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Medical Assisting Student Develops Professionalism as a Federal Work Study

Nov 17, 2014

Andrea Garrett came to the Lexington Campus and enrolled in the medical assisting program after working in child care for twelve years.  While she’s enjoying the challenging courses she’s taking in her program at American National University, she feels that she’s also learning a lot from her role as a federal work study student in the Lexington Campus’s career center.

“Ever since I've been working in the career center as a work study, I have learned so much about myself and what it takes to work in a professional office environment,” said Andrea, who assists career center director Cheryl Howell with creating documents using Microsoft Excel and Word. She also greets visitors to the career center and helps Cheryl keep the center running smoothly.

Andrea feels the skills that she’s developing will be a great asset when she begins working as a medical assistant, a field that often includes responsibilities in the front office, as well as in the clinical side of a practice. “Working in the front office will be much easier applying what I’ve learned here,” she explained. “I thank American National University and the people that work here for giving me this opportunity.”

Federal work study student Andrea Garrett (right) is pictured in the Lexington Campus career center with career center director Cheryl Howell (left).

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