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Meet TJ – Determined to Succeed

Meet TJ! His journey at MaKami College began shortly after he went to the Ski and Snowboard Show in Edmonton. “I saw students from MaKami College offering free massages to the public and was curious to learn more,” says TJ, who immediately signed up for a campus tour.

At the time, TJ was working as a retail manager and was not sure if he was interested in changing his career or if massage therapy would be his ‘thing.’ “I was misinformed about massage therapy and what it was, and didn’t know if there would be something in it for me,” he says.

With an interest in sports and maintaining an active lifestyle, TJ soon realized he could pursue that route with massage therapy as well. Learning more about the 3000-hour course that MaKami College offers also played a role in helping TJ make his decision.

Six college tours later, TJ finally made up his mind and decided to enroll in MaKami’s 3000-hour Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy Program. It ended up being the best professional decision of his life!

Always a “Yes Man”, TJ was known at the college as the person who always said yes to opportunities and gave them his all. As a result, he followed his dream to a career that he now enjoys.

At a college outreach event, TJ started working with Edmonton’s professional football team. With patience and persistence, TJ signed up for every single football event that popped up while he was in school.

Always the last to leave each event, TJ’s strong work ethic and professionalism eventually earned him a job as an RMT after he graduated. In addition to landing a position with the Edmonton football team, TJ also started working at MaKami College as a learning assistant as well as a massage therapist at Athlete’s Choice Massage.

TJ is now making a higher and more consistent income through massage therapy, which is a nice change from working in retail.

When asked about MaKami College, TJ has nothing but praise to report. “It was the best professional decision of my life,” he says. “It was a great personal decision too—I met my best friend through this program.”

Thank you for sharing your amazing success story TJ. We cannot wait to see what wonderful things await you in the future!