Charlene McCabeMaster of Science in Management, Non-Profit Management Concentration
“I’m 57 years old—older than most students—and my reasons for pursuing a master’s are a little different. Earning my master’s degree is something I’ve always wanted to accomplish. My kids are older—two have graduated from college and my youngest is a freshman. So I decided that now was the time to do it. This degree is for me, and for my career development.
“I’ve found Lasell’s graduate program to be the perfect fit. I’m able to take what I’m learning from every class and apply it directly at work. For example, I knew that I needed to learn more about financial management if I want to become part of the senior leadership team. That’s why I loved Financial Management with Lynn Edwards. It was intense and informative. We learned how to do budgeting and complete financial worksheets. It was outstanding. We also learned how to read financial reports. That was a really great experience; our new vice president of finance has been sending out periodic financial reports and now I really understand them. After taking the class, I remember looking at one and thinking, ‘wow—this isn’t such a mystery after all.’
“Once I’ve finished, I hope to put my master’s to work as a vice president or chief operating officer at a hospital.”
What Charlene wants you to know about Lasell’s graduate program:
“I’m thrilled with Lasell’s master’s program. I’m taking mostly online courses, which works very well for my life right now. Online courses allow me to complete the work at my own pace, in my own time. I’ve found that Lasell is also is a very supportive environment for graduate students. There’s plenty of freedom, but also lots of interaction with other students and faculty. The professors are outstanding and they’re always available if you have questions.”