As many of the learners from our Readiness Institute Summer Program know, our connection doesn’t just end after the summer. We continue to stay in touch with learners when they go back for their senior year, after they graduate high school, and beyond. We’ve been checking in with some of the young adults who were a part of program and have now graduated high school and are on to their next steps of adulthood.
Where are you now?
I am currently at Penn State Altoona, where I am studying rail transportation engineering. I also take part in AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association) Student Chapter and a Dungeons and Dragons group, as well.
How has your life changed since the Readiness Institute?
Since the Readiness Institute, I have become a lot more confident and know better what I want to do with my life. I love the new confidence that I have now.
How did the Readiness Institute help you prepare for where you are now?
The Readiness Institute taught me organizational skills and information about how college works that was very useful to me.
What is your favorite memory of the Readiness Institute?
My favorite memory of the Readiness Institute was recording a podcast with my friend group while at SLB Radio!
What advice or message do you have for your fellow Readiness Institute alums?
Don’t be afraid to talk to people, whether that’s friends, professors, or potential employers. You never know how much just talking to people may help you!