A Graduate’s Journey

A Graduate’s Journey


“Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.”

These words, spoken by Winston Churchill, were the words Janice Martin chose to conclude her commencement speech in April of 2015. Janice had just earned her AAS Degree in Medical Office Management, and this quote is an excellent representation of her spirit of determination, hard work, and never-ending courage.

Janice moved to the U.S. from Jamaica and enrolled at LA ORT to pursue her education. She knew that her love of helping people, together with her love of science, would make her a good fit for the medical industry. After looking around at all of her options, Janice chose to study Medical Office Management and earned her degree in just one year.

As Janice says, “Life is a journey, and this is just the beginning of our journey.” After earning her AAS, Janice has several options for employment, such as Medical Office Manager, Front Office Manager, Medical Receptionist, and many more. Her journey after graduation is sure to be bright.

Like so many of our students, Janice’s success proves what can come of always keeping your “courage to continue.” No matter where you are in your life, it is where you want to be that matters the most. Never lose sight of your goals. Janice went on to say, “Los Angeles ORT College has instilled in us a tremendous fire, a passion for life, and a desire to make the world in which we live better.”

Are you helping to make the world better through your job? If you’d like to start your new journey, get in touch with an LA ORT advisor today.

LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.