Birth of an Entrepreneur
Tommie Anderson, Jr.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 2010
Losing his technology job in a layoff was the reality check Tommie Anderson needed to unlock his entrepreneurial spirit. He had been around computers all his life and couldn’t remember a time when he was not working in the technology industry.
After he lost his job, most of the employers he interviewed with told him that he was overqualified. Even when he offered to take a position at a lower pay because he needed to support his family, he was still not hired. When he finally did manage to a get a job, it didn’t pay enough to cover his expenses.
At that point, Tommie knew he needed to go back to school, earn a degree, and carve out his own path. “I will never get laid off again. I’m going back to school to learn to become my own boss,” he vowed. Kaplan University had the right program and experienced faculty to help him do just that.
In 2010, Tommie graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business and started his own web-based company specializing in graphic design, website maintenance, marketing and brand development, and product presentation.
“My education at Kaplan University boosted my confidence to develop a business concept through to its execution,” he adds.
Today, Tommie is back at Kaplan University, well on his way to earning a Master of Business Administration.
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