Changing careers takes perseverance, resourcefulness, and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone. Jessica Aravena has these qualities to spare. A medical assistant for nearly 20 years, she will embark on a cybersecurity career, prepared with a Palm Beach State College bachelor’s degree in information management that she earned as a spring 2023 magna cum laude graduate.
Aravena, the first person in her Cuban-American family to earn a bachelor’s degree, had set out to become a nurse. … Continue reading Bachelor’s degree takes medical assistant in a new career direction
From Contact magazine, Winter 2014-15
If anything defines today’s college students, it’s their goal to graduate with a job, a career-track job. But a good job in a student’s field of interest doesn’t happen by accident. It requires a college curriculum that matches employers’ needs. It also helps if these same employers are involved in developing the job candidates they want to hire.
Luckily, Palm Beach State College students have more than 400 local business partners in their corner. … Continue reading A Strong Fabric: How business partners boost student success