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Student Spotlight: Lauren Jones, MSCJ in Criminal Behavior

Current occupation: Supervisor, Juvenile Corrections

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

I wanted to further my education in my field. I received my bachelor’s degree from Tiffin and loved the program and professors.

What has been your experience with the program so far?

The experience has been eye-opening because the diversity of professions of my fellow students gives different insight into career options. The technology is easy to use and easy to navigate.

How has your experience been with your cohort and faculty?

Interactions with the faculty have been a great experience. They make themselves available and will work with you, not against you. The students are professional and let you see different ways of thinking.

How are you juggling work, life, and going back to school? Any tips?

It can be a challenge trying to juggle everything. A great family, friends, and work support are key. 

What keeps you motivated to stay in the program?

I am the first in my family to graduate with a master’s and a bachelor’s. I am doing this more for myself as a milestone.

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

Do your research; start off with one class to get a feel for it. If you like it, add another class or stick with one class. The programs here are flexible and truly work with a busy schedule.

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?

I took a risk by returning to school for my master’s. Now I am down to two classes left to achieve it. It has been a challenge due to life, but it takes dedication and hard work.