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Be a Pioneer
Kim Jones: Self-Starter
Kim Jones has always been a self-starter. The former news assignment editor at Kansas City’s KMBC TV, later became a teacher and then a coordinator at a local Charter school. But when Kim began work at a center for abused women she discovered her true passion in the world of nonprofit.
For three years she searched for a master’s program to help her make a difference.
When she discovered MNU’s Master of Arts program with an emphasis in nonprofit administration, she was excited to find a place to obtain the knowledge while earning an advanced degree.
“I wanted to learn about all of the facets of opening and running an organization,” Kim says. “It was great that I could earn a degree as well. I was even more excited to learn that the program would be one year.”
“The moment I started with MNU, I knew it was the right decision for me,” she says. “The classes were so tailored toward what I wanted to do.”
“The moment I started with MNU, I knew it was the right decision for me. The classes were so tailored toward what I wanted to do.”
“The hands-on approach of MNU was great for me,” Kim adds. “Many of our professors worked in the field they were teaching, and were very well-qualified to teach us how to use that information directly in the workplace immediately.”
Since earning her graduate degree at MNU, Kim has been living her passion as a consultant for nonprofit organizations.
“Obtaining my degree has dramatically enhanced my career,” says Kim. “I am now working to open and enhance nonprofit organizations, something I really did not know how to do prior to MNU.”
“I would say to anyone thinking about it, jump out there and do it,” Kim states. “The year goes by really fast. It is challenging, but it is something you will be so glad you did. Because it’s not just acquiring knowledge – it’s also for your own personal empowerment. I’m so very glad I did it, and I would encourage anyone to get involved.”