Alumni Spotlight: Jeffrey Peterson '15
BS Allied Health
Interventional Radiology Technologist
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
My Widener Experience
why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree in allied health education at widener?
I decided to pursue a graduate degree in allied health education based on my career objectives. When I originally heard of this degree, it was more of a hybrid degree that prepared students for a role as an educator as well as an administrator. The degree has undergone some changes, and is currently all aimed at education. I wasn't sure what path I wanted to take, and felt this would be a great way to explore the choices. In order to earn a more advanced position, I felt getting an advanced degree would be a great start.
what made you choose widener?
I chose Widener based on word of mouth. Throughout my career, I have heard of many coworkers that attended Widener. I have now found that I too am recommending Widener to people who are looking to further their education.
My Professional Experience
what advice would you give a prospective student considering your graduate program?
I would tell a prospective student that if they are considering a graduate degree to go for it. I think they will find it challenging, but in the end it will be worth it for their career.
how have leadership skills learned at widener helped you to succeed?
Most of my courses at Widener have had some leadership type of learning. I feel that the skills I have learned have enabled me to be more willing to take a leadership role in projects that I wouldn't have in the past. I am hopeful that taking a leadership role in projects will help me advance in my career.