As someone who absolutely loves school and sitting in a classroom, it came as a shock to some of the people in my life when I decided to do grad school all online.
To be honest, there were a few factors that went into my decision to do this. But first, let me give you a little background on my undergrad career.
I started college in 2012 at Suffolk University in Boston as a history major. History had always been my favorite subject, and after having some great teachers in high school, I decided that I would continue that education and hoped to become a teacher.
Well, I ended up changing my major, not once, not twice, but three times. I was a media studies major, and then an applied legal studies major, and thennnnn back to history. I am such an indecisive person (clearly) so I just had no idea what I wanted to do.
I knew I loved History and would have loved to pursue a career in it (anything but teaching).
Come graduation, I still had no idea what I wanted to do. It’s really hard to figure out your life when you have a million interests. I struggled throughout the whole summer, too. I was accepted to all of the grad schools I applied to, but financial aid was just not where I needed it.
So, by the time the end of august rolled around, I knew I wanted to be in school, but I just wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend a ton of money. I was also struggling with my anxiety, so I didn’t want to risk missing classes due to the daily panic attacks I was having.
Ultimately, I chose to do an online grad school program because of the amount of financial aid I received and also my mental health. It was never my plan to do that, but I think it worked out in the end!