Rad Tech Grad: Gwinnett Tech Gave Me the Confidence Boost I Needed
When Brittany Jackson, a radiologic technology student, graduated from Gwinnett Tech in May, she was already on her way to take advantage of an amazing opportunity with Emory University.
Brittany is a part of a bridge program where she can transfer all of her credits earned at Gwinnett Tech, and after just a year of additional courses at Emory, graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
“Being at GTC really helped boost my confidence,” said Jackson. “Everyone is so supportive.”
As a Student Ambassador and member of the Future Radiologic Technologists Club and Lambda Nu Honor Society (for radiologic technology students), Jackson has benefitted from numerous leadership opportunities offered by the school. “I owe a lot to GTC. I feel like I wouldn’t be where I am without it.”
Jackson first chose to enroll at Gwinnett Tech because of its well-known radiologic technology program. She stayed because of the overwhelming support she received from her instructors.
“I feel like the teachers genuinely care about whether or not you succeed. It feels like a family,” said Jackson. “They push you and stay on you if you’re slacking off. They take care of everyone. Considering the number of students they have, that’s impressive.”
After spending some time working in the field, Jackson’s long-term goal is to earn a master’s degree and become a physician’s assistant.
“The best advice I could give anyone would be to really try to listen and have an open mind,” said Jackson. “You have to have a learning mindset and be willing to be taught.”