When Anthony Eiland was growing up, his parents, who were both college graduates, instilled education as being key to success.
Nathaniel Smith is a licensed professional counselor, cognitive behavioral therapist, anger management and anxiety specialist.
A desire to make a career change led LeAnn Lewis to pursue a master’s degree in comparative literature and cultural studies from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Lewis teaches English and French at Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Arnold Middle School in Grand Prairie.
“I pursued the degree because I felt I needed the credentials to go where I wanted to go,” said Melanie Mills, a licensed pastoral counselor and temperament therapist.
“I truly enjoy getting up and going to work every day and counseling my clients,” said Chad Ruback.
Entrepreneurial spirit has led Juma to overcome two business failures and launch Quantifye, an online consulting marketplace that lets businesses create projects, hire consultants, and mange those projects from start to finish.
As criminals get smarter, those that work in criminal justice and law enforcement get wiser. The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that job growth from 2012-2022 is projected at 11 percent.
“The ability to finally take everything I learned over those years and apply it to helping children with special needs,” Miriam Fartook said about the biggest reward for earning her master’s degree.
Toni Light wanted to be a doctor but enjoyed college a little too much to pursue that career choice and, instead, earned a degree in advertising and public relations.
Rob Blakeney explored different career options and decided to earn his master’s degree in business so could pursue his true passion, finance and investments.
The Dallas / Fort Worth area has been known for its ability to bounce back as shown in the most employment figures from the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“Make sure you are clear on your purpose about why you’re going to school. You only have one life, have a purpose in what you do,” says Marina Sbrochi.