“If I won the lottery, I would...”
“If I had an extra day in the week, I could use it for...”
We like to think about what we could achieve if we were lucky enough to have life change specifically to fit our needs. However, there's so much you could accomplish on your own. Instead of relying solely on luck or others, start taking steps now to work toward your goal.
“If I won the lottery, I would...”
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.
Are your family and friends confused as to why you want to do more? “You're getting a paycheck that covers your bills,” they say. “Isn't that good enough?” However, you still come home each night with that persistent voice in your mind. You know the one.
You may not notice it as you go about your day, but metal is one of the key components to our society. It comprises everything from the cars we drive to the heating systems in our homes to the appliances we use to cook food. Steel, iron, and other metals make our way of life possible. This makes welding an invaluable skill, and Ronaldo Gonzalez took the chance to learn it.
Life is more fulfilling when you know your purpose. However, it could be difficult to discover what you are meant to do when you have bills to pay, family to care for, and assorted obligations that consume any leftover time you could have had for self-reflection. That's why Rockford Career College has admissions counselors whose schedules are dedicated to helping you find your career calling.
Tuition, transportation, and time away from work may seem like hurdles too great to continue your education. However, investing in your future now could result in great long-term gains. Here are just a few ways that beginning a career program at Rockford Career College could benefit you.
Are you hesitating to start a career program because you are afraid of not finding a job after graduation? At Rockford Career College, many of our students find employment with the externship partners they trained with while still in school. Recent graduate Ashley Russell is just one of many alumni who has done this.
Struggling to stand by your New Year's resolution? If you are serious about completing a new career program this year, you could make that goal feel more manageable by breaking it down into smaller, shorter steps. The following tips could help as you start your journey toward a new profession:
One raccoon. That was all it took to change Alexis Shearer's fate. When a young raccoon's mother passed away and there was no rehabilitation center in the county to take him, Ms. Shearer stepped in to help. It was then that she knew helping animals was her passion.
“When he was about ten months old, he got sick, and no vet would see him within three hours of us,” Ms. Shearer recounts. “I ended up saving him when no vet would. He went on to be happy and healthy and is in the wild. He made me want to make a difference and specialize in wildlife.”
How many people do you see on an average day? Try to count all of the drivers and pedestrians on the roads, customers in the grocery store, and parents picking their kids up from school. The number could be so overwhelming that the people become a sea of faces rather than individuals with names. When you look at four-year universities and see thousands of students walking across campus, you might feel that you would be just a number there, too.