Community: Meet APU Students
At APU, our community sets us apart. Students quickly discover a tight-knit community of professors, students, alumni and staff who are committed to helping you enrich your education and reach your education goals. You may be wondering how the knowledge you obtain from a degree program at APU can help you get from here to there on your career path. If so, then take a look at how just a few of our students and alumni are applying knowledge and skills from their degrees and experience to build exciting careers.
Panteha Vaghedi, Student
Master of Science, Environmental Policy and Management
Panee is hoping to transition her career from IT and medicine to the environment so she can do her part to leave a better future for generations to come. When she finishes her degree, Vaghedi wants to work for the Environmental Protection Agency in a policy-making capacity. Read more about Panee >
Jay Talbert, Graduate
Bachelor of Arts in Management – Concentration Human Resources Management
Jay wanted to become a better leader, so he enrolled in the management degree program at APU. Currently a senior compliance analyst for one of the nation’s largest multi-employer pension funds, Talbert works with contributing employers, legal counsel, and auditors to ensure the accuracy of incoming contributions. Read more about Jay >
Sarah Barz, Student
Master of Education - Teaching, Elementary Education
Sarah has figured out what she wants to be when she “grows up” – after 20 years in the IT industry. She’s returning to college to earn a master’s degree in teaching elementary education. Sarah sees a place for her management skills and IT background in a teaching role; she just views the people she’d be working with as smaller and nicer.
Read more about Sarah >
Bill Bailey, Graduate
Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies
Bill enrolled at APU about a year after leaving the Corps and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Intelligence Studies in February 2009, focusing on Intelligence Analysis. He currently works on a government contract providing best practices and consultation services in the field of emergency management. Read more about Bill >