This is a guest post by Kelly Sitowski, a student at our Rockford campus.
My name is Kelly. I'm a full time cosmetology student at Tricoci University. Deciding on attending Tricoci University was an easy choice for me. I had previously attended a different cosmetology school, so I knew exactly what I was looking for. Plus, I figured I'd never walked out of a Mario Tricoci salon unsatisfied. So hopefully I would have the same experience on one of his campuses. And the day I walked out of Ms. Kristen's office, I knew I had made the right choice.
My first day in essentials was completely mind blowing for me. It had been almost a decade since I had been in a classroom. As a mother of 3 kids, I was already overwhelmed by homework every night. And now I had my own to worry about. But I have an amazing support system behind me. And I knew it would all be worth it in the end.
But just as I had settled into my new role as a TUBC student, life had thrown me a few curve balls. My family and I had experienced one loss after the other. I had missed a lot of school, and so had my kids. But the best thing about the TUBC teachers is that they are here to help students succeed. And with the help of everyone at TUBC, students included, I was able to catch up.
I look back at all that I have experienced in the last few months and I can't believe how much I've learned in such a short amount of time. I thought cutting hair would be my passion. But to my surprise the hair gods had other plans for me. Styling and coloring seems to come easier to me. And knowing that I will be in an industry that is always advancing, I will always have more to learn. That's the best part for me! I love everything about this industry, and I can't wait to see where it goes in the future. And I'm even more excited to master my craft, and to make my own mark on this crazy and ever changing industry of beauty!