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Family Motivates Graduate to Succeed
Rosa Reynoso was working full-time during the day and taking classes in the evenings and on Saturdays at Berkeley College in White Plains, NY, all while juggling her role as a single mother. As difficult as it was managing so many responsibilities, there was one person who kept her inspired as she worked toward her dream of becoming a paralegal. That person was her daughter, who recently turned 11 years old. “I wanted to be an example to her,” Ms. Reynoso said. “She is my motivation to work as hard as I do.”
Ms. Reynoso earned her A.A.S. in Management from Berkeley College in 2014, and is currently working towards her B.S. in Justice Studies – Criminal Justice. With support from the Career Services Department, she was able to strengthen her writing and interview skills, landing her first professional experience through an internship at El Centro Hispano in White Plains, NY, an organization dedicated to helping the Hispanic community. Ms. Reynoso also credits the guidance she received from Ana Yee, Berkeley College Director, Career Services, White Plains, NY, in helping find her current role as a paralegal for The Klein Law Group in New York City. “No words can express the feelings of gratitude I have toward Ms. Yee and Berkeley College,” she said.