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Berkeley College Graduate Challenges Herself to Grow in Management Career
Amy Voltaire initially came to Berkeley College with hopes of simply earning an A.A.S. in Marketing.
After graduating in 2005, though, she became determined to expand the career choices for herself by earning a B.S. in Business Administration – Management, graduating from Berkeley College in 2016.
“I wanted to challenge myself, and prove that a single mother can still achieve more in education,” Ms. Voltaire said.
Ms. Voltaire has been working at emergency services company Fox Glass in Brooklyn, NY, for more than six years, currently a Project Manager serving as a liaison between subcontractors and clients. In April 2017, she became a Notary Public and launched Voltaire Virtual Assistants, Inc., providing virtual administrative support to businesses need help with data entry and writing.
As challenging as it was to balance commitments to a full-time job, academics and family, it ultimately prepared Ms. Voltaire for her growing career in management. “I would have to do schoolwork on lunch breaks, while still going to see a tutor after work,” she said. “The experience taught me how to better manage my time.”