Out of My Comfort Zone and Into a Career
“If it wasn’t for the General Education courses offered at MPTC, I wouldn’t have gotten out of my bubble or figured out the career path I wanted to take.”
Alyssa Towne, Human Resources Student
“Attending Moraine Park immediately after high school, I chose to only communicate with people that I could relate to at the time. As I enter my last semester at MPTC, I now have confidence to communicate with not only my classmates and professors, but also key individuals in the workforce, too. I owe everything to this college when it comes to my selected professional career and gaining confidence in myself.
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE
General Education courses at MPTC allowed me to step out of my comfort zone by working on projects with individuals in the various courses. I learned the importance of collaborating with others, and I developed crucial personal and life skills that I need in the workplace. Classes that have been extremely beneficial include Oral and Interpersonal Communication with Bree Hodgen and English Composition with Rob Heyrman. These classes taught me to be comfortable with those around me and created assignments that made me think critically and collaborate with others. I eventually started to like working and communicating with people so much that I changed my major to Human Resources so I can work with others. If it wasn’t for the General Education courses offered at MPTC, I wouldn’t have gotten out of my bubble or figured out the career path I wanted to take.
In addition, I was able to obtain an internship in my third semester at Moraine Park in the Human Resources Department at Agnesian HealthCare. My General Education courses along with my core classes provided me with the resources to communicate efficiently with others and apply these skills to real-life situations. I am now in my last semester at Moraine Park and am working as a full-time Recruitment Coordinator with Agnesian HealthCare.
THANK YOU FOR THIS EXPERIENCE
If I have one thing to say to my professors and classmates, it would be ‘thank you’. I’m so glad I was pushed outside of my comfort zone and that I developed important life skills that I can take with me for the rest of my life. This college prepared me for the workforce based on the education I received. I know I will be successful in many endeavors that I pursue!”
Written by: Alyssa Towne
Human Resources Program student at MPTC
For more information on what Moraine Park has to offer, visit www.morainepark.edu