Kevin McAdam

Associate of Applied Science: Management and Administration

Kevin McAdamI formulated some big goals for myself while very young. Before coming to Hubbard College, the reality of my future looked much smaller to me than the goals I wanted to achieve. I attended a very well known university for two years and dropped out because I felt that at least 80% of my time there was wasted. I wasn't getting knowledge and skills that I could use in life or in business.

Next, I started my own company and worked in sales for eight years. I needed to learn how to be an executive and how to run a company. I wanted to get information that I could apply in life and in business. I found out about Hubbard College and was immediately impressed by the focus on application of the knowledge learned.

One of the best things for me is the curriculum is self-paced and allowed me to go at my own speed and still work. This flexibility made it possible for me to complete my studies at a faster rate because I was in control.

I found a huge difference between the staff members at Hubbard College and staff at the university I attended before. At the university, I was frustrated much of the time due to the stops and barriers I encountered from a bureaucratically run institution. I didn't have much interaction with faculty and staff. The faculty just lectured and gave tests. At Hubbard College I really learned how to study so that I could be in control of my own learning.

With the technology of study, students can teach themselves. The staff support me, make sure I really have the knowledge and make sure that I can use it. There are no stops here.

There is no situation that comes up that I can't handle. I feel very confident that I can handle things. And if a situation arises that I don't know how to handle, I always know exactly where I can get the knowledge and tools to handle the situation.

Six months ago, I became the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for a successful software company due to the Job Placement assistance at the College. I was able to come in and start in an executive position only because of what I learned. In the six months I've been working here, we have increased sales by 40% over the previous year.

I'm having a great time on the job and I'm having wins and successes every day. I'm very excited about the future and I now see that I can achieve the goals that I've always wanted to achieve. I now have the tools to accomplish my goals and a road map to get where I want to go.