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Student Blossoms at National, Lands her Dream Job

Jun 15, 2012

Bristol campus graduate April Waldrop (pictured) was a shy, introverted recent high school graduate when she came to the Bristol Campus. Feeling that she would get lost in the crowd of a large university, April chose National because of the small class sizes and one-on-one instruction. “I knew I really needed to open up more in order to do what I wanted in life,” says April. She had always been interested in the medical field and decided to enroll in the medical assisting degree program. The small class sizes made her feel more comfortable and gave her the confidence to express herself.

Prior to graduation, April sought out the assistance of Career Center Director Meredith Jones. She had never been on an interview and had no idea what to expect. “[Meredith] did several mock interviews with me and it really prepared me for the real thing.” It only took two interviews before April landed her dream job. She now works as a medical assistant for Pulmonary Associates of East Tennessee. Her duties include collecting patients’ medical histories and vitals signs as well as front office procedures. “I love my job and the people I work with, and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for National College.”

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