Our hearts and souls go into this and it’s more than just a job to us; it’s a personal investment of our lives!

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This is the first time in my life of education that I feel “giddy” inside about taking an online course. The thing is, I so desperately want to LEARN, grow and achieve. The [Western Carolina University ME System] has offered this opportunity for me. I am excited about what is to come in the future.

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I just prefer to do work that enhances my ability to be a better entrepreneur.  My interest in a graduate program hinged on the fact that I wanted practical learning to be a big part of the program.  So “doing things” was much more important to me than simply getting another degree.

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It has been a dream of mine for several years to complete this program. Everything about it intrigues me. I believe that the program will help me to grow into a more complete entrepreneur. I would like to expand my knowledge base so I can learn to be a more efficient and robust businessman.

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The opportunity to learn skills from real entrepreneurs is what drew me to the ME program – the emphasis on experience and doing rather than simply attending and turning in work.

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Being a part of this type of educational environment is actually going to give us an advantage.  We will be able to enter the information we are learning into our long-term memory faster and will help speed up the retrieval process whenever we try to recall that information.

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The ME Program at Western Carolina University is exactly what I have been waiting for!  My entire education career has been based on lectures, exams and trying to excel at a standardized level; to which I am assuming that most of you have experienced the same.  I have always been the type of person who learns more with a hands-on approach.  It seems so much more enticing and it actually allows us to engage ourselves on a deeper level, rather than just trying to memorize information that is being jammed into our brains.

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Entrepreneurship to me is an exciting field!  It allows the individual to express themselves through their career choices.  We aren’t restricted by the guidelines or rules of others.  We want to be our own boss and it’s our job to make sure that our personal best is increasing as each day goes by.

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Learning is all about connections – connections with students, professors, materials, subjects, life, etc.  As an adult, I’m not so interested in memorizing tables of data; I want to engage in experiential learning with a cohort of like-minded people.

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In this program it seems that striving for grades is secondary to cultivating dreams and learning things that we can actually apply to our future endeavors. Who would have thought that education could be so practical and equally powerful?

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