I worked in telecommunications for 12 years, working on everything hardware to software-related — I built computers, network closets, you name it. In the summer of 2008, I lost my job and realized no one wanted to hire me at the rate I was making and I needed to finish my degree. At first, I was just interested in testing for a few subjects and then someone told me that Texas Wesleyan incorporated them into their curriculum. When I went to talk to someone about classes, they helped me see the scholarships I could get based on my SAT score and GPA so I decided to pursue a degree here.
I’m a full-time working father that has been out of school for 10 years. If I can do this, I know other people can. My advice is to get involved because your experience is what you make it. If you want to do something besides just get your degree, Texas Wesleyan offers a lot of leadership programs. Just start talking to people and you’ll get an idea about what experiences you can get at the university.
Using Texas Wesleyan Services:
The staff at Texas Wesleyan has been great at helping me get re-acclimated to college life. A lot of the professors understand that there is a transition and have been very supportive. Through Career Services, I did a writing critique of class papers, a resume critique, a freshman forum where you could ask other students questions and seminars on learning styles and how to test. The reason it is so helpful is that you get one-on-one assistance and the Career Services staff is really taking my individual needs into consideration.
I hope to work in the technology field as a consultant so I have more flexibility to also work on community service projects. I definitely plan to use my experience and degree to give back.
Anything computer related! Advanced Networking because it keeps me abreast of new technology and equipment.
“What Color Is Your Parachute?”
Paths Forward, a leadership program operated through the Ft. Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce, WOW leadership program, and work-study program Generation Hope—program that provides laptops and training to underprivileged Tarrant County youth in sixth through eighth grade.