Pearl is an industrial hygienist at the Marathon Petroleum Los Angeles Refinery.
After earning a master's degree, we caught up with this busy industrial hygienist to get her feedback about the program. Here's what Pearl had to say.
What's been your experience in the program?
As a full-time industrial hygienist, it is challenging to balance both work and school. The part-time online program provides a lot of flexibility with course schedules, lectures, and classwork. The summer and winter institutes allow for the on-campus experience of attending class in person and meeting fellow classmates who are also full-time professionals and part-time students!
What's your opinion of the program's faculty?
The faculty members are easy to interact with and are absolute experts in their field. I appreciate the smaller class sizes that allow for more in-depth discussions with the course instructors.
How was your interaction with other students in the program?
This master's program has allowed me to meet full-time professionals in the same field who are equally devoted to learning and being the best in their field. It's a really great way to network - you have the opportunity to discuss and learn from each other's past experiences.
Where are you now?
I'm an HES Professional at the Marathon Petroleum Los Angeles Refinery.