Can I be a college student? Yes! You can.
By Sherri Long
Knightly News Reporter
Our podcast features current college students Sherri Long, Yuli Sutedjo, Sy Pinthong and Carl Morrow sharing their experiences on what it takes to go to college in different stages of life’s journeys. They talk about some of their personal concerns, challenges and issues, and how they overcame them.
The first segment features discussion of how finances and affordability can be a roadblock for students and potential students. Despite the high cost of most colleges, they share avenues and options that make attending college possible. The segment also includes conversations regarding managing school, family life and the challenges of working while getting a degree.
The second part of the podcast takes a closer look at the internship and capstone requirements for degrees. Long shares her experience as an intern at RG Group while being a single mom, full-time student and working adult. Morrow discusses the capstone option he is completing this term, while working and attending classes full-time. Pinthong shares his thought process as he weighs options and the importance of understanding one option versus the other.
The final segment focuses on motivation. Sutedjo shares several tips on being successful and staying motivated throughout college. Pinthong shares some interesting statistics on the benefits of a college degree. The show wraps up with Long, Morrow, Pinthong and Sutedjo talking about the benefits of being involved in more than just classes, asking questions and — having fun!
Information about topics discussed in “Can I be a College Student? Yes! You can.”
Kelly Fox, Financial Aid Planning Coordinator
Curtis Voelker, Admissions Counselor/ High School Presenter
Steve Hassinger, Director of Career Services
RubinaAzizdin@centralpenn.edu, Career Services
Kristin Fike, Internship Coordinator
Sherri Long is president of the Knightly News Media Club at Central Penn College.
Edited by Knightly News co-advisers Prof. Paul Miller and Prof. Michael Lear-Olimpi.