Hello, my name is Caroline Leake and #iamGCC.

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I started attending GCC as a freshmen in August 2012. I had previously graduated from a local high school, 30 minutes from GCC’s Batavia Campus, in June of 2012. I came to GCC because it was close to home. Also, I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to study. In January of 2014 I declared a major in Human Services. On May 17th 2015, I will be graduating with an Associates in Applied Science in Human Services.

My best experience at GCC would have to be my job as a work study in the Admissions Office. But this is not the only awesome experience that I’ve had at GCC. I also have loved having great professors that are willing to help you. Additionally, the professors have, or still are, working in their career; they know what they are talking about. They use their experience as a great aid, which makes a great learning environment for students.

A word of advice to those who looking into going to college. Don’t underestimate yourself. If you do underestimate yourself, you may fail. Take your college career one day at a time and do all you can to stay organized.

This semester I had classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am till 3pm. Then on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s I had class from 9am till Noon. I squeezed in an internship and my job in between my classes. Along with non-school related activities, including kids group at church and doing things I enjoyed.

I hope in the future that I am doing something I love. At some point I would like to go back to school to get further education in a specific area of the Human Services field.

Upon Graduation from GCC, I will be attending Word Of Life Bible Institute in the fall. But GCC will forever be in my heart and has given me a great building block to build the rest of my education on. I cannot even imagine where my life would be now if I hadn’t attended GCC.

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