The Special Teacher Who Influenced My Career: 7 (More) True Stories

I had taken several business classes in high school, especially marketing, and did very well. I didn’t think much of it because I was a great student overall so I didn’t notice my knack for marketing. … I was planning on going to Med School. Mr. Harrison, my marketing teacher, had tirelessly tried to get me to join DECA because of my “gift” for marketing, but I wanted nothing to do with it. …

I entered school as a Pre-Med student my first year and came back for Homecoming that year and Mr. Harrison was disappointed that I hadn’t gone with marketing. He gave it one last effort, but I wasn’t interested in hearing it. Finally in my sophomore year I realized my abilities and switched my major to marketing. I have since went on to be a successful brand marketer for several small businesses and absolutely love my job. I can’t see myself doing anything else!

Jayme Pretzloff, Wixon Jewelers

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