DeAnna Blanchard

DeAnna Blanchard

Product Support Specialist


TexasOnCourse


Never give up, roadblocks will happen but it is up to you on how to handle them.

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Parents were always sick so I had to put my life on hold and take care of them as well as raise my little brother.
I started working when I was 13 to help my family with food and bills.
No direction so I worked in a lot of different fields including farming and construction.
Joined the military when I was 16 to bring in extra income for my family
Started college that took me longer than most to finish due to the health of my parents and my responsibilities to my family
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Marlin
graduate
Graduate
Associates
Texas State Technical College
Career

Career

Product Support Specialist

I help the public with software applications

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Technology
Design
Design
Problem Solving
Problem Solving

Day to Day

Taking care of customers and making sure they have all the right tools in their possession and have a clear understanding on how to work with the tools they do have. Making everyday seamless for them.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Loyalty and determination. Do not let anyone say you cannot do something. Coming from a extremely poor background I set my goals high for myself and did my best to achieve. It has taken many years to learn NEVER to give up and I do not. Setting goals gives me the drive to succeed.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Determiniation. If you want something bad enough nothing can stand in your way but yourself. Never give up, roadblocks will happen but it is up to you on how to handle them.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Bachelors
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

"You shouldn't go into computers because that is a man's world. They will never let a woman support the public. Woman are not smart enough to work on anything that is why they should stay home and wait on their spouse. "

I struggled and even believed what was being told to me. I applied to several colleges and was turned down because of my finance so I went to work. After working for about 14 years I decided to try college again and I was accepted. I finally was able to prove them all wrong. I graduated as a Phi Theta Kappa honor society member and proudly wore my gold and blue rope. I then turned to the individuals telling me I was no good and said, " CAN'T NEVER COULD DO NUTTIN"!! Old saying from my dad.

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

Very poor growing up and made up my mind at a younger age that I will not live like that. I overcame many losses in my life but they have made me a stronger and better person.

First-Generation College Student
First-Generation College Student

I am the first in my family on both sides to complete any type of schooling. Both my parents did not complete middle nor high school. I made it a point to prove to myself that I would accomplish high school and college. I did both in top 20% percent