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11/1/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Discovery Day

Want to visit us in person? Attend Discovery Day to experience campus life at FVTC.

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11/4/2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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11/4 Quick Start: Transportation

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 5-6 p.m. Learn about Fast Forward grant programs in transportation, then complete all your admissions requirements in one visit.

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11/18/2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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11/18 Quick Start

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 5-6 p.m. Learn about Fast Forward grant programs, then complete all your admissions requirements in one visit.

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11/19/2014 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Explore Business Model Design

Own and operate your own business? Attend this free session to help you map and streamline your business model. 

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11/25/2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Speaker Series: Gary Beyer, "Insights & Inspirations"

An uplifting look at life in the face of adversity.

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12/1/2014
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Open Registration for Spring Term

Community registration for spring 2015 classes starts Monday, December 1.
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12/3/2014 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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12/3: On Campus: Concordia University Wisconsin

Thinking of transferring to Concordia University? 

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12/5/2014 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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12/5 Quick Start, Transportation

Friday, Dec. 5, 9-11 a.m. Learn about Fast Forward grant programs in transportation, then complete all your admissions requirements in one visit.

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FVTC Programs

Student Spotlight: Andrea Alstad

Student Spotlight: Andrea Alstad

Professional Communications

Oct 28, 2013

Hometown: Racine
Current Residence: Weston, WI 
Attended FVTC: June 2012 through December 2013

Why did you choose the Professional Communications program?
I have a degree from years ago and have worked in marketing my entire career. When the company I worked for closed my division, I decided to go back to school to update my skills. I did a lot of research to find a program that focused on applying new technologies to the field of communications, and something that I could complete in a relatively short time period. It’s important to keep learning about new methods and technologies in your field to stay relevant. This program has been a great fit.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?
Through the program, you are exposed to a variety of career avenues in communications. While I choose the program primarily to update my web and social media skills for marketing, I have learned skills that apply to a number of other areas in communications including instructional design, training, and grant writing. I like the fact that there are a number of directions you can go with this degree.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?
Fox Valley offered the program that I thought would be the best fit for my goals. I wanted to gain practical knowledge and experience, so an associate degree was the right choice. The Professional Communications program is entirely online so I have the flexibility to study long distance.

The whole experience of going back to school after so many years has been great. The instructors have been encouraging and positive. I find that there is a definite mix of students in the program, from those just starting out, to others like me, who have been out in the workforce for years. It helps to gain a lot of different perspectives.

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation?
Although I am keeping my options wide open, I see myself fitting well in a position in marketing and communications where I can wear many hats, such as a small firm or non-profit organization.