Robin had been working a job for 13 years that she didn’t enjoy. She was frustrated and tired and knew that she needed a change, but didn’t know what she wanted to do. She wanted to go back to school, but didn’t want to invest four years in an education for a career that she wasn’t sure she would enjoy. Around the same time, Robin’s friend completed the Human Services program at the Takoda Institute. After graduation, her friend secured a job in a nonprofit organization where she quickly advanced to a supervisory position. Robin witnessed her friend’s success and liked working with people and thought a similar career path would be a good fit for her. A few months later, Robin enrolled in the Takoda Institute’s Human Services program.
Robin encourages anyone considering going back to school to go to Takoda. She thrived in the school’s small environment and loved the supportive teachers who took the time to work with her one-on-one. Robin graduated in May of 2012 and within four weeks she had an interview for an advocate position for women with mental health issues. Her bubbly disposition and her credential from Takoda made her stand out and the manager hired her on the spot.
It’s over a year later and Robin still loves her job. She says there has not been one day that has gone by where she didn’t want to go to work. She appreciates the opportunity to work directly with clients and get them the support they need to be successful. She loves the work so much that she is now pursuing her Bachelors’ in Psychology with the goal of becoming a mental health counselor. We know that with her drive and dedication, she will succeed.
Best wishes, Robin!