Mary C. Turcotte, CCP
My experience as a student at RIT is two-fold: The first as an undergraduate transfer, experiencing life on my own for the first time. I began my first career position two days after commencement, accepting a positon at an organization in Rochester. I never left Rochester. My second experience was, to me, the experience of a lifetime. After spending a number of years in the field I love, human resources, I returned to RIT to fulfill a want to attain my master’s degree. I found, more often than not, professional management opportunities in the HR field were preferring candidates with a master’s degree. So I got mine. My eyes were opened to the world outside of that which I had become familiar with. Attending night and on-line classes, I interacted with students from all over the world. Some of whom I have kept in touch with and truly miss. RIT made me challenge my “knowns”, to think beyond and to push myself and the status quo. There’s nothing that cannot be accomplished if you put your mind to it.