I made the best decision possible when I enrolled at Queensborough Community College. For me, life was no crystal ball. I enrolled into college seeking what I call “a way out for a way in.” I was struggling to support myself by working 25+ hours per week while attending school full time. Essentially, I was searching for a way out of my struggles and a way into success.
In the end, my hard work paid off and I was awarded with a rare opportunity- becoming a Kaplan Leadership Scholar. Dr. Emily Tai of the History Department recommended me to the program and it changed my life. After graduating from QCC with honors and receiving my A.S. degree in Business Administration I transferred to Spelman College- the nation’s leading historically black college in Atlanta, GA.
The Kaplan Educational Foundation not only funded my entire undergraduate education but also my dreams. While enrolled at Spelman College I was able to study abroad in Tokyo, Japan for a semester and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I also secured several competitive internships with reputable banks including Deutsche Bank and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
After graduating from Spelman College in May 2013 with a B.A. degree in Economics and a minor in Japanese Studies I was accepted into M&T Bank’s Management Development Program.I can proudly say that my path to success started at Queensborough Community College- a place where GREAT beginnings are made!!!
A.S. Business Administration, Queensborough Community College, ’09
B.A. Economics, minor Japanese Studies, Spelman College ‘13