In celebration of our convocation 2023, and the opportunity for us to finally be together and celebrate in person after three years, we asked our graduates to share their Anderson College experience.
Asking, “How has Anderson College changed your life?” prompted over a hundred submissions … this is one of those extraordinary student stories.
We hope this reflection moves you, as it has our Anderson family, and inspires you to ever embrace the career and life you imagine and, truly, deserve.
Before 2022, I never thought that I would have the opportunity to go back to school to continue my education, better myself and broaden my horizons. However, after seeing that my mother was able to go back to school and, within a single year, graduate with a diploma, get a job making more than she ever had, and rent a new house independently, I thought to myself, “This is something I need to do for my future self. If she can do it while raising three kids, then I can do it working full time”.
“I decided to look into the fast-tracked courses that were offered at Anderson College and focused on enrolling in the IT Technician program.”
I decided to look into the fast-tracked courses that were offered at Anderson College and focused on enrolling in the IT Technician program, at the Windsor campus, as soon as possible.
While figuring out how to enrol, I called the office and was put in contact with an extremely helpful staff member named Sarah. She explained to me in more depth about the courses that were offered, how they worked, and when they started. I was eager to begin right away but, unfortunately, I lacked the necessary funds to enrol.
Sarah sat down with me and gave me some insight into the financial aid programs offered to students. She helped me figure out a rough estimate of cost for the IT technician program and showed me how to apply for financial aid online myself. After applying for OSAP and getting approved by the Campus Director, I was able to enrol and start my post-secondary education.
“I’ve currently been enrolled in the program for almost 8 months and have gained a wealth of knowledge about the IT field.”
I’ve currently been enrolled in the program for almost 8 months and have gained a wealth of knowledge about the IT field. This, in turn, has allowed me to advance in my workplace now that I can manage more responsibilities and bring greater value to the company. Not only have I been learning about IT tech, but I also got to take a financial course which gave me more financial information than I ever learned about before, covering topics from credit and loans to the stock market.
Being enrolled at Anderson College has enhanced many aspects of my life. This includes moving up in the workplace, having a good sense of good versus bad debt, and has improved my overall daily life, as I now have more goals to conquer and a great support team that is there for me.
If you felt inspired by Austin’s story and are looking to launch your IT career you can click to learn more about our IT Technician program. Or if you have other interests, you can explore one of our other 30+ leading-edge programs.
When you’re ready to train and embrace the next level of your career, we can help you navigate the steps along the way. Book your virtual appointment with one of our supportive Admissions Advisors today and let’s get you started!