“My name is Samuel Flynn, born and raised in Crossville, Tennessee. I graduated from the Christian Academy of the Cumberlands and then decided to go study ministry through the Christian Leaders Institute. I pursued some education in ministry and then went to study computers and business at a school called the Management and Strategy Institute. The training I received there was very affordable and I got my Computer and Business Certifications. Through the University of Stanford, I also completed several free college courses. I was a DJ for Power 91 FM back in 2017 and 2018 until the station shut down. I’ve been in a few films (like Love Waits and Homestead Haunted House), done some voice over work and been in a commercial or two. I contribute some of my time to writing for Before It’s News, Cybereport and USPA. You can read one of my stories here.”
How did you learn about Alison?
I learned about Alison through Stanford University, from one of the professors that was teaching me in a free college class. Afterwards, I called him to thank him personally.
What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?
Web Design. I’m really good at making websites. I helped develop the website and logo for Free Sci Mountain Productions. However, I wanted to further my studies at an affordable cost, without paying that much to a school.
How have Alison courses affected your career?
I’ve learned a lot on this website and I believe it’s very educational. No funny stuff – real legit courses.
What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?
Drink coffee and watch TV, or listen to music.
Where are you working and what are you studying now?
I’m currently working for myself as a radio host. Soon, if the pandemic crisis gets better, I’ll be working in video production, photography and aerial photography production, as well as studying Forensic Science at Ashworth College. I’ve had a couple of incidents happen to me in life that got me interested in forensic science. For one, someone tried to set one of our vehicles on fire in our driveway, which is arson. Then someone stole my credit card information and somehow used my card at a gas station in North Carolina when I was still in Crossville.
What’s next for you, in terms of education or work?
To get an associate’s degree in Forensic Science and then my bachelor’s degree in ministry.
If you could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, what would it be?
Forensic Science or Ethical Hacking.
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
I would recommend Alison because it’s a free online learning platform and because of the low cost of getting your diploma or certificate.