2 Rockford cosmetology students

Tricoci’s Rockford Campus

May 6th, 2013

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My experience at Tricoci University’s Rockford Campus

Guest post by Geneva Liebergen, a TUBC student at our Rockford campus.

All my life I’ve always been considered the creative one in my family. I’ve always enjoyed art and sculpture and working with my hands but I never knew I wanted to apply that skill to real life. Ever since my Junior to Senior year of High school, I pondered around Cosmetology school and Community college. After visiting Tricoci University, something about the school stuck with me, but I never completely followed through.

After trying Community College for less than 4 weeks, I realized that I couldn’t stop thinking about Cosmetology school. I knew it was the closest thing to being able to work with my hands and interact with people daily. I couldn’t stand the fact of sitting in a classroom, learning about something I had no interest in whatsoever. I had talked to my family members about my thoughts of switching to Cosmetology, and almost every one of them knew that this was what I was meant to do. So after going to only a few classes that month, I called Tricoci University and signed up for the next class opening at the Rockford campus.

I started my career September 25th, with a class of nine, and after a couple weeks, all of us had bonded. After a few short weeks of learning the essentials to Cosmetology, I passed my graduate testing to get on the floor and I was finally able to take clients. The first few weeks of being on the floor were nerve wracking. It felt like being a freshman in High School again, not knowing anyone and feeling inferior to all the so called “upper classmen” who seemed to know everything about Cosmetology. It took me a few weeks to adjust to remembering haircuts and what to do when you get your first relaxer, which is terrifying. But after being on the floor for a few months, and growing comfortable with what I did at school, I realized I wanted to pursue my career by becoming a barber.

My decision to pursue cosmetology was fast and last minute but looking back on it now, it was the best decision I ever made for myself. I’ve met some of the most fun and beautiful people, and I’ve been given so many opportunities to grow in this field and grow within myself. I love this school, and all it offers me, and I wouldn’t change my choice of career for the world.

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