Our students come from all walks of life, and each has a unique story to tell. As graduates, they are truly inspiring. Below are some of their stories. For more examples of Mid-State success, visit our Hired page. Learn more about our upcoming commencement and livestreaming on our Graduation page.
Accounting, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resources
“Honestly, I don't think I could have done this without being a mom. While it was obviously difficult to juggle it all, it is very rewarding to show my girls that it can be done.”
Agribusiness and Science Technology
“I’m a fifth-generation farmer… I wanted to live at home, come to school at Mid-State, and bring home the things I would learn every day to my work on the farm.”
Machine Tool Technician
“At Mid-State… you're really accepted for who you are. You can be old, young, fresh out of high school, or have 30 years of experience in some work field…. They're going to take you in and still teach you the same way, and they're going to give you that knowledge that you desire to learn.”
“The instructors know your name and ask about your life. They are truly invested in you as a student, and it’s so empowering to have all these people backing you to be successful.”
Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Project Management
“I am no longer afraid to take the leap and begin my own business. Success is knowing which risks to take, and how to eliminate risks.”
Baylie May Disher
“Now that I have my degree, I have so many options. I know I can really excel with my new skills, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Her connections with instructors and other students have opened up doors and created lifelong friendships.
“He looked right at me and said, ‘How bad do you want to be a nurse?’ I had to start from the bottom to get to where I am today.”
IT Network Specialist
“Your instructors are right there with you. They want you to understand and succeed. They’re not just going through the motions of teaching.”
Health & Wellness Promotion
“....next on the list is my master's degree so I can keep advancing if I want to and maybe even give back by teaching and mentoring students in this rewarding field.”
Accounting and Business Management
“A favorite memory of mine is the bowling event I attended for Mid-State students. It was fun meeting other students and instructors, and even though I bowled terribly I had a great time.”
Administrative Professional and Business Management
"I’ve already accepted a full-time position as an administrative assistant for the Juneau County Zoning and Sanitation Department, starting the beginning of January after graduation. It will be amazing to be employed full-time with nice pay, benefits, and hours!"
“Mid-State sets you up to get your foot in the door with many local businesses and helps you create lifelong friends.”
Office Support Specialist
“No matter what circumstances you are in, if you have the mindset that you can achieve this, you will. Just remember that anything is possible.”
Urban Forestry Technician
“…what you take out of your program is directly related to what you put into it.”
"Never cut yourself short…. I always knew I was a determined and hard-working person, but I never knew what I was capable of until I got pushed."
Industrial Mechanical Technician
“I got the job, and that’s when I finally realized I was going to make it.”