“From a very young age, I’ve always been drawn to helping people, especially my family. After the first semester of my freshmen year in college, I took a hiatus from my education to care for my grandparents. When it came time for me to return, I was hesitant. At 22, I knew it was going to be difficult to find classmates who could relate to me. I would be one of the oldest first-year students and among the handful of undergraduates who were independent and 100 percent responsible for funding their own education. However, my uncertainty changed to assurance when I decided to enroll in the One-Day-A-Week Saturday College at Bay Path’s Central Mass. Campus. Bay Path gave me the confidence to conquer what I once thought as unconquerable.
The One-Day program allowed me to work full-time, which enabled me to pay for my education and receive my bachelor’s degree in psychology—a natural fit for me. In addition to the knowledge I gained from my courses, I developed my skills in communication and leadership, which play a large part in my daily interactions with my clients.
However, the huge draw for me was that the program surrounded me with independent women, who I could identify with and who had a bevy of life experiences from which I could learn and benefit. We are a sisterhood, who continue to support each other to this day.”
- Amy landed a new position, thanks in part to a friend from the One-Day program. She currently works as a case manager/reintegration specialist with an outreach center. Primarily working at the Worcester County Jail and House of Corrections, Amy provides reintegration services to individuals recently released from prison. In the near future, she will attend graduate school, where she intends to study marriage and family therapy counseling.