EXPERIENCE LETTER AT AIU
It is difficult to express my gratefulness to AIU for the opportunity afforded me. Upon completion of my previous degree completed in South Africa, I thought I had reached my ‘academic ceiling’ and really wondered whether I had the capacity to complete a Masters Degree – understanding the tremendous amount of work it entails. In the current political climate it is becoming more and more difficult to access the higher echelons of the academic world, access to courses in gradually becoming more and more ‘race’ selective. While investigating my options to pursue Masters Studies I stumbled across AIU – and decided to see what it was all about.
AIU made contact almost immediately through Jaime Rotlewicz, a friendly voice assured me that I had chosen the right place to study, but one is always a little skeptical and I wasn’t quite sure that I was doing the right thing by enrolling. After much discussion with Jaime I realized that the cost was just totally beyond my means, but again, I was assured that my academic progress was the number one priority of AIU and was granted a partial scholarship – are these people for real? Absolutely!
My enrollment was both smooth and efficient. Having the opportunity to create my own curriculum around the guidance of AIU I was able to focus on my area of passion, rather than spending months on coursework that had little relevance for me. Through the patient guidance of Lauran Benjamin I successfully completed my coursework, her constant support and encouragement was exceptional. I have recently completed my final thesis for a Master of Arts degree in psychology – I will be eternally grateful to Lauran and the AIU team for giving me the opportunity to fulfill a dream.
My experience has been rewarding, yet difficult make no mistake, but receiving such excellent service and guidance all the way has resulted in me reaching my goal. I now wonder whether I’ve got what it takes to go one step further and follow a doctoral programme – with AIU naturally!
Thanks for everything.
Gary William Elliott