Matthew Josleyn

Why did you choose to pursue a graduate degree?

Personal growth.

Why did you choose Hood College Graduate School?

Hood’s outstanding reputation, small class size and value are all great reasons.

What do you value most about your relationships with your professors?

I really value the personal one-on-one attention.

What was your most rewarding class or academic experience at Hood? Why?

Thus far, my most rewarding academic experience has been any time that I’ve performed well on an exam after many late nights of preparation.

How do you manage your many other obligations such as work and family with the demands of graduate school?

As a full-time employee and father, I typically find myself studying late at night after everyone else is in bed. Often times I’ve even used vacation days to study for exams.

Can you offer any tips to prospective students?

Try your best to stay ahead by dedicating at least an hour or two every day to your studies. That way if something unforeseen happens, you won’t find yourself playing catch-up the rest of the semester.

When you aren’t in class, what is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Spend some good quality time with my son, Liam.