A Florida Tech degree can mean many things: a family promise fulfilled; a diploma to match your job experience; a path to a new career or promotion. Whatever their motivation, our graduates have enjoyed many long-term benefits from their time at Florida Tech.
In our Where Are They Now? series, we follow up with our grads to see how their Florida Tech degree has changed their lives and inspired them to reach for even greater heights.
Lisa Garcia, MBA in Healthcare Management, Class of 2016
“Day-to-day, I use the analytical and team-building skills highlighted in my Florida Tech course work,” says the Health Services Manager.
Lisa Garcia graduated as a Double Panther.
After earning her BA in Business Administration with a Specialization in Healthcare Management online with Florida Tech, Garcia decided to continue her education with an MBA in Healthcare Management.
The grad uses what she learned in all of her Florida Tech coursework on a daily basis in her current position as a health services manager.
We caught up with her to learn more about how her degree has impacted her life.
What are you currently doing professionally?
Currently, I am serving as the Health Services Manager for Episcopal Children’s Services, a division of the Federally and State funded Early Head Start and Head Start programs.
Do you plan on pursuing any more education?
I do have a desire to pursue a doctorate, but have not narrowed down my choice of institution or specialization.
How has your Florida Tech degree set you up for success? Has it opened doors?
It has – I am proud of the work I put into earning my Florida Tech MBA. The option to gear the MBA program toward your industry of choice is great. My MBA included a specialization in healthcare management. I feel that distinction has been looked at in high regard by hiring managers.
What aspects of your time at Florida Tech continue to resonate after graduation?
Overall, the team building that our coursework fostered has helped me lead multidisciplinary teams and work toward increasing employee engagement.
Would you recommend Florida Tech to a friend or family member?
Yes! And start NOW! The Florida Tech team will work with you every step of the way from helping you get set up with financial aid to helping you determine which classes should be taken together to make the best use of your time.
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