After high school, I went straight into the workforce. I knew that I wanted things, and things cost money. I got married and had three kids, all while working as a secretary and other various administrative jobs over the years. I began working in hospitality at a local Cincinnati. To everyone’s surprise, the hotel closed its doors and I found myself out of work for the first time in more than 20 years.
I didn't know what to do or where to turn. I heard about Gateway, and with the promise of dedicated faculty and staff, I decided to apply. With my administrative experience, and looking for a career path that would be the safest, I thought that something in hospital administration might be a good fit for me. I enrolled in the Medical Assisting program and everything seemed to fall into place.
I found part time work and pursued a full time course load. With the support of the Gateway employees, I worked hard, achieved a high GPA, and was able to stay on the Dean’s list throughout my entire college career! I am still so proud of myself for accomplishing something so great.
If anyone is hesitating enrolling in classes, I recommend they follow in my footsteps. It may be overwhelming, but please don't let age determine your future or hold you back from accomplishing your goals and reaching for your dreams. I still can’t believe that after decades, I found myself at the starting line of a new career. If I can start over, and be successful, anyone can. I am more because of Gateway.
To learn more about how you can be more, visit the Gateway Admissions office.