Shannon Takes the leap to college
It turned out to be a wonderful new experience for me. I made new friends and made great memories. Although, I had many challenges through my years in the LEAP program, with the help of my instructors and friends, I was able to succeed.
As a LEAP student, I was able to do many of the activities that went along every day at Albany Tech. Last year in 2018, we went as a class to Memphis, Tennessee! I love the LEAP program because it challenges me to be a better person and work harder. It has taught me to believe in myself and always have a positive outlook on life. Being a LEAP student isn’t all fun and games. I did face some challenges, but I was successful with the help of the LEAP instructors and my friends.
I have been participating in an internship all through my final semester in college. I am an office assistant in the Economic Development office on campus. I help my supervisor organize and file documents. The building I work in is across campus and is quite a walking distance - it's great exercise! I look forward to continuing my work experience after college as well.