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Month: June 2022

Samantha C, Medical Assistant


First Institute proudly presents, Samantha Calanca, a 2021 graduate of our Medical Assisting program. She is currently employed at Advocate Children’s Medical Group. Samantha chose First Institute “because the school stood out for her and was very helpful from the moment she clicked on the link to look us up.” Samantha also stated that “First

Admissions Team


Meet Nick Eigenschenk, Sr. Admission Advisor here at First Institute for the past 14 years. Nick is passionate about interviewing individuals that are looking for a change or looking to move up in their current practice. The best part of his job is to get to see everyone from the first interview to watching them

Tricia Maxim, Director of Career Services


Meet Tricia Maxim, Director of Career Services. Tricia has been with First Institute over 11+ years and she works relentlessly to help students get started in their new careers. In the last 11 years, Tricia has single-handedly helped close to 1,300 First Institute graduates acquire meaningful, impactful, and life-changing careers after graduation from First Institute.

Darrell Russell, Director of Financial Aid


Meet Darrell Russell, Director of Financial Aid. Darrell has been with First Institute since 2016 and is very dedicated in his work and in helping students secure the funding so they can pursue their education and career goals/dreams. Darrell started in higher education 12 years ago, at first working in admissions before transitioning to Financial

Julia B, Massage Therapist


First Institute proudly presents Julia Bruce, a 2020 graduate of our Massage Therapy program. Julia is self-employed and also works at Element Massage Studio in Lake Geneva. Julia said she chose FI “because the first moment I walked in everyone was so welcoming. I loved the flexible class hours so I could continue to work,

Caitlin C, Medical Assistant

Medical AssistingNews

First Institute proudly presents Caitlin Cradic! A July 2021 graduate of the Medical Assistant program. Upon graduating she moved to Madison, WI and started working full-time at UW Health. She absolutely loves being a Medical Assistant and in her first 6 months on the job she has received 3 raises. She said she is constantly