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Busy mom balances family, career, education

Advantages of the EXCEL Adult Degree Program at Huntington University near Fort Wayne, Huntington, Columbia City, Wabash, Indiana

"Huntington University has a curriculum that is perfect for the working adult. The workload isn’t overwhelming. It’s manageable, and I feel like the professors focus on the valuable material in my courses.” — Trisha Tackett, student B.S. in Human Resource Management

When Trisha Tackett went looking for a place to finish her bachelor’s degree, Huntington University's adult degree programs could not have been more accommodating. This mom of three and full-time employee enrolled in HU’s human resource management program to complete the remainder of her bachelor’s degree in an accelerated timeframe. 

  
“I wanted to go to a good school that had a degree specializing in human resources,” Tackett says. “I read that Huntington University was highly ranked by the Princeton Review, and it is located close to my home.”

Tackett is the current human resource generalist at Medtronic in Warsaw, Ind. Her responsibilities include talent acquisition, employee relations, policy enforcement, and coaching supervisors and managers. Human resource management consists of a job that is always changing, and the tasks vary from day to day.

“Finding a good balance, being motivated, and remaining positive with change are the keys to being successful in HR,” Tackett says.

Tackett has found time to fit Huntington University’s program into her busy schedule because of a strong desire to finish her degree.

“Huntington University has a curriculum that is perfect for the working adult,” Tackett says. “The workload isn’t overwhelming. It’s manageable, and I feel like the professors focus on the valuable material in my courses.”

Tackett attributes the success of the program to smaller class sizes and excellent professor/student relationships. This program is structured so that it is specially designed for working adults and focuses on their needs.

“Accelerated programs are not for everyone because they are faster paced,” she says. “However, Huntington isn’t overwhelming, and the classes are small enough where you can get one-on-one time with the professors. I recommend Huntington if you want to learn from some of the most highly-credited professors in a relaxed setting.”

The bachelor of science degree in human resource management is a degree completion major comprised of 48 credit hours, enabling adult students to better compete in the job market, especially in the growing field of human resource management. This degree focuses on the skills required to become a human resource generalist.

“Huntington relates your education to your career or professional life so the homework is relevant, and the classes are valuable,” Tackett adds.