Graduate Highlight - Kadijah Townsel - Medical Assistant

Graduate Highlight - Kadijah Townsel - Medical Assistant
DATE On July 19, 2019

You've worked 88 hours this week. Now imagine having to attend class and complete assignments on top of that. While some could consider this an impossible feat, this was recent RCC graduate Kadijah Townsel's routine.

Ms. Townsel was not dismayed by the obstacles she faced. Quoting author Joshua J. Marine, she says, “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”1 Loved ones and instructors gave her the support she needed to hold down a full-time job while pursuing her dream career. Following their advice, Ms. Townsel “kept pushing through it” until graduating from the medical assistant program.

For most undergraduate students, working hard at their jobs is as equally important as the effort they put into their studies. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 81% of part-time undergraduate students and 43% of full-time undergraduate students worked in 2017.2  That's why we offer flexible scheduling options, financial aid to those who qualify, and guidance to our employed students. Our Career Services department also matches students with local employers for some programs, so you could gain work experience in your chosen field before you even graduate. Your professional success is our top priority, and we are here for you even when the journey feels overwhelming.

We hope Ms. Townsel's story inspired you. Whether you are interested in the medical assistant program or one of the many other programs offered at Rockford Career College, please come in and talk to us today to find your career passion. Call 888.680.6682 or submit our Request Information form to learn more.

1 Truta, Filip.  (2015, August 27).  Quote of the day by Joshua J. Marine.  Retrieved from
2 U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.  (2019, February).  College student employment.  Retrieved from


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