Career Services Advisor – Automotive – Albuquerque Campus
Don Chatman – Students get the “real deal” when they work with Donald. He’s genuine about who he is and speaks with students, not to them. He sees himself as a champion in the student’s corner who wants to challenge him or her to rise to the occasion, because life is going to happen no matter what.
Get to know Don…
What is it about this career field you enjoy so much?
I feel like I can truly impact a person’s life. Not only the life of the student, but their family and their community.
How do you motivate a struggling student?
I remind students that no matter where you are in life you can bounce back from it, especially if you allow yourself to learn from your failures. This can actually drive you toward even greater successes in the future.
Have you faced a difficult/challenging time in your life?
Like most people, I have faced many difficulties and challenges in life. I believe the key to resolving those are to be accountable for your part and to learn from it. Then…move on!
If you had to share a single piece of advice for prospective students, what would it be?
Nothing great will happen for you until you decide to take the first step.