Jennifer Schaeffer, Alumni

Jennifer is the Manatee County Probation Services Manager

What advice would you give to someone considering getting a Master’s Degree?

As a manager, even at the entry level, it is much more difficult in the job market now and people with their Master’s Degree set themselves apart. I’m getting my master’s degree to further my career. I’m investing in my future and know that it will help me get further in my career.

What do you enjoy most about taking classes?

Getting your Master’s Degree opens your mind, keeps you thinking and provides new opportunities. I really enjoy being on campus and taking classes.  I enjoy that my classes aren’t all online or all in class and it has a nice mix of the two so you get to know other students and it is great for networking.

Why would you recommend USF Sarasota-Manatee to a prospective student?

In this area, people understand the prestige of USF. I don’t know that the online classes that others have are of the same quality and I obviously look for USF graduates when I’m hiring.