UPMC Employee & Full-Time Mom Finds a Great Fit in Online Allied Health Leadership Program
Antoinette Zavalydriga is a new student in the Online Bachelor's and Certificates (OBC) Program at Seton Hill University. She is enrolled in the Allied Health Leadership Program. Antoinette works for UPMC as a Senior Administrative Assistant at the Center for Emergency Medicine Office of Education.
Why Seton Hill?
Antoinette originally toured Seton Hill during her daughter’s senior year of high school. “The school had a great atmosphere,” stated Antoinette. “When I decided to go back to school, Seton Hill University was one of the best accredited and fully-established online programs in UPMC’s system. This program works so well for me since I work two jobs and I am a full-time mom too.”
Antoinette believes Seton Hill and the Allied Health Leadership program will help her “tremendously.”
"When I decided to go back to school, Seton Hill University was one of the best accredited and fully-established online programs in UPMC’s system."
“The University itself is super supportive of everyone,” she says. “When I first decided to enroll I was nervous. Then the enrollment process started and things went so smoothly and everyone was so friendly and helpful. This University is a great fit for anyone who wants to go back to school but has limited time to actually go to a school face-to-face.”
What Drew Her to the Allied Health Leadership Program?
Seton Hill’s Allied Health Leadership Program is designed for working healthcare professionals. It provides them with the ability to provide an enhanced level of care, an undergraduate credential that supports promotion in their field, and the foundation for graduate study. Antoinette was drawn to the breadth of the program. She has seen first-hand how management in healthcare is run. “I want to make a change somehow,” she says. “I know that it might not be a lot, but if I can help just the slightest then it can make a huge difference.”
“The degree will benefit me in more ways than one,” she adds. “ Not only will it allow for me to have a better understanding of the management process of the hospital, but it will also give me the ability to fight for those who can’t, in regards to their health.”