“After swimming the English Channel in 2014, I truly believed I could do anything with myself and my life. Vermont Tech is one of the ways I am continuing to become the best version of myself.”
Based on her education goals, time, and finances available to her, Bethany knew Vermont Tech would be a perfect fit. She was already a professional in the Civil Engineering world when she came to Vermont Tech. Some of her coworkers are also Vermont Tech Alumni.
“My co-workers who have this degree from Vermont Tech are all capable and well prepared for their duties. I was impressed by Vermont Tech alumni, and thought that the best option for continuing my career would be a degree from Vermont Tech. I have been and continue to be impressed by the people I have met in the professional world who attended Vermont Tech.”
Bethany is currently employed at an engineering consulting firm and her classes are already helping her in her career. One chemistry class she took expanded on techniques and methods she learned in a work training class. “It was so amazing to me how in sync my education was to my career.”
Juggling work and school is no picnic, but Bethany has made it work. “Transitioning back into college from the professional world is difficult, but the long term career benefit of a degree in engineering is worth the sacrifice.”
Bethany still finds time to stay active and go swimming, she even coached a fitness swimming class at the SHAPE facility on the Randolph Center Campus. She encourages all students, staff and community members to try her class. Check the fitness calendar for class times and offerings.
Now that she has graduated, Bethany is working with the same consultant firm with new knowledge to get the job done.
"My job includes surveying, analysis of plans and drawings, testing of materials, and tracking and reporting progress of the project. My classes all helped give me a foundation of understanding that I build on daily. I feel equipped to continue my career and to expand my horizons with either more education, more experience or both. Vermont Tech really gave me a great launching pad and I am excited for a future in the engineering industry."