Amanda Berndt of Columbus graduated from Moraine Park’s Leadership and Organizational Development program just three months ago in December 2021. Since then, she has received two promotions and entered a leadership role at Columbus Chemical.
“My time at Moraine Park provided me with the connections, experience, confidence, and shared support that I needed to succeed in my career,” Berndt said. “Instructor Mary Vogl-Rauscher is great at incorporating real-life scenarios into the course work. Her lessons helped me get to where I am today.”
Berndt started at Columbus Chemical working in production. After earning her degree, she went from Warehouse Lead to Warehouse Supervisor and has now taken on a dual role in the purchasing department.
She chose Moraine Park’s Leadership and Organizational Development program because her goal was to gain confidence as a leader to further her career, which she has since met with flying colors.
“If I have any advice to students who will soon be entering the workforce, it is to utilize their instructors, never be afraid to ask questions and be honest with the goals you set for yourself,” Berndt said.
The Leadership and Organizational Development associate degree program prepares new and current supervisors to meet the demands of a changing workplace as they learn how to become better leaders. Learn more about the program at morainepark.edu/academics/programs/leadership-and-organizational-development/.