After graduating from high school I was still unsure about what I was going to major in, but I knew I had always been interested in computers. When I began taking classes at a traditional 4-year college, I began working on a Computer Science major; however, it was not long before I realized it was not right for me. The large class sizes and required material unrelated to my field was not what I was looking for. I then transferred to a smaller college that offered flexible online classes; however, I quickly realized that they lacked the technical training, expertise and resources I required. I found myself approaching my 10th year of retail sales and was very unhappy with where my career was headed.
After a short hiatus, I stumbled across an online advertisement for Missouri Technical College. I thought it sounded interesting, and the description sparked my interest. The small class sizes and personal attention was more of the style I was searching for, but it was the resources that really convinced me that Missouri Tech was the place for me to get the technical education I wanted.n. The instructors’ knowledge base and background far exceeded my expectations, and the technical resources available, including online text books, software, and Microsoft certification training and examinations made my choice easy. I received my Associates in Network Administration and my Bachelor of Science in Network Administration Security from Missouri Tech as well having completed several Microsoft Certifications. Furthermore, the diligence of the Career Planning and Placement Office provided an abundance of career opportunities that complement the skills and education obtained as a student at Missouri Tech.
I am proud to say that I am the first person in my family to receive a Bachelors degree, and I am now working as a systems analyst for one of the largest financial companies worldwide. I could not be happier.