Berkeley Today Stories

Up Close with Dana Farley

What does success mean to you?
Success means that someone wakes up every morning with nothing but joy in their heart about what they are doing for a living.

What initially inspired you to enroll in Berkeley College?
Berkeley College immediately stood out to me as a school that focuses on building relationships and working together as a family to ensure a successful outcome to everyone associated with Berkeley College.

How did Berkeley College prepare you for success?
Berkeley College taught me how to be independent, responsible, and professional, which are all key attributes in today’s corporate America.

In which way(s) do you see yourself being successful in the future?
I see myself holding a Human Resources position at an executive level in my current company or one similar. I will take my knowledge and share it with the generations to follow to ensure that young Human Resource professionals have a mentor.

What advice would you offer today’s college-bound students?
My advice is simply do not give up by any means. There was a point in time when I thought school was too time-consuming and overbearing, and briefly took the summer off. However, I quickly realized that stopping classes made me unfocused and lethargic, and that education was too beneficial to my future to give up. That realization kept me motivated and eager to graduate.

Even if you don’t fully understand something, there are always ways to improve your skills. This concept is true in today’s corporate world. With technology changing at a rapid pace, there are always new ideas to help people become more innovative and inventive.