When I started in the DWS Work Success Program, I was about 8 months pregnant. I wasn’t actually looking for a job at the time, but I was looking to be prepared for when I would be. I had a part time job working for my church as their Meal Coordinator, which I still have, and I was lucky to have that. It helped that I have a degree in Culinary Arts that I obtained while I was serving in the Military.
I learned so much in the class, and Trudi is such an amazing teacher. I was so excited about what we were doing that I put three separate portfolios together — one for each specialty that I have had a job in. It was amazing because I thought I knew what I was doing, I’ve have had jobs... But I really had no idea. When I got done with the class I was so confident in my ability to present myself that I was not so afraid to interview for a job. I even got to help teach a little
After I had my son, I started to apply for positions and went on a total of five interviews before I landed a job with my dream company. I would never have gotten the position if I had not first received the knowledge and confidence I got from Trudi in the Work Success Program. I am so thankful I had that opportunity and I am constantly talking to others about it.
Thank you for taking the time to have such an amazing opportunity available and such a wonderful teacher to help us accomplish our goals.