Finding the right school to meet your personal needs and interests may seem like alot of work but really all it takes is some research. Computers, catalogs, and the telephone can all assist you in finding the information that you need to find a place where you feel like you belong and none of it is very hard. When trying to decide whether or not to attend school after high school you may feel overwhelmed or even afraid, but meeting with admission advisor along with getting information on financial aid will show you that when you find the right school you will know. For me personally, transportation is an issue. I do not have reliable transportation to and from school everyday. My boyfriend uses his uncle’s Jeep, but my schooling will last almost two years. Will he still be using the Jeep in two years so that I can get to school? Who knows. This is why I have contacted a bus service to find out if transportation can be provided to me by their business.Money is also a factor, that is why I have set up an appointment with a financial aid adviser who will let me know what I am eligible for. Finally, finding a school that I feel is of a good name and posses all the things I feel I will need to help me succeed is important to me. Who wants to go to a school where they will awake every morning dreading school because the faculty is boring. In this case I have gone to the school and met some faculty and had a meeting with the admissions adviser. He told me about the teacher who would be teaching me and even showed me her picture. At a glance I could tell she was fun. He told me her motto is, “If you do not have fun when learning, what is the point?” I thought this was going to be fun and seeing her picture and learning how she was a nurse in the army got me excited about getting to know her and have her teach me her skills. Finding a school that meets your needs is not hard, but there is some work involved on your side of the fence.
First, do some research. Use the computer and do a search, such as “colleges” or “schools” in your area. It is made pretty easy to find information about a school using a computer. I already had one in mind in a nearby town and found it on the Internet. There was not any information about their programs on the site itself but I filled out a short information block which included what programs I wanted information on and my phone number. I thought the information would be sent in the mail but to my surprise I received a phone call the next morning from the admissions adviser from Mcann School Of Business And Technology. He asked me about my current situation, which was that I just had a baby five months ago, was not working, and had no real transportation that I could depend on. He was very nice and understanding. He asked me if I could come to the school for a brief meeting to obtain some information and I said yes. Now, if I would have put it off I would probably never had gone, but although I was still alittle unsure about returning to school I said yes and gave it a shot. I was to meet with him at ten forty-five in the morning two days later.
When I arrived I walked over to a door where many people stood outside on their break. I peered inside and saw that this was not the entrance that led to the main office so I looked at the group of people, although I was nervous, and asked which entrance led to the main office. Everyone seemed so nice and a man actually walked me to the entrance, took me inside, got me signed in, and was very nice to me. Things looked good. The inside was nice too and the people at the main office were helpful. I met with the admissions adviser and he took me through everything about the school and even helped me decide what program I wanted to take, Medical Assisting. I felt like I was getting somewhere. He showed me around, gave me a twelve minute test, which I did above average on, and introduced me to the woman who took care of the financial aspect of the process. I go back in to days to see if I am eligible for financial aid. The admissions adviser was so helpful and the atmosphere in the school was pleasant. It seemed like a place I would enjoy learning.
Finding a school that is right for you is important because you will do your best work in a place that you feel comfortable and wanted in. I liked all of the people I met and all of the schools little perks such as, a ninety-five percent to one hundred percent job placement rate in finding graduates a job in Medical Assisting in the last five years, Friday Plus, which means students have Fridays off but the school is open to students who may need to utilize help or a computer, hands on experience and extern-ships, and a lifetime of help finding a job. Yes, even when I am forty years old I can go back to Mcann and get my resume thrown back into circulation, which in turn would help me find a job. I thought that was great! It seemed like a great school. If I decide to go I am sure I will be very happy there.
Finding your school means stepping up and doing research, making phone calls, filling out paperwork, and doing all the things that are expected of you. You can not slack and say you will try tomorrow. Find the right school for you today! It is not difficult and it is so worth it. Earning a degree will allow you to always have something to fall back on, like a support. You will always be qualified for a job. Do what interests you and most of all do not make any rash decisions. Check out more than one school and then make a decision. It will be worth the small amount of work, trust me.