Present Career, Career Interest and the Value of a College Education

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Present Career, Career Interest and The Value of a College Education Currently I am what some would call a receptionist, but at MD Anderson Cancer Center, my title is Senior Secretary. I am responsible for handling the front desk operations. I receive all the incoming calls for the administrative office. I take messages (paper and e-mail), distribute messages, page staff members when appropriate and assist callers in reaching the appropriate department when necessary. I greet, screen, and announce visitors and guests and direct them to the appropriate areas. I also provide administrative support to the department. I am responsible for preparing outgoing mail and taking it to Mail Services as well as picking up and distributing …show more content…
I have been in this position and with the company for four years. I enjoy the responsibility of my present career, but I would like new challenges and new opportunities. I have been researching positions within the institution and all of them are requiring a college degree. I have come to the realization that individuals with a college degree have better job opportunities and with the proper credentials land the higher-level jobs. A college education is one of the most important endeavors a person can pursue in today's time. There are many reasons to value a college education. Some reasons are to enhance knowledge or better job opportunities. Others reasons may be just for the satisfaction of completing a college degree or to be a positive role model for your children. Having a college education is a positive achievement and gives you a great sense of self-satisfaction. I am not finished with my degree plan as of yet, but I just have a great feeling inside while I am attending college. I am striving for the feeling of having accomplished a major goal. I will be the first in my family to graduate from college. I am having my struggles with being a single mother, working full time and attending school full time, but I am not giving up. I am aware that I have to be determined and dedicated. Attending colleges helps develop maturity. You learn time management. That is very important when you are an

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