Melaney MacKay

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Business Technology & Management

When Melaney MacKay graduated from high school in 2010, she wasn’t sure what she wanted to do for a career. She moved to Canada to go to college, but after a year realized she wanted to return home. Three years later at age 22, she decided to go to Vermont Tech, where she is studying Business Technology & Management 

“Vermont Tech isn’t a college or university where you’re just a number. My professors knew me within two weeks and I felt like I fit in,” she says. “At Vermont Tech, I get the feeling that all the students who were lost and didn’t know what they wanted out of school have finally found a home.”

Melaney works 40 hours a week at a local bank while taking six classes. Since she is putting herself through college, she feels a certain level of pride and responsibility. She is pushing herself to make Dean’s List as much as possible.

“I value my education so much more knowing what I want out of my business degree she says. “I already have a good, full-time job with benefits, and I’m already looking to move up to another position once I graduate.”

Another reason Melaney enjoys Vermont Tech is its supportive staff and its flexible course offerings. “I like that if Vermont Tech doesn’t offer a class at the time I need to work around my schedule, I can always take an online class. It’s nice to have that flexibility,” she says.