Through Maryville Online, Julie learned what it was like to be on the front end of policymaking and leadership in her courses. In one class in particular, she had to interview the chief financial officer of her 70,000-employee health system. She’s also enjoyed the reflections from her classes, which have helped to improve her learning style, negotiation style, and conflict resolution.
Then there’s the Maryville Online students, whom Julie has learned so much from their experiences and shared expertise.
“I think we all stand to learn something anytime you have to sit and discuss a similar topic with different people, and with an open mind as professionals,” she said.
In addition, the accessibility of her professors has continued to bring a deeper benefit from the program – especially Dr. Rita Wunderlich.
“Dr. Wunderlich helped me feel connected, was very encouraging, and was available for questions. She provided key feedback and guidance during the [institutional review board] process,” she said.
Julie’s experiences with the program and her professors only continued the trend of what she’d experienced at the very beginning of her Maryville experience: that this was a place she could grow, be supported, and help bring her goals within reach.