OBC Alumni Spotlight: Ish Gonzalez
Posted on July 11, 2017
Written by Morgan O'Rourke
As the world grows more technology-driven, the workforce requires trained, driven IT professionals.
Ish Gonzalez, a graduate of OBC’s Information Technology Computer Support Associate Degree program, decided to return to school, set his future up for success, and start a thriving IT career. Read Ish Gonzalez’s experience at OBC and see what he’s up to now:
- Why did you decide to continue your education at Ohio Business College?
I decided to continue my education at Ohio Business College because they offer a flexible schedule and the classes are not over crowded.
- Why did you enroll in the Information Technology Computer Support Associate Degree program?
I’ve always had a passion to learn more about computers since I was a kid, and joining OBC’s Information Technology Computer Support program was a great fit for me.
- What have been your favorite things about the Information Technology Computer Support program?
One of my favorite moments was the first time I got to build my own computer from scratch.
- What was the most difficult or challenging thing about this program?
The most challenging thing for me was to keep a positive attitude when I came across tough times. Being out of school for so many years made me feel a bit scared.
- How did Ohio Business College help you succeed in your studies and accomplish your goals?
OBC has helped give me a better perspective and understand the IT world in a better way by providing me with the tools to make it happen.
- Tell us about your externship.
My externship at the Nord Center was a very great experience doing plenty of hands-on training, setting up workstations, installing new hardware and software, running a network cable through the ceilings, installing and wiping hard drives, and much more.
- Do you have a favorite memory about attending OBC? If so, what is it?
My favorite memory was the first time I received the President’s List Award for academic excellence. I was not expecting to receive one.
- What do you think sets OBC apart from the other career education schools?
What sets OBC apart from other education schools is the one-on-one attention that you get with tutoring when you need extra help. At a huge school, you can end up getting lost in the crowd. Plus, the staff at OBC are wonderful. They are there to help.
- What are you up to now?
I am currently working at TRG – Technology Recovery Group.
- What advice or tips do you have for prospective and current OBC students?
My advice to current students at OBC would be to keep a positive attitude no matter what comes in your path. Remember that having the right support at home, school, or both will also help you achieve your goals.
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