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Tiffany Reynolds
October 29, 2012 : Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Student Spotlight: Tiffany Reynolds

OUL Applied Management Graduate Working on Master's Degree in Engineering


Lancaster – When Tiffany Reynolds first started at Ohio University Lancaster, she was planning to get an associate's degree. Now, the Lancaster native has graduated with a bachelor's degree in Applied Management and started her first term as a graduate student in Athens.


"I'm in Industrial and Systems Engineering. I'm studying occupational safety.I'm a trainee for NIOSH, which is the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. It's actually a new program down there," said Reynolds.


Reynolds said she would not be where she is today without the Applied Management Program at Ohio University Lancaster. She started on the Lancaster Campus with the goal of obtaining an Associate's Degree in Accounting. Then, Professor Brian Hoyt convinced Reynolds that she should take advantage of the ability to get a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Management.


The completion degree program is something the university offers to make it a smooth transition for those completing an Associate's Degree to move right into a Bachelor's Degree program. The Accounting Associate's Degree is set up to easily transition to the Bachelor's of Science in Applied Management Degree.


"I had to take some business classes when I was getting the accounting degree, so the business classes really helped me make the transition to the Applied Management program," said Reynolds. ""It did help having an associate's degree and then going into the Applied Management courses."


Reynolds said the hands-on learning she was able to do while earning the Applied Management degree really helped her absorb what she was taught in the classroom. The Applied Management program requires students to work with businesses in the community to solve problems or issues they may be having.


"You learn from your mistakes. You really get out there in the real world, outside of college, and do projects you would do in your job. I loved the hands-on project experience," said Reynolds.


Reynolds said she has no plans to go on for her PhD right now, but she admits that she didn't plan to get a master's degree either.


"I hope to be a safety director.I'm looking at hospital safety right now," said Reynolds. "So, that's the plan right now."