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Lynn Hajdik, a recent UHD graduate, spent more than 10 years working in the medical field when she decided to make a change. She quit her job to go back to college, realizing she needed more education to build on her skill set.
Her studies were soon put on hold in order to care for two ill family members, but something positive came from the break. Having spent time at the hospital and meeting the various staff members, she discovered her true passion was in social work.
Now ready to return to school full time, Hajdik began searching for universities in the Houston area with her new focus in mind. UHD was a perfect fit. All it took was a conversation with two enthusiastic professors and as Hajdik said, "It just sealed my fate."
Although she was anxious about returning to school as an older student, her class sizes were smaller and there was more personal attention from professors than she expected, which helped her to adjust. "They make themselves so accessible; they are there to help answer questions about the work and they want you to succeed. They want you to learn the material and then apply it," she said.
Hajdik graduated in May 2013 with a degree in social work, making her the first to go to college in her family. She says the experience at UHD was life changing and gave her a strong foundation to grow upon. Starting in August 2013, she will pursue her master's degree in clinical social work.
Hajdik is enthusiastic about her experience at UHD and wants others to know that, "UHD provides opportunities for everybody at any stage in your life."
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Last updated or reviewed on 8/24/13