4. Next, I looked at student reviews of Utica and similar campuses. I could not find a campus whose reviews were consistent, with the exception of Utica College. After studying these reviews for Utica and speaking with fellow professionals in cybersecurity-related fields, I was sure I was making the right choice when selecting Utica College to pursue my degree in the Bachelor of Science Cybersecurity program.
Utica has an excellent reputation not only with its students, but also with the cyber community. The professors' reviews were incredible too. They all had several years' experience in the cyber community and some studied at Utica College, which gave me even more confidence in the program.
5. Lastly, the staff at Utica made the transition back to college rather easy for me from enrolling, to financial aid, and registration. They were very supportive and continue to be.
Currently, I am in the final stretch for the BS Cybersecurity degree and I plan on continuing here with the master's degree in cybersecurity, because of the positive experience I have had during the bachelor’s program.
About the Author
Taryn Kuczynski is a senior (full time online student) at the School of Business and Justice Studies. She is a 33-year-old mother of two that had some speed bumps in her studies plan, but never gave up and is so close to the finish line. She is happily married to her best friend who is a Master's in Cybersecurity student at Utica. She loves to hang out with her family and work on cyber studies projects with her husband and his employers. She plays tennis, loves to cook and enjoys photo editing. She has two labradoodles and a Bengal/tabby mix that are her little babies too! After completing her bachelor's degree, she plans on working full time while continuing her education through the master's program at Utica College.