Online: Their Stories

Students that graduate from an online college can come in all shapes and sizes. They are a diverse people that go into all sorts of online degree options and they are employed in a number of different areas. Together, they make Woods Online what it is.


Deborah Gatchel, Woods Online graduate

"I recently graduated with honors from the Woods Online program at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor's degree. My degree will help me in meeting the needs of the children that are enrolled in my all day preschool. It also shows parents that by enrolling their child in my facility that their child’s educational needs are being met by a qualified teacher.  My accomplishment of graduating from college is also a testimony to others that it is never too late to go after your dreams." 

Deborah Gatchel
Early Childhood Education major
Woods Online graduate

Robin Plank

"Being an intern is like wearing a life jacket when you dive -- even if you struggle and choke on some water, you really can't sink to the bottom. Just go in every day and do what is asked to the best of your ability. You will ask tons of questions and stumble around a bit, but the beauty of it is that they don't expect you to be experienced. By the time you have finished you will have repaid these people by accomplishing some work for them, and you will have gained experience that prospective employers want so badly. So dive off!"

Robin Plank
Professional Writing major
Woods Online student
interned at CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

Read more about Robin's internship experience.