Guess who gets to do an "I'm done!" post?!

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by PatsGirl1, Mar 23, 2012.

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  1. PatsGirl1

    PatsGirl1 New Member

    Thanks everyone!
    And Randell/soupbone, yep that's me. Penn State is my "holy grail, I would die a happy woman if I ever went there" school :)

    As for what I would like to do, I have a broad spectrum of things, but primarily I am interested in Public Health and Emergency Preparedness as well as epidemiology. Basically I'm trying to find a way/niche where I can combine that into Emergency Disaster Administration and Bioterrorism Response. I'm also interestd in Criminal Justice and Bioterrorism.

    The problem I'm running into is I have years of analyst experience working for the government and healthcare, but I'm competing with former military and they get first choice for the jobs. I'm always "almost there" in the hiring process, so I am wanting to get another Master's to make myself more competitive but just not sure what it is.

    An M.A. in Criminal Justice would be great but I don't have a police background. Something like Penn's MPS in Homeland Security is awesome, but a lot of the Homeland Security people are former MPs so I don't fit in there either. I'm just an average person who finds it fascinating.
     
  2. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Have you looked at all the certificates available at UWF?



    Public Health Five certificates available meeting workforce development needs of public health practitioners, and available online:
    Emergency Management
    Environmental Health
    Infection Control
    Occupational Safety and Health
    Public Health Preparedness and Response (undergraduate level)
     
  3. mbaonline

    mbaonline New Member

    Congratutations Heather! You have every right to be proud. I did mine while working and parenting but not pregnant and/or a single parent. Enjoy your success!
     
  4. soupbone

    soupbone Active Member

    If you have any questions about the MPS program through PSU, send me a message or post it here. I'd be more than happy to provide feedback. There are several options within the program to consider. I graduate in May. ;)
     
  5. Michael

    Michael Member

    Heather, whatever happened with your enrollment in the MA in Theological Studies program at Southwestern College? You must have changed your mind on pursuing that. Could I ask why?
     
  6. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    Great! :veryhappy:
     
  7. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

    I can't believe I'm so late in saying this but a HUGE CONGRATS Heather! Welcome to the "MBA Club" and more importantly the Ashford University MBA Survivors Society. Their MBA is a gauntlet isn't it? I remember when I finished I was so happy that I wanted to party for a week but so tired I needed a nap first. Then after a week or two break after such intense work for so long I found myself with more free time than I knew what to do with. Since then kids have pretty much swiped most of that but you get the idea.

    BTW...I am managing a project now that is developing a string of business continuity plans for an IT department of several hundred people. If you're into Homeland Security and whatnot, maybe look into Business Continuity as a potential career field, I work with some well paid consultants right now I can tell you that.
     
  8. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    Congratulations, PatsGirl1!

    Great job!

    I was happy to read about your celebration. I can certainly understand the tears of joy :)

    Roscoe
     

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