Read some of the success stories and testimonials from Brown Mackie College school students and alumni.
Name: Angel Correa
Employer: Keyes Realty
Navy Veteran, Realtor Associate Assisting Clients Find Their New Home
Angel Correa served in the U.S. Navy for eight years, focusing on his military duties. He excelled in his work and garnered three campaign medals, including a sea service medal, a good conduct service medal, and a Navy Battle E medal as expert in small arms and rifles. He returned to civilian life with a rank of 2nd Class Petty Officer, Po 2 E.
This is when he began to think about earning a college degree. He discovered Brown Mackie College – Miami on Military.com. He liked what he saw, especially the one-class-a-month format. His client focus and strong customer service skills led him to choose real estate as a course of study.
Today, Angel thrives in his new professional career at Keyes Realty in Miami, Florida. His role as a realtor associate is to handle property rentals, sales, and purchases for clients. On any given day you can find him studying sales listings, interviewing prospective clients, showing properties, or drawing up real estate contracts. "I enjoy discussing conditions of the sale with clients and agents who represent the buyer or seller," says Angel. "I most enjoy helping people."
Angel graduated from Brown Mackie College – Miami in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He takes pride in earning a college degree. "I enjoyed the learning experience and relationships I developed at Brown Mackie College – Miami," he says. "My education prepared me for my career by providing us with real life events and case studies." His life experiences have taught him the power of perseverance. He says he has much to be proud of and to be thankful for; his life experiences, military service, a professional career, and now, being a father.
Name: Juan Miguel Huertas
Employer: Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company
Litigation Adjuster, Gaining Experience in A New Profession
There was a time in his life when a professional career seemed like an impossible goal to Juan Miguel Huertas. But today, he is a 2015 graduate of Brown Mackie Brown Mackie College – Miami, and his goal to reach a better life has been achieved.
Credentialed with an Associate of Science degree in Business Management, Juan joined the Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, as a desk adjuster. It didn’t take long for the firm to promote him to a supervisory role, and again to the position of litigation adjuster.
His busy days involve reviewing claim files and interacting with attorneys to determine if the case should be litigated or settled. “I need to be on top of responses to all complaints filed, and any other motions that come up for filing,” Juan says. “I enjoy everything about my work. I enjoy resolving issues and ensuring that our insureds are compensated appropriately, based on their losses.” Of course, attending meetings and returned phone calls figure in to his daily responsibilities.
"I appreciate the experience I gain each day," says Juan. "I am proud of accomplishing my personal goal of graduating and moving up in positions of greater responsibility."
Juan felt confident that his education prepared him well to begin his professional career. "I enjoyed the one-on-one interaction with professors and the small class size at Brown Mackie College – Miami," he says. "I honestly do not think I would have taken away as much if I had attended a traditional college." The academic program taught Juan what is required to start his own business. He is beginning to imagine now a life where he manages his own claims department.