“I always say Helen changed my life,” says Susan Kirby (’84). Before she sought Helen Harkness’ help, Kirby was struggling unhappily as an administrative assistant.
“I was very undecided about what I wanted to do,” she remembers.
She started her career-change process by exploring her strengths and aptitudes. Then she earned a degree in business computer information systems at UNT. It gave her a fresh start. She went to work for Texas Instruments straight out of school. Today she’s a senior technical officer for JP Morgan Chase Bank in Addison.
“Helen helped me focus,” Kirby says.
She also credits UNT for her success: “North Texas has great tie-ins with the business community. The UNT Career Center is very helpful. All the best firms come for interviews."