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.
I always knew I wanted to go to a postsecondary school, but I had no clue what area of study to focus on. I saw an ad for Anderson College and decided to look into it.
After asking for more information about the Intra Oral Dental Assistant (IODA) program, I received a call from Abby inviting me to come in, talk with her about the program and take a tour around the school. It was the push I needed to decide what I was going to do with the rest of my life. I applied and was accepted into the program. At the time, I knew this was a very in-demand field so I knew it would be a great idea and there was lots of room for furthering my career after graduation.
“After three weeks of placement, I was offered a full-time job as a chair side assistant to the head doctor at my office.”
During my time at Anderson, and even after I graduated, Jackie Sage was always there pushing me to do better and supporting me. She sent out extra study material for the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB) exam and was always there to answer any questions. After three weeks of placement, I was offered a full-time job as a chair side assistant to the head doctor at my office. I currently still work there with that doctor and have been accepted into a dental hygiene program!
“Thanks to Anderson College I was the first person in my family to graduate from a postsecondary school.”
Thanks to Anderson College I was the first person in my family to graduate from a postsecondary school and the support I received gave me the courage to go back to school and further my career in my field of study. To anyone not sure of where they want to attend school or what they want to do after high school, I always tell them to take a look at the programs offered by Anderson College.
If I could give any advice to people thinking about attending Anderson, I would say “Take the jump and apply; you will not regret the time you spend here, and the staff will do everything in their power to help you succeed.”
If you felt inspired by Margo’s story and are looking to launch a a dental career, you can click to learn more about our Intra Oral Dental Assistant 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, shall we?