Finding My True Calling

  • Career and Technical Programs
  • February 11, 2016

Adam Rothenberg PhotoPalatine Firefighter-Paramedic Adam Rothenberg says, "I took several years to find my true calling and get into a career I love. Unlike many college experiences, mine did not start immediately after high school. I took several years to find my true calling and get into a career I love.

When I came to Harper, I had already been employed as a full-time career firefighter for several years. Unlike some prospective students who are preparing themselves to enter the fire service, I wanted to prepare for future advancement and self-improvement. Professor Giordano, met with me, applied many of my State Fire Marshall certifications and experience toward the appropriate coursework, and put me on the academic path towards my degree.

Thanks to the programs and professors, I was able to obtain my degree in 2014 -- within a year of meeting with Professor Giordano. My Harper degree has enhanced my career, and given me educational points toward future promotions.”