So far, I am blessed to have had very understanding and gracious instructors who have worked around my sometimes hectic work schedule. JWU is different from any institution I have attended, as the classes are very rigorous and there are quite a few assignments due each week. However, I love what I am learning and the interactions I have. Currently, I am a Communications Specialist for Union Power Cooperative, an electric utility. While preparing for a persuasive speech in my class, I was also preparing for a presentation to our CEO. While I have spoken in front of audiences and various leaders on multiple occasions, I really wanted this proposal to go through. I was very surprised that halfway through my presentation, my CEO said he was sold. I was in shock because it seemed too easy. I believe the refresher on giving persuasive speeches, as well as the interaction with my fellow students during this project, prepared me well. I was thrilled!