For the last 21 years, Jennifer Howe has been enjoying a successful career at Scripps Health, a nonprofit consortium of four hospitals located in San Diego. But when she discovered StraighterLine recently, her career began to move forward in new ways.
“I started with Scripps as a Unit Secretary, went to school to get my LVN license with the goal of becoming an RN,” Jennifer tells StraighterLine. “However, bedside nursing was not to happen for me. Currently, I have been an Administrative Assistant on the Cardiology Unit, and I have enjoyed that position for almost eight years.”
How did Jennifer discover StraighterLine? It happened when she was taking one of the career development workshops that Scripps provides to its personnel.
“I decided this was a perfect option and opportunity for me to continue my education,” Jennifer explains. “In fact, I have decided to pursue my degree in Organizational Leadership. I am hoping to remain with Scripps until it is time to retire and I feel my chosen field of Organizational Leadership will be a good path to be on. My overall career goal is to be able to use my degree in a way that I can support the growth and goals of my company. And the courses I take with StraighterLine will transfer to my chosen college.”
Jennifer completed the Introduction to Business course at StraighterLine and she is now enrolled in Introduction to Psychology. “The StraighterLine courses are very convenient and the technical support is very good,” she says. “I’m not exactly super-savvy with the technology, but StraighterLine support was very patient and walked me through any questions I had.”
It’s inspiring even after 21 years at Scripps Health, Jennifer is still learning the new skills she needs to move ahead in her career. Perhaps her motivation is that she has three adult children and two grandchildren who are rooting for her.
“I would recommend StraighterLine to other students,” Jennifer adds.
StraighterLine is proud to have Jennifer Howe as our Student of the Month. We wish her every success.
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