Why I Chose IT
Like many people I was unsure what I wanted to do with my life upon leaving high school. After taking a year off I decided to follow in the footsteps of some of my family members and work with technology. It seemed a good way to ensure I could not only pay my bills but enjoy what I do on a day-to-day basis. Upon going to college, I faced some difficulties with the first school I attended telling me the program I wanted to join didn’t exist and the second school shutting down with my credits not being transferable. For me, third time really was the charm, and in 2017 I was able to go back for the degree I wanted. Thanks to the wonderful teachers and staff I had access to more resources than ever before and was able to get help with signing up for classes and financial aid. Since I was working full time and attending school part time, I was still taking classes when covid first shut everything down. I was working and attending classes remotely which made it difficult for me to concentrate and get things done on time. Plus, not being in the same room as my teachers made it more difficult to schedule time to meet with them to get answers to the questions I had. Thankfully, in the spring of 2021 I was able to graduate with honors and begin looking for a permanent position in my field. That fall I got a job at Tech Lab and began the next leg of my journey. Now I get to go to a job I enjoy and spend my time working in an ever-evolving field that will allow me to continue learning for the rest of my life.