HOMETOWN: North Attleboro, MA
Johnson & Wales University
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Hi Patriots Nation,
I would like to share some details with you on one of the most important aspects of my life so far – my educational journey. Choosing your education path can be a big decision, and sometimes that path can take a little while to find. I felt a bit lost graduating high school. It was difficult to face the seemingly endless choices of colleges and majors. The thought of having to select a major at age 17, that would shape the rest of my life, felt extremely overwhelming.
I decided to take some general classes at a local community college to get started, hoping that would also help me determine a major to pursue for a bachelor’s degree. After a few semesters, and finding I really enjoyed business and marketing classes, I decided to attend the College of Business at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. I immediately felt I had made an excellent decision and focused really hard on my coursework. I ended up graduating as the Valedictorian of the College of Business and School of Technology with a 4.0 GPA!
I now have a very fulfilling position at a local nonprofit organization, working as a Development & Events Coordinator. One highlight from my career is having organized an exciting event at a local bowling alley, and raising money for a worthwhile cause in the process. Although I did not have an exact career aspiration right away and it took me a little extra time to receive my degree, I think it is important to remember that hard work really does pay off and you truly get as much out of an experience as you put into it. Cheers and go Pats,Mary