Bonaparte Pierre

BS in Health Services Administration

"In terms of impact, the degree will eventually help me to get work in greater and more complex facilities."

Why did you choose to continue your education online at CUNY SPS?  Why did you decide to enroll in the BS in Health Services Administration program?

I chose CUNY SPS because online education seemed more convenient for me. Although I was excited to go back to school, I didn’t want to start all over again. My decision to enroll in Health Services Administration is based on my past work experience back home in Haiti as a social worker in a public hospital with advanced training in healthcare management. What I love the most about HAS and healthcare in general lies in the fact that they offer a large array of career opportunities.

What was your motivation for returning to school for your bachelor’s degree?

My motivation comes from the idea to enhance my social assets as an immigrant.

Did you ever think that you would enroll in an online degree program?

The idea to enroll in an online degree program had crossed my mind before, but I didn’t like at first. Nevertheless, it was the best choice for me.

Which aspects of the program have you enjoyed most thus far?

The online program makes me read and write more, and has helped develop my thinking skills.

What is your relationship like with your classmates and professors?

The relationship is more personal than I thought it would be. The professors are very friendly. A student who attended the same class as me has recognized me in an event at CUNY SPS just by seeing my name on the identification tag.

In which ways have you grown as a result of your studies at CUNY SPS?

My writing and speaking skills have greatly improved. More importantly, I am developing skills, such as leadership, that will pave the way for career enhancement.

What kind of impact do you think your degree will have on your career/life?

In terms of impact, the degree will eventually help me to get work in greater and more complex facilities.

What’s the greatest piece of advice you’ve received while at CUNY SPS?

The greatest piece of advice came from a peer advisor about time management. I can’t recall the exact message, but my experience during my first two semesters taught me a lot about how to manage my time.

What advice would you offer someone considering applying for admission to your program?

My advice to applicants is: explore the options of your career; develop your skills in this instance, and enjoy the journey.

What does your future look like after CUNY SPS?

After my undergraduate studies, I plan to go a step further to get a master’s degree in something that combines leadership and health administration.

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