When Arizona State University Online student Aleah Jameson Goodvich came to campus for graduation, she was excited for the opportunity to walk across the stage, explore Tempe, and enjoy a celebratory meal with friends and family. An unexpected bonus came as she waited in the entrance area of Comerica Theatre: a chance meeting between her and a classmate.
“She sat down beside me and after a couple of minutes, we started chatting and discovered that we took some online courses together,” Aleah says. “We stuck by each other’s side from that point on throughout the ceremony. It was really nice to have another online student to share that experience with.”
The connection was a fitting representation of her time in ASU Online’s undergraduate psychology program. From the start, Aleah says her instructors went out of their way to make students feel engaged. Whether it was sharing the available resources such as tutoring and the online library, or ensuring students knew how to access one another when doing their online work, it was easy to feel connected with helpful instructors and classes she loved.