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How McKesson employee Rochelle earned her promotion

 February 15, 2018

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With the help of McKesson's Educational Assistance Program, Rochelle Havens went back to school and earned the big promotion of her dreams.

“My lack of a college degree was a dark cloud hanging over my head my entire adult life,” says Rochelle Havens.

Rochelle joined McKesson Specialty Health as a customer service representative in La Vergne, Tennessee, and was soon promoted to account manager. She was named “Inside Sales Rep of the Year” in 2014, but knew a college degree would help her advance into the management positions she might seek at McKesson.

McKesson wants its employees to succeed

McKesson’s Educational Assistance Program gave Rochelle the extra push she needed to go back to school for her bachelor’s degree. She started taking online classes at Kaplan University and is on track to graduate soon. She receives a discount on tuition from Kaplan, and McKesson also contributes $5,250/year toward her tuition cost.

Best of all, going back to school already helped her earn the big promotion of her dreams. In July 2016, she was promoted to an account executive role. “A bachelor’s degree is preferred for the job, but because I had so much knowledge of our business and was working toward my degree, they offered me the position.”

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