Master of Arts in Psychology, Sport and Performance Psychology specialization, 2011
"I would not be in the position I am today without the degree I earned from University of the Rockies.”
After obtaining his undergraduate degree in psychology in 2004, Brandon Street worked as an employment counselor for several years before deciding it was time to go back to school. “I knew that obtaining a Master’s degree would help open employment opportunities to me,” he says.
Brandon chose University of the Rockies because it offered a sports psychology program with an emphasis on helping individuals become their best. Brandon rightfully suspected that the skills he would learn during his coursework would help him in his full-time career, as well as in his part-time job as a sports coach.
His other motivation for selecting University of the Rockies was the flexibility of classes. “While obtaining my Master’s degree I was a father to my five children, working forty hours a week, and coaching sports approximately fifteen hours a week,” he says. “The online format allowed me to obtain a quality education without interrupting my daily responsibilities.”
While at University of the Rockies, Brandon maintained a 3.97 GPA and was inducted to the Golden Key International Honour Society. After graduating in 2011 at the age of 32 with a Master of Arts in Psychology, Sport and Performance Psychology specialization, he was promoted at work to a program specialist before advancing to his current position as a director of career and professional development at a university. His job consists of helping students prepare themselves for careers or graduate studies after graduation. “It is very rewarding,” he says.
Brandon’s long-term career plan is to become an expert in the nuances of career and professional development in higher education. “University of the Rockies provided me with confidence and leadership skills,” he says. “The staff was kind and, overall, genuinely concerned with my success. I would not be in the position I am today without the degree I earned from University of the Rockies.”