Student Spotlight

Eric Glittone, Student, Bachelor of Project Management

 I decided to participate in the BS in project management online program because it allows me the opportunity to complete my degree while also working full time and balancing personal obligations. This online program is the only way I would be able to further my education as a working professional. The project management degree will give me the tools that I need to advance my career in the construction industry.

Describe your experiences in the program so far?
The textbook readings are easy to read and provide useful real-world applications that help explain the material. I have enjoyed creating business memos and request for proposals, as these skills will help me as a future project manager. I now will understand how to bid projects successfully in a competitive market. Also, the WIT Online staff has been extremely helpful to answer all of my educational questions. My advisor is always quick to respond and keeps me on track. I always feel like I am close to campus while taking my online courses.

What concepts or skills have you learned that can be applied to your job or outside of the classroom?
One of the most important concepts that I have learned so far is the need to be an effective communicator. This simple, yet difficult skill, is so crucial to becoming a future leader. In an always changing business world, managers need to know how to manage conflict to promote a functional workplace. Competency in your subject alone is not enough to be an effective leader.

What advice would you give to future students?
Future students need to understand the importance of education. It does not only make you more marketable, but also gives you to tools be an effective problem solver and ability to think critically. Make the most out of your educational experience by applying the learning material to everyday work situations.

Are there final thoughts you would like to share?
Working full time and taking college courses will not be easy, but it will be worth it. Make a schedule to complete all your work, and you will have a better chance of being successful. You will establish a lifelong network with your peers that will help you throughout your career.