Poulsbo Student Shares Her Western Experience

Victoria Doyle

Long haired, smiling young woman wearing a red and black shirt with the words "Enjoy" written across the front in bold letters looks directly at the camera.

Name & Program
Victoria Doyle – Business Administration


When do you expect to graduate or year if graduated?
June 2019


Which Western Location Are You Attending?


What was the deciding factor that led you to choose Western?
The close proximity to my current living location.


Has there been a professor that has stood out to you? If yes, how has that professor shaped your experience at Western?
The professors at the Poulsbo campus are fantastic more often than not. Mary Sass has significantly shaped my experience with Western by pushing me to set and reach higher goals and standards for myself. I have grown more in two quarters with her as a professor than my previous years of schooling

Pamela Sampel has also been a professor who's shaped my experience with Western by fostering a supportive and comfortable learning environment. It is obvious that she cares about her students as individuals and also their overall success with education beyond Western.


What types of obstacles have you encountered and/or do you have any tips for students considering a similar degree?
Initially, I underestimated the workload involved in this program and I have had to adapt in multiple areas of my life to the commitment.

Tip: It's going to be challenging, overwhelming, and stressful, but you WILL make it through one quarter at a time. Know that it will get easier to handle as you progress and grow.


What have been some of your most rewarding moments while in the program?
I have found that I am most rewarded with the completion of every assignment and grades that are received as this is what keeps me motivated throughout each quarter. I always feel accomplished and proud at the end of the quarter knowing that I did everything to the best of my ability. Being able to make connections in my classes through what I have either learned previously or am learning currently is also very rewarding.


Western’s Business Administration program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in business and the community with a variety of career goals, including opportunities with financial institutions, manufacturing and retail firms, service industries and the public sector. For more information about the program located in Poulsbo, go to: https://ee.wwu.edu/degree-programs/bachelor-arts-business-administration