A member of Wright’s graduating class of 2014, Alexandria Vizcaino is currently a Student Ambassador working with Wright College’s Testing and Admissions Service Center. She is also assisting with a few projects in the Communications Department before she departs for DePaul University in January, where she plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media. Below, Alexandria reflects on her time at Wright College and the resources and experiences that helped her succeed.
Alexandria Vizcaino completed her associate degree over the summer and will transfer to DePaul University in January 2015.
Having been at Wright College for a little more than two years, I am excited to continue my educational journey at DePaul University. I completed my Associate in Arts degree at Wright this past summer and will continue on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Media. I am considering a career in television production or advertising.
Right now, I am working as a Student Ambassador in the Testing and Admissions Service Center. You may find me checking students in for New Student Orientation or helping faculty throughout the office. I started working as a Student Ambassador in the summer and my position was extended through the fall semester. I am also working part-time at an insurance agency and working on obtaining my Illinois insurance producer license.
The Student Ambassador program is rewarding in many ways. It allows you to network within the school, helps to builds your work ethic, and exposes you to different opportunities and experiences. Being a Student Ambassador helped me to define my strengths and understand my areas of interest. I really enjoyed interacting with students and helping them navigate through the college experience. Sometimes, new students may be more comfortable and open to asking questions of another student rather than staff or faculty, so the Student Ambassador program is especially valuable to incoming students.
Alexandria Vizcaino with fellow Student Ambassador Kinga Szopinska assisting with Fall 2014 registration.
I would like to share some advice for incoming and current students. First, remember that there will always be a thousand excuses for why you should NOT do something, but once you find the motivation to start something, follow through and give it your all, especially when it comes to education.
Also, students should be aware that there are a lot of resources throughout the school and they should make good use of them. For example, Wright in Your Corner Student Center, located in room S-100, is where you can network with fellow students, meet with tutors, and obtain information on current and future events that are held throughout the school.
Finally, it is crucial to meet with your advisors to develop your educational plan. You want to make sure that you are on track with your classes.
Although this will be my last semester at Wright, I will always be grateful for the opportunities that Wright College offered me and I hope that others will have the same positive experience.
- Alexandria Vizcaino, Wright College Graduate, Class of 2014