After Jordan Brenny finished her associate degree at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, her husband’s military service took her to Wasilla, Alaska. She then decided to continue her education by pursuing an online degree at Concordia University, St. Paul. Jordan is currently a student in Concordia’s online Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management program.
Finding a high-quality degree that she could earn fully online was important for Jordan: “Concordia University allowed me to work full-time, while going to school online full time … This was a perfect option for me, as I live in Alaska and couldn’t come to physical classes. The advisors and everyone else were very helpful right from the start and I decided that Concordia would be the perfect place to earn my degree.”
Jordan says she has been interested in the human resources field since high school. “I know that many workplaces require at least a bachelor’s degree for many jobs and I wanted to be fully prepared and the best candidate possible for the jobs that I want,” she says.
As a current student at Concordia, Jordan has found that her instructors provide both guidance and real-world insight into the human resources field. “They have all been nothing but helpful and personable … and I can tell they genuinely want us to succeed. They offer to read resumes, give references and simply offer advice with anything we may have going on in the workplace or at home. They have each helped me succeed by providing me with lots of various knowledge that I know I will use in life and my career,” she says.
Another benefit to studying online at Concordia is that Jordan has been able to learn with the same classmates throughout the course of the program. “I really got to know and enjoy the people in my classes and I learned so much from their experiences,” she explains.
Jordan has also received ongoing support from her academic advisor, Ian: “When I have a question or concern he addresses it immediately, and if he doesn’t have the answer he gets me to someone who does. He has always made sure I am on track to graduate and it feels like a personal relationship, not him just doing his job. I have had nothing but great experiences with Ian.”
Earning a bachelor’s degree will enable Jordan to make her career goals a reality. “Now that I am nearing the end of my degree I plan on applying for more human resources related positions … I am hoping after finishing all of my classes that I am prepared for a position in the HR field,” she says.