Clarksville 2015 Winter Term Student Success - Quantanna Watkins

Written by: 
Quantanna Watkins, Clarksville Student

I am a military spouse, mom of 3, Gigi of 2 granddaughters, business owner and on March 30th, I added college graduate to the list of terms that I allow to define me.

In the fall of 2013, I became a student of the Medical Assisting-Administrative program. My academic accomplishments here have been my induction into Alpha Beta Kappa’s National Honor Society, making the President’s List, Honor Roll, recognition for my volunteerism with the Student Ambassadors Club, the privilege of serving the Allied Health Club as Vice President and earlier this year I became a Federal Work Study in the Career Services Department.

Please don’t read into any of my accomplishments that this was an easy task. There were countless late nights of studying, occasions where I had to defer parenting duties to my husband to handle alone and bouts of guilt as I transitioned from stay-at-home mom to full-time student and employee.

On March 20th, on the day of Mock Interviews, I was rewarded for all of my hard work and sacrifice. After completing my “student” duties as an interviewee I changed into my Daymar polo, donned my blinged-out lanyard (a definite interviewing no-no) and began working as a student ambassador. As the day was drawing to a close, I struck up a conversation with one of the interviewers. Before parting ways he asked for a copy of my resume. Thankfully, I followed protocol for mock interviews, and had several copies readily available. Two hours later, I had completed an interview with the staff and received an offer letter for the position of Medical Support Assistant.

I have received many blessings since arriving at Daymar; ranked highest among these are the unconditional love I have received from my family, and the support from both them and my new family at Daymar College.