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.
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.
“Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.” – unknown
This is the quote which Fall 2016 AAS, Accounting graduate, Chelsey Muche recently shared as she reflected on her journey.
Chelsey deserves a lot of praise. As a single mom, she balances work, school, and family commitments.
A degree? Yes. And a job in her field prior to even graduation? Yep.
But there’s more. Recent Moraine Park Technical College Human Resources graduate Kayla Ebert said she gained important life skills as well during her time here.
“The instructors and course material were great. And of course I learned new things, but my entire thought process is changed because I now view the world differently.”
And she needed that.
There’s a saying by an unknown author that “The best way to get something done is to begin.”
Derrick Ludtke, a graduate of Moraine Park Technical College’s accounting program, can certainly vouch for that. He admits he literally spent years putting off going to college.
Now that he has a diploma in hand, though, Derrick has some sound advice: