Focus on Alumni: Tom Clark
Q&A with Marketing Grad Tom Clark
The 41-year-old from Appleton and 1995 graduate of Fox Valley Technical College’s Marketing program is enjoying a career as an executive vice-president of preconstruction for Faith Technologies.
What first brought you to FVTC?
After high school I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with my career. Fox Valley Tech had a wide variety of reputable programs to choose from, and I knew I could get a quality education and enter the workforce in less time than attending a four-year college.
What did you enjoy most about the marketing program?
The instructors. I wouldn’t be where I’m at in my career without the expertise of the instructors at Fox Valley Tech. What they teach is practical experience, and that is something I could immediately apply in the workforce.
Why are your skills so valued in the workplace today?
I’m part of a team at Faith Technologies that is results driven. By starting my college education with practical, real world applications, it was clear to focus on solutions, not theories. That knowledge was instrumental in advancing into my new role as an executive vice-president from a former position as director of marketing.
What advice can you give others about selecting a college today?
So often today there is a focus on young adults graduating from high school having to exactly know what they want to do with their life. I went to Fox Valley Tech not knowing what I wanted to do with my career, but I ended up finding my direction, receiving an outstanding education and working in a fun career as a result of going there.