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At this time, NEIB at Cambridge College is not enrolling new students in the DBA program while the appropriate approvals and authorizations are obtained.
At this time, NEIB at Cambridge College is not enrolling new students in the DBA program while the appropriate approvals and authorizations are obtained.
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How I Got My Online Degree - Edson M. Fernandez

How I Got My Online Degree - Edson M. Fernandez

Graduation Date: September 2011

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

How I Paid for It: I paid through Financial Aid (FAFSA).

How Long It Took: I started in Jun 2010 and finished in Sep 2011.

What Else I Was Doing At The Same Time: In addition to being an online student at NECB, I worked full-time at Orkin Pest Control as an account manager. Generally, we do a lot of training nationwide, and I had to be constantly flying to different states.

When I Studied: I used to start generally in the evening (6pm to 10pm) participating in the discussion board and completing and submitting assignments on the weekend.

Where I Studied: Pretty much at home and many times in the hotel lobby when I was in training out of the state.

Most Challenging Part: Taking courses online was completely new to me. Also, English is not my native language. Overcoming those obstacles was a big challenge for me due to the fact that we have to do a lot of writing, reading, understanding essays and performing research papers. It was definitely was the most challenging part. But I did it!

Best Thing My Family Did To Help Me: My family was very supportive. We understood that to be successful would require dedication, determination, self-discipline and time management. I could not be finishing my degree without them.

What Kept Me Motivated: My family, especially my little one, who was born in May 2010. Also, my brother earned his doctoral degree on June 2011.

Highest Point: Getting to walk during my graduation with my family present was memorable and remarkable. Also, the Interpersonal and Organizational Communication course definitely was a highlight! A lack of communication is unhealthy and one mistake not being communicated creates a domino effect. It was one of my most challenging courses in college, but I did it!

Biggest Change In My Life Since Getting a Degree: I feel proud. I am a professional now.

My Next Big Challenge: To step up to a higher level in my organization or to find a better position in the marketplace. Also, I still have an eye on my MBA.

My favorite points about NECB are the learning environment, great support, outstanding instructors and professional staff.

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