Preparing for the Future with Colleen

Segment #7 from Northeastern Junior College


Let’s hear from Colleen, who is a Sterling native and a business major, but she is also on the cheerleading team and a music performer. NJC prepares students for a strong future academically but also provides the opportunity to grow in their area of interest with a multitude of clubs and activities here on the campus. Over to you, Colleen.

– Thanks, Alex. Hi, everyone. Growing up, I wanted to do everything, but I needed to pick a major for college. I enjoy math and communication and watched my parents succeed in business careers, so I wanted to follow in their footsteps and make them proud, so a business degree was the perfect fit for me. The business program at NJC goes far beyond the classroom. As a business student, I’ve had the chance to learn outside of the classroom as an intern at a local bank. Also, I attend NJC with my twin sister Cassidy, and we are both very involved in music. We’ve had many opportunities to perform together at campus and community events. The talent shows and musical performances on campus have helped me to step out of my comfort zone and explore other interests and cultures. This year, I will be on the new NJC cheerleading team, where I know I will make new friends and represent our college. We get to cheer on and support our fellow student-athletes, and we perform at home sporting events. NJC has students from all over the United States and the world. Getting to know them and learn about their cultures has exposed me to some amazing people and their music. Although I grew up in this area, I never appreciated everything that goes on around NJC. I know I’m growing as a business professional through my studies, but my passion for music and cheer provide even more growth as a person. My teachers have really helped me to figure out what I can do after NJC, not only to further my education but to succeed in life. That’s all for me. Back to you, Alex.

– NJC!

– Wow, Colleen, you are truly taking advantage of everything NJC has to offer to build your future and expand your personal comfort zone. It’s so exciting to see that Sterling offers excellent support to the college with student growth opportunities at local businesses. Thanks again, Colleen.

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