It all started with a visit to Anderson. Read Jovelyn’s journey, written in her own words.
My story is nothing far from each immigrant. I migrated here in Canada from the northern part of the Philippines to seize a better opportunity. I decided to take an important step to achieve a new career and set a new life goal. I came across Anderson College in a website search. It took courage for me to make contact through a simple inquiry message, which was quickly replied to by an admissions advisor. I met with her on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon and discussed with her my dreams. She graciously encouraged me that I am making the right decision and so, on a cold Monday in January, my student journey began.
Starting that day, my routine changed for the duration of my studies, from getting ready for school alongside my two young sons and working after school to make sure our basic needs were met.
From the moment the class started, I became so determined and inspired as I became acquainted with my classmates and mentors. I slowly became at ease and became adjusted to my new routine. The sleepless nights of studying and doing homework for myself and, at the same time, guiding the kids with their own homework had finally come to an end after 8 months. The last 6 weeks was a new environment as we said goodbye to our classroom friends and mentors. We had to face the real world, by applying the knowledge that we had acquired in class to further our training through internship opportunities.
“Being a working single mother of two and a student is not easy, but I thank Anderson College staff for making it possible for a student like me to achieve the dreams and goals that seemed impossible to reach.”
I was blessed and got the privilege to be placed by the school coordinator in a company that helped me develop my skills and boost my confidence. The knowledge imparted by my Anderson College mentors, the enlightening ideas with my classmates and the personal experiences from our day trips to the Immigration Refugee Board, enabled me to demonstrate good performance at my internship.
Being a working single mother of two and a student is not easy, but I thank Anderson College staff for making it possible for a student like me to achieve the dreams and goals that seemed impossible to reach. I now am a proud graduate of the Immigration Consultant program and humbled to be employed by the law firm in which I did my internship. “To God be the Glory”.