Q&A Maryan Garane
former Saint Paul College student, now a University of Minnesota 2018 graduate
Why did you choose Saint Paul College?
I first heard about Saint Paul College when I was 10 years old. My aunt was just starting college and she decided to take some courses at Saint Paul College. While I was in high school, Saint Paul College was always on my mind as one of the best community colleges to attend because of the abundance of resources available.
What are your higher education and career goals?
My higher education goal is to obtain a PhD someday. I plan on getting a master’s degree in either public policy or business administration. I want to continue maximizing my learning so I can help make a difference for our global community. My career goal is to contribute to organizations and help bridge the gap in providing access and opportunities for the underrepresented voices.
How has Saint Paul College impacted your life?
The faculty at Saint Paul College helped build my academic confidence, which helped me transfer to the University of Minnesota. I never thought I’d be able to hold a high GPA, work part-time, and learn how to build connections that helped shape my perspective on life. An added benefit was the diverse student population, and the faculty’s willingness to help students.
What would you say to someone considering enrolling at Saint Paul College?
If you truly want to have an unforgettable start to your academic and professional journey, Saint Paul College will be a great start to continue your education.
This article originally appeared in our College Magazine - Fall 2018.
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