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Esther is working with CIS through the Ticket to Work program. After years of working as a nurse in a prominent Philadelphia hospital, Esther decided to return to school to pursue her Masters in Nursing. Esther attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Nursing program and graduated Suma Cum Laude. Esther learned about CIS through a friend, and the different types of services that CIS offers. Like, many others, Esther was unaware that there were so many different services that were available to her Esther, but also had all too common feelings of fear and hesitancy about returning to work. After speaking to CIS’ trained Benefits Counselors, Esther was given information that gave her assurance that dissolved any fear that she may have had, and shattered the misconception that returning to work could be too risky. Through the Ticket to Work program Esther has received guidance services and support CIS on her road back to employment. Today, Esther works at an organization that works with prospective nursing students from other countries who are looking to further their education here in the United States.