Matthew Stegall lacked focus and risked not graduating from high school. Fortunately, he successfully earned his high school diploma through an alternative program in which students combined four hours of GED test prep with part-time employment. The following years were relatively productive, but the path was unclear. He worked and took classes at another institution, but he had not found his niche.
It was time for a change.
While nobody is immune from layoffs, accounting is a very stable career choice. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects higher than average growth potential through 2024.
How is accounting unique?
“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.
Ready to tap into your full potential? Julie Wolf has advice: “Make a plan and go for it. The education you gain at college is something that no one can ever take away from you. Instead, it can help open up doors for you in the future. A lot of jobs are looking for an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree, so it would be important to have that when looking for jobs.”
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:
An average adult walks 10,000 steps each day, but I think you can safely add 25% if you are the parent of an active child. Add relationships, a full-time class schedule, and accounting club to the equation and you may need a new pair of Nikes.
Why would anyone add an internship?