My encounters on the road to Pitt Community College have been a major factor in my success today. After receiving a bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University in 2008, I lived in Beirut, Lebanon, for a year and traveled in the Middle East and Europe. Upon returning home, I spent a year-and-a-half working with children before I decided to apply to PCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program.
My time as a PCC student has been better than I could have possibly imagined. I have instructors who encourage, challenge and believe in me. They have set high expectations that will no doubt result in my being well qualified for work in the health care field.
In addition to the knowledge I have gained in the classroom, I’ve learned a great deal through my involvement on campus. Serving as president of the Student Occupational Therapy Assistant Club and participating in the Rotaract Club, have helped me to develop leadership skills and serve the community while learning more about what it means to give back.
I’m confident that when I graduate in December 2012, I will be well prepared to begin my career as an occupational therapy assistant and to succeed in life.