Becky Leach was a single mom with three little guys all under the age of six when she began thinking of going to school again. She had gone to Terra State Community College for a few quarters in 1999, but did not graduate. “I wanted to better myself to better support my children,” Becky recalls. “I wanted to give myself a sense of pride, too.” Since she was living in Fremont and comfortable with the college, she reenrolled and started work on her degree.
“I began with psychology courses,” she says. “Then I became interested in economics. I took a microeconomics course that gave me a big picture perspective on how the world works.” In 2010, Becky graduated with an Associate of Arts in Economics.
When Becky reflects on her experience at Terra State, she looks fondly on her professors. “I really enjoyed the fact that I could get the attention of the professors at any time. They would even offer moral support. I could confide in them and they gave me a lot of advice about my career to help me get my feet under me.”
Becky’s schooling did not end with Terra State. She transferred to Tiffin University and started studying psychology again. However, just like at Terra State, she changed to finance. In 2012, Becky earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
Average Length of Study
2 years, Full time
Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Human Capital Management Analyst
Salary PotentialUp to $62,817