Graduate Highlight - Jennifer Messenger
Earning a higher salary. Fulfilling a personal goal. Having more opportunities for growth. These are just some of the common reasons why people make career changes. However, recent Rockford Career College graduate Jennifer Messenger sought a new career for an entirely different purpose: to be an exemplary role model for her children.
“I love helping people,” says Ms. Messenger, “but I decided to go back to school to show my kids that you can do anything you set your mind to, if you're willing to put in the hard work!” She lived up to her promise by completing RCC's medical assistant program. Ms. Messenger completed her externship at SwedishAmerican and graduated from our program in December of 2018. Currently, she works for Rockford Biological Associates, demonstrating for her children how to put others first every day.
Ms. Messenger's parenting strategy is supported by statistical trends. According to certified parenting educator Audrey Krisbergh, “Children whose parents have succeeded in school tend to meet with academic success themselves and stay in school longer than children whose parents dropped out of school.”1 By continuing her education and reaching her career goals, it is possible that Ms. Messenger has instilled a love of learning in her family for generations to come. Whether you are a parent or not, we believe that you could positively influence others by pursuing your career and educational dreams as well.
We hope Ms. Messenger's story inspired you. Whether you are interested in the medical assistant 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.
1 Krisbergh, A. (n.d.). Being a role model—the promise and the peril. The Center for Parenting Education. Retrieved from https://centerforparentingeducation.org/library-of-articles/focus-parents/role-model-promise-peril/