Harry Claridge ’11 (Cockeysville, Md.) was promoted in three months to his first technologist job.
Harry, a nuclear medicine technologist at Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, Md., knew nuclear medicine technology was right for him back in junior high school.
“I visited York College to learn more about the program,” he said. “I met Professor Elizabeth Hodgson, who was very friendly and knowledgeable. At that point I made my mind up about York College and the major.”
When Harry arrived to campus, Professor Hodgson remembered him from his visit and that really impressed him.
“She ended up being a great teacher, mentor, role model, advisor and friend,” he said.
After graduation, he immediately landed a job at Triad Isotopes in Harrisburg, Pa.
“This was a great step in my career as it allowed me to gain hands-on experience in my field,” he said.
That experience, as well as his degree from York College, led Harry to Medstar Franklin Square, where he was promoted in three months to his first technologist job.
“The 12-month clinical program at York prepared me well for problems that I have faced so far in my career,” he said.
Harry reminds current students to never give up on pursuing your dreams.
“There are jobs out there even in this market, but you must exercise patience,” he said. “Just keep working hard and giving everything you do 100 percent effort.”
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