“All the hard work and late nights were worth it. I set out to achieve a goal, and I’m better because of it,” shares David Lewicki, a member of the 2020 Class of Post University. Lewicki earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting in May.
Lewicki was never fond of school growing up. Once he graduated high school in 2011, he traveled in a Christian missionary for a year. Upon his return home to Albany, he started working for a maintenance department at a local college where his dad worked as a chemistry professor.
“I grew up in a family of educators, and I guess for a while, I wanted to prove I could make it on my own, in a different way,” said Lewicki. “It was mainly because I did not enjoy school. But, when I got married, I wanted a steadier income and a chance to start down a career path. I really owe a lot of my success to my wife as she’s always been my biggest supporter and motivator.”
At first, Lewicki attended a local school in Albany for his freshman year. Since his wedding was approaching, Lewicki wound up taking his sophomore year off from school to save money. When he was ready to go back to school, he wanted to work full time while taking his courses. It was not feasible for Lewicki to attend his classes on a campus, so he decided to transition to an online community.
“My dad is the one who introduced me to Post. The flexibility to earn my degree online while working full time motivated me to continue my bachelor’s degree. It felt manageable, and I liked the sound of the accelerated program that Post offered.”
Lewicki certainly had his struggles, but he never lost sight of earning that degree. “The speed of the courses made it tough, and my nights and weekends were filled with schoolwork,” said Lewicki. “However, each of the advisors that I had during my time at Post were super encouraging and always available when I needed them. It felt good to have someone in my court at all times.”
Though there were moments of difficulty earning his degree, Lewicki enjoyed accounting. He especially liked courses on personal finance, as he has always been intrigued with stock markets and doing his tax returns. Lewicki plans to pursue a career in financial planning once the COVID-19 pandemic comes to an end.
“This is the path that my heart is now set on, and I am looking forward to being able to begin my new journey soon,” said Lewicki.