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Juan Saenz

Medical Assistant

Graduate - February 2018

Resides in Phoenix, AZ

Life is what you make out of it. Before attending Allen School of Health Sciences, I was currently attending Phoenix College. I was a full-time student and had a full-time job. You can say I had no social life because I did nothing else but study and go to work Monday through Friday. I lost a lot of friends I guess it’s true what they say you lose some and you win some after you graduate high school you won’t ever keep in touch with the people that you associated with. Real friends would honestly understand that you have priorities to take care of before anything. I accomplished community college for a year and passed with good grades. Like any other college you must first take prerequisites before you actually take the fun courses that you want to major in.  A year later I saw a lot of my friends graduating from college and thought to myself what am I doing with my life why haven’t I graduated yet and then it hit me. I had to do something and change my life around and get more involved. My good friend Royer Marroquin had just graduated from this marvelous school, so then I asked him and thanks to him I am currently attending this extraordinary school full of nothing but positive people bring out the best in you. Before choosing to attend this school I had several factors I had to take in mind. For example, my current work schedule and how was I going to pay for school because I was afraid of school loans. I then came to the conclusion that I had to make a smart investment in myself to accomplish greater things in the future. I would have never made the decision to attend Allen School if it wasn’t for Alicia Campbell who has guided me step by step and still to this day has been more then an advisor and has treated me like if I were her own son. So here I am today currently in module one trying to give my parents everything they deserve. I am currently determined to give my parents a college certification since they came to the United States with nothing and have given us everything we have today. Not to mention I am the first in my family attending college, so me graduating college would make my parents proud. There is no better feeling in the world then seeing your parents smiling and knowing you’re the reason behind that smile.