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Business Graduate’s Well-Prepared Portfolio Convinced Parkview Medical Center Employers of Her Skills and Professionalism
Raven Saccomanno found herself accepting her first job offer in her chosen career within weeks of her graduation from the Business Office Administration and Accounting (BOAA) program at IntelliTec College of Pueblo. While it all happened fairly quickly, she felt ready to take on the challenge of a new career as Admitting Representative at Parkview Medical Center. Parkview is a private, non-profit healthcare facility in Pueblo, Colorado.
Saccomanno Enjoys a Family-Like Work Environment
Raven loves that she found a job specifically related to her degree, but mostly, she loves the people and the place where she works.
“For me it’s like my second home, and everyone is like family. I felt welcomed from the start,” said Saccomanno.
IntelliTec Graduate’s Patience and Composure Ensures Parkview Patients Stress-Free Admittance
Saccomanno is the first person an admitting patient speaks to. She creates a relationship with that individual sets the tone for his/her experience at Parkview.
Her ability to competently enter new patient data, and at the same time calmly address the individual’s concerns, speaks to her newly acquired business administration skills and training at IntelliTec College.
“Everything I learned at college (computer skills and customer service) is basically what I do everyday. And the smaller class sizes helped me to experience more one-on-one time with super helpful teachers and supervisors. At this school it’s obvious they want you to pass,” explained Saccomanno.
Help From Her Mom Made Pursuing Her Degree a Family Affair
As a single parent, Saccomanno wants her son to know that no matter what, she’ll always be there for him and to never give up. Just as her mother provided the time and support Saccomanno needed to completely focus on school, she wants her son to recognize the role his family plays when challenges arise. Saccomanno’s mom sacrificed sleep time to ensure her son had proper care, allowing school to remain a priority for this IntelliTec College graduate.
“She was my rock. I can’t begin to thank her for all she’s done for me,” said Saccomanno.
Business Administration Graduate’s Academic Commitment Leads to 4.0 GPA
Raven made three promises to herself at the very beginning:
- Strive for a 4.0 GPA.
- Maintain perfect attendance.
- Take advantage of any study time available to complete her work.
Her promises paid off in spades. She was recognized as a Student Ambassador and received a scholarship, and she also enrolled in the National Technical Honor Society. Teachers and staff at IntelliTec College of Pueblo immediately recognized her efforts.
Program Supervisor Julio Martinez explains, “What set her apart from most of the other students in the program is her commitment to the program. She had 100% perfect attendance during her entire 18-month program. There were even times where she would come wrapped in a blanket and bring her own box of tissues because she did not want to miss a single day of class.”
Saccomanno’s Efforts Extended Beyond the Classroom, Offering Assistance to Those Less Fortunate
Saccomanno committed herself to community projects as well. She spearheaded IntelliTec’s Business Office Administration & Accounting program’s involvement in Operation Paintbrush, a community event in which volunteers donate their time painting houses for deserving individuals who might not be able to do it themselves. Program Supervisor Martinez believes Raven’s dedication and selflessness are just a few of the traits that ranked her as one of his best students so far.
Advice From Parent Forced This Graduate to Look Closer at Her Life Choices
Sometimes it takes a sarcastic remark to recognize you have the potential to do more in life. Saccomanno believes this “advice” from her mom got her to take a closer look at her life and to make the changes necessary to refocus her goals on a future for her and her son.
“She asked me point blank, ‘Are you planning on sleeping on my couch for the rest of your life?’ Those words got me to quit my job and start fresh by enrolling at IntelliTec to better my future, but most of all, to better my child’s future,” said Saccomanno.
About IntelliTec College of Pueblo
IntelliTec College of Pueblo, CO offers hands-on career training in the technical trades, business office administration/accounting, cosmetology, allied healthcare, and personal training fields. These programs award either associate degree (occupational) or professional certificates and are designed to be completed in as little as 18 months or less. IntelliTec provides a supportive learning environment with small classes sizes and caring instructors. Learn how you can improve your life with a meaningful career by requesting information at www.IntelliTec.edu or calling 719-542-3181.