Student Success Story

Faize Hotiana 

May 2016
Middle Grades Education

Newly hired as: Teacher at Eman School Fishers


Where did you hear about this opportunity, and what/who contributed to your being hired?

     During our last semester at Xavier University, I attended a presentation conducted by Valarie Jacobsen from Career Development Office. It was meant to be for all the undergrad students studying Education. The presentation educated us really well about how to prepare for job interviews. Valarie also helped me with my resume and gave me loads of tips for job applications. Staff at CDO has been very supportive while I was preparing for job interviews.

       I enthusiastically attended Job Fair held at our campus. As I was searching Private Islamic Schools, I came to know about Eman School Fishers. When I did some research, I heard great things about Eman School.  My mentors: Mrs Kelly Law, Mike Phipps, Mrs Umama Alam, Dr Tanveer and Mr Ben Brown have a huge contribution in the process of making the final decision and being hired.  Out of the multiple good options, I finalized Eman Scool Fishers. Now I am teaching 6th grade Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, 6th and 8th grade English Language Arts at Eman Scool.

What advice do you have for students as they gear up for their job/internship search?

In my opinion, good time management, determination, organization, hard work, flexibility and commitment are keys to success. Keep your options open. Do not let anything or anyone discourage you in life. Step out of your comfort zone to achieve all that you deserve. Believe in yourself. I love this quote:
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. if you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

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