Is My Homeschooler Going to Be Okay in College?

Steven Schuler Experience, Learning

As a college professor and a homeschool dad, I hear this question a lot. Let me begin with a simple reassurance: if you are asking the question at all, the answer is almost certainly “yes.” Here are two facts that you should find reassuring:   1. Homeschoolers tend to do as well or better than their peers in college. It’s …

Why Journalism and Broadcast Media?

Hailey Morgan Learning, Sciences

For as long as I have existed, I have always been the person who loved to write and tell stories. When I was younger, my plan was to major in English and become an author so I could just sit and live in my own fantasy world, all-day, every day! However, God had another purpose for my life and totally …

Why I Chose the Master of Music in Piano Performance Degree

Rebekah Lipscombe Arts, Graduate Programs, Learning

Ten years ago, I was asked that dreaded question constantly: “So, where are you going to college? Are you going to study music?” I would shrug my shoulders. “No, I’m not really interested in going to college…maybe one day, though.” Friends were surprised but nonetheless supportive; I had decided I would start teaching piano lessons to young children that fall …

My MBA Added Value to Career and Life

Chuck Dean Business, Graduate Programs, Learning

Earning my MBA at the University of Mobile as an adult student while working full-time definitely was worth the time and effort. I saw this as an investment in my future, and it is one that has really paid off. I use the skills and knowledge I learned in the classroom every day in my job. After working in information …

“Freshman Year to Dream Career” Turns Dreams into Reality at University of Mobile

Hailey Morgan Learning, News

The University of Mobile’s” Freshman Year to Dream Career” program aims to keep students focused on fulfilling their purpose, both academically and professionally. “Be intentional with your college career, because college on purpose results in career on purpose,” said Lawrencine Mason, career services coordinator in UM’s Student Success Center. She said academic planning, recommended activities, campus community and involvement, and …

Why Double Major?

Noah Walters Business, Learning

As a sophomore at the University of Mobile, I have entertained the idea of quite a few directions to take my studies. At one point I wanted to study theology or English. After much prayer, I decided to go into business school. I have a desire to lead, but I also love to see an idea come to life. This …

5 Keys to Surviving and Thriving in Graduate School

Brian Boyle Graduate Programs, Learning

At a recent university commencement ceremony, a graduate student was overheard telling his family that his diploma should be printed in blood, sweat, tears and coffee. While I’m certain that is true to a large extent, I would be willing to bet that this recent University of Mobile master’s degree recipient would admit that some constructive habits were also a …

5 Things to Know When Going from Homeschool to College

Hailey Morgan Experience, Learning

Coming to college after being homeschooled since fifth grade was a big deal for me. When coming to the University of Mobile, I was anxious to see if my unique method of education would be enough to prepare me for college life. I was extremely excited to discover that there were certain aspects of my homeschooler background that had made …

Why Finance?

Jabraun Bass Business, Learning

Growing up I always had a love for math, numbers and problem solving. As the time to start college slowly crept up on me, I constantly prayed about what God wanted me to do and the direction He wanted for my life. After spending time in prayer, I knew exactly what area God had called me to – business and …

Why Master of Music in Vocal Performance?

Elizabeth Griffin Arts, Learning

To say that my journey in the performing arts is less than typical would be an understatement. Sometimes, I wake up in the morning, still in disbelief that the Lord has ordered my steps in such a way as He has, and I am here at the University of Mobile working toward my Master of Music in vocal performance. And …