Time to Change Your Life? 3 Students Share How They Changed Theirs

Each student comes to Globe University for unique reasons. Perhaps a typical college experience did not work for him or her, or maybe their passion was in a specialized career field, but whatever the reason is, most times it ends with the same result: an improved and rewarding career. Globe University-Green Bay prides itself on being a career college that provides hands-on experience, career preparedness interwoven into the curriculum and our “we care” mission. We would like to share three very special stories of students who needed to shift gears and head in a different direction in life.

Barb Sommers in the Business Administration program

Business administration student, Barb Sommers

I was in a place in my life where I needed a change. I’ve been working for the same company for over 10 years with very little opportunity for advancement. I was very unsure if going back to school at this point in my life would do any good, but within the first couple weeks of classes, I knew I had made the right decision. I have gained not only knowledge with my education at Globe, but confidence that the Associate degree in Business Administration I’m pursuing will help me either advance with my company, or go after other business opportunities. My goal is to finish my degree, advance or find new opportunities in the workplace, and better myself as a person. I think it’s important when pursuing your goal with education to go after it with confidence and never look back. Globe has given me the confidence I needed.

Jaime Dion in the Criminal Justice program

Criminal justice student, Jaime Dion

While growing up, I was a notorious people-pleaser. As a result, I acquired a bachelor’s degree in a field I was not passionate about but pursued in order to make family members proud. Coming back to school to obtain an Associate degree in Criminal Justice is personally symbolic of a journey that strengthened and stretched my confidence in my abilities and aspirations. No matter the duration and intensity of trials and time, enduring such circumstances are worth it when pursuing a dream.

Mary Knaus in the Veterinary Technology program

Basically, my life was not going the way I wanted it to, my job wasn’t what I wanted it to be and my whole world was changing around me as I was powerless to stop it. As part of my own mental recovery, I watched Dr. Phil religiously to gain the know-how on handling the outside world, and I saw a commercial for Globe University and the vet tech program. I went online, sent an email, met with an admissions rep, and the next thing I know, I am on my way to pursuing a dream. I call it my “early mid-life crisis.” Others buy a sports car or get a tattoo. Me—I go back to school for an education. The possibilities are endless for me, and I do not plan on stopping until I have a No-Kill shelter of my own, a foundation for the protection of endangered species, and a rehab center for abused and injured animals. They do not have a voice, and I want to be one for them.