Alumni Spotlight: Rishona Campbell
How many years has it been since you graduated high school?
What motivated you to return to college?
I first enrolled at WVU in
the late 1990s. I loved the school...but at that time, I did not have any clear
career goals. I dropped out and then moved to South Florida. While I was there,
I started working in the real estate industry. It is a field where you do not
need a degree to get started...especially at that time. But when the housing
bubble burst in 2008, I needed to address the holes in my education and come up
with a long term plan.
Why did you choose to enroll in the RBA program?
In addition to my WVU
credits, I had picked up quite a few continuing education credits in FL as well
as a technical Associates of Science program from when I lived in PA. Finding
an undergraduate degree program that would take even the majority of those
credits would have been very tough. When going to WVU's website to see about
ordering my transcripts, I saw the RBA program. I called up the office and the
advisor was so encouraging and explained the program so well. It really sealed
What are your career goals, and how do you think the RBA program will help you achieve them?
I knew that I wanted to go
to graduate school...either for an MBA or perhaps law school. So I enrolled
into the RBA with two goals in mind: #1 - complete the requirements to earn my
RBA and #2 - take the necessary prerequisites for entry into the programs I was
interested in. After earning my RBA degree, I was accepted into a part-time MBA
program with a focus in marketing and earned that degree 3 years later.