Value of Residencies
During her time as a Johns Hopkins MBA student, Ashlee said she valued visiting Carey’s Harbor East campus for the online courses with residencies. Online MBA students at Carey attend three residencies in Baltimore during their program. At these events, students collaborate on key course assignments in-person, but also get to network with faculty, staff, and other students, including full-time and on-ground Johns Hopkins MBA students. She said she enjoyed the opportunity to meet in-person with classmates she had only interacted with virtually. “I think the residencies were great for meeting my peers and professors because I could finally put a face to a name for people I’ve been talking to already,” she said.
“It was great because we had the chance to actually debate our ideas in person, in real time rather than just through the online forum, which made our online interactions so much better.” She said she was initially unsure about networking enrolling online. She was thankful for the residencies, which allowed her that in-person contact.
“I was nervous that with the online (MBA) program that I wouldn’t have the ability to network. But with the residencies, I found that completely quelled my fears and I was able to make long-lasting friendships.