Collections specialist, Cheris Fitten, knows how to stay happy at work. She keeps a large jar of Starburst® candy stocked up at her desk. Fitten shares her stash with co-workers in the Student Accounts Department and friends who wander by her desk on the third floor of Brandman University’s Central Office.
Fitten, who has worked at Brandman for two years, decorates her cubical with a positivity calendar and quotes to stay optimistic in what many would consider a high-stress job. She says a mantra by author and poet Maya Angelou also helps her focus. “…people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
A shelf in Fitten’s cubical also proudly displays a snow globe from Student Accounts to recognize the MBA in finance that she recently completed at Cal State Long Beach. Fitten says earning her degree has helped give her insight into Brandman students and their quest to finish school. “My job is to ultimately help people get their degrees,” said Fitten.
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