After 25 years working in the IT industry, my employer closed their Fargo office and sent the jobs to other locations around the world. Not having a degree in my field negatively impacted my search for a new job.
I chose M State because I was going back to college seven years out of high school, and I appreciate that there are other people at M State doing the same thing.
I grew up in Fargo with my family and chose M State in Moorhead because not only is it affordable, but they also had my program there. I really enjoyed my time there and can say that M State sent me in the right direction.
After coming to the United States in 2008 and surviving that first harsh winter, I thought of higher education. M State Fergus Falls was the nearest campus and, since I had a passion for agriculture, I enrolled without thinking twice in the Sustainable Food Production program.
When I first entered M State, I was unhappy with my life, working a job to make ends meet and dragged down with the responsibilities of being a single mother. I wanted more with my life, and I wanted more for my daughter. I decided that I would try and at least walk into the school and see what, if any, options I had.
Initially I planned to pursue a degree in nursing, but after completing my CNA certification I realized that hands-on medical care was not the right fit for me. After doing a bit of research, I discovered M state offered a Medical Administrative Assistant program and thought that would suit me perfectly.
My academic journey was never the easiest. I always struggled … so I didn’t know if college was for me. After being put on academic probation at three colleges, I decided that I needed a break from college and started looking for a job instead.
I had a 21-year profession as a massage therapist, and unfortunately my body could not keep up with the work. I chose M State Detroit Lakes (for my nursing degree) after researching courses and costs from a number of schools.
I enrolled at M State due to the list of programs available. I enjoyed being able to talk to the instructors before signing up for a program.
I am positive that all the courses I am taking and experience I am getting at M State will help me tremendously when I start actively looking for a job again in the near future.
Education and learning encouraged me to enroll at M State. I chose Liberal Arts and Science as my degree because I wanted to take some inspiring classes like philosophy, leadership, public speaking, religion and humanities.
Thank you to M State and the magnificent staff for making my dreams come true, even if I didn’t know of those dreams at the time.
I knew several people who went through the nursing program in Fergus Falls, and I really appreciated the opportunity to go through an affordable two-year RN program.
I chose M State because I don’t learn well in bigger classrooms. I have a harder time asking for help when I can’t get the one-on-one help that I need from a teacher. I knew that being in smaller classrooms would help me not feel so overwhelmed. Plus it’s close to home!
M State has guided me onto great paths that I never saw myself taking. I have gotten to meet so many great people at cyber security conferences and participated as an alternate at the College Cyber Defense Competition.
M State allowed me to absorb the concepts and skills required for my profession. I was provided with opportunities to practice what I had learned through real-life applications, including an internship with a commercial design-build company.
I chose the Cardiovascular Technology program because I wanted to help people and be in the medical field.
Easily the best decision I made in my college career was going to M State. I was able to stay ahead of my bills and pay for tuition along the way, so now I have very little debt.
I went to M State for Construction Management and had a job lined up before I left college. My current title is project manager/estimator, and I work for Amerect Inc.
M State instructors are awesome. All of my instructors genuinely care about each student’s success. M State’s faculty is one-of-a-kind.
I chose M State after researching and contacting many different online colleges that offered an HIT program that would allow me to sit for the AHIMA RHIT and CCS certifications.