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A Leap of Faith Propels Student to His Dream Career



Jan 26, 2015

Lexington Campus student Jeremiah Mitchell has his future all ironed out thanks to American National University’s radio and television broadcasting training. His long-term aspirations are becoming a reality, and his contagious enthusiasm is proof that you can make your dreams come true if you’re willing to take risks. 

Jeremiah was a forklift operator with a local manufacturing company when he began to realize there must be something better for him. “I had a solid future with the company, but I had this nagging feeling all the time - I wanted something more – something I loved,” he explained. “My fascination with electronics, software, cameras, video production – that is where I wanted to be. I felt so strongly about my future career choice that I resigned from my job and started looking for training in the industry.” 

Jeremiah was inspired to check out National by a friend who had been through the same program. “Before I knew it he had his own studio and was doing video productions for clients,” Jeremiah said of his friend. “I’ve tried working for someone else, but I want my own business.” 

His dream is to produce both videos and stills for a wide variety of clients, custom tailoring them to the clients’ specific needs. “This will keep my work fresh and challenge me – keep me at my creative best,” he explained. “When you start out, you have to establish your name and your work, so I plan on doing a fair amount of free work. Great work speaks for itself and word-of-mouth is the best advertisement you can have.”

Jeremiah’s exuberance about his future is reflective of his drive and determination. “I have big plans for the future, but I’m taking it one step at a time,” stated Jeremiah, who has his eye on enrolling in the business administration-management program next. “My time here has been wonderful – everyone is so helpful, dedicated to our success, and always available. I’m learning my craft every day, and that is preparing me for a wonderful career!” 

Student Jeremiah Mitchell resigned from his job to pursue his dream of owning his own video production studio.

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