When it comes to Kelli Fischer’s educational journey, you could say the third time is the charm.
After graduating high school from Port Washington, Wisconsin, Kelli started school at a local four-year university but stopped after one year.
“I was interested in my chosen major but I could tell it wasn’t my passion,” Kelli said. “I took a year to work full time, save money and figure out what I wanted to do next.”
The following year Kelli started to enroll in another school. Before completing the paperwork, she recognized again that she wasn’t feeling a connection to the school. On her third try, she made a connection with FVTC despite campus being 90-plus miles away from home.
“A friend suggested I check out FVTC and I saw I could do the Marketing program online,” Kelli said. “I had prior online classes and I liked them. I was working and I knew I could stay on top of things.”
Kelli considers herself organized and credits her FVTC instructors for taking organizational skills to a different level.
“The instructors would post a video or post a presentation for the week ahead,” Kelli said. “You knew the expectations and sometimes you could work ahead to accommodate your schedule.
“My teachers were so helpful. If you had a question, they responded quickly. I had experiences with other classes before FVTC where I’d have to wait for a response.”
Graduating with an associate degree in Marketing, Kelli is already one month into a new position as a marketing coordinator at a West Allis, Wisconsin, company.
“I will work on updating their website, blogs and search engine optimization.” Kelli said. “I’m happy I kept searching until I found FVTC. I’m ready for this new job.”