Faces of WGU

Quinn Kuzmich, Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance

Students at WGU have a self-sufficient attitude that is necessary. There is a certain level of excellence required, an attention to detail, and a willingness to work. You have to want it.

When I started at WGU, I had a fair number of IT certifications as I was in the industry for 18 years. I used these certifications to my advantage at WGU. Not only did they help me get through the program faster, but they helped me understand how the competency-based model was so advantageous for IT students. As I researched schools for my degree, I found something interesting—most brick-and-mortar schools fall behind in their program relevance because they use outdated materials. WGU’s strength is that they use relevant and current certification materials and they update them as new ones come out. There is constant change for the online IT program, keeping it applicable. This means you won’t have that gap with being done with school, but still being behind on the latest and greatest. WGU has done a great job at closing that gap for IT professionals.