Lacey Porter – Business Administration

Nova Scotia Community Collge

My name is Lacey Porter and I am Mi’kmaq from Fort Folly First Nation, New Brunswick. After completion of high school in 2005, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life.

I remember one thing my father told me then was, that I was not taking a year off of school to think about it. That comment brought me to my first career in hair styling. I thought it would be fun and give me time to think about what it was I wanted. I received my certificate in 2007 from the Nova Scotia Community College and found a passion for working with the public, expressing creativity, and impressing myself everyday with my advancements and achievements. When I received my Master Stylist License, I knew I done a good job – I completed something I had set out to do. Unfortunately the business I working at had closed and I was left wondering what to do next.

There was no better time to decide to return to school and pursue something that was of interested in – accounting. Though it wasn’t easy to decide to go back to school with family, home and financial obligations, my family was there to support and cheer me on. That support has guided and carried me towards becoming a 2014 graduate of the Nova Scotia Community College with a Diploma in Business Administration (Accounting Concentration).

My educational journey will not stop here and I will probably never know the answer to that burning question our parents ask us when we are young, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” but I will enjoy every minute, every step, every new job, new career, as I embark on my quest to figuring that out. I am eager to face the obstacles and am proud that I will always have the support of my family and friends behind me every step of the way. This experience made me grow as a person, as an adult, as a mother, as role model and as a student. I am eager to continue on this path of lifelong learning and towards a brighter, more educated future for myself and my family.