AnneMarie Gasparik, MIR Student
“The VIU School of Online Education has allowed me to pursue my dream of earning a master’s degree without disrupting my career!”
As a resident of the DC/Metro area, earning your master’s degree at a local institution can be very expensive, and many universities don’t have well-established online programs available.
When I saw that VIU offered the degree I wanted online, I jumped at the opportunity to begin my dream of earning my graduate degree. I was nervous, since I had never taken a class online before. However, once I started taking my first class and realized that there are so many resources provided by VIU to help students succeed, I knew I had made the right choice.
Having been out of school for three years, the VIU School of Online Education has provided me with the opportunity to return to school for my master’s degree without stressing about going from my job to campus. Through the online school, I can successfully pursue my Master of Science in International Relations from the comfort of my own home and do school work on my own time. My teachers have been extremely understanding and helpful to me, which has made taking online classes a great experience. Time management is essential to your success as an online student; so is being proactive, staying on top of your assignments, and maintaining regular communication with your professors. I would recommend VIU School of Online Education to anyone who is ready for a challenge and a world-class degree.