“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.” – Dr Seuss
If we’re honest, studying is not always easy to do. There’s an aspect of fun, excitement, the adventure of learning something new, discovering new skills to win at something and challenging yourself to greater heights. On the other hand, the art of balancing work and studies can become a bit overwhelming and leave you wondering if you can do it. The good news is, Yes You Can! But we all need a little encouragement along the way and hear from those who’ve successfully done it to remind you that you can too.
Today, we want to introduce you to one of Alison’s proud Alison graduates, Gloria Alado. We sat down one-on-one with her to find out about her learning experience with Alison, how it has grown her career and some words of wisdom for anyone looking to study further and achieve career success.
- What is your current role?
I work as a recruitment specialist.
- How did you find out about Alison?
I found Alison via LinkedIn.
- What made you choose to study with Alison?
Online learning is a lifeline to those who want to continue working and studying simultaneously. The “flexibility, clarity and in-depth explanations” of the courses are some of the reasons why I chose to study through Alison.
- What courses did you do?
Alison is a great online learning platform. Not just because of the flexibility it offers its students, but because of the range of courses available to choose from. She told us that she has completed several courses to help boost and draw her closer to her career goals. These include a Diploma in HR, Recruitment, The Recruitment and Onboarding Process and Modern Recruitment.
- How much time per week did you spend studying?
I dedicated four days per week to studying.
- How did the courses you completed prepare and help you in your career?
“It helped me advance and have mastery in my career. I got to understand other areas of recruiting and was able to apply the knowledge gained to my work.”
- What skills or knowledge did you learn throughout the program that you found most useful in your career?
Although the various courses were in the same field, each focused on a different aspect and thus produced learnings and skills. Teamwork, sourcing, and time management are some that come immediately to mind.
- Did you experience any challenges while completing the course?
For some, the switch from face-to-face learning to online learning can be daunting. But the structure, flexibility and ease of our courses didn’t pose any challenges for me.
- Are there any other courses you’d like to study through Alison?
Alison has over 4000+ courses and there’s always something new to learn, skills to develop and areas to grow in. My academic journey is not yet finished. I am still taking and will continue to take more courses.
- What advice can you give to prospective Alison learners?
“Start now. There are so many things to learn in order to become an expert in your career. So, start now and be AMAZING!”
- How do you stay motivated during studying?
“I put my learnings into immediate practice as I proceed” with the course material.
If you, like Gloria, are interested in pursuing a career in HR, our Fundamentals of Human Resources course is a great place to start your journey. For the seasoned HR professional, a certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management and Development will teach you the essential skills to effectively improve productivity within your team and get the most out of each member.
Gloria has had an amazing development and self-empowerment journey with us. She recommends Alison as a learning platform to her trainees who are looking to break into the HR field and advance their careers. The courses she’s completed have helped her immensely in her career and they can do the same for you too.
We love hearing about all the positive ways studying is impacting lives and helping our students reach their goals. We are incredibly proud of Gloria’s dedication, and commitment to not only learning, but sharing the good news about Alison.
If you would like to be featured as part of our Alison Learner Spotlight series, tell us how Alison has empowered you in the comment section below. Who knows, you might just be next!