How has Governors State University positively impacted my life?
Alan Scott Hahn - Alumni
B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies (2001); M.A., Communications and Training (2006)
When I first came to Governors State, I felt absolutely powerless. I was going through a divorce that shattered my confidence, my career was going nowhere (but at least I had a job), and I had no idea what tomorrow would bring. I came to Governors State knowing I wanted more out of life and have been a grateful man ever since.
One of my first classes was with an absolute treasure of a professor named Marilyn Yirku. In one weekend class, she reinforced in me what the synagogue had been telling me for some time – that God does care about us and we do matter. We have a place in this world. This was just what I needed to be reminded of at a time when that message was needed.
Over the course of my undergrad and graduate studies, I gained the technical knowledge that has enabled me to contribute to my workplace. From the business management classes I have taken, I have applied what I have learned in managing people and especially in the planning that I do for a living.
From the training curriculum, I have applied those principles I learned in creating training programs that have benefited my organization. These same principles learned in the classroom have not only helped me to create training programs, but to assess individuals who might not need a seminar or formal training, but need their skill level raised in an area on the job. Once assessed, they can be given what they need to increase their job skills.
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