For the past 10 years I made it my goal to enter into the cannabis industry.
2012 In Colorado to network, and help get signatures for the cannabis legalization ballot initiative.
2016 Managing a primary healthcare clinic, to gain insight into patient experience and care.
2016 pursuing an A.S. in Business Admin./ graduated 2019 Summer 2017 Colorado cannabis marketing campaign manager.
2017 pursuing a B.S. in HRM/ graduated 2020
2018 field relief manager for Uhaul
2019 GM at a full-service UHaul with an annual earning of 1.5 million (high stress/ high volume retail management experience)
2019 pursuing a master of cannabis certification/ graduated 2022 2019 bought an RV to easily relocate
After I graduated from CTU, and adding my certification to my LinkedIn profile is when cannabis companies started to seek me out. At one point, prior to my certification, I was beginning to assume I would not be able to enter into the industry as management. I would have to start from the bottom and work my way up. 3 months after I received my certification I was offered, and accepted a management position from one of the largest distributors of cannabis in Michigan. The same company I now work for, ironically, would deny my application, prior to my certification. So often, I deleted them from my job searches.
Had it not been for CTU I probably would still be searching or would have had to start as a budtender instead of management. Even though my resume is extensive, CTU was the force multiplier that got me this position.