Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Jelissa Edwards

Student Spotlight: Jelissa Edwards

Small Business Entrepreneurship

| By: Britten, Casey T

Career Program: Small Business Entrepreneurship
Originally From: New Jersey
Current Residence: Oshkosh
Age: 28
Attended FVTC: Fall 2019-Present

Why did you choose the Small Business Entrepreneurship program?

I chose this program because I would like to successfully run my own business soon. I want to create my own schedule and do something that I enjoy, while being able to spend adequate time with my children.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?

I am learning the many aspects of owning and operating a business. There’s so much that goes on behind the scenes of running a business as well as the many reasons why startup businesses fail. Another interesting factor: small businesses make up a high percentage of available jobs in the United States.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?

I chose Fox Valley Technical College because it immediately drew me in; it offered exactly what I was looking for. It’s exciting to see a college that actually offers an associate degree in entrepreneurship. I knew that this school would offer me the resources needed to be successful.

How did Fox Valley Technical College help you change your life?

FVTC has given me the courage to continue to pursue my education and not give up. There are so many wonderful teachers and available resources that it seems almost impossible to fail.

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation?

After I graduate, I’m hoping to be fully equipped and ready to run my own business.