Katie Barlow

Occupation: Medical Assistant

Program: Bachelor of General Studies

Start Date: August 2016

Anticipated Graduation Date: June 2020

Katie Barlow

My name is Kaitlyn and I prefer to go by Katie, but I will answer to “hey you” and pretty much anything else. I’m in my second semester at Lamar University online. Currently I’m doing courses for a bachelor’s degree in General Studies. When I’m not doing school work, I’m a full-time medical assistant and a full-time mom of a four year old. It’s easy to say I’ve got my hands full, but I’ve learned to balance my life through prioritizing what is immediate to what can be pushed to a later time in the day. Right now, the general studies degree is helping finish out credits I need to move toward nursing school. Having four years of customer service experience and three years of medical experience really helps me navigate the crazy world we live in and all the crazy personalities.

Since I am a parent and work full-time, in-person schooling is impossible. My sister told me about Lamar University online. I chose Lamar since 1) it’s online, and 2) my sister is also taking courses there and she was able to answer any questions I had, within reason. Lamar University has been really good to me so far; every question has been answered quickly and the teachers are amazing. I’ve found myself doing homework up until 4 a.m. then going to work at 8 a.m. so I’m lucky if I get any sleep on top of having a four year old. Not going to lie, working full-time and being a full-time parent is hard. Throwing full-time school on top makes for one tired Mama, but it’s so worth it, and I absolutely love going to LU-Online. Go Cardinals!

Recent Entries

Discussion Posts

September 22, 2017

Classes started August 28th and I’ve hit the ground running. Since I work 40 hours a week, I have to budget my time wisely. I checked my blackboard account (this is your main connection to your instructors and class) and saw I already have three discussion assignments due by this Friday.

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Preschool and College – Huge Steps for Me and My Little One

August 27, 2017

This August I’ll be returning to Lamar University, and my daughter will be starting her first semester of pre-school. So now my life has become a little more hectic.

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LU brings Balance

July 31, 2017

Since I’m balancing work and school on top of my tiny family, it’s important to balance everything. I started my journey with LU to start my way into nursing school.

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Yes, You Can Have It All

June 30, 2017

As a single parent, full-time medical assistant and full-time LU-Online student, it’s easy to say my hands and schedule are pretty full. So here are some tips on managing schoolwork while working 40 hours a week.

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Introduction to Me and the Great Lamar University

June 5, 2017

My name is Kaitlyn and I prefer to go by Katie, but I will answer to “hey you” and pretty much anything else. I’m in my second semester at Lamar University online.

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