"I turned my attention back to The Dohring Company and launched OpinionSurveys.com, a multimillion-member online market research panel and its vertical online business-to-business market research divisions—RestaurantSurveys.com and SatisfactionSurveys.com. Significantly, OpinionSurveys.com has rapidly become a leader in online market research in the U.S."
— Doug Dohring
Associate of Applied Science: Management and Administration
I formulated some big goals for myself while very young. Before coming to Hubbard College, the reality of my future looked much smaller to me than the goals I wanted to achieve. I attended a very well known university for two years and dropped out because I felt that at least 80% of my time there was wasted. I wasn't getting knowledge and skills that I could use in life or in business.
Next, I started my own company and worked in sales for eight years. I needed to learn how to be an executive and how to run a company. I wanted to get information that I could apply in life and in business. I found out about Hubbard College and was immediately impressed by the focus on application of the knowledge learned.
One of the best things for me is the curriculum is self-paced and allowed me to go at my own speed and still work. This flexibility made it possible for me to complete my studies at a faster rate because I was in control.
I found a huge difference between the staff members at Hubbard College and staff at the university I attended before. At the university, I was frustrated much of the time due to the stops and barriers I encountered from a bureaucratically run institution. I didn't have much interaction with faculty and staff. The faculty just lectured and gave tests. At Hubbard College I really learned how to study so that I could be in control of my own learning.
With the technology of study, students can teach themselves. The staff support me, make sure I really have the knowledge and make sure that I can use it. There are no stops here.
There is no situation that comes up that I can't handle. I feel very confident that I can handle things. And if a situation arises that I don't know how to handle, I always know exactly where I can get the knowledge and tools to handle the situation.
Six months ago, I became the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for a successful software company due to the Job Placement assistance at the College. I was able to come in and start in an executive position only because of what I learned. In the six months I've been working here, we have increased sales by 40% over the previous year.
I'm having a great time on the job and I'm having wins and successes every day. I'm very excited about the future and I now see that I can achieve the goals that I've always wanted to achieve. I now have the tools to accomplish my goals and a road map to get where I want to go.