Mastering the Art of Earning An Online Master’s Degree: Sheronda Sealy

Master’s of Science Management student, Sheronda Sealy (center), shares insights on how to successfully balance work, school and motherhood.

Globe University-Online student Sheronda Sealy is a passionate mother, U.S. Army veteran, Christian, and employee of the Veteran’s Administration in San Antonio, Texas. On top of that, she’s also a full-time online student pursuing her Master of Science in Management degree.

I had a chance to ask Sheronda a few questions about how things are going for her in her master’s program, as well as how she finds time to balance her busy schedule of work, school and motherhood. Check out her responses below.

When did you first decide you wanted to pursue your master’s degree? Was there a specific person or reason that inspired you?

I decided to pursue my master’s degree last summer. A friend of mine was studying the same program, but a colleague and I were talking about my desire to teach math, and I learned that I could teach at the collegiate level with my master’s. That thought alone opened up so many more doors for me.

What’s been the most enjoyable part of your online education so far?

Pursuing my master’s at this time in my life is great because of all of the life of experiences that I have amassed that are pertinent to class. One class had a book that was written after I had done my time as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and it was as if it was written based on my life. It was like deja vu.

What are some ways you balance your time between school and work?

I am blessed to have a work situation where I can do classwork at work.

My routine is that I get my discussions done at the beginning of the week, mostly on Mondays, my responses done on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, and then I have the rest of the week to work on the assignment. Most of the time, I can keep my weekends to myself.

What’s a piece of advice you’d give to other master’s level students?

When working in groups, remember to have patience with your group mates. Not everyone has your same schedule and communication, through the group discussion board is priceless for chronicling conversations, as well recalling what was said for future reference.