After years of working various retail jobs and then staying home to raise her three kids, Amanda Gauthier decided it was time to get some career training.
She had no post-secondary education and was nervous about going back to school in her 30s. She also struggled with “mom guilt” for taking on this new challenge while her children were still very little. Her youngest was not even school age yet.
But she was passionate about helping people and ready to pursue a new path. So she took the plunge and enrolled in the Community Services Worker program at Herzing College.
It was a decision that changed her life.
We spoke with Amanda recently to learn about her experience with the course, the instructor, and the internship.
Here are the highlights of our conversation.