Being a first-generation student isn’t an easy road to travel, but with guidance and support, students like Robinson are making immense strides in accomplishing their goals. He is one among 25 college students in the CV graduating class of 2017!! We are so proud of all of our students and not only want to congratulate them, but also thank our supporters for helping make this moment possible! Read Robinson’s interview below:
What college/university did you attend and what was your major/degree? What are your plans after college?
I attended Northeastern University and majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurship. After college I will be working full-time at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston as a Financial Analyst Associate.
How has CV played a part in your college journey? AND/OR Can you describe a time where you were most appreciative of CV and your advisor?
CV not only helped me apply to college but also made sure that I was successful in college. CV served as a reminder of where I came from and where I was going. My advisor was always there to encourage me and give me sound wisdom in my many endeavors. I remember talking for over an hour with my advisor Francesca about changing my major from Engineering to business after my freshman year. She made me realize that the world wouldn’t end if I changed my major and provided the support I needed through that transition. Now, I am working in my field and very happy with the path that I chose; for that I am forever grateful to the CV team!
What is the significance to you of becoming a first-generation college graduate?
Being a first-generation college graduate represents new opportunities for my future generations. I am humbled to be the first to pave the way for my younger siblings and beyond.
What is something you accomplished during college that you’re most proud of?
My biggest accomplishment in college was being able to mentor and build strong leaders on campus. I was a student leader of an InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, President of the Association of Latino Professionals for America, and a Resident Assistant; where I learned the value of helping others and investing in future leaders. I am happy to say I was able to impact the lives of many students during my time at Northeastern and they taught me so much in return.
What was the most challenging part of college and how did CV help you overcome it?
The most challenging part of college was learning how to say “no”, time-management skills and caring for my mental and physical well-being. CV taught me the importance of prioritization and taking time for myself. These lessons served me well and helped me thrive in a healthy and productive way.
What would you say to donors who have consistently given to CV and help make this resource possible?
Please continue giving and investing in the future of young people like myself. These services make a huge difference and contributed to my success. Someday, I plan to give back to CV and my community because without them I would not be the man I am today.
Congratulations Robinson and all CV college grads in the class of 2017!! You are now part of the College Visions Alumni Community!!