Patrick is double majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Las Positas College and plans to transfer in the Fall of 2019
Pleasanton, CA | Las Positas College
I struggled with attendance, homework, organization, you name it. I began to accept that school may not be for me.
For me, Community Colleges have provided affordable platforms to experience the good, bad, and ugly of my differing interests. I've been able to expand my knowledge through classes and extracurriculars, lead and participate in groups through clubs and programs, and develop valuable relationships with diverse people through shared interests.
"Talent is pursued interest"
PEAKING AN INTEREST
Math classes pushed me in ways that no other classes had. They became somewhat of a one-person competition where I challenged my own ability to fully understand concepts and their applications. Being in engineering, this tangentially helped every aspect of learning.
MY PIECE OF ADVICE
Why pay a premium for impacted classes, little to no student-teacher interaction, and ramen-induced comas for a "real" college? We are bound to make mistakes, u-turns, and flip-flops so why not make them at lower financial risk in the comfort of our hometown?
ADDING TO MY EXPERIENCE
Developing related interests unintentionally made my classes easier and more enjoyable. Starting side projects and joining clubs, programs, and academic groups, I found myself more attentive, energized, and impassioned.