Are Your Fears Stopping You From Pursuing Your Dreams?
Like so many others, Juan Hernandez was not sure what life had in store for him. He graduated from high school and had no clue what his next steps should be. Then he got a phone call that would change his life forever.
After speaking with an LA ORT representative, Juan decided to enroll in the Digital Media Associate Degree program. With this degree, he could pursue many different job opportunities such as graphic design, web design, or desktop publishing.
Juan was excited to start this next chapter of his life, but he was also more than a little apprehensive. “I knew I was entering a whole new world, one that I had never lived and been on before,” Juan said. Like most beginning LA ORT students, Juan had a lot of questions and fears. What would the classes be like? Would he be able to keep up with the workload? Would he make friends in his program?
Despite his fears, Juan started classes at LA ORT, and within just a few short weeks he felt completely at home. He found his peers to be “compassionate, upbeat, curious, respectful, and highly talented people.” At his graduation speech in April of 2015, Juan spoke to his fellow graduates about his optimism for the future: