Unforgettable Experience

Janet SuguilandaJanet Suquilanda ‘13

When I moved to CT in 2003 from NYC and left my job of 15 years I was unable to land a full-time job here in CT as an Administrative Assistant. Most jobs available were only on a part-time basis. That’s when I decided to change my career and after having my third son.

Once he was in preschool I started to volunteer, then I was hired to substitute while attending college. My new career was Early Childhood Education. While I went to school I landed a job in the computer lab on campus, where I was given the opportunity to study and complete my assignments while working and helping out other students.

I had the pleasure of meeting wonderful staff who helped me achieve my goals, especially Landi Hou, who was the staff assistant in the computer lab. Dr. Ijey was also a wonderful coordinator to the program and teacher. I would not have done it without any of these wonderful people.

I graduated in 2013 and now I am a teacher assistant for Community Renewal Team doing exactly what I wanted to do. Believe it or not, when I was a child I always pretended to be a teacher and I achieved that dream. And now my son is attending MxCC. Thanks, MxCC, for this opportunity, especially at my age.