Josh McMillen

Josh McMillen

1.     Why did you choose Anaheim University’s MA in TESOL program?

I chose this program because of the quality of the professors and the online setup allowed me to keep a flexible schedule.  Also, Anaheim does not have a practicum, which is great.  Anaheim recognizes that its students are already working in TESOL situations, so we can use the settings that we are currently in to aid us in our studies.  


2. Can you tell us about your career to date?

 Currently, I am working in Japan as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) with the JET Program.  I work at one junior high school and two elementary schools.


3. How do you expect your Masters to further your career?

Motomi Mizushima

Motomi Mizushima

1) Why did you choose Anaheim University? 
There are three main reasons; tuition, quality of the courses, and diversity of the class. After doing some research about business schools, I realized that what needs to be considered in starting an MBA is finding the balance between tuition, quality of the coursework, and diversity among students. Paying very expensive tuition that the typical American business school requires was definitely not affordable to me without full-time work. Also, there are only two application timings after putting enormous effort and money to prepare for admission. Thus I focused on an online MBA that I can afford and start the course once I get the acceptance. Although some people say that online learning is inferior in quality, Anaheim University has a proven track record as an online university in their well-structured curriculum, prominent professors, and excellent student careers. On top of that, I started thinking that doing an MBA while working full-time is an effective way to reflect on what I've learned in my courses to bring to my work in practice.  I also thought that the learning in this way brings synergy effect in terms of reproducibility. Moreover, students [in the same courses] working in different countries give us a variety of perspectives that you have never had before.

2) Can you briefly tell us about your career?
For about seven and a half years since I graduated from college in Japan, I worked in accounting at Dole Japan, the largest importer and seller of bananas and pineapples in Japanese market. I currently work as a senior analyst of Financial Planning and Analysis at Ralph Lauren Japan in Tokyo.  

3) Why did you choose to pursue an MBA?

Bradford Lee

Bradford Lee

1. Why did you choose Anaheim University’s Ed.D. in TESOL program?

- I chose Anaheim University's Ed.D. TESOL program to have the opportunity to work with some of the biggest and most influential researchers and practitioners in the field.

2. Can you tell us about your career to date?

- I have been living and working in Japan since 1999 and have taught students of all ages and levels from 6 months to 90 years old. I have worked in Eikaiwa, public elementary and junior high schools, and 2-year colleges. I'm currently a Lecturer with tenure at a private university.