Quality education, one-on-one training draws student to college
Sergio Casillas says Gateway meets his learning style and educational goals. It’s the best fit for him.
The Marketing student says the one-on-one and hands-on teaching style at the college has helped him successfully gain an education and an entry point into a career he’s already started. Instructors who bring their industry knowledge into the classroom and use that in their lesson planning and advice benefits students, as well, he adds.
“I come from a private school, where there are less students in the classroom, and I feel that is the way Gateway is, too,” says Sergio. “Gateway was more of a fit for me when it came to the classroom. I like having my teacher know who I am ... That is one of the reasons I choose Gateway.”
Sergio began his education at a four-year college, but soon realized he needed a different college to pursue his career dreams. At Gateway, he was able to apply his coursework to the real working world as he worked with area business owners on actual projects to help their companies.
“It helped me a lot to be able to talk to people. If you go to a university, I don’t think you get that much. You don’t get that hand’s-on training. You just sit there and look at the board and take notes. Which, that is what I did for a year.”
Sergio also points to Gateway’s flexible scheduling as a benefit to students, especially those earning a paycheck while earning a degree.
“The scheduling was so good that I was able to work at the same time I was going to school, and pay for my schooling as I go. That’s a big advantage.”
Finally, Sergio says the education he is receiving at Gateway is comparable – and, in many ways better – than what he received at a four-year university.
“The education you are getting is at the same level as the university,” he says.