Education for Working Adults
I chose to continue on my path to a Bachelor’s Degree in Management with Northwood University due to several factors. I experienced the Cal State University system several years ago when I was working toward a B.A. in Art; I was frustrated by the whole experience because I simply could not get the upper division classes I needed when I needed them. I paid out more money than I should have simply to take classes I didn’t need just to stay currently enrolled. After taking some time off and re-evaluating where I wanted to go career-wise, I went back to community college and began work on an Associate’s in Business Administration which I obtained in Fall 2005. I was in the process of looking over my university options to continue on towards my Bachelor’s when I heard about the program Northwood University was going to start up on-campus and I decided to take a look.
What attracted me first and foremost was that Northwood guarantees that classes won’t be closed due to “lack of interest”. My previous experience with universities was that all the upper division classes I needed were always closed; most of the time, these were classes that weren’t offered regularly, which makes any sort of progression difficult. This also gets expensive as I had to take classes I really didn’t need just to stay currently enrolled. Northwood may seem expensive initially, but you only pay their tuition costs for the 4th year of coursework, and you have the peace of mind that your class won’t be cancelled (due to lack of students). The other three years, you pay the Cerritos College price which has been reduced to $20/unit. This is truly a bargain for higher education.
I also greatly appreciate the convenience that Northwood offers. As with many night students, I have a full-time job so I greatly appreciate any program that is set up with working adults in mind. The classes are 6 weeks long, which allows you to take on a heavier course load if you choose. I’m pleased that Northwood is now offering online classes for the Winter session as I can “sneak” an extra class into my already busy schedule. Northwood allows you to actually obtain a 4 year degree in 4 years, or in a time frame that you choose. It’s cost-effective, convenient, flexible and geared towards today’s busy adult student.
Stephanie Fischer, BBA Management Student
The automotive industry is often considered a male trade. However, this was not the case for Noemi Castro, an automotive marketing major at Northwood University at Cerritos College.
“My parents were always supportive…even though the automotive industry wasn’t a typical field for a girl,” Castro laughed...read more about Noemi Castro