When Jamie Abitz and her husband were living in Hawaii and she had her first baby, she wasn't sure how she'd be able to focus on being a new mom and finish her teaching degree. Today, the Army wife and WGU Teachers College graduate has received a half-dozen unsolicited job offers from schools in the small Kentucky town where she now lives
TIME magazine earlier this month asked: can an online degree really help you get a job? They looked at the different approaches to online education out there, and they honed in on WGU’s industry-focused model as a standout approach that has translated to increased opportunities for graduates.
For busy, working adults, a flexible, competency-based online university like WGU is often the best bet for earning a degree—even, sometimes, for people who work at a traditional university. Chris Dann of Port Orange, Florida, was in just that boat.
This week, we’ve been providing tips for researching online universities and making the decision that works best for your needs. Today, we’ll explain how WGU’s online degree programs work to help you determine if WGU is the right fit for you.