When Matt Hammond was attending high school in Henrico County, Virginia, he learned that his school had a dual enrollment agreement with ECPI University’s Richmond – Innsbrook Campus. A sophomore at the time, he knew he wanted to go to college and figured this would give him an advantage – earn some credits in advance and get his feet wet in the college environment. Now at the age of 20, he has a college degree and is working as network security analyst at the General Electric (GE) Security Technology Center in Richmond.
“Taking that first class, was one of the best decisions of my life,” says Matt. “I’m a very practical person, and I quickly realized that ECPI University fit me perfectly. I really liked the hands-on learning. I had friends who attended more traditional schools and they were pretty much stuck with their text books. I, on the other hand, got to touch the routers and switches, not just read about them. And of course, they’re still in school and I’m on the job making money!” [Read more...]