OBC Alumni Spotlight: Wendy Benson
Posted on February 8, 2018
Written by Jessica Holtsberry
Pursuing higher education is paramount to achieving your career and life goals. At Ohio Business College, helping you realize your potential and enter a career field you’re passionate about is our mission.
Wendy Benson, a graduate of OBC’s Medical Administrative Assistant Associate Degree program, decided to return to school to set her future up for professional success. Read Wendy’s experience at OBC and see what she’s up to now:
- Why did you decide to continue your education at Ohio Business College?
On the advice of a friend because I wanted to become a medical assistant. [My friend] worked with a medical assistant who had gone to OBC and recommended [the college].
- Why did you enroll in the Medical Administrative Assistant program?
The enrollment counselor [at OBC] suggested I go into the MAA program because of my extensive management experience. She suggested that – added with the education – I could manage a doctor’s office.
- What have been your favorite things about the Medical Administrative Assistant program?
The instructors. They were helpful, knowledgeable, and student focused. The instructor for [my] coding class offered tutoring outside of class and extra help to prepare of the coding exam.
- How did Ohio Business College help you succeed in your studies and accomplish your goals?
The instructors were very good at letting their students know what to expect and what they expected from the students. I never felt like I was in the dark. The financial aid help was incredibly helpful.
Unlike other colleges I have attended (LCCC, Taylor University), OBC actually has someone that sits down with you and walks you through the ENTIRE process and explains how financial aid works, especially AFTER graduation.
- Tell us about your externship.
I was assigned to the Orthopedic Center in Sheffield. I worked in the reception area for the entirety of my externship checking in patients and preparing their paperwork.
- Do you have a favorite memory about attending OBC? If so, what is it?
Having my high school government teacher as my political science instructor at OBC. I hadn’t seen him in 20 years!
- What do you think sets OBC apart from the other career education schools?
The student-focused atmosphere. The class size is smaller than a conventional college. The instructors actually care if students understand the material presented and do well in their classes. They’re interested in the students’ successes.
- What are you up to now?
I am the Chief Operations Director of Advocacy 4 All, a non-profit organization that helps domestic violence victims, prison inmates, teen, senior citizens, veterans, widows/widowers, the developmentally delayed, and more. My main focus here is grant writing, fundraising, and resource connections.
- What advice or tips do you have for prospective and current OBC students?
Research all the areas that your education can help you excel! Being professionally flexible is paramount to finding the right fit for you.
Just like Wendy, you can set your future up for success with a degree from Ohio Business College. Explore all OBC career training programs to find your program fit in business and healthcare.