Staying in School

written by 29 August 2011

By Guest Blogger

Katie Legg
Student at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division

When I first toiled with the idea of going back to school I was frightened. I had been out of school for 5 years and was not sure if I would remember anything I had learned in high school or the brief period I spent studying business management after high school. After submitting my application and being accepted, the excitement of starting something new began to build. The structure of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh’s online program is excellent. I had previously attended a college that was considered online and correspondence (mail). At this past college everything was done at the student’s own pace, there were no deadlines and no teachers to answer your questions if you needed help. When you lose the motivation to keep going, it made it easy to set your books down and give up. With the online program and structure at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh I have deadlines to meet and a pre-determined agenda for what needs to be read and submitted.

There are always going to be classes that students are bored in or feel like they just want to give up, I have already had two or three within the past year. The harder you push yourself, the more you are going to achieve.

With a good college comes a great benefit. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division offers a lot of optional short classes to help you learn programs and basic principles related to your field of study. There is also an area in the Campus Common to see many tutorials on common computer programs, etc. You are also allowed 12 hours of tutoring per semester and for me this was greatly useful during my math courses. Also offered are areas explaining networking and portfolios, internships, and freelancing. I say, if you’re going to do it, do it all! You have the best resources at your fingertips with this school and many adults will never get the opportunity to have the chances you have here. Take full advantage of everything offered to you and excel in your life.

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