Andrew is majoring in Business at the University of California, Riverside
Dublin High School | Las Positas College
I chose to go to a community college for a lot of reasons. Namely, my grades were not that great in high school.
I knew I wanted the option of going to a better college even if it meant getting my General Education classes done closer to home. Moreover, I wanted to get my General Education classes done with less financial risk.
I knew I had to learn about how to be a good student on top of being an active participant in my community before I spent thousands of dollars at a university which is why I decided community college was best for me.
“No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile.”
Malcolm James McCormick
WHY'RE YOU SHARING YOUR STORY?
The community college experience is often seen as the path less traveled, and there are both strengths and weaknesses to pursuing it. It’s more than just cheaper classes; it does offer the tools to be successful at a university, but it can be isolating at times if you're not active. It’s a mixed bag full of niche treasurers, and a lot of people overlook that.
ADVICE I WOULD GIVE:
Make an effort to reach out to people or join an organization. You have to try to carve your own path and create your own motivation to get through, but it’s worth it in the end.