"Online classes offered me the flexibility to pursue my degree and also work full-time in the career field I desired."
Although she was living in Fayetteville, Jessica Farber had a full-time job and needed flexible education options for her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.
“Online classes offered me the flexibility to pursue my degree and also work full-time in the career field I desired,” said Farber.
According to Farber, choosing the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas was “a no-brainer.”
“The university is located in such close proximity to some of the largest corporations in the world,” she said. “You can't beat that kind of exposure and connection.”
Farber said that even though she was already employed full-time, getting a degree was important for her career.
“The job market is very competitive, and employers desire candidates who have schooling from institutions of high credibility,” she said. “I have already been promoted three times in less than two years with my current employer, and my experiences at the University of Arkansas have been a huge part of my success thus far.”
According to Farber, she aspires to be an entrepreneur and own her own business.
“I am an entrepreneur at heart, and I hope to one day have my own event planning company,” said Farber. “This degree plan gave me the business knowledge to accomplish this goal, as well as the overall entrepreneurial foresight to achieve a fulfilling career.”
Overall, Farber said her experience as an online student with the U of A has been a positive one.
“The flexibility of the courses is wonderful, and my professors have been amazing,” she said.
Farber is on track to graduate in May 2017.