As an airbrush specialist/designer, I decided to further my art career in the field of Nail Technology Training. After a considerable amount of thinking and research, I decided to enroll myself at Genesis Career College in August 2011. Upon my interview with Erin Conner, Admissions Officer, I mentioned just how serious I was about becoming one of the best students the College has ever had. I would normally come into school around 8:45 AM and many times not leaving school ‘til almost 9PM- my dedication to my goals and craft surpassed any other situations in life to me that would otherwise interfere with my progress.
Within one month of school, I was already voted in as student of the month. That was a huge accomplishment for me since that was one of my goals. Within three months, I had taken on many clients and already exceeded 500 hours. I had a choice to graduate In November, but elected to graduate instead on January 9, 2012. Before graduation, I was asked to create a radio commercial for the school on The Country Giant and Magic 98.5. That was yet another goal of mine…to stand out and be remembered.
Within a month after graduation, I saw an ad that had been posted on Facebook saying “Nail Tech Wanted.” The ad was already 7 hours old, but the next day I went to the salon and introduced myself. I was immediately hired on to be trained at the salon. After I passed my state board exam, I was hired on full time and after only three months I was steadily gaining more clients and building a good name for myself. The money is not bad at all and I am working to reach the salary that I have set a goal to achieve.
Now, after two years with the company I have achieved one of the best reputations for Pedicure Nail techs in my area. I also have clients in Memphis, Florida and Michigan. In addition to my growing success, I have also placed four other Genesis graduates at our salon.
I have only just begun.
I have this advice to say: Be TRUE to your GOALS and DREAMS…but most of all, be TRUE to yourself and those around that believe in you. Set your goals, move forward building a good reputation and DON’T LOOK BACK! You will succeed as well!
Jason Eric Vanling
Genesis Career College Graduate, January 2012