Student Spotlight: Heidi Markham


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Hometown:Rochester, NY

Program: MPA, Nonprofit Management Emphasis

Undergraduate College and Major:English, The College at Brockport, State University of New York

Expected Graduation Date: Summer 2015

Current Occupation:Residential Counselor, Heritage Christian Services

How and why did you decide to apply for The College at Brockport MPA program?

I decided to apply to the MPA program after doing some serious consideration about how I could manage to put my undergraduate degree to use as well as still being viable and relevant in today’s job market. What cinched everything together for me were how friendly and knowledgeable faculty and staff were, the wide range of opportunities this degree will offer for me, and the convenient location of the downtown campus.

What have you enjoyed most about the program so far?

Even though it’s difficult to choose what I’ve enjoyed most about the program so far, I’d probably have to say the classroom experiences that I’ve been given by the program’s faculty. What makes this program special, in my opinion, is how invested faculty are with the student body and how much they genuinely want us to succeed. They create courses that are challenging yet supportive and geared towards making each of us the best possible students and future administrators that we can be.

What does your job entail?

My job involves working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities. It is part of my job description to teach independent living skills to support individuals with daily living, provide personal care assistance, promote individuals to become active participants in their community, fostering opportunities for people to build and strengthen personal relationships, and assisting people with whatever is necessary to help fulfill in their lives what really matters most to them.

What are your future goals?

In the future, I would love the opportunity to work with individuals with developmental disabilities, with a medical non-profit organization such as the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society, or with a non-profit organization that supports and promotes literacy.

Last Updated 11/9/18

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