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Alicia Trump
Alicia Trump

"No matter how slow the pace is to get through school, just do it. In the end, it's going to be so worth it."

I attended Weber State for seven years. Right now, I teach dance, choreograph and perform at various shows. When I first started at Weber State, I realized the teachers were awesome. I loved the small classroom settings for all of my classes. I took my math classes at the Davis campus in Layton. I really enjoyed those classes because I felt like the teacher actually got to know each of us and learned our names. The online classes were really convenient for me because I could just do the work on my own time, and I didn’t have to worry about going anywhere except to the testing center for tests. I was also able to try a hybrid class, which is a seven-week course, and that was awesome to just be able to get it done in half the semester. It’s a hard thing to do, but it’s definitely worth it in the end.

Jodie Phillips
Jodie Phillips

"I have a very easy time following along. I can communicate with my instructors and meet them at their offices if I need to."

I decided to come back to school because I’d been working 50-60 hours a week. I had a daughter, and I felt like I needed to spend more time with my family and less time working. Part of the reason I’m going back to school is because I want to be an example for my daughter. Most of the classes I’ve taken with Weber have been online because of the convenience. I can do my homework at night while my daughter is sleeping. Part of what makes Weber State so convenient for me is the multiple campus locations. I use the West Center for taking tests and child care. Everything there is small, quiet and convenient. The online classes are well structured. I have an easy time following along. I can communicate with my instructors and meet them at their offices if I need to.

Brian Hormann
Brian Hormann

"The flexible class schedules allowed me to continue my day job. I was able to complete my degree and graduate."

My name is Brian Hormann, and I’m the general manager of The Pie Pizzeria in Ogden. My path at Weber State was definitely not a traditional path for a student. When I started at The Pie, I was only 19 years old. I was a delivery driver, so I ended up taking 18 credit hours while working 40 hours per week. After my scholarship ended, I only worked at The Pie as general manager and stopped going to school. With the help and encouragement of my parents, I decided to go back to school. The flexible class schedules allowed me to continue my day job. It’s really the reason I was able to complete my degree and graduate. The degree has helped prepare me to be a better manager in many different ways.