Perseverance Pays Off for Student as he Graduates and Finds Rewarding New Career
Jun 25, 2012
Steven Hancock knows the value of hard work. He recently graduated from the information systems engineering (ISE) degree program at the Knoxville Campus and has found a new career despite many challenges.
Prior to enrolling at National College, he had worked in several different industries, including construction, manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare. When he decided to enroll in college, he was looking for a career that would enable him to support his large family. Although he enjoyed working in the medical field, he was intrigued with the campus’s ISE program and especially appreciated that it was Microsoft accredited.
Despite the fact that during his time at National Steven faced many personal hardships, he managed to stay on course in his degree and persevered in working at his externship as a computer technician for DeRoyal Medical Supplies.
Not only was Steven able to gain hands-on experience at DeRoyal, he was also able to combine his interests in the medical and technology fields. He enjoyed it so much that when his externship was over, he offered to work for DeRoyal as a volunteer so he could continue learning. Impressed with the quality of his work and his enthusiasm and dedication, they hired him as a permanent member of their staff.
Steven is excited about his new career path. “It’s an enlightening situation, going from just a regular laborer with no skills to having a career,” he says. “Every day I wake up proud.”
Computer Technology: Information Systems Engineering - Associate's Degree (ISE)