Many schools claim to provide real-life experiences, but it is unusual when a class project leads to a job.
Moraine Park’s Associate of Science in Accounting degree provides a career preparation project within Accounting 3. Students create a professional résumé and cover letter and practice interviewing skills based on an actual job posting.
Initially, student Allysa Larsen picked a general accounting position. Eventually, she decided to a select a position that better matched her goals.
The upcoming class of 2017 Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) students are entering a field that is exploding with opportunity! One of our students, Crystal Smith, is excited to begin her career in laboratory medicine. She chose our program after completing the phlebotomy certificate program at Moraine Park Technical College. After she enrolled in the phlebotomy course, she learned about the MLT program and decided to pursue a degree in MLT.
“I loved science and I wanted to be the one in the lab who tested the samples and was able to get answers from testing bodily fluids and other specimen. I knew that this was my destiny and I had to apply to the MLT Program,” Crystal said.
And that destiny is already well into motion!
Moraine Park Technical College alumnus Tyler Soto recently returned to our classrooms to discuss his time in our Human Resources program, and where his education here has led to both before and since graduation:
Here’s Tyler’s journey, in his own words:
Mary Polter knows the benefit of education and hard work. In the late 1980s, she graduated from Moraine Park Technical College’s administrative assistant program while serving in the Army Reserves. For 25 years she worked in accounts payable at two employers. But when her department was outsourced overseas, she spent nine months searching for a new job. She considered her options and accepted her former employer’s reeducation funding.
Mary took a step in a new direction with college that had helped her in the past. She returned to Moraine Park to earn an associate degree in accounting.
Ever feel busy and daunted by what’s on your plate? Joan Rider can relate. She’s juggling hockey leagues, a business, a job, classes, raising a 10 year old, and more!
But, if there’s one defining quality about Joan, it’s that she’s driven to reach her goals–and not just the ones at the end of the ice rink! Let’s let her tell you how, in her own words:
Joshua Montag has worked very hard since returning to school. Josh had a plan for his college education.
“My initial plan for myself during college was to find a really good internship and work my way up. Once I graduated, I was going to push to get hired or possibly search elsewhere for a career in IT. There are many avenues in the IT industry but not many companies hire without experience. This is why I actively searched for an internship.”
Josh had to deviate from that plan but in a good way.