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Convocation 2020: Christel Meyer, BMgmt

By: Christel Meyer

To celebrate #AthaU20 Convocation, we are profiling some of AU’s grads. The team at AU is so proud of everything they have accomplished and we are excited to celebrate each one of our graduates leading up to convocation and beyond!

Read on to learn more about Christel Meyer’s story and her AU journey through the Bachelor of Management (BMgmt) program.

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Why did you choose AU?

Due to family and work obligations I chose AU for itโ€˜s adaptability to work from home and work on my degree.

Christel Meyer

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Tell us about the people who have supported you throughout your journey at AU?

Over the years the not only has my family encouraged me, but also the staff and academic advisors at AU.

Christel Meyer

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What is your favorite memory from your time at AU?

Being able to accomplish a self-directed study program and the enormous accomplishment it is, knowing how much perseverance it takes to complete every course, and having the support of the university.

Christel Meyer

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How will completing your degree at AU transform your life?

People often ask why I was still finishing my degree as I had reached all my occupational goals without it. It became more of a personal goal. In a nutshell, I wanted to finish what I started. I finished so many other courses outside of AU, but not finishing my degree was not an option. I retired at 50 with more than 30 years in government, and four months later, I finished my degree.

Christel Meyer

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Tell us about a time that the flexibility of AU helped you overcome a challenge.

There were so many challenges with work and family life. But one in particular stood out –ย  I became ill and AU allowed me to have aย  break from the program until I was back to health.

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My personal journey landed me here, at AU, but it certainly doesnโ€™t stop now. My future is …

I feel you can never stop learning. Life is learning and AU provides programs so people can fulfill those goals while raising a family and working. This degree has gained me the confidence knowing I achieved one of my life long goals.

Christel Meyer

Christel Meyer was born in Denmark and immigrated to Canada with her parents at age 6. Over the span of her career in public service, she worked for many cities and townships. After 32 years, she retired at 50-years-old while subsequently completing her Bachelor of Management degree in December 2019.

Published:
  • September 25, 2020
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