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GRADUATION SUCCESS STORY: Atlantic Cape Gives Entrepreneur a Second Chance at Dreams

May 16, 2013

Atlantic Cape offered journalism maven Bobby Speirs, 27, a second chance at pursuing his dreams.

“My biggest challenge has been paying off my student loans for the year I attended Rutgers University—I dropped out when I was 20, but I’m still paying for it,” the Absecon resident said.

Speirs turned to Atlantic Cape as an affordable option to continue his education in communication.

“Being part of the Atlantic Cape Review, Rewrites and the Communication and Art Awards Show enhanced my resume and cost me nothing,” he said.

As a member of the Atlantic Cape Review, Speirs was responsible for filing stories on deadline and was held to professional standards, while working a full-time job and taking on a full course load.

“It was well worth the effort because now I have professional-level work for my resume,” Speirs said.

Speirs is currently taking business management at Wilmington University. After graduating from Atlantic Cape on May 23, he plans to move to North Carolina to launch his own game studio, where he will put to use the public relations skills he learned at Atlantic Cape to advance his business.

“Attending Atlantic Cape gave me a renewed sense of accomplishment and motivation to push myself farther. Earning my degree was an exciting step toward my future, and taking on real-world responsibilities has given me the confidence employers want,” he said.

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