In the spring of 2018, Abilash Madharam discovered Education at Work through a flyer in his advisor’s office at Northern Kentucky University. Abilash is now graduating this spring with a degree in finance.

He’s been with Education at Work (EAW) since the spring of 2018 and has earned more than $10,000 in tuition assistance.

Abilash was able to gain the real-world experience he needed within his field by working for Education at Work. His position at EAW not only complimented his major but also engrained the importance of communication and professionalism within a business setting.

“EAW has installed a lot of great knowledge about the real world, like how a real professional setting is,” says Abilash.

Along with these newfound skills, Abilash has been grateful for Education at Work’s tuition assistance program. “Being an independent student and paying for tuition assistance all by myself, EAW has helped me a lot,” says Abilash. “I’ll be graduating with a lot less debt that I originally thought.”

Abilash was appreciative of how caring and nurturing the program was at Education at Work. “Not a lot of companies invest so much time and energy into their employees, and I think EAW did show that they cared about me.”

Once Abilash graduates this spring, he’ll transition into a full-time role for one of our current partners! He originally planned on returning to his home town in Philadelphia but decided to stay when EAW was able to help him network and help him receive a full-time offer at a leading financial services company.