Arlene Sanchez, photo provided by Arlene Sanchez
Every year, students who are within 30 credits of
The following essay is by Arlene Sanchez, who is in the B.S. in Health Information Management program.
What the ACE Scholarship Meant to Me
Life leads you to interesting places—fun places and sometimes scary places. Sometimes scary situations are not scary at all, they are just challenging and push us to our limits. This is a good thing. Similar to the body when exercising, it is pushed to its current limit, but a push each day can lead to
The beginning of 2017 was a great new start. It was great to be back in my third semester of school, flexing my intellectual muscles. I was and
With a career in the medical field as an Office Manager, I have been managing employees for about eleven years. It has been an interesting journey getting to know employees and learning how to motivate them to excel in their positions, as well as their life goals. Employees need to know employers care for
Growing up, I was not taught how to dress to work in an office. I remember my first manager (who later became my mentor) teaching me how to present myself and guiding me through the hoops of medical office management. This included learning how to dress, how to carry
The honeymoon phase of the first semester is a distant memory today. 101 classes felt so easy. Now I come upon those late nights, writing a paper or reading a chapter, and I look up at the ceiling feeling so tired and depressed about getting a low grade or missing deadline for a paper and I wonder why I even started this journey in the first place.
What was I thinking? I could be sleeping. I could be out with friends! or spending time with family!
I have to go to work in the morning… but I need to finish this paper…
That moment right there, “but I need to finish,” is what I hold on to and what keeps me going. The need… the necessity… I do not want… I need to finish. I learned how to feel responsible for finishing what I started. I learned the true meaning of ‘no pain, no gain.’ Nothing will ever be as sweet as the fruits of my accomplishments. This concept I try to teach my mentees, but I start with teaching them first about discipline. Your work must be consistent