I was the Program Secretary for 18 plus faculty, 200 students and numerous applicants; heavy telephone and customer service contact; typing; keep track of grades; health records; ranking students for admissions 3 times a year; counseled with each student prior to admission.
I learned that each day is new day and and got up each morning and went to work because of my students.
I was not in a management position.
I am very much of a team player / worker, but I also can work alone.
The hardest part of my position was when there was a failure of a course and see the student not able to continue to the next semester.
I loved my job and every day was a new day. I loved helping the students achieve their dream of becoming a nurse; working with the applicants from the time they walked into my office fresh out of high school or when they would bring me their smile and letting me know they passed their GED, upto to the night they graduated from nursing school. I was just a proud as their family members.