A rewarding return on investment

Meet Andrea Strecker, MS Health Systems Administration, ‘18

I chose RIT to pursue my master’s degree in Health Systems Administration from RIT because of the affiliation with Rochester Regional Health System, the self-paced program, affordability, and RIT’s reputation for providing a great education. Studying online gave me the flexibility to continue to work full-time and fit in my academic work at times I could choose.

Balancing work, my personal life, and online graduate studies gave me skills that have prepared me for a leadership position in health care. I’ve made great personal and professional connections through RIT, and since obtaining my degree, I’ve been approached with promising job opportunities. My investment in this degree was significant, but I wouldn’t change anything about the experience.

If you want a leadership position in health care, you need to have a master’s degree to even be considered. The health systems classes at RIT will challenge your decision-making and teach you to think like a leader. There isn’t a university as well-known as RIT that provides the flexibility and affordability to obtain the skills and degree you need to excel in health care.

Learning From My MicroMasters Program® While On-The-Go And On-The-Job: Meet Andrew

I learned about edX a few years ago after graduating from college. Even though I had my combined BBA/MBA, I was eager to keep learning, but needed a cost effective and flexible option. MOOCs were just becoming popular around this time, but I didn’t seriously consider pursuing a certificate until I began my career at […]

Soft Skills: The Powerful Skills That Will Get You A Job

One in three skills required by employers today is a soft skill. “Works well with others” may be a phrase reminiscent of your grade-school report card, but did you know it’s also an essential skill professionals need to succeed in business? Soft skills—a blend of interpersonal savvy, communication skills, and social intelligence—are in high demand […]

From Pac-Man to Pokémon Go: The Role of a Video Game Designer

We love video games because they take us out of our own reality and immerse us in an engaging experience. Whether you’re behind the scope of a rifle as you fight in an interstellar war in Halo, manage a farm and its crop development in Farmville, or strategize your gameplay in Tetris, there is a […]

Are You Due For A Redesign?

Are you due for a redesign? It’s not an overstatement to say that getting my Master’s degree online from RIT changed my life — because it did. My situation was not one that lent itself to getting a Master’s degree. I was 40 years old. I was the primary breadwinner working a full-time job. And […]

The Value Proposition of Today’s Traditional College Degree: Is it Really Worth It?
Ask yourself these 5 questions.

Technology, rising fees, student debt, lack of jobs for graduates, are undermining the perception that university is a good investment. And a great deal has been written about the value of higher education for all. So is it really worth it? Is the value of a degree worth the debt incurred and anxiety of paying […]

4 Reasons Why A Powerful Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Campaign Will Tilt the Odds Your Way
(No Luck Required.)

Those old marketing campaigns that follow the “spray-and-pray” approach are wasteful and rapidly becoming road-kill in a bygone marketing era. We live in a connected world now. We can predict behavior based on buying patterns and personas. Stop betting it all and stop getting it wrong. PPC is going to continue to gain importance in […]

Ready to move forward? I’ve been in your shoes.

For every prospective online student that feels overwhelmed by having so many options to choose from, here are the three things I want you to know. First, I’ve been in your shoes. Second, I want to help get you to the right academic path. And third, investing in new skills really does propel you forward. […]

Applied Statistics Comes to the Rescue of Big Data

Today’s businesses, governments, and other organizations collect a large amount of data about their operations and their customers. Classic examples include data about Amazon customers, call centers, or Twitter. All that information is aggregated and analyzed to predict future customer needs, provide sensible purchase suggestions, and personalize the organization’s engagement with customers. Another example includes […]