Graduate Pursues Second Degree to Land her Dream Job
Jun 08, 2012
Prior to enrolling at National College, Florentina Hunt (pictured) was employed for many years in the fast-food industry. "I had dreams of working in accounting, but I needed to [work to] support my family,” she said.
After many years of working hard in a very challenging environment, both mentally and physically, Florentine realized that it was time to make a career change. “The job I was in was slowly but surely stealing my health."
Florentina learned of the many career opportunities at National College through her daughter who is working at the Lexington Campus as an admissions representative. With her daughter’s support, she decided to pursue her dreams and enrolled in the business administration-accounting degree program in 2009.
"I've always loved numbers and mathematics. It was my favorite subject in school and a career in accounting seemed like a perfect fit for me," Florentina said. She finished the associate’s degree program in 2011 and rolled right into the bachelor’s program which she will finish later this year in November.
She was especially fond of her instructors for helping her be successful in her program. “[The] instructors actually work in accounting and they bring practical, real-life instruction to their students. They provide lots of one-on-one instruction and a hands-on approach that makes the material understandable and, in turn, makes learning enjoyable.”
Florentina is currently working for a local accounting firm and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of her job. "National College gave me a chance to follow my dream career.”
Accounting: Business Administration Accounting - Associate's Degree (BAA)