Accounting for a Better Life

Accounting for a Better Life

Spring 2016

| By: Britten, Casey

Alexis Hill came to FVTC to build a better life for herself and her family.

Tired of low-paying jobs, Alexis Hill looked to Fox Valley Technical College to make a change in her life. Through hard work and juggling family commitments with school, Hill plans to graduate this May with a double major in Accounting and Business Management.

Today, she works as an accounting assistant for Michels Corporation, an international utility, engineering and construction contractor. “I started there as an intern and was hired full time before graduation,” she states. “I’m responsible for writing reports on equipment and materials, doing payroll and reconciling our credit card statements.”

Hill credits FVTC for her success. “The classes are very hands-on and focus on giving you real skills,” she says. “The college’s resources are phenomenal, too. Faculty and staff helped me through hard times, provided me with a tutor when I struggled, and most importantly, made sure I wasn’t alone on my journey.”

A firm believer of continuing education, Hill encouraged her husband, Lamond, to enroll at FVTC. He is now in the Business Management program and playing basketball for the FVTC Foxes. Alexis also plans to continue her education in finance at a four-year institution.

Quick Facts:
- 93% graduate employment for FVTC’s Accounting program
- 98% graduate employment for the Business Management program
Fox Valley Technical College Graduate Employment Research Report, 2016