Congrats to our grads!
Cue the confetti, because it’s time to celebrate! If you haven’t heard, we’re dedicating the entire month of June to our superstar students. From promotions to passing test scores, we want to shine a light on all of your awesome accomplishments.
So brace yourself for maximum motivation, because we’re about to kick things off with a little “grad party” for a few of the many students who virtually tossed their hats this past year. Don’t forget to share your own accomplishments in the comments!
Bellevue University grad, Brandi K., is using her bachelor’s degree in business leadership and management to make a difference.
“One of the things that motivated me to get into management was the fact that I would be in a position to influence and empower more people to strive for excellence. I think that this degree will help me get to the next level that I want to be on. I’m now able to not only help myself, but help others because by me going through school, I’ve gained a ton of confidence in everything that I’m doing and as they say, ‘I can walk a little bit taller.’”
Wilmington University grad, Anquinett P., is using her MBA with a non profit focus to pursue a lifelong passion, and give back to her community.
“My mom was a single parent. I watched her work and do a lot of stuff, but one thing that I had the opportunity to experience, while it was a struggle for her, there was always help around. There were programs like Adopt a Child, Ford Motor Company, Goodfella, different things that will come and help you with shoes and clothes and, you know, food programs or whatever. I always vowed to myself, once I get older, I want to be able to return the favor to someone else.”
Penn Foster grad, Gina M., is using her pharmacy technician career diploma to explore a new passion and new career!
“I’ve just always had an interest in medicine and it kind of stemmed from my own health track history. I used to get teased when I was little that I had my own pharmacy because I had so many medications I had to take with me…
One time I was just going up to the pharmacy at my company to get some paper and I was talking about how I was so tired of working in the dairy department. One of the techs was like, “Well, why don’t you look into becoming a technician?” And I was like, ‘Oh, that’s a good idea.’ And so I did!”
Wilmington University grad, Taylor Hunt., is excited to use her degree in software design and development to grow her skills and pivot her career path.
“I cried as soon as I pressed submit on my final assignment. It was like an out of body experience. All this weight just completely lifted off my shoulder. I was like, I’m done. I don’t know what to do with my hands, what to do with myself, I’m done. I don’t have to worry about any of this anymore. Now I just wait for the final grades. It was absolutely rejuvenating, I think is the best word that I can come up with. Such a sense of accomplishment that I did it.”
Bellevue University grad, Lucas C., is leveraging his MBA to apply for new roles that match his new skillset.
“Following my undergraduate career I did not know what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted to pursue higher education and knew the MBA was something I wanted to go for. I’ve spent many hours balancing time with school, so finishing my program and making my family proud is very exciting to me. I am the first to complete a master’s degree within my family and it is certainly a great deal.”