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Get to Know WTI: Shaniqua Harper, Medical Assistant Program Graduate, WTI East Campus

  Harper ShaniquaShaniqua Harper had a number of obstacles to overcome while she was a student at WTI.   She was juggling working a full-time job, being a full-time parent, and going to school.   Her attendance started becoming an issue during her second quarter, as her job hours conflicted with her school schedule; causing her to be late to class every day.  Shaniqua had been in the Director’s Office several times in regards to her attendance.  At one point, Shaniqua had given up and decided she could not do this anymore.  After taking a short break, Shaniqua contacted the school to re-enter. She had spoken to her employer and had worked out a schedule which would allow her to attend school on time every day.   Her outlook and overall demeanor had improved substantially.  She graduated from the Medical Assistant program on March 15, 2013 and had already found a job in the career field within a few weeks of her completion date.  Her persistence, drive, and determination allowed her to be a great success in the medical field.  She is a great role model to not only young mother out there but also to her children which was very important to her.   1.       Which program did you graduate from at WTI? Registered Medical Assistant     2.       Why did you choose the program you did? I chose the medical assistant program because I wanted to be in the medical field and I love helping people!     3.       What did you enjoy most about WTI? Why? I enjoyed the small classes because it made it easier to get one on one help if needed     4.       What are your career goals? My career goal is to become an LPN     5.       What do you enjoy doing in your free time? I love to spend time with my family in my spare time