Student Success Story: Anthony
“Every new Excel workbook is my blank canvas and everything that I add to it is creating a work of art. I find that with what I have learned from Jeff and Excel University makes it easier for me to make a masterpiece.”
- Increased competency with Power Query
- Ability to automate complex processes
- New efficiencies in his use of Excel
- Able to serve clients in new ways
Expanded Excel Knowledge
- In depth tutorials on beginner, intermediate and advanced topics
- Engaging video tutorials
- The ability to engage with others during live calls
- Expert teachers with industry experience
What was life like before you joined Excel University?
My name is Anthony Bohorquez, and I am based in Los Angeles, California. I have my own company, called Bohorquez Consulting Group.
I mostly work on investigations and compliance related matters. I feel that I know Excel fairly well, but I am always looking to learn more.
I actually came across Excel University through an AICPA CPE course. If I can get one new nugget of information from a new CPE course I consider it to be valuable. I have had several useful nuggets of information from Excel University already!
What has changed since you joined Excel University?
I was able to take my new knowledge and take on some new work for a client. I built a system for setting a budget and tracking costs. From there they are able to create invoices and track different line items within their budget.
I started attending the Excel University office hour meetings. These were great because you get to meet people with vast experience who are using Excel in different ways. You get to see how people are using Excel in the real world.
What is one of your favorite time-saving techniques?
Going through the Excel University program, I also learned about the tools and features related to Power Query.
I have used information about Power Query and VBA to help myself automate certain processes. Now with a few clicks I can bring in data, format it, analyze it and set up high level summaries.
What makes Excel University better than searching Google or YouTube?
Before using Excel University I would often Google certain things about Excel. The results would take me all over the place. Now that I have access to Excel University, I am using their platform for these searches.
I have gone back to the old coursework, provided Excel files, and my notes to refresh my memory on a technique many times.
I also go back to check out the videos quite often. The videos are great because they take you step by step through the process, and are also great fun.
Would you recommend Excel University?
There is something in Excel University for everyone. For novice users, it definitely helps provide a good framework and methodology for how to use Excel.
Excel University is even useful for more advanced users like myself who think they know quite a bit already. I thought I was knowledgeable, but going through courses I added some new strategies to my toolkit that made me look at Excel differently.