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October Alumni Spotlight

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CCR Student Shines as October's Alumni Spotlight

Josh Foley

  1. Where do you currently reside (city,state)?
    Right now I’m in Denver, CO but am moving to Washington, DC at the end of October.
  2. Why did you decide to come to court reporting school?
    I was looking for a new career and happened to find CCR while I was searching online.
  3. What did you do before court reporting school (other jobs, schools, etc.)?
    I was a flight attendant seven years while in school. I was fortunate to take advantage of the travel benefits, but I sure don’t miss the job. Before that I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish.
  4. What date did you start court reporting school?
    February 4, 2008. I finished January 28, 2011.
  5. What made you choose CCR?
    Due to my job being a flight attendant, onsite wasn’t an option. I was very impressed with CCR when looking at schools, so it was an easy decision to make. I’m glad I did!
  6. What are your strengths/weaknesses?
    I think I’m a good writer and do a good job; however, I’m a huge procrastinator and often put off things longer than I should. I’d like to be more organized too.
  7. What was your biggest challenge?
    School was definitely difficult, especially getting through the high speeds, but it’s definitely a tie between finishing school and starting to actually work.
  8. What motivated you to complete the program?
    I think the SAPs (minute by minute tests) couldn’t have come at a better time. Testing minute by minute definitely helped motivate me. Also just the fact I wanted to be done with it. When that happened I really went for it, stopped making excuses, and made it happen.
  9. What advice would you give to other court reporting students?
    Get out of your comfort zone, get something for everything, and aggressively speedbuild. Speedbuilding is not supposed to be a pleasant experience! If all you do is write at controlled speeds and straight copy, you won’t gain speed.
  10. Do you currently have a job? If yes, what do you do?
    I’ve been a captioner for over a year, but I’ll be doing full-time CART in Washington DC for local and federal government as well as for classes, meetings, and seminars. I’ll still continue to caption part time.
  11. How did you find your current job?
    Through networking at a NCRA convention.
  12. What are your future plans? What certifications do you plan on earning?
    I plan on staying in Washington DC and continuing to do full-time CART. I plan on getting my CCP, CBC, and finishing the last leg of the RPR.
  13. Are you a member of any associations? If so, which associations? If not, do you plan on joining any associations? If so, which associations?
    NCRA. I’ll be joining the local association in Washington DC as well.
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    Brandy Hernandez Tuesday, 08 October 2013

    Good luck on making your dreams a reality, Dylan! I am a beginner student at CCR and am struggling a bit esp. with the speedbuilding part. I will keep you in mind when I get frustrated, to not give up, and to keep striving to do better. It helps to know that I am not the only one struggling with this! Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to shed a word to keep those of us who are frustrated to keep one foot in front of the next!

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