"I was the first in the family to go to university,” said Jan.
“I can still understand what it was like, not having anyone else in the family who had been to uni. My family didn't understand why I had given up a good job to become a uni student and to struggle to support myself as a waitress for those few years.
"I hope I can share some advice and insights from my experiences to inspire a student to finish school and pursue university studies.”
Disadvantaged students often don’t have access to adult role models who can offer guidance about career and study options. Being able to talk to mentors with broader professional experiences helps them to expand their horizons. Jan loves encouraging students to keep pursuing their education and achieve their best.
“I wanted to make an actual contribution to my student’s study, life and career choices. During the week I thought a lot about what my iTrack student had shared with me and how I could best assist her,” said Jan.