Mary Wing graduated in June 2002 with an associate's degree
in Computer Network Systems (CNS) from the ITT Technical Institute in West Covina,
Mary worked in the marketing field for over 10 years when she decided to go
back to school. "When I was in my 20's my job was great, but I started thinking
who's going to hire me when I'm 40,45 doing the same thing? I thought I have to
do something that would allow me to find employment wherever I go."
After hearing about ITT Tech from friend, she came in to interview and take
the admission test. She started classes two weeks later.
"I have three children so I needed a program that was convenient,"
says Mary. "I knew that I had to act really quickly and the time frame was
perfect. It was a two-year program that fit into my lifestyle."
When asked about her lab classes, Mary said, "I absolutely need the labs
and usually you don't have them. You just get theory and I'm more of a hands-on
person, so when I started that type of training at ITT Tech that made everything
fit together for me."
Mary compliments the teachers at ITT Tech with dedication and knowledge. "I've
had teachers come in during their own free-time to go over material I didn’t
understand. When I was setting up the network at my job, I had one of my teachers
come to my work to look at it just to make sure everything was right. You can
really count on them to go the extra mile for you."
Mary is still employed by the collision center where she had been the marketing
manager. She is now the network administrator for the company. The company is
currently expanding to another location and Mary will be setting up the network
and doing all the upgrades. She's also setting up a virtual network for the company
owners to have access to the network from home.