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Student Spotlight: Dana Fischer

Student Spotlight: Dana Fischer

Administrative Professional and Meeting & Event Management

Aug 31, 2015

Career Programs: Administrative Professional and Meeting & Event Management
Age: 21
Hometown: Freedom
Current Residence: Freedom
Attended FVTC: Fall 2013 through May 2016

Why did you choose the Administrative Professional / Meeting & Event Management programs?
I chose to combine both programs because I equally enjoy planning and administrative work. Being able to plan all the details of events has always interested me, but it takes a high level of organization, time management, and professionalism. I felt that the Administrative Professional program helped me develop those skills to become a better event planner.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?
The most interesting aspect of my career that I have learned so far is that there are so many different options available after graduation. Administrative professionals and event managers are needed in every industry.

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?
I chose FVTC after attending a private college for a year after high school. For me, it was closer to home and allowed me to pay for college all on my own. The atmosphere of the college felt like home to me, which made FVTC a great choice. By far, it was the best career decision I made.

How did Fox Valley Technical College help you change your life?
When I came to FVTC I was at a crossroad in my life and wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do. Enrolling at FVTC changed my life by opening new doors and creating new opportunities for me. I was able to find a career field that appealed to my interests and allowed me to grow personally and professionally. Because of FVTC and the great instructors here I know I will achieve success in my future.

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation?
After graduation I hope to find a job that incorporates some administrative tasks as well as some event management. Ideally, I would like to become an executive assistant or event manager in the future.