Without encouragement from my coach to re-enroll and support me throughout the whole semester, I would have possibly put my career on hold indefinitely. Sometimes we all need a little push in the right direction! “
Stephanie was a huge part of my support system this semester along with my husband. The support I felt from a total stranger was encouraging and heartwarming. She made me feel like I can do this! She answered my questions and when I expressed to her how alone I felt the first time I attended Parkside assured me that I would not be doing this alone. She would be here every step of the way and it was absolutely what I needed.
If it wasn’t for my success coach sticking with me and taking the time to get to know me and understand my situation and help me come up with a good plan and stick with it, I wouldn’t be in school today.
I’m not too sure I’d be back at Valley without my Success Coach, She really helped me figure things out and has pushed me every step of the way. It is so nice to have the support of someone knowledgeable that comes with college. Having someone to support me with the resources I may need or even just motivation has been great.
Things are a lot different, and I’m ready to finish school so I can get my degree and get a better job making more money. I know I can do that now because of ReUp! And that’s something I never thought was ever gonna happen … not in a million years!
My coach kind of was like a fairy godmother, in a sense. She let me know, ‘Hey, I am here for you. Whether you have questions about signing up for classes or need to relearn how to do anything or just need someone to talk about the process, I am here for you.’ She has been really sweet just keeping in contact with me.
Janelle kept reaching out to me and advocated for me. I ended up getting a scholarship and her help made that possible! Now I’m back in school and getting my B.S. in computer information systems with a minor in security, which I didn’t even know existed before I talked to Janelle! I have about 2 years left to go. As long as I keep my GPA up to an A or B, my employer will reimburse me. Janelle’s keeping me on track and helping me manage my time better and budget for the future. I’m really thankful for all her help!
My Coach connects with me on a weekly or biweekly schedule which makes me accountable to my goals and commitments in order to discuss with her in our next meeting. It’s as if I can’t let her down from what I needed to do. I appreciate it because I truly do not have anyone else that wants me to succeed except my three children.
I had been just kind of lost. I was so close to finishing but it still felt so far away. It felt like someone put a giant mountain between me and the potential bachelors. I didn’t know what to do, was just stuck, or where to even begin looking for help.
Now it feels like I have a lot of options. I don’t feel quite as stressed out or anxious or worried as to what I could do, or not be able to do. It’s nice to have that kind of lifeline available, like here, here is this resource you can use. So it provides a breath of air for me. For sure.