Meet our Alumni — Brandi SchulerMay 22nd, 2012 | By cherrymi | Category: ALUMNI
In the summer of 2008, I was asked to be part of my employer’s Succession Planning Program which was initiated to develop current employees for management positions. The program consists of training, on-the-job experiences, and formal education. This program began my adventure with Lewis University. I am earning a degree, with a double major, in Accounting and Business Administration. My boss recommended I attend Lewis University as she was also pursuing a degree in Business Administration. By attending Lewis, I will earn a Bachelor degree in the same amount of time it would take me to attend a junior college to finish my Associates degree.
Lewis University gives me the opportunity to earn my degree while juggling work and family. The accelerated courses allow me to apply the skills I’ve acquired in the workforce while learning additional information I will use in the future. The course instructors and students I have met along the way demonstrate their knowledge and experiences during each session and make your education relevant to things you will use on the job.
I have just completed my 8th year with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund where I will continue to use the knowledge I have gained as a student at Lewis University. Earning my degree from Lewis University will open the door for opportunities to pursue advancement in my company while enjoying a memorable learning experience.