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Filicia Jacques

Filicia Jacques

Alumna, Class of 2015
Major(s): Applied Psychology
Hometown: Alturas, CA

Why did you choose Oregon Tech Online?

I have chosen Oregon Tech Online because of my busy schedule. I am working full-time and trying to finish my degree, and going to classes isn't always an option for me. Most of the classes I have to take are at times when I work, so it has been very difficult to take the classes that I need. Now that I am doing my degree online, I have the ability to take any class that I need and have it fit into my schedule.

What do you like best about your major?

I love that my major offers so many career opportunities. I know that when I leave Oregon Tech I will get a job that I will love, even if I change my mind a hundred times. I can choose to work at the hospital, the school district or even work for the state. The possibilities are endless.

What has been the greatest aspect of completing your degree online?

The greatest aspect of completing my degree online is the freedom of working at my own pace. I get to choose when I do homework and don’t have to worry about being to class on time or even getting dressed for the day. I can throw on my yoga pants, have a cup of coffee and get the same education.

What career do you hope to have after you graduate from Oregon Tech?

After graduating from Oregon Tech, I hope to have a career in either social work or in child psychology. My passion is working with children and I want to have a career that will give me an opportunity to help children in need.

Do you have any advice for incoming students?

My biggest advice for incoming students would have to be to manage your time well. It seems like a small task, but it is so very important. Being able to manage your social life, work and school will make everything so much easier. So plan out your week, make sure that you make time for all the things that you want to get done and stick to that plan.