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Shelby Grover, BBA in Business Management

Current occupation: HR Specialist

What made you decide to pursue your degree as an adult?

To continue my education, develop my skills & knowledge in business and serve as a positive role model for my daughter!

Why did you choose to study at Tiffin University?

The program was absolutely perfect for me as an adult learner who works full time.

Describe your experience with the program, faculty and your cohort.

The program was pretty much exactly what I expected. Everything worked out smoothly and my advisor helped with any issues or concerns I had along the way, which were few & far between! Great faculty and cohort. Everyone encouraged everyone’s development.

How did you juggle work, life and going back to school?

It can absolutely be done! Rely on your support system when you need too. Understand and accept that you will be busy all the time, but it is not an overwhelming type of busy or something unmanageable. Remind yourself the reason for why you want your education and keep pushing everyday.

What kept you motivated to stay in the program?

Knowing that I was so close to finishing is what kept me motivated. Knowing I’d be able to pursue the career of my dreams afterward also helped.

What advice would you give to a prospective student who is thinking about going back to school?

Absolutely do it! Have faith in yourself. Investing in your education is one of the best things you can do.

TU’s motto is: Without risk there is no gain. Can you tell us about a time when you took a risk and what you gained from it?

My favorite story is when I accepted my first position in the HR field. I had always been interested in the field but didn’t have experience when I asked to be considered for the open HR position at the robotics company I worked for. They could have easily turned me away but they offered me the role and gave me a chance. I’m no longer with that company but that step along with my education jump started my career and passion for HR. Had I never given myself the confidence I needed to pursue that position, I might not have ever of landed my dream career at The Toledo Zoo!

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