OBC Alumni Spotlight: Rhonda Brown
Posted on June 15, 2017
Written by Elizabeth Truxell
After being laid off for the second time, Rhonda Brown made a brave and positive decision for her life and her family. She decided she needed a change in careers, and to do that, she needed to advance her skill set and receive top-rated career training to become more marketable and a valued asset to employers. That’s why Rhonda decided to continue her education at Ohio Business College.
Read how OBC helped Rhonda embark on a new and prosperous career path, and see what she’s up to now:
- Why did you enroll in the Business Administration: Human Resource Management program?
I enrolled in the Human Resource Management Program so that I could better myself and [secure] a stable job in [a tough] job market.
- What have been your favorite things about the Human Resource Management program?
Learning and engaging with other students about different things going on in the workplace.
- What was the most difficult or challenging thing about this program?
Passing the payroll accounting class.
- How did Ohio Business College help you succeed in your studies and accomplish your goals?
The teachers never gave up on me and went the distance to help me.
- Tell us about your externship.
My externship was great. I completed my externship with Eliza Jennings (which I recently referred one of the employees from my current place of employment to, and she is doing her externship there now). It was hands-on and I could ask questions, sit in on interviews, and discipline [when necessary]. I still keep in touch with them.
- Do you have a favorite memory about attending OBC? If so, what is it?
The classes [were my favorite] and also how some of the teachers made the classes fun.
- What do you think sets OBC apart from the other career education schools?
It seems like OBC students enjoy coming to class, especially night classes.
- What are you up to now?
I am a Human Resource Director for Embassy Oak Hills Nursing and Rehab Center. I am going on two years of employment there. [Additionally], I am currently working on my bachelor’s degree at DeVry University and planning on testing to get my PHR (Professional in Human Resources certification).
- What advice or tips do you have for prospective and current OBC Human
- Resource Management students?
Enjoy your time in school. When you graduate from OBC, use the resources they have for hiring and staying on top of available jobs [link to What to Expect After You Graduate from OBC blog post]. Also, start applying for jobs before your last quarter because it takes up to almost a year to find a job. But, be patient; it will come.
Learn more about OBC’s Business Administration: Human Resource Management associate degree, and discover how you can begin your dream job as an HR professional in just two short years.
You can do it. Contact Ohio Business College to take your next professional steps today.