“I am most looking forward to getting help concerning my college process from CV. Being a first-generation student makes things more difficult for me. But, because of my determination to make it to college, willingness to succeed and CV, I’ll get to where I want and need to be.”
– Afolabi, Shea High School ’17
Students are heading back to school. For some this is a happy time where they get to spend another year learning alongside their best friends. But for other students, this year will bring added pressure of overcoming challenges, persistence, and resilience as they gear up for the many stages of the college admissions process. Students like Afolabi get assistance because you continue to support College Visions! With your help, Afolabi will actualize his goals of majoring in Computer Engineering and having a positive impact on the field of technology. Read more of his interview below:
Where are you from, what high school do you attend, and what do you like to do in your free time?
I am from Nigeria, but I’m currently residing in Pawtucket, RI. I attend Charles. E.Shea Senior High School. In my free time I like to listen to music, do algebra math problems, research numerous topics online, practice sports and spend time with family and friends.
What are you looking for in a college? Do you have an intended major and why did you choose it?
I am looking for a well resourced but affordable college. I intend on majoring in Computer Engineering. I chose this major because I would like to major in a science and technology field that deals with calculations, mechanics, coding and programming projects, coupled with the rapid technological growth in the world around us. I would like to be apart of that development, broaden my technological sense and make a great impact on the technology world.
What has your CV experience been like so far?
My CV experience so far has been great and really informative. CV has helped break-down the processes for getting into college, getting aid for college and has helped review what is expected of me as a student and what I should expect to face in college.
What are you most looking forward to in the coming year and what are you least looking forward to?
I am most looking forward to getting help concerning my college process from CV. Being a first generation student makes things more difficult for me. But, because of my determination to make it to college, willingness to succeed and CV, I’ll get to where I want and need to be. I am least looking forward to any unresourceful, disappointing or discouraging situations, that may negatively affect my goals.
Can you tell me what you’ve learned from CAP summer workshops and what you’ve found most helpful?
I learnt about the college process, and the most informing/helpful part for me was the financial analysis portion. This widened my knowledge of how a student can get different types of aid from different sources, people, organizations etc. And as a result it suppressed my fear of college tuition fees.
What are you most fearful of in regards to the college application process?
I’m worried about my college essay because I am not a strong writer and I still have doubts concerning the cost of college tuition and being able to cover it.
What would you say to donors who are consistently giving to CV and making this resource available to you?
I really appreciate their act of kindness, selflessness and care, because without their help CV wouldn’t be able to provide much resources for as many students as they do in the way that they do. And I hope they remain healthy and happy throughout their lives.
Because of you, Afolabi and students like him will make it to the college of their choice with the support and guidance they need to get there. Thank you for all your support and best of luck to Afolabi as he starts his journey to college!