Through UPS, I have received a degree in finance and held positions in both Air District and Air Group Finance.
Congratulations to Josh Schneider for being a finalist in the Fall 2015 Share Your Metropolitan College Experience Contest.
This turned out to be the best decision I had ever made in my career.
UPS’s Metro College program was something I heard a lot about coming out of high school. But at 18 [years of age], I didn’t believe that the third shift life would work for me. After a year in college while also working a 40 hour job to pay for everything, I considered all options and realized what I was currently doing was too much to maintain for four years. So I applied to UPS. I wanted to take the risk of working third shift and changing my routine in order to get my education paid for. This turned out to be the best decision I have ever made in my career.
Adjusting to night life wasn’t easy, but it was more manageable than what I was doing before. The paychecks weren’t very large, but I was fortunate to have my school paid for and also receive a weekly income on top of that. I was only working 18-20 hours a week, so more time was available for studies. I got in a great routine with taking late classes and then having time to study and complete my homework, go to the gym, and have some fun before work.
I received an education that was paid for by this great company, and also received an amazing job opportunity.
Through UPS, I have received a degree in finance and held positions in both Air District and Air Group Finance. I received a part-time supervisor position in air district finance 3 weeks after receiving my degree and have since moved to the Air Group Accounting GL department where I currently have a full-time position.
I’m so blessed to be where I am today. I received an education that was paid for by this great company and also received an amazing job opportunity. I plan to keep moving up in the company in finance/accounting or in the operations and pursue my MBA at a later date.
We are proud of our current students and alumni and their incredible accomplishments! The MC Spotlight is a way for us to highlight the amazing things our current students and alumni are doing. As you read their stories, you will learn how their Metropolitan College experiences helped to shape their futures and influence their careers.
We are always on the lookout for inspiring MC Spotlight stories. If you or someone you know is interested in sharing a story with us, contact Renecia Griffie Davis, MC Student Development Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com or (502) 852-2534.
Note: At Metropolitan College, we consider our alumni anyone who has ever completed coursework and received tuition benefits with us.
"Metro College is the best thing that can happen in a student’s life. Other than graduating debt free, which is one of the best benefits, students will meet people willing to support them."
"I will forever be grateful for my Metro College and UPS family.”