Dawn Marie Guenther
I am a wife and a stay-at-home mom for my two energetic children. Nevertheless, I found time to earn my degree. I knew that I needed a bachelor's degree in order to get a good job. It was also important for me to show my children that mom is challenging herself for a better future so that, one day, they can do the same.
There were times when I would get up at 5 a.m to study and do homework. There were times when I put my children in bed and hit the books until midnight. It was tough. All this hard work is paying off because I am going to graduate this summer. I did it!
D'Youville fits my lifestyle perfectly. The ADVANCE program is set up for working adults because of the evening class structure. I'm challenged by the fact that every five to seven weeks we start a new class. The atmosphere at D'Youville is very comfortable. I've met people in the program who are going to be in my life for years to come. We share the fact that we all are coming back to school as adults. We have kids and significant others. We understand each other and that is beautiful.
As for my future career, this degree has given me knowledge on so many different aspects of business and life in general. It has opened up a world of possibilities for me. In this day in age, a degree is everything. I am prepared to take on whatever a company may throw my way and I feel like I am going to be a strong asset to my future company. I cannot wait to put my degree into action!
All in all, I am a different woman from the one I was in the beginning of my journey here at D'Youville. I feel unstoppable. I have so much confidence in myself and my abilities. I have worked hard here to prove to myself that I can come back to school as an adult. The fact that I have been on the Dean's list the whole time is the ultimate reward.
There were times when I would get up at 5 a.m. to study and do homework. All this hard work is paying off because I am going to graduate this summer.
Dawn Marie Guenther
Accelerated Degree Program
ADVANCE Business Management BS