Busy adult's path to graduation

Dayna Pearson

Dayna Pearson

Office Professional technical diploma graduate

‘Keep Calm and Graduate’

Those words of advice to future students were Dayna Pearson’s motto “from day one” at NWTC.

Like many students who juggle work, college, and life, Pearson learned to prioritize. “It is tough to work and go to school at the same time,” said the 2016 Office Professional program graduate. “If you put your mind to it and work hard, you will succeed.”

Pearson’s path to graduation was made easier with the support of NWTC staff and services. “There are many people and resources to help. There is counseling, student advisers, program advisers, and faculty advisers. That is just a start.”

Pearson also praised NWTC Career Services. “They do an awesome job to help prepare you to land the job of your dreams,” she said.

In the Office Professional program, Pearson learned the basic skills to work in any office setting. “That opens up a lot of doors,” she said. “The options are endless with this program.”

Currently employed at an area printing company as a full-time customer service representative, Pearson’s position started with an internship while an NWTC student. “I was actually able to do a sponsorship program with them, and they helped pay for my schooling.”

Pearson acknowledges that college isn’t always easy. “It’s not meant to be easy,” she said. “It is stressful at times, but just keep going. NWTC is a comfortable place to learn. There are many opportunities on campus to learn and grown as an individual.”

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