Beryl Opong-Adjei was Best Graduating Student of the 2012 batch of graduates from the WIUC graduate class. Read how her time at WIUC has changed her life for the better.
Beryl Opong-Adjei was Best Graduating Student of the 2012 batch of graduates from the Wisconsin Int'l University College graduate class. She is currently a Volunteer Coordinator at World University Service of Canada (WUSC).
We spoke to her on how her time at WIUC has changed her life for the better.
Q. Please tell us where you currently work and in what position.
A. I currently work with the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) as a Volunteer Coordinator
Q. Can you tell us your background before post-graduate studies?
A . I chose Wisconsin just because it was in close proximity to where I lived. I enrolled and discovered the weekend class. That was God sent. I had lectures on weekends meaning I could still travel and work as I used to without changing my schedules. The overall experience broadened my outlook.
Wisconsin afforded me the opportunity to discover myself and my potential. I never knew how much potential I had until Wisconsin. I saw myself as an average student and Wisconsin brought out the “overall best student” in me. Now the way I work and relate to my bosses and colleagues has improved.
Q. How did the post-graduate program help you enhance your career?
A. For many years I was a project officer but with the excellence I attained at Wisconsin, I moved on to coordinate a project in the Bibiani Anwhiaso Bekwai district and subsequently became a volunteer coordinator.
Q. Can you recount your experience at Wisconsin and why you would encourage others to take their MBA there?
A. Wisconsin has a conducive environment for learning. Friendly staff and pleasant lecturers. Even the security men knew most of us by name and would help us park our cars well before lectures. I did feel a part of a fraternity.
Q. Are there any particular projects, assignments, teaching methods that helped boost your learning and confidence?
A. We had mostly group studies, group discussions, practical research assignments and hands on training solving real life problems. I especially enjoyed working with a very efficient supervisor who guided me through my research project / thesis. All these helped me understand the work I did more. I really related my field experience in project management with the knowledge I acquired and vice versa. Being able to understand what happened on the field in working with communities is amazing.
Q. Which year did you graduate?
A. May 2012
Q. Which postgraduate programme did you specialized in?
A. MBA Project Management.
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