My name is Celia Sennon and I successfully completed my Associate’s degree in Medical Assisting at ASA.
After working in retail for three years, I realized that I was not getting ahead. I wanted something better for myself and my child. It was then that I realized the only way I was going to have a successful career was obtaining a college degree. I began researching schools that offered small class sizes, flexible schedule, and teachers who worked one-on-one with students. ASA offered everything I was looking for in a college. Without a second thought, I enrolled!
As a child I always wanted to be a nurse. The idea of taking care of people when they are sick appealed to me. My research proved that the medical field was one of the fastest growing industries with regards to employment growth. I knew that a medical degree would offer me the stability I sought.
What I liked most about ASA were the instructors. They are extremely insightful, friendly, and flexible. They worked with me no matter what was going on in my life and gave me that extra push to get ahead. I will always be grateful to them!
During my final semester, I encountered my greatest challenge. I was 8 months pregnant. I had to maintain a good attendance as well as work a demanding externship! Without the help of the instructors and my family, I could not have gotten through this challenging time. I still reflect on that time and wonder how I made it through.
Last year, I attended a Career Fair hosted by ASA for its alumni. It was during this job fair that I met with my current employer Doshi Diagnostic. Two days later, they reached out to me and scheduled my very first interview! I immediately called my Career Advisor Inna Kesler. She gave me a mock interview, which was very insightful. As a result, I was able to interview with confidence. Ultimately, I was offered a job as a Medical Assistant /Front Desk with Doshi Diagnostic.
My goal is to pursue my Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. One day I will see my childhood dream come true! My advice to future and present students of ASA is, “Take ASA seriously, stay focused and never give up!”