Business Administration program because she is very organized, has a take charge attitude, and has the ability to get things accomplished. Shana said the skills she learned within the Business Administration program can be applied in all aspects of her career. Shana’s favorite part, if she had to pick one, about WVJC Online was “the one on one help that you can acquire just by simply reaching out to an instructor. They will walk you through what you need and make sure you are learning the skills you are going to need in the work place.”
Like Shana, not everyone knows what they want to do straight out of high school. They may not even know in their 30s, but that should never stop someone from trying. If Shana could give new students one piece of advice, it would be, “Go into your program with an open mind and ready to learn. Do not rush through. Listen to your lectures and don’t wait until the due date to do all your work! Make a weekly plan with all your assignments and do them accordingly. You get what you put in with an online degree. Find someone that has your back. Find your “village.” These are going to be the people who are cheering you on when you want to quit. They make you want to be better. Do not listen to people who think it is too much for you.”
As Shana neared the end of her school journey, she encountered a few hardships. She wanted to personally thank Brittany Nuzzo, WVJC Online’s Academic Dean. “Thank you Brittany for everything that you did for me during a very hard time in my family’s life. When you go to school, you become family!” Shana couldn’t have put it any better. We at WVJC are family.
Shana also has her husband to thank from top to bottom. Shana’s husband had several health problems during the time she was attending school, but he was always cheering her on. She said, “There were times life got tough and I wanted to quit. It’s human nature. He always built me up when I was crumbling down, even days he didn’t feel like smiling.”
In the beginning, prior to first starting school, Shana said that family life was calm, except chasing around two toddlers. Though, about two months in she learned she was going to have another baby. “College was a dream, but we were told months before we wouldn’t have any more children, so this was a dream too. I had several health issues with my pregnancy, but persevered. I remember hours after I had my son, I was in the hospital, doing schoolwork on my laptop. There is absolutely nothing you can’t do if you set your mind to it.”
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