Tag: Spring 2023 Commencement

Bachelor’s degree takes medical assistant in a new career direction

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

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This PBSC graduate sees value in face time

By Ilene Greenfield
Megan McCarthy, who graduated this spring with an Associate in Arts degree, enjoys making connections with other people.  While enrolled at Palm Beach State College, McCarthy took classes live online, online and in person at the Palm Beach Gardens campus, but learning in person was her favorite.
“As you continue to pursue a degree or career, you will have people to talk to who understand the dedication it took to get to where you are now,” she said. … Continue reading This PBSC graduate sees value in face time

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