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Rethinking How We Invest
Our 168 Hours

West Now  Presents a New Series Challenging Us to Think Differently About Time Management

by Chris Hewitt, West's VP of Marketing

This special presentation will explore some visionary ideas on how to approach time and through those designs, tools we can use for managing your time "portfolio". 

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The 5-Part Video Series

#1 You & Your Time Portfolios

#2 Where Has the "Me" Time Gone?

#3 The Psychological Effect of Time Management

#4 Shifting Our Thinking

#5 How to Measure and Balance Your Time

168 Hours: How Are You Investing Your Week?

"Time is of the essence"

You may have heard this term countless times, but does this incite action? Are you treating your time like an investment or have you become numb to overused phrases like this?

Join us here as Chris shares some important concepts on how our priorities don't align with our results.

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Dolores Raivzee-Bell  |   Master of Public Administration, Class of 2016


What would you tell a prospective student about your learning experience?

" You have to be dedicated. You have to own it. You have to take responsibility for it. It is an opportunity to discipline yourself. You have to make that kind of judgment to yourself and say, "I'm going to do whatever it takes to get through my program." That means studying extra hours, calling the university to talk with mentors, getting additional study guides to support you. It is about discipline. That is the driving force I feel that can take you to the next level. Those were the tools that I used: being steadfast, being responsible, and being obligated to this degree. "
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"Behind the Scenes"

There's a valid reason why 90%* of students rate our course's educational components good/excellent. It's because our learning model was designed differently to help students better absorb and utilize new information.

So what make West different?
West produces  faculty-led videos  to give students exactly what's needed on their time. These engaging videos give students an overview of the weekly readings and central topics. Instructors provide real world examples that give students a sense of how these subject matters make an impact today.  However, it wasn't always this way...

* West End of Course Surveys, July 2016 - January 2017

See a glimpse of what our Western International University® (West) Class of 2016 graduates experienced at their Commencement ceremony on September 17 in this 90-second West Commencement Highlights video!
Hear what some of our alumni from the Class of 2016 had to say about their West educational experience.