Job Search Success Story

Mikaela Wellington: Stepping Into a New Career

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The star of this success story is Mikaela Wellington, a young woman who found a new career and a full-time job through DuPage County’s Make Your Way (MYWay) program.

Mikaela Wellington, 19 years old, held jobs at Jewel-Osco and KFC, yet knew these would not become careers for her. “You had to work really hard to make very little money and it’s something you can’t grow out of, and if you can, it’s going to take a lot of time,” says Mikaela. She now has a full-time front desk job at Embassy Suites in Lombard, with more possibilities for advancement in the future.

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Job Search Success Story

Brionna Collier: Going the Extra Mile to Succeed

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The star of this success story is Brionna Collier, a young woman who found a new career and a full-time job through DuPage County’s Make Your Way (MYWay) program.

Just months ago, 20-year-old Brionna Collier was working at low wage jobs with limited prospects for advancement, first as a temp on an assembly line, then as a bakery clerk at Jewel-Osco. Today, Brionna is happily working full time, 38-40 hours a week at the front desk of a Naperville dentist’s office, making a good hourly rate and thanking the MYWay program for how it’s all turning out.

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