Graduate Highlight - Damon Hess
“Just believe in yourself,” says Rockford Career College graduate Damon Hess. “Even if you don't, pretend that you do. At some point, you will.”
Yes, the best-kept secret is that even outwardly confident, secure people sometimes wonder if they are good enough. What do they do? They push through the doubts, just like Mr. Hess did. Perhaps you are unsure if you could succeed in college because of that C in high school. Instead of worrying about that, focus on what you are good at and choose a career that matches that strength.
“In eighth grade science, I discovered I had a knack for circuitry,” recalls Mr. Hess. “From there, I was set on being an electrician.” He enrolled in RCC's electrical technician program, focusing on his strengths and receiving encouragement along the way. “Sal Alvarado inspired and motivated me to keep going and bettering myself,” he says. Today, he is employed by CR Electric, Inc., living out his passion.
If you are ever in doubt, ask yourself this: Is what you are feeling 100% accurate? We all have areas in which we could improve, but we also have our own personal strengths. Pursue your area of expertise and begin a successful career that's perfect for you.
We hope Mr. Hess' story inspired you. Whether you are interested in the electrical technician program or one of the many other programs offered at Rockford Career College, please come in and talk to us today to find your career passion. Call 888.680.6682 or submit our Request Information form to learn more.