by Jeanelle Jefferson
My experience at P.I.T. was nothing short of amazing. I first came to the Center City campus in the fall of 2012, where I began my semester in their Medical Billing and Coding program. I was not sure what exactly I was getting myself into and I did not think I was actually cut out for college.
Fortunately, I found out that I was wrong. My grades were far above what I had expected, and I achieved straight A’s through the entire program, ending with a 4.0 grade point average. My Medical Billing and Coding teacher, Ms. Mayberry, encouraged me to apply for P.I.T.’s Allied Health program in which I could obtain an Associate Degree in Science.
I was nervous at first but after discussing the decision with my family and friends, I decided to go ahead and enroll in the degree program. My first semester on the Allied Health side was absolutely eye opening. The staff along with the courses was more than what I had imagined, and it gave me a new insight on what I wanted to do with my life.
The program is filled with skilled teachers who are passionate about their work and even more passionate about their students’ achievements. By the end of both semesters I had made the Dean’s List twice and was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa honor society in May of this year. Not long after I had finished my degree, I received an invitation to the University of Pennsylvania to visit their school as a transfer choice.
I was beyond ecstatic and still till this day cannot believe it. I am currently filling out my application for University of Pennsylvania as a Psychology major. Because of P.I.T. my life has been forever changed in more ways than one and I will be forever thankful. I have met truly inspiring people and made some lifelong friends along the way. My goals, determination and aspirations were all tested through my time at P.I.T. and it was an experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life.