Amber knew she didn’t want to work at a hair salon forever.
The pay was okay and the schedule was flexible, which helped Amber juggle her busy life and spend time with her young son, but it wasn’t her dream job. She had always dreamt about a career in law enforcement but once she had her son people told her that would be one dream she’d never pursue. Amber began looking into colleges and quickly decided she would prove everyone wrong and get her degree in criminal justice to have the career she’d always wanted.
Mike became an instant mentor to Amber.
Amber met Mike, the Associate Dean at Bryant & Stratton College’s Albany campus, during Amber’s first semester. Their personalities immediately clicked and they quickly developed a friendship. Amber was very candid with Mike about her personal situation and what she was hoping to achieve with a college degree.