Please read what graduates have said about
the O.P.T. program.
I was fearful of leaving the security of a job that I had
for 15 years, afraid that another company may not want to hire a 52-year-old
woman, and terrified that I could not learn all the new computer skills that are
being used in today’s business world. When I enrolled in the OPT program, I
found supportive teachers and staff members who helped me gain the confidence
that you can begin a new career no matter what age or circumstances have
occurred in your life. I graduated from OPT in January 2007. On February 5,
2007, I began my new insurance career as an Administrative Assistant in downtown
San Diego. My goal is to continue learning and move into the Claims Department. --P.A.
Prior to enrolling in the OPT program, I had worked quite a
few miscellaneous jobs, ranging from gathering carts for Home Depot to
construction to fast food. I was referred to the OPT program through two of my
relatives. Both of them spoke highly of the program and were currently in high
paying positions, put in place by OPT's career placement program. Shortly after
graduating, I was set up with an internship. My insurance knowledge and office
skills were almost immediately recognized, and I was offered a permanent
position. Today I am a licensed broker in 18 different states and currently have
my own book of business with two of my own assistants, who now issue
certificates and service the clients’ day to day needs on my behalf. I sit in
an office with views of mountains and the Coronado Bridge. What more could you
ask for? It has been close to eight years since I graduated from the OPT
program, and I have to say that it was the best decision I ever made. If OPT
had not been willing to work with me, I doubt that I would have been able to
achieve anywhere near the success that this program has provided. --K.B.
The OPT program changed my life and allowed me to gain
employment in the job of my dreams. --R.M.
I now have the confidence and the skills to get a job that
I can be proud of. My future looks bright. --D.S.
The OPT program has changed my life infinitely. I am a
confident young woman, ready to go to work in the business world. --K.R.