John P.



DEGREE: BSBA - Human Resource Management - 2007

STATEMENT: I'M IN AND NOW I'm in a great place in my life.

Describe your educational and professional background.

Straight out of high school I went to work for a recruiting company. Then I went to work for Verizon Wireless where I was hired with the expectation that I would get a degree. I chose to go to CTU for my bachelor's in business administration. While in the bachelor's program, I switched careers – something made possible because I was near completing the program. The bachelor's degree was really the first important step I took for my career. I wanted to pursue a career in corporate HR and I didn't want to give anyone a reason not to hire me or stand in the way of my career progression.

How has CTU been part of your educational and professional path?

I have aspired for many years to become a top HR professional and leader and because of my education I have definitely achieved many of my personal and professional goals. The best part about the CTU experience for me was the convenience of being able to balance working full-time while pursuing my life long dream of getting a bachelor's degree with a concentration in HR. While the courses were rigorous, they were also very convenient. I could take my classes at night, on the weekends and from just about anywhere I chose.

How is your life different now that you've graduated from CTU?

Since CTU, I have achieved two executive level HR jobs, previously as a VP of HR for a healthcare institution and currently as an associate VP of HR at a university. I came from a family that didn't have much and I'm the first in my family to graduate with a college degree. It's living the American Dream at its finest. Money and material possessions aren't everything and education gives you the opportunity to make a better life for yourself in more ways than one.

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