Administrative Assistant- Instructor
My name is Mariah Jade Williams. I was born and raised in Southeast Texas where I attended Memorial High School- GO TITANS! It was there that I began my studies into Business Administration. After graduating, I attended Lamar Institute of Technology as a Process Operations major. Young and rebellious, I dropped out of college twice before giving up completely. I began working as a waitress, sometimes working at two or three restaurants at a time. It's safe to say that everything I'd learned in high school had flown out the window. I had no plan in place and lived day by day off of tips. In 2015, I moved to San Antonio, and in November 2015, I came across a facebook ad for Administrative Assistant Certifications. I requested more information and received a call from Mr. Chris Gutierrez in only minutes! I began my classes in the late winter of 2016. Meeting my then instructor and now employer, Mrs. Ingleston, ignited a fire in me that I'd lost. Hearing her story gave me hope that one day, I too could be a young, successful business woman. It was as if I'd finally found my destined path. I graduated from MB Merit Institute the summer of 2016 as a Certified Administrative Assistant. I'd gone through a couple of dead end jobs before Mrs. Ingleston reached out to me and offered me a position to work at her institution. I began as a receptionist and quickly learned the ins and outs of the business. Soon, I was working on Job Placement alongside Ashley Valdez. In 2017 I became an instructor for the Administrative course. I am now a mother of three, pursuing my degree in Business Management, and living my dream of helping and educating others. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to give hope to individuals who have had similar trials and tribulations as I. I have learned that if you truly want something, you cannot allow fear and doubt hinder your ability to be great!