cyberguypr wrote: »
Dang, that's a lot of feedback. Thanks a lot for the insightful answers.
I want to clarify that I'm not saying that WGU, my mentor, or anything else (other than the stupid EC Council certs) suck. All I am saying is that it sucks for ME. I completely understand the need to establish some goals, provide guidance, fulfill accreditation requirements etc. I just wish they had an alternate system for people who don't need the hand holding.
In regards to my mentor/cheerleader, I don't think she's bad (initials are SG). Honestly I can't pinpoint anything she could do better. I am sure I would be equally annoyed by any other mentor. The only thing that would be ideal in my book would be to see an alternative to the mentor concept. I am sure it's not going anywhere anytime soon and that's perfectly fine as it seems to work for a lot of peeps or they at least tolerate it. It just makes me miserable and nothing can change that. Again, it's me, not them.
Da_vato suggested another better/more expensive masters program. That has always been my mid-term goal since day one. I will never go for a PhD but do want a better masters. Now that I am at a place with tuition reimbursement, I see this happening a few years down the road.
I going to try another mentor and see what happens. Right now I'm 70% inclined to keep going.
IIIMaster wrote: »
I notice there is a bunch of WGU fellowship here. I wonder if some of these guys on here are paid by WGU?
Chitownjedi wrote: »
Not meaning to come off as being insensitive or negative so hopefully you don't take it that way. I just know from experience I've left situations that didn't meet my every single need, and realize that sometimes my sense of pride didn't always allow me to take full advantage of my opportunities. I've never regretted my decisions. I only wish I saw the positive out of them more when i was a part of them versus realizing years later what I had a chance to do if I wasn't blinded by wanting to get ASAP.
SephStorm wrote: »
Welcome to college IMO. I usually learn something in the first two weeks of the classes, and thats it. Honestly you can learn more by reading a book.
markulous wrote: »
Unfortunately for us, HR won't acknowledge that and they still want to see a piece of paper before they let you through.