Shobana Shanker

Shobana Shanker, WCTC grad

Waukesha County Technical College

Network Specialist, 2006

Network Systems Administrator, NCL Graphic Specialties

Attending a technical college and a four-year university has provided Shobana with an educational experience that merges the best of both worlds. She chose Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) for its affordability paired with its practical approach to education and course material that applies to the real world.

"I could see myself taking what was being taught in classes and applying it to my job," she says. "Instructors would take core technical concepts and work with you until you would grasp it," Shobana adds.

After she earned her associate degree from WCTC, she began her studies at a four-year college. "I would have completely missed out on some of the core technical hands-on experiences if I had started right away at a four-year university."