Meet Our Alumni – Mike Schaefer (2010)Jan 30th, 2012 | By cherrymi | Category: ALUMNI
There were a few crucial reasons I chose Lewis University to complete my undergraduate degree. I needed a flexible class schedule with at least some course offerings close to home and work, and definitely required the ability to take online classes. Lewis has a campus in Tinley Park, right near my home, and the Romeoville and Shorewood campuses are near my work. I was even able to have my initial registration meeting at the Tinley campus, at my convenience, which sealed the deal.
I was able to transfer all of my previous credits from another school without issue. My previous school had an accelerated program, so that was a must for me when considering a 4 year program.
Lewis’ accelerated program offers classes at night which allow me to work a full day without the need to leave early. Classes near my home actually allow me enough time to see my wife and two children before class, which is a big deal when you work full time and travel regularly. The ability to complete coursework anywhere from my laptop is also where the online and blended classes are a huge benefit. I have been on week-long business trips which did not interrupt my class schedule. I am also typically able to book business trips without much thought about missing class as well, which maintains my flexibility as an employee working toward a management position
It is especially important these days to have a degree to remain competitive, both inside and outside of your current work environment, and Lewis’ flexible and relevant undergraduate and graduate programs help you get there, without sacrificing your work and family life.