Alumni Spotlight Robin Schelb
With more than 30 years in the banking industry, Marion native Robin Schelb knew she needed a degree to get ahead. The regional branch manager for United Federal Credit Union found the best opportunity right across the street.
“I chose MTC because of the Adult Student Accelerated Program [ASAP]. Attending class one night a week fit in to my schedule and the price of the program was very affordable,” Schelb shared.
Once she knocked out her associate’s degree in business, she is now working on a bachelor’s degree. “I was surprised at the ease at which the credits I earned transferred to Ohio University,” Schelb stated.
“I really liked the professors. They were dedicated to my success,” Schelb said. “I also liked the ASAP program. I didn’t have to register for classes, I was in the same classroom and was with the same students for the entire two years. I called my classmates my ‘Wednesday Night Family.’”
Initially, Robin had some fears about going to college. It had been years since she had graduated from Pleasant High School.
“I was afraid of the math classes. In reality, I did very well in the math classes. Dr. Haas and my fellow ASAP classmates did a fantastic job helping me through these courses,” Schelb recalled.
Working full-time and attending college was an adjustment.
“It was tough at first. I had to schedule my time in order to get my reading and homework completed. It took me a few months to get organized, but it got easier,” Schelb said.
The best part of all her hard work is the new career opportunities it creates.
“Throughout my career, I was not able to advance as high as I wanted without a degree. It was something I had always wanted to accomplish,” Schelb said. “I also wanted to be able to change jobs easily and I would not be able to do that without a degree.”
What would Robin say to anyone considering going to college?
“I would definitely recommend MTC to anyone that is thinking about going to college,” Schelb enthuses.
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