He was right.
Yesterday I received an invitation interview for a doctoral program at Harvard University. When I got the e-mail I immediately thought of the 18-year-old girl crying in the advising office of her community college, feeling like her life was going nowhere.
That girl was me. And I'm so thankful for all the people in my life who helped me get here. They not only helped me, but they showed me that no matter where we come from and no matter what level of privilege or adversity we have in our lives - we all need support. We all need mentors. We all need help.
Do not go your college journey alone. It doesn't work. As I wrote in my book, you have the power to build your own support network. Do it, and go far.
Below is the most recent episode of The SKiNNY, which shares vital tips and misconceptions about transferring from community college to a four-year university. If getting a bachelor's degree is your ultimate goal, you won't want to miss this one.
Because community college really can take you anywhere. Set your sights high.