PhD Journey: Online Learning and Social Change

 

Hello, lovelies!

For those of you who don’t know, I am working on my doctorate degree.  I am going the non-traditional route and completing my degree online.  Initially, I had my reservations about getting my degree online because of the assumption that online learning is easier and is not credible.  I did a lot of research and talked to professors in my master’s program who completed their PhDs online.

I was told that online learning can be very challenging and demanding compared to going to a traditional brick and mortar campus.  I must say that my coursework is demanding and requires a lot time managment.  However, getting a PhD is not suppose to be easy but it is doable.  I took my time to find a program that interest me and would help with my career goals.  I wanted to do Psychology but my heart was not settled on being a psychologist.  So, I did more research and chose to purse my doctorate in Human Services with a specialization in Family Studies and Intervention Strategies.  FYI, if you decide to pursue a doctorate do something that you are passionate about or truly enjoy doing, because the process is expensive, time consuming, and ultimately an investment in your career.

I have truly enjoyed this journey so far.  The one thing that sold me in to selecting my program and university is that the school has a mission to impact social change throughout the world in various capacities.  I’m all about equality and equity for every person.   I love seeing people be empowered and my goal is help others become empowered.

So, I’ll be sharing this process along the way.  Here’s a picture of me, some the ladies in my program, and one of our professors (blue shirt) back in May for one of our Residencies.

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I went to the Georgia Aquarium during one of my breaks at my residency in at Atlanta.

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Thanks for reading!

Brandi

 

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