Worth the Effort
Sep 04, 2012
Chikako Marshall, who earned her administrative office professional associate’s degree from the Florence Campus in 2006, is working as an administrative specialist for Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance.
Chikako, who came to America from Japan in 1998, worked on the Army base where her husband was stationed for a while but when they relocated back to Northern Kentucky she had trouble finding a job. “A degree was a requirement at most places so I decided to go back to school,” she said.
She checked around the area for schools and found National College just a few minutes away from her home. She decided National was the college for her because the administration and instructors were kind and welcoming. “I was comfortable,” she recalled.
Chikako worked while going to school and was hired by Mitsubishi in a part-time position before she graduated. Chikako said that her accounting and computer skills that she obtained in her program at National are vital to her job at Mitsubishi. Following graduation she was promoted to a full-time job and she continues to use those skills today. She will also be using the knowledge that she gained in her classes when she takes the naturalization test to become a U.S. citizen in the near future.
Chikako said that National College has changed her life 100%. “I have a job that I always wanted. Working in an office was where I always imagined myself and I got it!” she said proudly. “Definitely go back to school and get an education,” she encourages others. “It might be kind of tough when you have kids—especially while working-- but it’s worth it.”