Annie StoreyChild, Youth and Family Studies graduate degree program
I actually was never on campus for my master's degree - it was all online through Great Plains IDEA. It was Dr. Dalla, who I had as a professor at UNO, who encouraged me to apply for the program and was so supportive of me during my graduate degree. So, she's my favorite part of UNL! Without her support and guidance, I wouldn't have found the program! The long distance help in registering and working through a new program was greatly appreciated. I think I was the first student to graduate from UNL with that program/major.
I am in association/non profit management. I've worked at national associations such as the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Agriculture Future of America and now at the American Academy of Pediatrics. My degree helped me navigate project management, program planning, and working collaboratively to meet our goals.
My master's program aided me greatly at my last organization, Agriculture Future of America, where I was Director of Programs. I worked closely with college students and young professionals to build their leadership skills and make the transition from college student to career. A lot of the curriculum that we covered, especially around adolescent development, aided me with that role. Every position I've held has aspects of my degree from the program planning and project management skills that I gained.
Explore and be open to new ideas and opportunities. The world is massive and has so many opportunities. Go see what it has to offer you, increase your skills and experience, and do good.