Studying at AIU helped me reassure myself that age is only a number
and doesn’t defines my capability.
I went to college 25 years
ago as a full-time student. I studied Education with a major in Early Childhood
Education, and alongside I worked towards my teaching diploma. Upon graduation
I graduated 4th in my class.
Back then computers were just starting to be used, therefor the
method of learning known and used by the masses was to go to the library for
endless hours to do research, photocopying chapters of books, and using a lot
Twenty-five years fast forward, I find myself studying again in a
brand-new method, and era, were computers are the primary teacher, the ultimate
guide, your library, your friend, your classmate, your working tool.
During my first two weeks at AIU I have to admit I was overwhelmed
by the amount of info those tutorial videos had. It was too much at once.
Little by little I was able to get the hang of it and saw that I
was not only the student but the teacher as well, which demanded of me more
discipline and diligence.
Being able to decide what, when and how is the greatest method to
study, and AIU offers it in a neat way, but it demands of you to have the
ultimate control of the what, the when and the how as well.
Time management is essential for your success with this method, but
the flexibility of
program AIU presents, makes it all much easier.
I have just completed my Master’s
degree in Education with AIU, and I hope it will open new doors for me. It sure
taught me how to trust my instincts more, how to rely on myself more, and how
believing in yourself will take you to places you thought you would never
AIU, and specially a big THANK YOU to my incredibly smart and patient academic
advisor Dr. Rosa Hilda Lora. What an incredible teacher, guide, and person.