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Amy Voltaire is a Berkeley College graduate.

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.”


Up Close with Amy Voltaire

What does success mean to you?
Success to me is to complete or accomplish a goal.

What initially inspired you to enroll in Berkeley College?
When I started at Berkeley College, I intended only to get an Associate’s degree. As time went on, though, I became determined to prove to myself and others that I could obtain the Bachelor’s degree and have more options for employment.

How did Berkeley College prepare you for success?
The assignments and student interactions in the courses prepared me for success. The Organizational Theory course in particular challenged me to more efficiently prove my arguments in class and in writing.

In which way(s) do you see yourself being successful in the future?
I feel that I can do whatever my heart desires as long as I stay focused.

What advice would you offer today’s college-bound students?
I think college-bound students have to stay focused on what their goals are. Also, never give up.

What was your most memorable moment at Berkeley College?
Finding out that I received my second degree.