Meet Rafael Tan, he is our Alumni from Network Administration and Security. Check out what he has to share about his experience as an International Student at ASA College: ” I already had previous experience in the IT industry back in my home country (The Philippines). I learned ASA offered the Network Administration program with the most IT-related courses as compared to those at other colleges. Moreover, ASA offered an employment opportunity after graduation. I liked that the technical courses were diverse, and that the Network Administration program itself included classes I personally found to be important; such as English Composition, Psychology, Career Development, and Research Methods. I wanted more than a classroom experience at ASA, and so I participated in extra-curricular events such as book/poetry readings organized by our English professors. At the same time, I was preparing for a Cisco certification exam that I wanted to pass — which I did — before graduation. I learned that as an international student, finding a job that represented the culmination of all my hard work –and hard-earned money– was not as easy as I imagined. But I am glad that I took my studies seriously because I needed all the help I could get in terms of making myself marketable to employers. First, I would like to thank my admissions agent. They made my first steps at ASA generally problem-free. Then, of course, I am grateful to my professors. Theirs is often a thankless job, but their impact on society cannot be over-emphasized. Next on the list would be ASA admin staff, who were always accommodating and supportive: from Student Accounts, the Registrar, up to Career Services. Lastly, I would like to thank all the young men and women who I have shared classes with. It pays to take your studies seriously. A U.S. education is not cheap so, make the most out of it.” We at ASA College are very proud of you, Rafael Tan! You can always count on us!