“I’ve been with EAW all four years of college.”
Jerylle Guanso is an Arizona State University senior who is majoring in biological sciences, and has been working at Education at Work during all four years of her college career.
Jerylle is set to graduate this May and looks to pursue her education further by enrolling in medical school.
“I’m from the Philippines, and the only reason why my family immigrated here is because my mom is a nurse,” Jerylle says. “A year ago, she got her degree to become a nurse practitioner, so that really inspired me to further my education and pursue that route. I want to be working in the field that my mom is in.”
While EAW grew in the state of Arizona as an organization, Jerylle got the unique experience of growing individually right alongside her place of work. She continued to navigate student life and made her way through college and EAW navigated company growth and supporting its collegiate workforce.
“I’ve been with EAW for all four years of college,” Jerylle says. “They’ve been good with communicating. I know when I started, EAW was a pretty new company, and they’ve become pretty consistent pretty quickly, and I really appreciate that.”
After learning about EAW from a friend, who was a former EAW student, Jerylle applied to her first college job during her freshman year. Once she got the job, Jerylle found a network of peers which allowed her to develop friendships and professional relationships.
“This is the first job I’ve had working with a lot of other co-workers,” Jerylle says. “At other jobs, I’ve worked with small groups, maybe four or five people, and they’re all who I’d talk to. Now, with EAW, I have a lot more people to interact with and people in the same branch as me.”
Jerylle says she has learned networking skills, built her confidence and has become adaptive to an evolving work environment.
After working with EAW for four years and earning 12 semesters worth of tuition assistance, Jerylle with be graduating debt free, having earned more than $10,000 in tuition assistance. Pursuing a career in the medical field, Jerylle says the assistance was a huge financial relief.
After graduation, Jerylle plans to pursue her career goals in the medical field. Her dream job is to become a physician’s assistant after getting into a physician’s assistance program.