Meet Career Management Director,
Sam Dobson began teaching eight years ago in the public school systems of West Virginia. A graduate of Concord University in southern West Virginia, Mr. Dobson is experienced at teaching all grades, from Pre-K to high school seniors. Sam switched to collegiate teaching when he started at United Career Institute (UCI) and West Virginia Junior College (WVJC) in 2022, where he began as the Orientation Coordinator.
Sam taught the orientation classes for UCI and WVJC and our East Ohio College (EOC) Campus in East Liverpool, Ohio. In addition to Orientation, Sam also taught general studies courses like Logic and Introduction to Computers. In July 2023, Sam switched over as the New Career Management Director for UCI and WVJC, his current role with the institution. He still teaches the same general studies courses, but now Sam teaches the Career Prep class instead of Orientation. Career Prep is an important class that all students will take before graduation to prepare them for interviews, finding jobs in their field of study, and building their resumes.
Sam chose to change to higher education and work for WVJC because it was something he had wanted to do for a while and was part of his long-term career goal. Sam met the Business Program Director, Dustin Blankenship, over a decade ago when they were in school together, and they both started teaching around the same time. Dustin began working at WVJC first and loved working and connecting with students. When a job became available at the school, Dustin told Sam to apply, and eventually, Sam could make the switch.
Sam’s favorite part of working for UCI and WVJC is the people he works with: students and coworkers. Sam is a people person and loves to talk with people and learn their stories. He loves helping people and finding students jobs they will find interesting and fulfilling. Sam loves working with his coworkers to help the students to the best of their abilities. Sam says his biggest motivation is his family. They are a big support system for him, and he tries his best to help them in any way he can. Sam has already achieved one big career goal by moving into higher education, but his primary goal is to help students the best he can every day. Sam enjoys playing and writing music, playing video games, and trying new foods in his free time.
Sam can be reached anytime on his cell at 304-320-7637 for questions or career assistance. Discover a range of allied healthcare programs at UCI, tailored to equip you for success in various fields. Get started on your journey today!