Although Alexandra Esposito had graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from another Connecticut college, she felt unsure about her future.
She had earned a degree, but nonetheless was “at a loss.” Esposito recalled, “When I came to Goodwin, they helped me navigate my path.”
She enrolled in Goodwin’s Pre-Nursing program and is taking steps towards becoming a nurse — a way of combining her skills and background in psychology with her desire to help others in a direct, impactful way.
She is currently working in the psychology department at the Y in Glastonbury and as a nanny. “I’m able to use my psychology degree while I’m in school,” Esposito said. “Most schools would have you put that on hold.”
Esposito has always been interested in why people do what they do and enjoys working with children. “I work with pre-k children, and I hope to work as a pediatric nurse one day.”
Esposito appreciates the way classes are structured at Goodwin. “I’ve learned more at Goodwin than I did in past classes in my bachelor’s program,” she noted. “Here, the professors relate the material to the outside world.”
The team at Goodwin’s Academic Success Center has assisted Esposito with many papers and assignments. “The tutors really take their time and work with you.”
Esposito has found the direction she needed to pursue her professional dreams. To those who are facing similar challenges on getting on the right path to successful, meaningful careers, Esposito advises speaking to the College’s Admissions representatives.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.