Melissa Ward was led to her professional focus as the result of personal circumstances. As the mother of an autistic child, she was impressed with the caregivers who assisted her family. While considering her career goals, Melissa made an appointment with a career advising professional at the University College Center at Bath/Brunswick. She learned about the academic and financial support that she would receive while pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mental Health and Human Services. Now, she is at the end stages of her journey and thinking about life after graduation in May of 2016.