CARRIE MORGAN: I'm so glad that I attended the residency early in my Walden career. I just finished my first semester. And the information I'm learning here and hearing here, I know I can use in the second semester and the third semester.
MALE SPEAKER: The Walden residency taught around the country and internationally provide an opportunity for students and faculty to build, learn, and grow together.
KATHRYN SWETNAM: Residencies provides students with the opportunity to gather face-to-face and meet with faculty members, peers, and many members of the student services staff. In my experience, the sooner a candidate attends a residency, the more benefit they gain from their online courses. And I found that they graduate in a more timely manner.
MALE SPEAKER: At a Walden residency, support teams are on hand to introduce students to the tools available, which will help them achieve their goals. The residencies are packed with seminars, writing support, information about research and dissertation technique, and so much more. Individual contact with academic advisors is an important part of the residency experience, as well.
KAREN MCSHERRY: I was able to meet with faculty, with professors during advising sessions. And they were able to help me in certain areas, whether it was in methodology, or in the actual area of my educational expertise, or passion to help me focus on the ground I wished to travel.
JENNIFER BREM: Before you go to residency, the [INAUDIBLE] study and everything else is kind of scary. But then once you go to the residency, it really breaks it down and makes you realize that it's a completely manageable thing and that you're going to do great things afterwards.
SUSAN MAHOSSEY: The writing was a piece that I didn't feel I had the capability, but the professors they gently shape you, and mold you, and direct you to readings. They direct you to the APA manual. They send you examples. They very gently guide you to be a better writer.
And they make [INAUDIBLE] too. They don't tell you the answers oftentimes. They make you find the answers, but I'm OK with that. That's teaching me. That's what's it all about.
MALE SPEAKER: Learning and connecting are a key part of the Walden residency, whether it's experiencing and exchanging ideas with your peers, or getting to know our faculty, hearing an inspirational plenary speaker, discussing your dissertation theory, or network with our students from all around the world.
JACK MCDONALD: The bonding, the teamwork, the commitment to mutual success is amazing. Every one commits to your success. Everyone commits to their success. And that's what we want.
LINDA SEBUCKY: Being with colleagues and being in a saturated academic environment just turns those juices up and fires your passions again. And every time I've been to a residency, that's what I needed. And that's what I've gotten. And I loved it. I loved it.
PHILLIP NEELY: There was there was no time in my career that I had started Walden that I felt more energized in at the first residency.CARRIE MORGAN: You leave here with so much more than what you ever expected.