My participation in Trio/SSS has been very advantageous in my personal and educational development. As a first-generation Hispanic student with little background information on college, as well as its feasibility, Trio/SSS provided me the necessary service in order to be knowledgeable about my educational objectives. Trio/SSS was also a great environment to de-stress and to goof around with other like-minded peers; I still remember all the silly shenanigans we involved ourselves in when school wasn’t the focus. These minds were also a source of stability due to our common ground as undergrad students at a community college. Trio/SSS allowed me to create these bonds with these goal-driven individuals. To sum it all up, Trio/SSS exposed me to many things considered of high value in life: some were friends, nature, learning experiences, kind people, and ultimately, knowledge. I graduated with an Associate’s degree in Natural Sciences and Mathematics and now I am transferring to Cal State Dominguez Hills for fall 2016. In CSUDH I will pursue my bachelor’s degree in Public Administration where I will learn the necessary skills to surf through my administrative career in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Omar, Fall 2016 transfer to Cal State Dominguez Hills to major in Public Administration