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Choose Sunny Sarasota as the Backdrop to Your Educational Future

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Argosy University, Sarasota is located at the southern tip of the Tampa Bay Area, near the intersection of 17th Street and Honore Avenue—easily accessible from I-75. Sunshine and recreational opportunities attract students to the Sarasota region, home to nearly 53,000 people.

Argosy University, Sarasota offers program areas ranging from School Psychology to Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Criminal Justice, and Information Technology. The school offers doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and associate’s degrees. Many programs have flexible learning formats that allow students to fit an education into their busy work and life schedules. “The faculty want you to be successful,” said Dr. Carol Probstfeld, who in 2005 earned a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from the school.

Once admitted to the Sarasota campus, students have access to the school’s library, which contains resources that support campus programs while encouraging life-long learning. The library maintains a specialized collection of books, scholarly journals, audiovisuals, dissertations, and theses—reference materials that assist students at all levels of their education to grow academically and professionally. The library is also accessible online.

Students in Sarasota have access to all kinds of activities to enhance their college experience. Known for its historic buildings, Sarasota is popular with tourists for its beach proximity and recreation including sport fishing, an energetic theater community, and a popular film festival. Cultural opportunities include the Sarasota Ballet, Sarasota Opera, Asolo Repertory Theater, and Ringling International Arts Festival.

Sports fans travel to nearby Tampa Bay to see the Buccaneers, Rays, and Lightning. Baseball spring training at Sarasota’s Ed Smith Stadium also attracts fans from across the country who are looking for a jump-start on the summer baseball season.

Click on the links below to discover the academic programs that Argosy University, Sarasota offers. If you’d like to talk to an admissions representative, call (855) 435-5334 or visit our admissions webpage. You can also stop by the school. Our address is 5250 17th Street, Sarasota, FL 34235.

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Go to College in Schaumburg, IL: A Small Community That’s Close to All Chicago Has to Offer

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Argosy University, Schaumburg is located close to the amenities of Chicago, in an area with a small community feel. Students are attracted to this suburb because of its proximity to shopping, entertainment, and easy access to downtown Chicago’s job opportunities and internships.

Argosy University, Schaumburg offers program areas ranging from Clinical Psychology to Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Organizational Leadership, and Forensic Psychology. The school offers doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and associate’s degrees. Many programs have flexible learning formats that allow students to fit an education into their busy work and life schedules. And the professional instructors bring real-world experience into the classroom. “Developing relationships with the professors allowed me to gain experiences, such as my research lab, that were outside of my practicum training,” said Dr. Molly Meier Hendrickson, who in 2015 earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University | Schaumburg

Once admitted to the Schaumburg campus, students have access to the school’s library, which contains resources that support campus programs while encouraging life-long learning. The library maintains a specialized collection of books, scholarly journals, audiovisuals, dissertations, and theses—reference materials that assist students at all levels of their education to grow academically and professionally. The library is also accessible online.

Schaumburg is very close to Chicago, a global city known for business, industry, and the arts. The city is located along Lake Michigan and boasts 29 miles of lakefront that includes shops, condos, and parks. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy the city’s warm summers by visiting Lincoln Park and the Lincoln Park Conservatory or by relaxing beachside.

Schaumburg’s proximity to the city allows sports fans easy access to games featuring the Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, and Chicago Bulls.

Discover Argosy University, Schaumburg’s academic programs and learn more about how it can help you to reach your goals. Click on each program for more information. If you’d like to talk to an admissions representative, call (855) 435-5334 or visit our admissions webpage. You can also stop by the school. Our address is 1000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 324, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4942.

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Overcoming Obstacles: Argosy University’s Stephanie Mrosek Leads by Example

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Stephanie Mrosek knows what it feels like to struggle.

She also knows what it feels like to succeed.

Six years ago, Mrosek, then 22, left a bartending job in Puerto Rico to move to Florida. But things didn’t go quite as planned. Within a year, she found herself in an abusive relationship, unemployed—and pregnant.

“I knew that getting an education was my only hope for improving my life, but fear and procrastination really got in my way,” Mrosek remembers. “I was also in default on previous student loans and had very little money, so I didn’t see a way out. I kept telling myself that the time just wasn’t right. But I also knew that every day I waited to start making my life better was a day wasted. I finally decided I was willing to do whatever it took to make it happen.”

That’s exactly what she did. Mrosek moved to Pennsylvania to be closer to family and enrolled at Argosy University. With transfer credits, she completed her BA in Criminal Justice (with a concentration in management and security management) in just two years. She graduated from the online program in 2015.

“I wanted to become a probation officer so I could encourage kids to stay in school and make a better life for themselves, no matter where they come from,” says Mrosek. “I really believe we each possess the power to change our lives. No one has to become a statistic.”

As it turned out, Mrosek didn’t need to become a probation officer to encourage students to excel. While completing her degree, she became an admissions representative at Argosy.

“When I applied for the job, I didn’t even know the position was at Argosy,” she says. “After I interviewed and they told me I was hired, I remember thinking it was the perfect place for me. I could relate to the students and all the challenges they face, because I’ve been there.”

After three years in admissions, Mrosek became a financial counselor at Argosy, helping students pursue financial aid, identify scholarship opportunities, and establish financial plans that make it possible for them to earn their degrees.

When Mrosek completed her BA, she says she became “obsessed” with the idea of earning a graduate degree.

“As busy as I was with work and raising my daughter, school provided an extra challenge that really energized me,” she says. “It also gave me an added sense of power, control, and accomplishment. I wanted to see how far I could go.”

She decided to pursue an advanced degree, and in July, Mrosek earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Argosy. She hopes to use her degree in a management position at the university. In the meantime, she’ll continue counseling students—and sharing her story whenever she thinks it might help a student conquer his or her self-doubt.

“It’s easy to feel isolated and alone when we’re struggling,” says Mrosek. “I’ve learned that you can either break down or break out. Someone once told me that your life is like a vase. When it gets broken, you have a choice to either let it stay broken or glue the pieces back together and make it whole again.”

Mrosek says the past six years have taught her that life is all about growth and change.

“There was a time, not that long ago, when my future didn’t look so bright,” Mrosek says. “But in six years, I’ve earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. I have a job I love, helping people pursue their own dreams. I’m in a wonderful relationship with a supportive man and have a second child. I’m proof that where you start doesn’t have to be where you finish. You are not your past.” ###

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