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School gives Matt a new outlook

Matt took classes but felt a little lost. “For some strange reason, I didn’t feel the school was for me,” he said. He debated returning but convinced himself to stay after his first semester. That’s when his life changed.

“When I got involved with mentoring, New Student Orientation, and planning other school activities, I knew this was where I needed to be,” said Matt. “The BC ended up being the best choice I could make for my education.”

As Matt has picked up new skills at the College, he has also learned about himself. “Success has come to my life as I have come to understand my strengths, who I really am, and what I want to be,” he said.

Living the Honor Code is now more than a school requirement. “It’s become more than just shaving every day. It’s meant being ethical in what I do,” said Matt. “I decided to live the Honor Code not because it is a rule, but because I want to feel the Spirit more. I want to be able to learn more, and I want others to know what I stand for.”

Hands-on experience during the school year gave Matt the confidence for a sales job during the summer. “While I was selling, I realized that my professors taught the exact skills needed for a successful career,” he said.

As Matt continues to apply what he has learned, his appreciation has grown even deeper. “I am grateful for all the different opportunities that opened up,” he said. “I have made connections and networked with people in my field. I was put in the right spot at the right time, and quicker than If I had gone elsewhere.”

The BC environment has taught Matt the importance of trust and support. “I know that people care about me here,” he said. “I have come to understand that Heavenly Father loves me for who I am. I don't have to be like everybody else, but I do need to help them become their best selves and succeed to complete a certain role in my life.”

Matt will soon finish his education in Professional Sales with a Certificate in Social Media Marketing at LDSBC. Eager to keep learning and growing, his next goal is to transfer to Weber State University to get his bachelor’s degree in Professional Sales.

While another goal is to start a family, Matt is also excited to make a difference in his field. “I would like to change the perception people have of sales people by building relationships with my clients and treating them with respect,” he said. “I finally understand the importance of Heavenly Father’s plan for me and how I can help others and myself.”

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