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Student Profile: Casey Miller
Name: Casey Miller
Degree Program: OPTIONS Bachelor in Organizational Studies and Bachelor in Corporate Communication
Casey Miller had always encouraged her daughter to get a college education even though she hadn’t attended college herself. When it came time for her daughter to actually start looking at colleges, Miller realized she, too, wanted to get her degree.
In addition to wanting to set an example for her daughter, Miller wished to switch gears in her career. When she started OPTIONS, she was the manager of at an optometrist’s office. The office also employed outside ophthalmic pharmaceutical representatives, and Miller was ready to move into the sales position. But, to do so, she had to get her bachelor’s degree.
Miller started looking into different college programs. As a wife and a mother with a full-time job, her life was already jam-packed. She needed a program that would be flexible and would work with her busy schedule.
“When I found Fontbonne OPTIONS, I knew it was the right program for me,” she said. “Working full-time as a manager and being a wife and mother make life challenging enough. Fontbonne OPTIONS is a doable program that helped me achieve my goals.”
Miller started as an Organizational Studies* major - one of several OPTIONS undergraduate and graduate programs offered. But, she was interested in communication and so took many elective courses on the subject. After meeting with her advisor, she realized if she applied her electives, she could double major in Corporate Communication, and still stay on track for graduation.
“The skill sets I’m learning in my communication courses are easily applicable at work now, even though I haven’t graduated yet,” she said.
Miller is looking forward to the next steps in her career and her life after graduation. She thanks the Fontbonne OPTIONS program for helping her achieve her goals.
*The Organizational Studies major is now the Human Resource Management degree.