Success Stories: Anna
For this week’s blog, we want to take a moment to tell you a story. It’s a story of a young woman who, with determination and self-confidence, created for herself a very bright future. It’s a story of hope and success – and it just might be your story some day.
When Anna first came to the US, she was not fluent in English. Knowing how valuable good English skills would be, she enrolled at LA ORT and attained the solid English skills she needed to secure a job as a clerk. This accomplishment alone is a huge success. But Anna’s story doesn’t stop here.
Anna felt unfulfilled in her job. She wanted to go further, to push herself harder, and to accomplish even greater goals. When she heard that her employer was looking to hire someone in the accounting department, she jumped on the opportunity.
She came back to LA ORT and got her AAS Degree in Accounting. By working full-time and going to school in the evenings, Anna graduated in just one year. In a recent speech at LA ORT’s commencement ceremony, Anna noted how helpful the staff were in guiding her along the way: “The great thing about Los Angeles ORT College is that everything is available to students, everything from financial aid department, admissions, business, career services department, and the registrar. These people help us out in any way they can. They also guide us to a great path. Now it’s all up to us if we follow that path.”
Anna is now working as a payroll administrator and truly loving her job. LA ORT gave her the tools she needed to get a job in accounting, and as Anna puts it, “If you are equipped with the necessary tools to be successful in life, you will never go wrong.”
Anna’s story is not unique. In fact, many of our graduates share a similar experience. Students like Anna prove just how much they can accomplish when they set their minds to it.
So what’s your story? As Jim Rohn said, “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
To start the next chapter of your story, get in touch with one of our LA ORT Advisors today.