Student Spotlight: Katy Riediger

Katy Riediger

Katy Riediger
Major: Marketing Certificate
Hometown: Online Student 

Katy Riediger was living in Kane County when she discovered COD Online.

"I knew people who were taking classes at College of DuPage," she said. "I looked up their online programs and they had marketing certificates that fit perfectly with what I wanted to learn."

Riediger had earned her bachelor's degree in Telecommunications from Indiana University. Although she had only taken one online class before, she decided to pursue the Consumer Marketing certificate.

She finished her certificate completely online, which presented both challenges and opportunities.

"It was a challenge to fit the time to learn into my busy schedule. I had a full-time job at the time so I had to study at night or on my days off," she said. "But there are discussion boards so you can still speak to other members of the class, and you can still e-mail the teacher. Also, you can go at your own pace and even work ahead to complete assignments early."

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