As a police officer in metro Detroit, ASU Online student Alycia Mosher understands the level of self-discipline required to balance school with work and family commitments. Both on the job and in the classroom, she has learned the importance of managing her time so that she can care not only for her family and friends but also for herself.
“You have to take the time to be healthy mentally so that you can get the most out of everything,” she says. “It may mean occasionally skipping a party to study. If you don’t, then you’ll immediately feel the impact in your test scores or assignments.”
While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in psychology, Alycia was able to directly apply her coursework to her police work. Though her previous undergraduate experience on campus at a large university had left her disappointed, at ASU she found a close-knit, community-driven environment with her teachers and classmates.
“It’s being at a big university with a lot of opportunities, quality classes and high rankings, but still getting that small school feeling,” Alycia says.