The Graduate Student Experience at Elmhurst

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Graduate students talk about the benefits of an Elmhurst master’s degree.

  • The Team Carries You

    The MBA program gave Kassandra Benson the confidence to land a job in a competitive market.

  • The Real World

    The MBA professors give you material that you can apply in the workplace, says Waseem Issa.

  • Ideas for the Classroom

    The Teacher Leadership program enabled Tracy McDonald to do good things for her students.

  • Up To Date

    The case studies used for Supply Chain Management are timely, says Ian O'Malley.

  • Lively Discussions

    Adam Dickens says that the small MBA cohort encouraged students to speak up in class.

  • I'm Well Prepared

    The accounting program taught Brittney Mazewski to be both a team player and independent thinker.

  • Designed for Professionals

    Sharon Parker appreciated that the I/O psychology courses were scheduled in the evening.

  • The Professors Are Mentors

    The Teacher Leadership program enabled Baochau Thomas to be more effective in the classroom.

  • Confidence Builder

    After two years, Tammy Licata says she felt like a leader in early childhood special education.

  • It's Helped My Career

    Computer Information Systems graduate Albert Connelly says the faculty have real-world experience.

  • A Faster Track

    With her degree in computer information systems, Terri Vu expects to advance more quickly.

  • Best Decision I've Made

    Supply Chain graduate Tim Engstrom says his degree paved the way to job promotions.

  • Good Results

    Skills learned in the English Studies courses enabled teacher Lori Sommars to better help her students.

  • Practicing Teamwork

    The cohort model in I/O Psychology enabled Amanda Yarbrough to grow with the same people.

  • The Big Picture

    The MBA general management courses gave Shari Weber a handle on corporate strategy.

  • They Want You to Succeed

    Her MBA classes gave Jennifer Bercier ideas that could be implemented at work the next day.

  • It Was Real Life

    Brian DiBartolomeo appreciates that the I/O Psychology program was practical and applied.

  • Like a Family

    Patrick Yanahan found it helpful to draw on the strengths of other students in his MBA cohort.

  • You Can Go Back

    It was invigorating for nursing student Marie O'Connell to realize that she could handle the work.

  • You're Not Just a Number

    Rick Baur found his MBA professors to be accessible, willing to talk on the phone or after class.

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