Emily Rock – Student Highlight

Emily Rock is a Business Administration/Accounting student at WVJC Online. Previously a WVU student in their Dental Hygiene program, Emily realized that she did not feel like she was on the path that she wanted her life to go down. She really wanted to find a place where she could be happy, with a supportive community around her. When thinking about how her life has changed, Emily said, “Thankfully, WVJC has been the perfect fit for me and has helped me open up, become more excited to learn, and find a career path that suits my skill set.”

Her transfer was certainly a noticeable and welcome change in her life. “My favorite part of attending WVJC is being able to experience a proper school setting while still being online. Despite never seeing my teachers or classmates face to face, I have felt incredibly close and welcomed by all. I am able to form great connections with everyone to create an environment stronger than an in-person setting, which was so much more than I could ask for. When I first applied to this school, I was not expecting to receive as much support as I did, but I am so fortunate that I have had the opportunity to feel accepted in such a way thanks to WVJC.”

Emily began taking her courses in November 2020 and has gained some favorite instructors during her time with WVJC Online. “Lisa Frank and Dustin Blankenship are both very wonderful teachers that I have been honored to learn from so far in my time with this school.” Though she solely interacts with her instructors online for her program, she still feels just as connected to them. Their support is tangible! “I always was able to have wonderful conversations through email with them and have never been disappointed with any help I have been given. They are both very supportive and motivating teachers. I am fortunate to be able to learn from both of them, as each teacher has left a wonderful impact on me. At the moment, both of my classes are taught by Dustin, which I am thankful for, and I look forward to the next time I am able to interact with Lisa again.”

If you are interested in learning more about the fast-track programs and student-centered learning experience offered by WVJC Online, request information here!

Lindsey Price – Graduate Highlight

“I chose WVJC because they offer great, detailed programs to assist with giving you a kick start to your career! I also loved the flexibility of the online programs, because I was able to take care of my son, while also working towards my degree and working full time.”

Lindsey was a graduate of WVJC’s Business Administration-Accounting program. Lindsey knew she wanted to increase her knowledge of the business field, with a specific focus on not only the administrative side, but the accounting side as well.

The business field was not Lindsey’s first vision when thinking about her future. She started her college career with Penn State in 2006, after graduating high school. Lindsey was an English major at Penn State, but found it difficult to juggle the responsibilities of figuring out the adult world while also trying to earn her degree. She decided to take a step back from school to focus on establishing a stable job.

Lindsey was able to earn a full-time job with Mylan Pharmaceuticals and, after gaining more work experience, decided she was ready to go back to school. Lindsey put English to the side this time around and decided to continue her education in the business field.

Lindsey chose WVJC because it allowed her to continue working full-time and take care of her son through the flexibility of our online programs. She had support through her instructors who were able to help make her experience a great one.

Career Prep, a class offered here at WVJC, was Lindsey’s favorite course throughout her time. She knew the course would be very beneficial to her long-term career success, as she was able to learn how to properly make a cover letter, resume, and reference list to help with her career search.

After graduating, Lindsey was able to apply the skills she learned in Career Prep, and has now found her ideal job, assisting students with their career placement right here at WVJC as a Career Management Director!

Her career goals for the next five years include still working at WVJC and being able to excel and grow within the company. Lindsey would love to continue her education by getting more certifications, such as a Human Resources certification.

As far as her personal goals, Lindsey hopes to be married and hopefully adopt a child in the future.

Lindsey refers WVJC to anyone thinking of going to school, because of the positive experience she had.

For more information on our online Business Administration-Accounting program, as well as other programs offered at WVJC – click here!

Business Administration/Accounting Graduate – Jordan Corley

As a 2007 graduate of Lewis County High School, Jordan Corley always dreamed of being a police officer.  She even earned an associate degree in Criminal Justice to aid in her goal.  In this world, life can throw curve balls.  The ball that life threw this time was when Jordan learned of her pregnancy. Being a soon to be mother, she was faced with a decision, and she decided not to pursue a life in law enforcement. Shortly after, she gave birth to Zander, who is now 9 years old.

Jordan Corley and children

Jordan was working at a local Dairy Mart and had just given birth to her second son, Elijah when she decided that it was time to go back to college.  What was she to do?  She had always been interested in the business field, so she figured she would give it a try.  She called WVJC Online and enrolled in the Business Administration/Accounting Program when baby Elijah was just 3 months old but life was still difficult for Jordan.  She had two young children, a job, and was now taking on a full time Accounting Program.

Jordan would wake up early every morning, before anyone else got up, and spend about an hour on her course work.  She would go to work, come home, take care of the kids, and then spend another hour or so in the evening after the kids went to bed studying.  Jordan worked hard, harder than most.  She was determined to accomplish more than being a Dairy Mart employee.

In her last 12 weeks of classes, she began her externship. The owner hired her before her externship ended.  She is currently working part-time at the company she externed for. She is excited to accept the full time position when it becomes available.

Jordan’s advice to future WVJC Online students is this:  Lean on people.  Lean on your support network.  They are there for you.  I had my mother and boyfriend to support me when I thought it was too much.  The people at WVJC Online were always there to help me, as well.   Time management skills will be your key to success in the Business Administration/Accounting field, or any other field that WVJC Online has to offer.  A little bit of prioritizing will go a long way.