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From Fast Food to Prestigious Hospital Career – Maria Finds the Support to Succeed

By May 13, 2024No Comments
Medical Laboratory Technician

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.
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Anderson College was a powerful steppingstone in pursuing my professional and personal goals in life. As an immigrant who moved to Canada, I came to realize that I was passionate about learning and providing therapeutic care. From working in the fast-food industry to now working in one of the most prestigious hospitals in Ontario, it all started with Anderson College.

“After completing my program, I did not face any challenges finding a job. In fact, I received several offers from LifeLabs, Pharma Medica, and Enhance Care Clinic.”


After completing my program, I did not face any challenges finding a job. In fact, I received several offers from LifeLabs, Pharma Medica, and Enhance Care Clinic.
This ease was due in large part to the fact that Anderson College has amazing instructors who thoroughly guide students, ensuring they receive the knowledge and practical skills required for real life.

During my journey, Dr. Rafik assisted me with my placement and provided me with the best guidelines and recommendations on how to work successfully within a hospital setting. Throughout my program, my instructor Ms. Simona was extremely patient despite all the challenges of having to conduct virtual classes. She managed to share her knowledge effectively and with passion. In addition, my instructor Mr. Tonmoy inspired me to learn numerous skills in phlebotomy, utilizing interactive techniques during the practical sessions.

“Anderson gave me the hope and unwavering support that was necessary for me to reach my full potential.”

Beyond clinical skills, I learned how to write a resume and develop my writing, communications, and interview skills through workshops. Anderson College’s staff were also wonderfully supportive. The finance department guided me through the OSAP application process, which enabled me to support my financial needs. The student services department was helpful, from the enrollment process all the way to giving me my diploma. Therefore, I want to express my deepest gratitude to all my instructors who guided me throughout this journey, and the staff who were consistently there to assist with my needs.

Anderson College has an amazingly diverse community to which I feel I belong. I fundamentally believe that Anderson gave me the hope and unwavering support that was necessary for me to reach my full potential. Hence, my path to achieving both my professional and personal goals in life began at Anderson College.

Maria Claudette I.

If you felt inspired by Maria Claudette’s story and are looking to launch a career focused on helping others, you can click to learn more about our Medical Laboratory Sciences programs. Or if you have other interests, you can explore one of our other 30+ leading-edge programs.

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