Empire is the 2nd college I attended, I tried to go to school an get the core classes out of the way, and I really was not successful in doing this, I was thinking I was going to get a business degree or a Vet Tech certificate. The more I had to go to school and do math and English again the more frustrated I became. I have always been interested in the ins and outs of hair, makeup, facials, so perusing a career as a licensed Cosmetologist seemed like the right step, I could get in and learn everything I can and start a career for my self, and do so without creating so much major debt for myself. I have some people that my grandmother knows that are willing to help me get off the ground as well. I really like that each of the things we do at Empire is based on per module, so I can get one thing done before moving onto the next. It's been a wonderful program to be able to be on the floor in real life situations working on real people, hearing back from them if they are happy with the cut I gave them, or do they have any constructive criticism for me to take and learn from? Its great to deal with the public. I'm really excited to have the opportunity to get out and make a name in cosmetology for myself.