Preparing for Your Future: Jovanna Esparza

Preparing for Your Future: Jovanna Esparza

Jovanna Esparza’s tale is one of hope, perseverance, and the benefits that come from always striving to be your best.
Before enrolling in LA ORT, Jovanna was working the graveyard shift at American Apparel as a data entry clerk. It wasn’t her dream job, but it was paying the bills. However, when she had to leave that job because of a change in residency, she really struggled to find a new position. No matter how hard she looked, the openings simply weren’t there.
Rather than becoming discouraged, Jovanna took this moment in her life as an opportunity to dream bigger. She knew she would enjoy working in the medical field, and she knew the demand was high for qualified medical assistants. So when she found she qualified for financial aid she enrolled in the Medical Assistant Program without hesitation.
Once Jovanna completed her classes, it was time for her to choose an externship. For this, she went to Narineh Derafshkavan, LA ORT’s Career Services Coordinator. With a few quick phone calls, Narineh was able to place Jovanna in an externship with a doctor who also happened to be looking to hire a new employee. After completing her externship, Jovanna was hired on the spot to be a Medical Assistant.  “I couldn’t believe how easy it was for Narineh and her team to place me in a great position with a great doctor,” Jovanna said.
If it’s time for you to dream bigger with your career goals, then it’s time to get in touch with a college that can deliver. Narineh and her Career Services department will always go the extra mile to help you find employment after graduation. If you have any questions, or if you’re ready to take the first step toward a better life, contact LA ORT today.

“I know now that it is never too late to learn new things and be prepared for the future.” –Jovanna Esparza

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

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