Jessica Whelehan

Jessica Whelehan

Jessica Whelehan

SAHE Program

Position & Department:

Admissions Counselor, Office of Admissions at Colorado School of Mines

How did the SAHE master's degree program contribute to your success in higher education?

Upon completion of my undergraduate degree, I entered the Marketing field, and realized it wasn't for me. I've always loved higher education, and I knew I wanted to pursue a career in that field. The SAHE program not only provided me the education I needed to be successful in my new chosen career, but it also provided me with the experience. The Practicum is an amazing experience! It provides students with a real work experience, and aids them in building their professional network.

Why was the UCCS SAHE program the best choice for your master's degree?

The UCCS SAHE program was the best fit for me because of the cohort model and smaller class sizes. I didn't want to get just another degree; I wanted an experience. The cohort model allowed me the opportunity to fully engage with my peers, and form lasting bonds. Some of my cohort members and I regularly meet up to stay up-to-date with each other, even after the conclusion of the program. The cohort model also allowed me the opportunity to really get to know my instructors. I didn't feel as if I was just another face in the crowd. I felt that I was able to truly connect with them, and learn from their vast experiences.