Here at Globe University-La Crosse, we are lucky to have students from many different backgrounds, but we experienced a first on our campus with some recent graduates.
Two of our alumni are mother and daughter, and both graduated with an associate degree from our medical assistant program. On campus, we watched the loving and fun dynamic between them. We saw them be each other’s cheerleaders and help one another through their programs.
Their parallel stories don’t stop there: they both also landed positions at Mayo Clinic Health System; one in Rochester, Minnesota, and the other in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Stacy Beardmore, the mother of the duo, graduated in December 2014 and is now a medical assistant in the cardiology department at Mayo Health Systems-La Crosse. Kayla Smith, Stacy’s daughter, graduated in September 2014, and now works as a clinical assistant at Mayo in Rochester.
Stacy and Kayla shared some advice with current students and fellow graduates of Globe University.
“Start applying right away, and do not wait until you graduate,” Stacy said. “I started applying for medical assistant positions at Mayo Clinic Health System three quarters before I graduated.” Stacy actually landed her career at Mayo a quarter before even graduating!
Kayla shared some great tips for interviewing that helped her land her position in her field. “Utilize a lot of smiling and eye contact in an interview,” she said. “It shows confidence and that you truly want the job.”
Congratulations to this successful and amazing family team!