Celebrating our Graduates: Joua Spears

Celebrating our Graduates: Joua Spears

| By: Haase, Elijah D

Career Program: Business Management
Originally From: Kimberly
Current Residence: Black Creek
Age: 27
Attended FVTC: Spring 2019 - Fall 2021

Why did you choose to study this field?

I chose this field because business management is universal and it doesn't limit my future. I felt this suited my life best because I want to run my own business in the future, and this field has helped me learn about the ins and outs of the business.

Tell us how you came to choose FVTC for your education.

Coming to FVTC was best for me because of the flexible schedule. Prior to attending FVTC, I took a few years off school and I knew that it would be best to attend a college that allowed me to go at my own pace. For me, I also really appreciate when I can talk to instructors to further explain things. The instructors at FVTC excel in that so it was another big factor for why I chose this college.

What's been the most rewarding part of your educational journey at FVTC?

The most rewarding part hasn't been the journey but the fact that I decided to continue my education. For a long time, I was unsure of what I wanted to pursue for a career. This indecision prolonged my decision to go back to school. Once I finally started though, I regretted not going back sooner. Everyone at FVTC is so helpful and made my journey easy.

What was the most difficult part?

The hardest part was juggling work, family and school. During my halfway mark, I found out I was expecting. When I had my baby girl, I had a hard time juggling being a new mom along with school and work. Thankfully, my husband was a great supporter and would always help me out. During the newborn stages, my mom would come over to help watch my baby so I could attend class.

What will you do on graduation day or in the future to celebrate graduation?

I am going to sit back, relax and enjoy being a mom!

Tell us about your plans after graduation.

After graduation, I plan to be a stay-at-home mom. With all the spare time, I am hoping that I can do research and gather the necessary information to start an at-home business… start small with hopes to grow bigger.

One last parting thought or words of wisdom to share with others.

One quote that has stuck with me since I heard it is: "Knowledge is knowing that tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing that you shouldn't add tomato into a fruit salad." With that being said, use your knowledge wisely.